So how do you like your stuffing?
And by that I mean how do you like your Thanksgiving stuffing?
And by that I really mean, how do you like your paleo and Whole30 compliant Thanksgiving stuffing?
If you like it with roasted sweet potato, sausage, fresh local apples, walnuts and chopped dates then you are in for a real treat 🙂
Read on friends for the best Paleo and Whole30 Thanksgiving stuffing!
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This recipe is fairly simple but it does require a dish that can go from stovetop to oven. I love my Lodge Pan and my Le Creuset Pans. These are the only pans I have had in my kitchen for a number of years and they both work really well for this specific recipe.
The secret to a good stuffing is using good quality sausage that you know you like. I have used a mild Italian as well as a sage and onion sausage that I got directly from the farmer in this recipe and both worked well. To keep it paleo and whole30 make sure that the sausage is free from sugars, fillers and wheat!
Reasons to make this stuffing:
a. It’s paleo and whole30 compliant. (duh!)
b. It’s pretty easy and quick to throw together and bring to your family gathering
c. It’s delicious (yes even for those non whole30/paleo people!)
e. It’s filled with chopped apples, dates and walnuts (who doesn’t love apples, dates and walnuts?!)
f. It’s Thanksgiving!!!
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Paleo and Whole30 Thanksgiving Stuffing
The perfect Whole30 and Paleo Thanksgiving stuffing! Filled with sweet potato, sausage, dates, apples and walnuts!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6-8 servings
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: paleo, whole30
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp ghee or avocado oil
1 sweet potato, medium dice
1 onion, small dice
1 garlic clove, minced
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 lb sausage, casing removed**
1 apple, small dice
5 dates, de-pitted and chopped
1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
1 stalk fresh rosemary, removed from tough stalk and minced (about 1 tbsp)
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt*
1/4 cup fresh parsley, lightly chopped
1/3 cup broth of choice
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Toss the diced sweet potato with 2 tsp of ghee, a pinch of salt and a couple of turns of pepper. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat an oven safe skillet*** over medium heat. Melt 1 tbsp ghee and add the onions, garlic and celery. Saute until the onions start to turn translucent. Add the sausage and cook, breaking the sausage apart with a spatula as it cooks. Once the sausage has cooked add the apples, chopped dates, chopped walnuts, rosemary, thyme and salt. Cook for five minutes, until the apples start to get a little soft. Add the baked sweet potato and fresh parsley and mix to combine.
Turn the oven down to 350F.
In a small bowl whisk the egg and broth together. Add it into the pan and mix to combine. Move the pan into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!
* If you are using a salty broth you might need to decrease the amount of salt
**Make sure your sausage is free from sugars and wheat to keep it Whole30 and paleo
Keywords: Thanksgiving, stuffing, paleo, whole30, apple, walnut, date, sweet potato