Vegetables & Side Dishes

Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2006


Date and Bulgur Stuffing Recipe


  • 1 Cup bulgur (buckwheat)
  • 3 Cups boiling fat-free chicken stock
  • 12-pitted dates, chopped
  • 2 small turkey sausages, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Put bulgur in a large bowl. Pour 2 cups of boiling chicken stock and let sit 15 minutes. Drain out excess liquid.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and saute onions until soft and translucent. Add chopped garlic, chopped turkey sausage and saute until brown.
  4. Pour skillet mixture over bulgur and mix.
  5. Add chopped dates, chopped celery, chopped parsley, chopped thyme and lemon juice. Mix to evenly distribute. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place in a baking pan and coat with Pam spray. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned.

4 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving: 213 calories, 6 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 8.5 grams fat and 36% calories from fat.

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