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Whole Wheat Stuffing Recipe with Dried Cherries & Pecans

You won't miss the extra fat in this delicious lightened-up whole wheat bread stuffing recipe, complete with dried cherries and chopped pecans.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Recipes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 195kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ½ cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 11 cups cubed crusts removed whole wheat bread
  • 1 ½ cups 99% fat-free chicken broth or vegetable broth for vegetarian/vegan
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • ½ cup chopped raw pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 7- by 11-inch baking dish (see Note) with cooking spray.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, parsley, sage, thyme and nutmeg. Cook, stirring frequently, until the celery is soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and stir in the onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the chicken broth and toss to combine.
  • Stir in the dried cherries and pecans.
  • Transfer the stuffing to the prepared baking dish. Bake until the stuffing is heated through and a light crust forms on top, 20 to 25 minutes.


Weight Watchers Points: 6 (Points+), 5 (Old Points)


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 286mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g