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.
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.
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.
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.
What is your favorite stuffing recipe? Feel free to share a link with us in the comments.
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Stuffing Recipe Links
- Challah, Wild Mushroom & Herb StuffingOnce Upon a Chef
- Cornbread Dressing Pham Fatale
- Stuffing with Seasonal Fruits and Herbs Simple Bites
- Vegan Stuffing(never home)maker
- Whole Wheat Stuffing Muffins with Sausage & Parmesan Kalyn’s Kitchen
43 thoughts on “Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries”
a combo! genius! this looks fantastic, Marla. I love the idea of combining two flavors in one!
Gorgeous Recipe! Such a Healthy & Delicious Stuffing Recipe! Thanks! I’m going to e-mail your recipe to couple of my friends! 🙂
Not only does the stuffing look delicious, but the colors are gorgeous. I think this would be the star of any Thanksgiving spread!
Awesome side dishes! Really droolworthy and wonderfully colorful.
What a delicious combination Marla! I love everything about it!!
What lovely sides. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a beautiful stuffing. I bet these would be a real hit, come Thanksgiving!
Beautiful!! You are so dang talented and creative!
I used to LOVE stuffing until I realized most contained meat broth and I only eat seafood and veggies. Clearly it’s time to make my own and this would be such a gorgeous place to start.
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!
Wow – that is one beautiful stuffing! Gorgeous, Marla!
What fantastic photos in this post. Your stuffing looks great.
i love the sweet potato medallions on top! what a great pop of color and awesome change in shape 🙂
So deliciously colorful!
LOOKS FABULOUS! I can’t wait to try this! Happy holidays to you!
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?
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!
Such a beautiful looking stuffing! I love the addition of cranberries…yum!
Beautiful stuffing, Marla! The sweet potatoes add so much…and those whole cranberries are like gorgeous little gems hiding inside. Yum!
I find stuffing taste so much better than the turkey. Yours looks so good!
Beautiful photos and I love sweet potatoes with nothing on them they are so delicious that way, so would be fab in this recipe…
I like stuffing even more than I like turkey. 🙂 This one sounds delicious!
Wow I cannot believe it but I have all ingredients on hand! This looks delicious! I may need a stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving and I think this would be a hit, at least with me 🙂
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? 😉
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.
So hugely important for integrating all those yummy flavours, love this post.
What a great combo! Looks fabulous!
Marla – this is by far the most beautiful stuffing I’ve ever seen!! Gorgeous!
What a creative, healthy take on stuffing, Marla, and just what I might expect from you. Sweet potatoes, cranberries, wow! Love it.
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.
This looks great, I absolutely love the creativity of this dish, good job.
What an unusual and pretty stuffing, Marla! Stuffing is, hands down, my favorite part of the meal and I can imagine gobbling this one up.
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.
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!
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 🙂
I’ve been experimenting with new stuffing ideas for the holidays. This looks like a winner!
So beautiful, Marla. You are so creative!!!
Cheesy potatoes! Sound wonderful! I may have to try this!