Diabetic Cooking

Savory bread dressing

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Baking time: 30 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 8 cups herb-seasoned croutons for stuffing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 egg
  • Cooking spray


Melt margarine in a large skillet. Add onion and celery; cook until tender. Add croutons, salt, and pepper. Moisten with broth. Beat egg with a fork and stir into dressing mixture. Spray a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray and put dressing in it. Bake, covered, at 350°F for 30 minutes.

Yield: 13 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 84 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 276 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Sandy Bjerkness, a Certified Diabetes Educator and registered dietitian working in research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.