Keto 7 day meal plan

Keto Chaffle Stuffing

by KetoFocus.com
Nutrition Facts

8

Servings

304

Calories

23.9g

Fat

17.4g

Protein

4g

Net Carbs

Your turkey finally has a companion on your holiday table. Introducing keto chaffle stuffing - a low carb savory dressing you can stuff into your bird or serve as a Thanksgiving keto side dish.

Chaffle Croutons Ingredients

Stuffing Ingredients

Keto Chaffle Stuffing Directions

  • 1
    Preheat waffle maker to medium high heat and preheat oven to 250 degrees. Whisk together all the chaffle ingredients - egg, mozzarella cheese, almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder and salt.
    chaffle batter in a bowl
  • 2
    Pour 1/4 of the chaffle mixture into the center of the waffle iron. Close the waffle maker and let cook for 3 minutes or until waffle set.
    chaffle batter on a waffle iron
  • 3
    Remove chaffle from the waffle maker and repeat with remaining batter until you have four chaffles. Cut the chaffles into small bite sized chunks.
    chaffle cut up into chunks with scissors
  • 4
    Place chaffle chunks in a large bowl or plastic ziploc bag. Add olive oil, 2 tablespoon paremesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss or shake until combined. Spread coated chaffle chunks onto a parchment lined baking tray and bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Increase oven to 350 degrees.
    chaffle chunks on a parchment lined baking tray
  • 5
    While chaffle breading is cooking, move on to make the bacon mushroom mixture. In a larger skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove bacon pieces from the skillet and set aside, leaving the bacon grease behind.
    bacon slices cooking in a skillet
  • 6
    Lower stovetop to medium heat. Add sliced leek and cook for 1 minute.
    leek cooking in a skillet
  • 7
    Add mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Continue cooking until mushrooms are partially softened.
    mushrooms and leeks cooking in a skillet
  • 8
    Stir in minced sage and cook for 1 minute. Add white wine and continue cooking while scraping the brown bits from bottom of the skillet. This has all the flavor. Let cook for 2 minutes.
    wine in the background of the mushroom mixture
  • 9
    Add chaffle breading to the bottom of a large casserole dish.
    dry chaffle breading on in a casserole dish
  • 10
    Spoon mushroom mixture on top of chaffle breading. Stir in chicken bone broth and parsley. Add bacon crumbles. Drizzle melted butter on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir chaffle stuffing halfway through. Add more chicken broth if needed.
    chaffle stuffing mixed in a casserole dish with parsley and bare bones broth

Low Carb Chaffle Stuffing Recipe

chaffle stuffing in a casserole dish with a spoon

No holiday menu is complete without a side of stuffing or dressing, as some parts of the world call it. Traditional stuffing is made up of dried chunks of bread or cornbread. That’s hard to accomplish when you are on the keto diet. However, using a chaffle as the keto breading allows us to have keto stuffing on Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Since chaffles are easy to make, this Thanksgiving side dish is fairly easy to make and can easily be made the day of your holiday meal or the day before.

keto chaffle stuffing in a dish with bone broth These savory chaffles are cut into bite sized chunks and toasted with olive oil and parmesan cheese. A bacon, mushroom and leek mixture rounds out this low carb holiday dressing. All of it is combined with the best chicken bone broth ever, Bare Bones Broth, and baked to golden brown. This keto stuffing pairs perfectly with your holiday turkey, but you can also enjoy it next to prime rib or a Christmas ham.

What is a Chaffle?

A chaffle is a keto waffle that is made up of primarily cheese and egg. Other ingredients are added for structure and flavor. This recipe for chaffle croutons uses mozzarella cheese since this gives the chaffle breading a crispy texture.

Waffle Maker

belgian waffle maker You can use any waffle maker to make the chaffle bread chunks. I prefer to use my Oster Belgian waffle make since it produces bite sized chaffle chunks once you cut out the squares. A Mini Dash Waffle Maker will work as well. If you are using a belgian waffle maker, you will get 4 larger chaffles out of this recipe. For the mini Dash waffle maker, you will yield about 8 chaffles from the recipe. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

Chaffle Croutons

This recipe for chaffle bread cubes can also be used as croutons for salads. Make up a bunch and store them in a ziploc bag or container. Be sure to let them vent to the open air so they can harden up over time.

This recipe for chaffle breading uses almond flour for structure and taste; however, you can use coconut flour instead. Use 3 tablespoons of coconut flour if you plan on substituting.

baked chaffle croutons on a tray

These chaffles are tossed with olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper before they are toasted in the oven over low heat. As mentioned before, you can do this step ahead of time. Then on the day that you want to serve the stuffing, continue with the rest of the recipe.

Savory Mushroom & Leek Dressing

mushroom and leeks cooked in a skillet The rest of this chaffle stuffing recipe is made up of bacon, sliced mushrooms, and leeks. If you don’t like leeks or have access to them, you can use a small onion instead.

This recipe also called for fresh sage and parsley. If you don’t have access to fresh herbs, dry herbs can be used in their place. Use about 1/3 the amount if using dried herbs.

Bare Bones Chicken Broth

bare bones chicken broth

The final step in the keto chaffle stuffing recipe is to bake the chaffle bread cubes and mushroom mixture in the oven with chicken stock. My favorite chicken broth is bone broth by Bare Bones Broth. This is an organic chicken bone broth made from bones of pasture raised chicken necks and feet. This produces the most gelatinous broth filled with collagen. They also have a Rosemary Lemon flavored chicken bone broth which would be delicious in this recipe too.

Make Ahead Keto Stuffing and Storage

Since many of us are cooking multiple recipes for our holiday meals, it’s important to find recipes that can be made ahead of time and this is one of those recipes. You can make the entire chaffle stuffing the day before your holiday dinner or you can just make the chaffle breading ahead of time.

chaffle breading in a bowl

If you chose to make the entire chaffle dressing the day before, leave the final baking step until the day of your holiday meal. This will only take about 30 minutes to cook.

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