We love a good roast dinner, but traditional stuffing isn’t exactly slimming friendly. That’s why we came up with these Stuffing Balls – perfect if you’re following Weight Watchers or counting calories!
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Lots of people have talked about using Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary sausages to make stuffing, so we thought we’d give it a go and we’re so glad that we did!
These Stuffing Balls are so quick and easy to make, all you need to do is throw the ingredients into a bowl, give it a good stir and then shape into balls. They’re a great way to liven up a roast!
What diets are these Stuffing Balls suitable for?
These Stuffing Balls are suitable for dairy free and vegetarian diets.
They can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Wholemeal bread
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Stuffing Balls recipe?
Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.
The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.
Do you need any special ingredients to make these Stuffing Balls?
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We’ve used Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary sausages in this recipe. You can find these in the supermarket.
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Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
Blitz the wholemeal bread in a food processor until it reaches the breadcrumb stage, then mix in the dried sage.
Mash up the defrosted sausages, add the breadcrumbs and beaten egg.
Add a little seasoning, then form the mix into 6 balls.
Place on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then spray each ball.
Cook for 20 – 25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
We think that a perfect roast dinner needs to have Stuffing Balls as well as the following:
How do you know when these Stuffing Balls are cooked?
You should cook these Stuffing Balls for 20 – 25 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep these Stuffing Balls in the fridge?
Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Stuffing Balls in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze these Stuffing Balls?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen before cooking, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat these Stuffing Balls?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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We love a good roast dinner, but traditional stuffing isn’t exactly slimming friendly. That’s why we came up with these Stuffing Balls - perfect if you’re following Weight Watchers or counting calories!
- KCals 90
- Carbs 0.2G
- Pre heat the oven to 180°C
- Blitz the wholemeal bread in a food processor until it reaches the breadcrumb stage, then mix in the dried sage
- Mash up the defrosted sausages, add the breadcrumbs and beaten egg
- Add a little seasoning, then form the mix into 6 balls
- Place on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then spray each ball
- Cook for 20 - 25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside
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