This low sodium stuffing with sage is a fantastic and healthy no-salt stuffing or dressing that tastes even better than store bought! This stuffing is made with low sodium bread, onion, celery, herbs, and a salt free vegetable stock.
Great for stuffing in a turkey, or enjoying as dressing by baking in a casserole dish. We enjoy this stuffing all year, not just for holidays – it’s great to serve with roasted chicken for a complete family meal.
This Reduced Sodium Stuffing Recipe with Sage Is:
- Loaded with Flavor
- Great as a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday side dish
- Low Sodium and Vegetarian, and Egg & Dairy Free!
30 Minute Side Dishes for Entertaining
This healthy stuffing recipe is what I call an Easy Entertaining Dish- which is on your table in about 30 minutes. These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute holiday invites, or when you just want a healthy home cooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time. Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)! If you’re heading to someone else’s home for the holidays browse my host gifts for Thanksgiving entertaining for that next-level gift your host will love!
Low Sodium Thanksgiving Recipes
I made this low sodium stuffing recipe this year for our fifth Thanksgiving in a row cooking in our house! This year we stayed and cooked at home, just the two of us. Last year my family came in from Chicago and we celebrated together, making a big meal with a farm fresh turkey from down the road. And the year before, we cooked at home after a giant snow storm caused us to miss our flights out to Calgary for our wedding reception. We may have missed our own wedding reception, but everyone else still went and had a blast!
We keep almost all of our cooking low sodium, year round! I have a bunch of low sodium recipes here on this site! Note: ingredients may vary, so always check the nutritional labels of ingredients before you add them to your dish. Just because something says “low sodium” that doesn’t mean it fits in with your dietary needs. Make sure you talk with your doctor about the right amount of sodium for you.
What’s In This Low Sodium Stuffing Recipe?
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- Onion, Celery, Parsley, Garlic – All the flavor, without the salt!
- No Salt Vegetable Stock or Bouillon: I love this no salt vegetable base for my recipes because it has a great flavor and is lower in sodium. I only develop my recipes with low sodium ingredients so the ingredients shine. You can always add salt to a recipe if it needs it, but it’s almost impossible to take it out! By starting with a low sodium broth or bouillon, you can build bright vibrant flavors and add more salt later if needed. This soup base is also gluten free!
- Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity Zoe olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s really inexpensive online here, so I keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry. For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value, I would highly recommend!
- Herbes de Provence: my favorite spice blend! This French blend has a mix of rosemary, thyme, sage, and savory for a wonderful and complex flavor.
- Garlic Powder
- Ground Sage: I love adding this ground sage to stuffing, its a classic! You can also use fresh sage.
- Fresh Bread: You can use homemade bread, or a store-bought loaf. Either way you will have delicious stuffing. Sourdough bread typically has less sodium that normal bread, so even buying store bought can be OK (but check the labels to make sure the sodium content fits in with your dietary needs). I have a simple guide to homemade sourdough in 1 week!
- Walnuts: I topped the stuffing with walnuts with some extra crunch and delicious flavor. The walnuts bake in the oven and get all warm and toasted. I bought this giant bag of walnuts from Amazon here, and have been using them in everything!
One of the BEST No Salt Holiday Recipes
This salt free stuffing recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal! It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards. You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand! Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!
How Do I Make This Healthy Thanksgiving Stuffing Low Sodium?
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onion, celery, and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften. Add the vegetable stock, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, sage, parsley, and bread. Mix well until the vegetable stock has absorbed into the bread.
- Transfer to a 13×9 baking dish and top with crushed walnuts.
- Cover with tin foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. If you want a crispy stuffing, then remove foil halfway during cooking.
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Low Sodium Stuffing
- Large Pot
- 13 x 9 baking dish
- Aluminum Foil
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 sweet onion diced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 cups No-Salt-Added Vegetable Stock or unsalted chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
- 6 cups low sodium bread cubed, see note below
- 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onion, celery, and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften.
- Add the vegetable stock, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, sage, parsley, and bread. Mix well until the vegetable stock has absorbed into the bread.
- Transfer to a 13x9 baking dish and top with crushed walnuts. Cover with tin foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. If you want a crispy stuffing, then remove foil halfway during cooking.
Low Sodium BreadI like to bake my own bread at home so I can control the amount of salt in the dish. You can use homemade bread, or a store-bought loaf for this recipe.
- Always check the ingredient labels to make sure the sodium content fits in with your dietary needs. This recipe is written as low sodium, but that is because I used a low sodium homemade bread and no-sodium stock... your ingredients may vary.
- Bread Buying tip! I've found that sourdough bread typically has less sodium than other kinds of bread, so even buying store bought can be OK for those cutting back on their sodium intake, again, check labels first.
- If you are gluten free, make sure you choose a gluten free loaf to cube up for this recipe.
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