A close up of Thanksgiving stuffing with herbs and pomegranate seeds on top.
Healthy Vegetable Thanksgiving Stuffing
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This healthy Thanksgiving stuffing will be the star of your Holiday feast. It's the most fragrant, moist, herbed stuffing with buttery sautéed vegetables and sweet pomegranate seeds over top.  A delicious Thanksgiving side dish that the whole family will love!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Tags: healthy thanksgiving side, healthy thanksgiving stuffing, Thanksgiving stuffing
Servings: 8
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large carrots, diced small
  • 1 celery stalk, diced small
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups white button mushrooms, diced
  • 3 cups brussels sprouts, diced small
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups grain bread/gluten free bread, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh sage leaves, minced (2 tsp for dried sage)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced (1 tsp for dried rosemary)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme (1 tsp for dried thyme)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  1. Set your oven broil to LOW - lay bread cubes out on a sheet pan. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes then flip bread cubes and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Then set oven to 350F.

  2. In a large pan or medium pot: on medium heat add butter, celery, onion, carrots, and brussels sprouts and saute for 8-10 minutes until vegetables are soft. Then add mushrooms with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. 

  3. In a large bowl add stuffing bread, sautéed vegetables, 2 cups chicken broth, 2 eggs, and herbs. Mix ingredients together then pour stuffing mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. 

  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes at 350F. Then, remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh herbs and 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds. 



Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegetable Thanksgiving Stuffing
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 346mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 20.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 8.2g 16%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.