Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

Stuffing is an essential side dish for the Thanksgiving holiday table. It is a shame most people save it for just once a year. As far as popularity goes it seems to be right up there with Pumpkin Pie. For this stuffing recipe, I added fresh tart cranberries and diced sweet apples. They compliment each other nicely. Served from a nice casserole dish it is the perfect side to any meal.

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You guys know I love using sprouted grain bread for everything – there was no exception here. I love to use it in my sweets and savories. It make wonderful bread crumbs, French toast, mini pizzas and of course stuffing! Last year I came up with some neat Stuffing Balls with Sausage. That shape is fun for presentation & it also make for a nice appetizer option.

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The colors of the sweet potatoes, cranberries and fresh parsley play so nicely against the brown bread. This stuffing tastes great with my homemade Cranberry Sauce with Pear & Pomegranate recipe.

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I adore sprouted grain bread for many reasons. The top two being it is loaded with nutrients and it packs lots of flavor in each and every bite.

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What is your favorite stuffing recipe? Feel free to share a link with us in the comments.

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~ Marla Meridith

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43 thoughts on “Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

    1. Xialou: Yes this stuffing can absolutely be made vegetarian with a vegetable or even a mushroom stock.

      I am so glad you are all loving the colors in this stuffing! It really adds to the presentation!

  1. Yum, love the ingredient combos going on here. Leeks, sweet potatoes, and sprouted bread! Stuffing is probably my favorite part of Thanksgiving, and I do often wonder why I don’t make it other times of the year. Maybe because then it wouldn’t be as special?

  2. Marla, this looks hearty and nutritious! I’m trying to bring some healthier dishes to the Thanksgiving table next week – may need to steal this one!

  3. So. Damn. Pretty. I’ll bet you can even make a dead, roasted bird look very pretty, Marla. I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie, but this, I shall devour. Are you having Thanksgiving guests, Marla? 😉

    1. Sophia: It’s actually just gonna be the four of us for Thanksgiving at our house. It will be fun to have a few days of down time with my hubs and the kids. Wish our folks lived closer, but thankfully we will have visits with them the following week.

      Heather: I could have figured you would have these ingredients on hand! I bet you could convert any non-whole grain eater to love this stuffing.

      Faith: The cranberries are like little gems inside. I think the fresh ones give it more color than the dried ones would.

  4. This is so different from any other stuffing I’ve ever seen, and I love it! The flavors are so warm, hearty and perfect together. We could all use a little variation when it comes to Thanksgiving dishes, and this is one I’d love to try, if not for Thanksgiving, some time soon! Thanks for sharing, Marla.

  5. Sprouted bread is a nice hearty, healthy substitute for white bread. Never tried it, but will now. Love the combination of sweet potatoes, cranberries and apples.

  6. that’s what i call a unique batch of stuffing! i love the jewels of cranberries poking through, and the sweet potatoes aren’t looking too shabby themselves!

  7. That is the most colorful stuffing I have ever seen. Love all the add ins. My Mom always makes the stuffing…I’ve actually NEVER made it. About time I give it a go 🙂