Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing
Low Fat Recipe
A tender 12 pound turkey cooked with a delicious country style ham stuffing. Use whole wheat bread for half of the bread stuffing to pack an extra nutritional punch.
3 cups cubed crustless day old white bread
1-1/2 cups cubed, fully cooked lean ham
3 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1-1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 12-pound turkey
Place bread cubes in a single layer in a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Bake at 325-degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Place in a large bowl; set aside. In a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook ham until edges are crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and place over bread cubes. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery, sage, thyme and pepper until vegetables are tender; toss with bread and ham. Stir in enough broth to moisten. Just before baking, stuff the turkey. Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together. Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
Bake at 325-degrees for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reads 185-degrees. When the turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with a tent of aluminum foil. Remove all stuffing.
Stuffing may be baked in a 3-quart covered baking dish coated with nonstick spray at 325-degrees for 70 minutes (uncover the last ten minutes). Stuffing yields ten cups.
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories: 384; Fat: 11; Cholesterol: 137mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Protein: 57g; Sodium: 426mg