Thanksgiving recipes from Eat Smart Idaho in the Kitchen

In addition to planning your Turkey, the Thanksgiving holiday is known for lots of side dishes so, start planning what you might make. For the last few years, we’ve been collecting some healthy recipes that are great for any Fall meal including Thanksgiving. We like them and hope you’ll try them too.

… and much more.

Baked Apple Raisin Whole Wheat Stuffing

Try using cranberries or other dried fruit.
Print Recipe
CourseSide Dish
Prep Time20 minutes
Servings12
Calories538kcal

Equipment

  • oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking Dish
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 10 cups whole wheat bread cubed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups non-fat milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 medium apples washed, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place bread cubes in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In medium saucepan, combine the water, onion, celery, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. (Do not drain.)
  • Pour the hot mixture over the bread cubes.
  • Stir in the milk and egg.
  • Gently fold in the apples, and raisins.
  • Spoon stuffing into a baking dish and bake for 1 hour until top is golden

Notes

You can substitute fresh pears for the apples or use another dried fruit instead of raisins. 
Nutrition Facts
Baked Apple Raisin Whole Wheat Stuffing
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
538
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.002
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
14
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
999
mg
43
%
Carbohydrates
 
93
g
31
%
Fiber
 
13
g
54
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin D
 
0.2
µg
1
%
Calcium
 
343
mg
34
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
594
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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