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Healthy stuffing balls

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 8, makes about 12

Looking for a veggie stuffing to serve with a special roast dinner? Made with dried apricots and nuts, this healthy option is low-fat yet full of flavour

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal146
low infat8g
saturates1g
carbs12g
sugars4g
fibre3g
protein6g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion , finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery , stringed and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 15g dried apricots , roughly chopped
  • 75g peeled chestnuts
  • 75g almonds
  • 100g wholemeal bread , crusts removed and roughly torn (about 6 slices)
  • large bunch parsley , chopped
  • large pinch dried sage
  • 1 egg

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Gently heat the oil in a shallow saucepan then add the onion, celery and garlic. Keep everything sizzling on a medium heat for 15 mins until soft. Tip into a food processor with the rest of the ingredients, except the egg, plus a small pinch of salt, if you like. Pulse until everything is chopped, then add the egg and pulse until combined. Use wet hands to roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls, then place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.

  • STEP 2

    Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden and hot through. Will freeze for up to three months; defrost fully before reheating.

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