Paleo "Bread" Stuffing with Sausage, Apples and Almonds

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The holidays are notorious for being difficult to stick to healthy eating. And at Barefoot, we think its more than okay to indulge and break from your normal eating habits from time to time, especially when it comes to special days and celebrations. But for those who want to make paleo variations of classic holiday dishes, we got you covered too! Check out this "bread" stuffing dish that might be lacking grains, but definitely isn't lacking in flavor!

Makes 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 package Multi Purpose - Bread Mix by California Country Gal
  • ½ lb chicken sausage
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 green apple, diced

Instructions

Two days ahead: Make bread according to the instructions on the package. Let cool completely and leave out on the counter covered in a tea towel overnight.

One day ahead: Dice the bread into ½-inch sized cubes and spread out on a sheet pan. Heat the oven to 250 degrees and toast the cubes for 1 hour and 20 minutes until dried out and crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Day of: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a 13x9 pan, by spreading some ghee on the surface with a paper towel.

In a large saucepan, crumble the sausage and cook until browned over medium heat, about 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Heat the ghee over medium heat and add the diced onion, celery, sage, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Let cook for 10 minutes until softened and fragrant. Remove from the heat.

Add in the sausage and the chicken broth. Stir well, then add in the cubed bread, diced apple and almonds. Mix together and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes and serve!

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