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Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing

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Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish!
Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
My dad's specialty for Thanksgiving and anytime we want a turkey dinner is making his famous stuffing. It has apples, celery, onions and a whole bunch of sage. I have never made it myself and wanted to make it similar to his but included mushrooms and MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ to make it more of an entree or at least a hearty side dish. It turned out awesome!

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What are your holiday plans? This year, we are headed to Troy's Aunt's house and I can't wait. Nothing like time spent with family. We always make it a potluck and all bring food to contribute. It's a great way of doing it that makes it so much easier on the host. We have hosted 3 out of the last 5 years and I'm a little sad that we aren't doing it this year. Maybe next year! 

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This stuffing would be perfect for Christmas, New Year's, a holiday party or anytime really. It would be great with ham, turkey or beef tenderloin for Christmas or Christmas Eve. Why limit delicious Thanksgiving-type dishes to Thanksgiving only? When it is made healthier and is full of veggies and fruit, you may as well make it more often. 

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Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
If you aren't the biggest fan of any of these items- apples, celery or mushrooms, feel free to replace that ingredient with something else. The sky is the limit! This recipe is vegetarian but you do not have to be a vegetarian to enjoy it. It is perfect for the vegetarian guest at your party because with the crumbles, it can actually be eaten as an entree instead of just a side dish. 

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Yield: 6-8 servings

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish!

prep time: 10 minutescook time: 50 minutestotal time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups crusty wheat bread, day old, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian spice blend
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • Parsley or other herbs to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and toast bread cubes for about 10 minutes until crisp but not burnt.
  2. Heat oil in a saute pan and saute mushrooms, onions and celery until soft- about 3-4 minutes. Add in apple and garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Mix in crumbles.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, Italian spice blend, black peppers and chicken broth. Stir in vegetable mix and bread pieces.
  4. Spread stuffing in a nonstick sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes until top is golden and toasted- not burnt though!
  6. Garnish with parsley or other herbs as desired.
Enjoy! 

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
We have been huge fans of all MorningStar Farms products for years and buy them all the time. Walmart has tons of different varieties in the freezer section. The sausage patties are my favorite but we use many of the products. It's so good- you have to taste it to believe it!.So delicious and easy when you need a quick meal. 

Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
I often heat these up for lunch with some veggies while I am working. I do not have a lot of time to eat because that is my kid's nap time and my work time so I am always trying to do as much as possible during that time. I am not a vegetarian but truly enjoy these products.

The Grillers Crumbles are great because they are versatile. I use these instead of meat in tacos or Mexican style dishes, in pasta sauce instead of meat, in sloppy joe, etc. They have 75% less fat than ground beef and my favorite part is that they are ready in just a few minutes. Click here to learn more.
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Apple, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing is a healthier family favorite that is loaded with sauteed mushrooms and onions, apples, celery and flavorful meatless crumbles for a vegetarian side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com
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2 comments:

  1. This stuffing looks delicious! Perfect dish for the holiday season. Thanks for sharing! ~client

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  2. How do you consider this vegetarian with chicken broth and eggs in it?

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