The perfect keto country sausage stuffing recipe
Back when I started a ketogenic lifestyle, I searched high and low for the perfect keto Thanksgiving recipes. Whether you call it keto dressing or keto stuffing, this is the BEST low-carb holiday side dish.
The crouton base for this keto country sausage stuffing is really easy to make ahead and can be toasted to your desired crispiness beforehand.
I like to store mine in an almost air-tight container, allowing them some breathing room so they keep their toast-like crisp.
How many carbs are in stuffing?
A typical traditional serving of stuffing has about 20 g. of carbs. This healthy keto dressing has only 6 g. of net carbs.
What kind of sausage should I use for stuffing?
You can use your favorite sausage and I have experimented with Italian sausage and spicy sausage- it really just depends on what you're looking for.
Just make sure the sausage will pair well with the poultry seasonings and onion powder blend.
Can I have onions in my keto stuffing?
This recipe was inspired by one of my favorites on All Recipes, but without all those pesky carbs. This is a keto-friendly recipe, so use onion at your discretion.
If you're a bit more flexible with carb count, you may even want to throw in some onion where the sausage and celery are cooking. I like to cook mine all together, so the flavors really mesh.
How do I make keto stuffing?
A few simple ingredients and Low Carb Quick's keto croutons and you've got the best keto friendly stuffing recipe, hands-down. It all starts with a thick "cornbread" crouton base. Simply bake your bread beforehand and keep it for your stuffing later.
Can I have craisins on keto?
Perhaps, add in a few craisins (no sugar added, of course) on your stuffing if you enjoy a sweet-savory stuffing.
However, a note about craisins: While I do love cranberries in my stuffing, the carb count is quite high (that's because most major grocery stores only carry craisins with added sugar).
If you love them as much as I do, you could add in a few whole fresh cranberries to your stuffing and still remain in ketosis.
What can I serve keto sausage stuffing with?
Pair this stuffing with any meat and keto gravy for a comfort food pick-me-up. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to indulge in a hearty meal, am I right?
Meal Prep to the max!
I enjoy this easy low carb stuffing with a pre-cooked (deli) chicken for busy weeknight meals. I typically make the stuffing ahead and have it as a side to the main course throughout the week.
Keto Country Sausage Stuffing
- ½ lb country sausage
- 2 cup Low Carb Quick Keto Croutons
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 stalk celery
- ½ yellow onion
- Preheat oven to 320° F. Mix flours, heavy cream, erythritol, eggs, and butter to form batter.
- Bake bread batter for 25-30 minutes, until crust is golden on top, using an 8x8 pan or 10'' round cast iron skillet.
- Remove and cut bread into ½in. cubes. Add other seasonings and bake another 5-10 minutes with a brushing of olive oil to toast, or let sit overnight.
- On med-high heat, brown sausage. Half way through add onion and celery.
- Drain. Add chicken broth, butter, and croutons. Gently stir until croutons soak up broth and juices.
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