Are you hosting the Holiday Dinner this year and want to please all of your guests including your health conscious Keto, loved one's? This Easy Keto Cornbread Stuffing will have your Keto eaters smiling and all the other guests as well, because it is so good.
I have a lot of family members and friends that are fitness enthusiasts and I know how difficult it is to stay on track over the Holidays, so I try to include a variety of healthier versions of food mixed in with the traditional ones. This gives everyone options to mix and match plus it's fun to try out different recipes. You may find you like Keto Cornbread Stuffing better than Stovetop LOL.
What makes this stuffing Keto Friendly?
Traditional stuffing or dressing as some call it, is normally prepared with breadcrumbs which are high in carbs, and not keto friendly. For this Easy Keto Cornbread Stuffing we will be making our very own low carb breadcrumbs.
What does Keto Stuffing taste like?
Keto stuffing actually tastes better than traditional stuffing because you are literally making it from scratch. Normally most folks buy a bag a pre-made breadcrumbs add some butter and water and that is it...not very exciting.
Since we are making our own Low Carb Keto Cornbread from scratch to create the breadcrumbs for our Keto Stuffing we are able to add in lots of flavor by using a variety of fresh herbs and spices.
You will never want to use a store bought bag of stuffing after you make this, and I guarantee if you serve both even the non Keto guests will be digging into this stuffing... so make enough.
What if I don't follow a Keto Diet is this still a good Stuffing recipe?
As I mentioned earlier this is a homemade stuffing. You make your own seasoned Low Carb Bread and then use that to make your own seasoned breadcrumbs. This is absolutely a great stuffing recipe for any diet. You can leave out the butter and make it low fat. Feel free to play around with it to suit your needs. Using your own homemade seasoned breadcrumbs and your handpicked herbs and spices is what makes this better than traditional store bought stuffing, fresh is best.
Why is it called Keto Cornbread when there is no corn in it?
It is called Keto Cornbread because it looks like traditional cornbread and has a similar taste and texture as cornbread, so for those who love or used to love cornbread and are following the Keto Diet now this is the perfect substitute.
What Kitchens Tools do I need?
Do I have to use a Cast Iron Skillet?
If you don't own one yet you can use a round cake pan to bake your Keto Cornbread and then use a casserole dish to bake the stuffing. I do recommend using the Cast Iron Skillet as it heats up evenly and it is super easy to go from stovetop to oven in one shot.
Step One - Ingredients for the Low Carbo Keto Cornbread
- ½ Cup Almond Flour
- ¼ Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- ½ teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 3 Eggs
- ½ cup of Heavy Cream
- ¼ cup of melted Butter
- 2 diced Jalapenos
- 4 slices of Bacon cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Preparation Instructions for the Low Carb Keto Cornbread
1: Preheat the oven to 325 Degrees F
2: In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients except the jalapeños.
3: Pour the batter into your cast iron skillet ( give your skillet a spritz a olive oil spray to coat before adding in the ingredients so there is no sticking) Smooth your batter out evenly in the skillet then top with some sliced jalapeños...as many as you like.
4: Place your skillet in the oven on the centre rack and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before cutting.
Step Two - Ingredients for Making the Keto Cornbread Stuffing
- 1 Batch of Low Carb Keto Cornbread
- 1 stick of unsalted Butter
- 1 Onion
- 1 cup of diced Celery
- ¼ cup of Parsley
- 2 tablespoons of Sage
- 1 tablespoon of Thyme
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 1 teaspoon of Pepper
- 1 cup of Chicken Broth or Vegetable Broth
- 2 Eggs
Preparation Instructions for the Keto Cornbread Stuffing
1: Cut your cornbread into 1 inch cubes and lay on a baking sheet.
2: Preheat the oven to 250 Degrees F and bake your breadcrumbs for 1 hour until toasted and dry. Remove after 1 hour and then turn your oven up to 350 Degrees F.
3: Heat your butter in your 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, once hot add in your onions and celery and cook for 10 minutes until softened then add in the herbs, salt and pepper.
4: Now add your toasted breadcrumbs to the skillet and toss with the onion mixture.
5: In a separate bowl mix together the broth and eggs. Pour over the the bread mixture and toss to combine. Cover your skillet with foil tightly and bake at 350 Degrees F for 40 minutes. Remove the foil after the 40 minutes and let cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until the top is golden.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my blog you already know I am a lifetime Weight Watcher member so I like to add in the point value of the recipes. Since this is a Keto Stuffing with all the goodies it is 6 points for a ½ cup.
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