If you are looking for some “real food” holiday dishes to add to your Thanksgiving table then you are in the right place! Below is a fabulous recipe for the pictured Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing that you put inside your turkey or bake as a separate dish on the side. We also have some other tasty real food holiday dishes in our archives including the following (and please be sure to share your favorites in the comments below…don’t forget links!):
- Pesto Cream Cheese Bake – The perfect appetizer to snack on while waiting for the bird to finish cooking!
- Sweet Potato Casserole – Kind of like the old favorite…except with a lot less sugar! :)
- Whole-Grain Corn Bread – Bake these in one casserole dish or as individual muffins (that can even be made in advance and frozen).
- Butternut Squash Soup – One of our all time favorite fall dishes whether it’s a holiday or not.
- Brown Rice Risotto – A dish that for years has always made its way to our family holiday table.
- Salad Inspiration – Lots of different salad combo ideas.
- Shortcut Chocolate Pecan Pie – Made with a simple homemade whole-wheat crust.
- Whole-Wheat Biscuits – What is Thanksgiving without some yummy homemade bread to “sop” up all that gravy left on the plate?
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Chestnut and Prosciutto Bread Stuffing
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces prosciutto - diced
- 1/3 cup onions - diced
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 2 cups chestnuts - shelled, roasted, and chopped
- ½ cup chicken broth - + ¾ cup, divided
- 1 apple - Granny Smith recommended. Diced
- ½ cup parmesan cheese - grated
- 1 egg
- 4 slices whole-wheat bread - toasted and chopped into 1 to 2 inch chunks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (if baking as a separate casserole dish).
In a medium-sized saute pan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the diced prosciutto and allow to cook until it starts to turn brown and turns crispy on the edges, about 5 minutes.
Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion begins to soften.
Stir in the chopped chestnuts and 1/2 cup of chicken broth and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
Turn off heat and stir in diced apple, Parmesan cheese, egg, toasted bread chunks, and remaining 3/4 cup chicken broth.
Use mixture to stuff your turkey or transfer to a 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" square baking dish and bake until golden brown on top, about 20 – 25 minutes.