Healthy stuffing balls

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

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 146
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 12g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 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


  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.

  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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