Turkey Stuffing With Very Low Sodium

"Great tasting stuffing with very low sodium, suitable for heart patients, but anyone can enjoy this. Good texture, too. From Donald Gazzaniga's "The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook." This is only a challenge to "the slowest choppers in the Western Hemisphere" who don't have a food processor handy. Anyone else can slash my preparation time. To keep the sodium very low, it is important to make your own very-low sodium bread, such as Italian Milano Sourdough Bread from the same book. In a pinch, use a low-sodium white bread, some groceries stock it."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
10 cups


  • 1 12 lbs italian milano sourdough bread, toasted and cubed
  • 12 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 medium apples, medium to large apples, chopped
  • 1 cup dry-roasted pecans, chopped
  • 14 teaspoon ground sage
  • 12 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder with parsley (Lawry's California Blend)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 12 cup dried apricot, chopped (optional)


  • Bake Italian Milano Sourdough Bread in bread machine. Slice ten 3/4- to 1-inch slices from loaf. Toast each side on an ungreased baking sheet in your oven under the broiler until just golden brown. Cool and cut into small 1/2-inch cubes. You'll get about 16 cubes from each slice of bread.
  • Melt butter in large saute pan or 6-quart pan.
  • Saute onion, celery, mushrooms, apples, and pecans together.
  • When vegetables and apples are cooked through, add bread crumbs and spices.
  • Coat with buttered mixture and add apple juice to moisten. Add optional dried apricots.
  • When ready to bake, put mixture into lightly oil-sprayed baking dish (9 x 13) and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes. If it's been refrigerated, heating time will take longer.
  • Serve hot.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you make the stuffing a day in advance and reheat?
  2. Never mind, found it. LOL! Haven't had my coffee yet this morning.


  1. I enjoyed this stuffing and it was better for me....hmmmm, how did that happen!!! Awesome. Thanks, made for PRMR!!!!
  2. Wow, you wouldn't even know this was a low-sodium dish. It tasted every bit as good as my family's traditional Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. It's very tasty, and the combination of apples mushrooms, nuts and various spices made it a good side dish for the roast chicken that it was served with. I made this for Please Review My Recipe tag game, and I'm glad I did.


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