Healthy Recipe: Sage Rubbed Turkey and Mushroom Stuffing

turkeyThis turkey and mushroom stuffing recipe is simple and healthy. Enjoy it with your friends and family this Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

10-pound whole turkey
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup yellow onion, diced
2 cups chicken stock, low-sodium
2 T olive oil
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 each egg whites
4 cups wheat baguette, cubed, left out overnight
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 T Kosher salt
1 T black pepper
3 T dried sage

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a small saucepot, sauté carrots, onions, celery in the olive oil until onions are translucent.
3. Add mushrooms and sauté an additional five minutes.
4. In a baking dish, combine the above vegetable mix with chicken stock, egg whites, bread, fresh parsley, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and toss to coat.
5. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F. Remove and let cool to room temperature.
6. Turn the oven up to 400°.
7. While the oven is heating back up, mix the remaining salt and pepper and the dried sage together. Rub the turkey generously with this mixture, rubbing some under the skin as well as inside the cavity.
8. Stuff the turkey with the mushroom stuffing. Tie the legs together and fold the wings under.
9. Roast the turkey at 400°F for 25 minutes. Turn the oven down to 325°F and continue cooking. A 10 lb turkey will take approximately 3 hours to cook. Baste every 30 minutes.
10. If the skin starts to get to dark cover it with foil. Use a meat thermometer to determine the proper doneness, which is at least 170°F for the breast and 180°F for the thigh.
11. After removing the turkey from the oven, the temperature of the meat will increase by about 5° as the turkey rests. It is important to not let the turkey overcook, because the breast meat may quickly dry out.
12. Let the turkey rest a bit, then carve.
13. Serve with your favorite vegetables.

12 servings

Nutrition per serving
Calories: 397
Total fat: 11.2g
Protein: 60.3g
Carbohydrates: 10.7g
Sugars: 2.4g
Fiber: 1.4g
Sodium: 450mg