Taste like you never imagined.
Nothing compliments a delicious tender turkey or sweet ham made from honey more than a calming side of the savory filling. This warm and satisfying dish is a national favorite, but many recipes can cause the calorie count to increase fast. With that in mind, we created a wholesome cast iron filling that’s packed with incredible textures, delicious flavors, and tons of nutrients!
Is there a difference between filling and putting on?
Technically, a filling is called a filling because it is meant to be cooked in the turkey. The dish that many people refer to as dressing is usually cooked in a separate pan from the turkey. Dressing came from the phrase “dressing the turkey”, but not too many people refer to it as that anymore. This is why we decided to call this dish a filling, even though it is not cooked in the turkey!
Fresh ingredients and full of flavor
Our healthy cast iron filling recipe has so many layers of warm and filling flavors. It tastes like traditional filling but is made with the highest quality ingredients.
Different types of bread can be used to make the filling, including white bread, wholemeal bread, corn bread, sourdough or rye bread. We chose ezekial bread for this recipe because it is more nutritious than regular bread. It’s even a source of complete protein! If you want to keep this recipe gluten free, you can choose a gluten free bread instead.
The next layer of flavor comes from the spicy turkey sausage. We start by boiling it and taking it out of the pan, but we’re leaving all those delicious drops behind! You will cook the onions, carrots and celery in this oil and soak up all that delicious flavors! You can make this recipe with absolutely no sausage by skipping it entirely or by choosing your favorite vegan sausage brand.
After all, garlic, thyme, and sage are the final layer of flavor. They are briefly cooked in the pan before adding the pieces of sausage and bread back in. Pour the chicken broth (or vegetable broth if you are vegetable-based) over the mixture, cover the pan, and bake until tender. crispy and beautifully browned.
Do you need a main course idea?
This filling is great on its own, but let’s face it: when you pair the filling with a delicious turkey, it gets even better! Fortunately, we have some moist, tender, and tasty turkey recipes. Look at her!
- 1 lb Ezekiel 4: 9 Sprouted Whole Wheat Bread (about 13 slices)
- 4th Ounces Turkey sausage
- 2 tablespoon Coconut oil
- 1 yellow onion big, chopped
- 3 Carrots large, peeled and chopped
- 4th Celery sticks chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped sage leaves
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the bread into 1-inch pieces. Place them on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for about 20 minutes until they are crispy. Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool down.
In the meantime, cook the turkey sausage in a large cast iron pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes until it is cooked through. Remove it and set it aside.
Add the coconut oil to the sausage roast. After melting the onion, carrot, and celery, cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until tender.
Add the garlic, fresh thyme and sage to the pan. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
Put the sausage back into the vegetable mixture along with the toasted bread. Throw to combine.
Pour the chicken broth over the bread and shake the pan to make sure the liquid fills any gaps. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the liquid.
Cover the cast iron pan and bake for 15 minutes. Cover and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the top is brown.
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7th
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