Whole Wheat Bread Stuffing with Pecans

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  • 105 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: about 6-8 servings

Make a healthier vegetarian stuffing by using whole wheat bread, as in this recipe. Chopped pecans add a bit of texture as well. Don't like pecans? Try hazelnuts!  Need it to be vegan? Use dairy-free margarine and omit the egg, adding a little extra moisture as needed.

Scroll down for more light and healthy vegetarian stuffing recipes to try. No turkey needed!

This vegetarian whole wheat bread stuffing recipe is courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.

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What You'll Need

  • 4 cups whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

How to Make It

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Bake bread cubes on a pan until golden, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl.

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in large skillet. Add onion, celery and green pepper and cook until tender, about 15 minutes, adding mushrooms for the last few minutes. Combine with bread in mixing bowl; add seasonings, raisins, pecans, vegetable broth and egg.

Stir well and pour in casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake covered for about 1 hour.

Makes 8 servings of vegetarian stuffing.

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