Challah Holiday Dressing


Serving Size:
2/3 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 2 pounds challah bread
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 medium green bell peppers
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 pound ground turkey, 7% fat
  • 2 cups low-sodium turkey stock
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley


  1. Tear challah loaves into pieces and let sit out overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Chop the onion, celery, green peppers, carrots and parsley. Mince the garlic.
  3. In a large pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the butter until lightly browned
  4. Add ground turkey and sauté until browned. Remove turkey from pan and set aside to cool.
  5. Add the onion, celery, green peppers and carrots to the same pan and sauté until tender. Add garlic and heat for 1 to 2 additional minutes.
  6. Grease an oven-safe pan with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle poultry seasoning over the bread pieces and add to the pan.
  7. Whisk the eggs and mix into cooled turkey mixture.
  8. Add egg and turkey mixture and 1/4 cup of the chopped parsley to the bread. Gently mix.
  9. Add the turkey stock and stir to combine. Mixture will look mushy.
  10. Cover the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for 20 minutes longer.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining parsley on top before serving.

Helpful hints

  • Leftover dressing freezes well.
  • Omit ground turkey if serving dressing with roasted turkey.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 266

Protein 13 g

Carbohydrates 31 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 92 mg

Sodium 280 mg

Potassium 266 mg

Phosphorus 154 mg

Calcium 86 mg

Fiber 2.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Download Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks

Get instant access to recipes and kidney diet tips from DaVita dietitians.


753,730 Downloads So Far!

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

More Recipes

More Recipes

Strawberry Bread

DaVita renal dietitian, Gaye from Tennessee, tells us she bakes kidney-friendly recipe Strawberry Bread in a small aluminum pan, and then wraps it in ...


Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese--comfort food with nutritious vegetables serves up a winning combination for dialysis patients.


Cranberry Dip with Fresh Fruit

Cranberry Dip with Fresh Fruit is a kidney-friendly snack that is low in potassium and is a great way to get vitamins and fiber from fruit. The DaVita...


Hummus and Red Pepper Celery Logs

Hummus and Red Pepper Celery Logs are tasty, easy and healthy. Try this 3-ingredient, 4 step appetizer for your next party or as a go-to healthy snack...


Lemonade Wings

It's a new, kidney-friendly twist on classic wings. Try Lemonade Wings for the kidney diet.


Carrot-Apple Casserole

DaVita renal dietitian Maria from North Carolina shares her recipe for kidney-friendly Carrot-Apple Casserole, a low-fat, low-potassium, cholesterol-f...


Sweet Potato Pie

DaVita dietitian, Grace knows her patients love sweet potato pie during the holidays but may avoid it due to potassium in the sweet potatoes. She crea...


Very Berry Galette

The next time you make dessert, why not try the delicious and kidney-friendly recipe for Very Berry Galette.


Red, White and Blue Pie

This yummy and kidney-friendly recipe for Red, White and Blue Pie is patriotic, good for you and so refreshing. Blueberries, whipped topping and raspb...


Write a Comment

Tell Us What You Think

Note: Your username will be displayed for reviews.

All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.