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How to Make Healthier Dressing

How to Make Healthier Dressing
November 2014
Some folks bulk up their dressing with white bread or sausage, but not Louis Yuhasz. The founder of health-driven nonprofit Louie’s Kids focuses on incorporating nutritious ingredients such as sugar-free, whole-grain corn bread. “Dressing is heavy, so I’d advise skipping it altogether,” Yuhasz notes. “But if you choose to indulge, look for a recipe like this one that has no added sugar and contains fiber.”

❶ Hard-boil four eggs. Mash all four yolks with the whites from two of the eggs.

❷ Crumble one and a half eight-inch square pans of corn bread (find Yuhasz’s recipe online) into a large bowl. Combine with the egg mash and four slices of whole-grain bread torn into pieces.

❸ Sprinkle the mixture with a teaspoon of seasoned salt, a quarter teaspoon of white pepper, a tablespoon of freshly chopped sage, and a cup of freshly chopped parsley. Toss gently to mix and set aside.

❹ Sauté a cup of chopped onion and two and a half cups of chopped celery in half a cup of butter until soft. Add to bread mixture and toss.

❺ Add one 14-ounce can of chicken or turkey broth to the mixture.

❻ Grease a nine-by-13-inch baking pan with one tablespoon of butter and transfer the dressing to the pan. Lightly moisten the bread with more broth if it seems dry.

❼ Bake at 325°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until browned on top.