Side Dishes

Completely Keto Mushroom And Celery Stuffing

In a cozy kitchen filled with the aroma of autumn spices and the warmth of the oven, a keto enthusiast and culinary innovator named Alex found themselves inspired by the festive spirit of the holiday season. With a desire to create a Thanksgiving dish that would delight the senses while adhering to the principles of the ketogenic diet, Alex set out to reinvent a classic: the traditional stuffing. Their creation, the Completely Keto Mushroom and Celery Stuffing, was to be a testament to the idea that dietary restrictions should never be a barrier to enjoying the rich, comforting flavors of holiday meals.

Alex began with Fox Hill Kitchens Croutons, a beloved staple in the keto community for their delicious taste and low-carb content. By cutting these croutons into small pieces, Alex ensured that the base of the stuffing would mimic the texture and heartiness of traditional bread stuffing, without straying from keto guidelines.

Coconut oil was chosen for its health benefits and its ability to add a subtle, sweet flavor to the dish, though Alex noted that chicken fat could also be used for those who preferred a more savory profile. The onion, celery, and Portabella mushrooms were finely diced and sautéed until just tender, adding a medley of flavors and textures that paid homage to the classic stuffing ingredients while offering a fresh, keto-friendly twist.

Beaten eggs served as the binding agent, ensuring that the stuffing would hold together beautifully whether stuffed inside a turkey, duck, or chicken, or baked as a standalone dish. Seasoned with a careful blend of black pepper, poultry seasoning, and Pink Himalayan Salt, the stuffing was imbued with the quintessential flavors of Thanksgiving, creating a harmonious balance between savory and aromatic.

The Completely Keto Mushroom and Celery Stuffing was more than just a side dish; it was a celebration of innovation and tradition, a symbol of Alex’s belief that the joy of holiday feasting should be accessible to everyone, regardless of dietary choices. As the stuffing baked, filling the kitchen with its enticing aroma, it promised to bring a sense of inclusivity and joy to the holiday table, proving that with a little creativity, even the most cherished recipes could be adapted to fit a healthier lifestyle.

Completely Keto Mushroom And Celery Stuffing

  • 4 Cups Fox Hill Kitchens Croutons or Buns Cut up
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil or chicken fat
  • 1/2 Cup onion finely diced
  • 3/4 Cup diced celery
  • 1 Cup Portabella mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 Eggs beaten well
  • 1/8 Tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Stuffing for 5-6 pound turkey (duck or chicken)
  1. Using the croutons or buns cut up from: Fox Hill Kitchens
  2. Soak in hot water until soft and squeeze out water
  3. Heat oil or fat in skillet
  4. Add celery, onion and mushrooms and cook for about 7 minutes on a low-medium heat
  5. Pour over softened bread and mix
  6. Add eggs, and seasonings to bread mixture
  7. Stuff poultry
  8. If any leftover place in a greased oven proof dish and bake in oven at the same time basting with the drippings

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