Seven Days of Thanksgiving Sides: Stuffing, Slimmed

By: Liz Gray

Stuffing Mixture on a Spoon

Photo by: Karl Juengel / Studio D ©Hearst Communications, Inc.

Karl Juengel / Studio D, Hearst Communications, Inc.

We're counting down to Thanksgiving with a new side dish every day! Thanksgiving turkey would be lost without stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer it that way). But sticks of butter and pounds of sausage are not mandatory ingredients.  Instead, combine rich sauteed shiitake mushrooms with in-season butternut squash and sourdough bread cubes for a fresh, lighter take on classic stuffing.  Here's to a new holiday tradition!

Get the recipe: Shiitake-Squash Stuffing

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