This Sweet Potato Cranberry Pecan Stuffing recipe is a little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas table! A whole new take on stuffing!
I had an interesting conversation with my kids last night. About the difference between being an adult and being a kid. I wasn’t trying to burst their bubble….really….it just happened that way. I guess that’s part of growing up, right?
The conversation we were having was about our upcoming weekends….weekends that are jam packed with plans. Of course, all the plans are fun ones, but we all know that before the fun comes lots of work. So the girls were talking about how excited they are…and even though I know I shouldn’t have done it…I felt the need to remind them of of everything that needed to get done before I could feel as excited as they did. Bubble burst.
But you know what I found especially interesting? And promising? They got it. Instantly! And even though I don’t necessarily want them to feel anything but excited….the truth is a little help would be nice. And the more they get it, the more likely they are to help. With things like cleaning up after themselves. Making their beds. And maybe, if I play my cards right, someday soon they’ll be helping with things like making ALL the holiday food.
But until that day comes, you know what makes things easier? Having a plan. Knowing what I’m going to make is always half the battle! And I have the feeling I’m not the only one. So if you’re anything like me, I’ll make things easy.
It’s the perfect blend of savory and sweet, and I love that it’s lightened up with sweet potatoes. Because holiday meals are heavy….and getting ready for them can feel pretty heavy, too!
So do yourself a favor, and lighten things up this year. Ask for help, plan your menu early, and enjoy an extra helping of this Sweet Potato Cranberry Pecan Stuffing. You can thank me later!
- 4 cups dried bread cubes
- 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup pecan halves
- 2-3 chopped green onions
- 2 Tablespoons fresh minced sage
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, combine bread cubes, sweet potatoes, apple juice, cranberries, pecans, green onions, and sage.
- Stir to combine, then spoon into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
- In a separate small bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar. Drizzle evenly over stuffing mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g