From early morning cook times and elaborate table settings to too many cooks in the kitchen, hosting Thanksgiving is not for the faint of heart! Add to that the high-calorie comfort foods we’re so used to consuming, and you’re sure to end the day in a post-holiday food coma. 

To help alleviate some stress on your heart, the experts at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Arkansas Heart Hospital have put together a heart-healthy dressing recipe. Add this delicious dish to your holiday feast – your heart will thank you. 

Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dressing



  • 2 ½ cups almond flour 
  • 2 tbsp. ground sage 
  • 2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 tbsp. butter 
  • 4 tbsp melted butter 
  • ½ onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped 
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken bone broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. 
  2. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
  3. Heat one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. 
  4. Add onions and celery, and sauté for five minutes. 
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sage, baking powder and salt. Whisk well to remove any lumps. 
  6. Add the eggs and butter and whisk together until well combined. Fold in the onion and celery.
  7. Slowly add the broth and whisk until well combined. The mixture will be very thin and runny. 
  8. Pour into the prepared baking dish and place in the oven. 
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is browned and the center is not jiggly. 
  10. Let cool for five minutes before serving. 
  11. Enjoy, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Recipe by Courtney Sutterfield, RD, RDN, at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Arkansas Heart Hospital.

For more recipe recommendations, visit


READ ALSO: Recipe: Soy Sweet Potato Pie