This recipe is a perfect alternative for the vegetarians amongst us, or just for something different. All my friends, even the meat eaters, love it!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the pumpkin and sunflower seeds onto a baking sheet. Toast the seeds in the oven until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

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  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, cardamom, thyme, parsley, and bay leaves to the butter and cook until the vegetables are tender; remove the bay leaves.

  • Toss together the toasted seeds, bread, cereal, cranberries, and vegetable mixture in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add the eggs and mix. Add the vegetable stock gradually until the mixture is moist, but not mushy. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased casserole dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

405.8 calories; 15.5 g protein; 47.9 g carbohydrates; 61.8 mg cholesterol; 519.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I have had my fair share of stuffing and this by far puts the rest to shame. The absolute best recipe for stuffing super tasty. Delicious with no variations. It is really hard to believe this recipe is healthy because it is so sinfully good. My boyfriend surprised me with this recipe for Valentines day WOW. I am BLESSED. eat and be happy. yuuum. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2019
I found this very dry, unfortunately. Followed the recipe as written. I also stuffed green peppers with the stuffing and roasted them and these tasted better because of the moisture from the peppers. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I have had my fair share of stuffing and this by far puts the rest to shame. The absolute best recipe for stuffing super tasty. Delicious with no variations. It is really hard to believe this recipe is healthy because it is so sinfully good. My boyfriend surprised me with this recipe for Valentines day WOW. I am BLESSED. eat and be happy. yuuum. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
No other stuffing again! By sauteing the veggies in olive oil this recipe becomes a delicious guilt-free version of a holiday staple. The flavor is wonderful & the result is plenty moist. Works great to make the day before but bake uncovered or the cool stuffing tends not to heat through. I added 10 oz of baby bella mushrooms as a preference but this recipe has so much flavor it wasn't really necessary. Also this filled a deep-dish 9x13 casserole -- WAY more than 8 servings. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2011
This recipe got a great review from my meat-eating family. I made half a recipe using Milton's Multigrain Bread and dried rather than fresh parsley. I substituted the pumpkin seeds with pepitos (couldn't find the pumpkin seeds) using roasted and salted seeds rather than raw--thus eliminating the need to toast them. This makes a very yummy side dish for anyone vegetarian or not. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2011
As a lifelong vegetarian I am always looking for interesting recipes for the holidays. I made this for Thanksgiving this year to mixed reviews. I found it rather bland--I think due to the bread I used. The bread will make or break this recipe! I will know next time! I also will add some garlic and maybe more onions. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2011
A meal in itself this stuff is great! My husband has never been so excited to see me bring grape nuts home from the store. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Excellent! Though I used a bread too thick. Will make sure to use coarse bread next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2011
Delicious recipes and got lots of positive remarks. My only qualm is that the stuffing ended up a bit dry on the top crust area. Next time I'll probably cut the bread bits into smaller cubes and add more liquid to the mixture. Overall it's great and a definite keeper. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
Like the other reviewers on here I found this recipe just superb as did most of the 16 other people I cooked it for on Thanksgiving - so many compliments. And that's coming from a family of carnivores. It simply has the perfect balance of flavors without being mushy or reliant on any one flavor. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
I had someone making a corn casserole -- so a corn bread stuffing was out. I have someone who hates sausage -- so a sausage stuffing was out. Oh yeah and I've got two big macho guys who would hate something called Happy Hippy Stuffing. And... it got compliments out the wazoo. It was perfect blend of flavors and worked great. I thought for sure there was far too much bread but it was perfect and feeds oodles. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2019
I found this very dry, unfortunately. Followed the recipe as written. I also stuffed green peppers with the stuffing and roasted them and these tasted better because of the moisture from the peppers. Read More