Healthy Habits: Sweet Potato Stuffing

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Sweet Potato Stuffing


  • 1 cup frozen diced onion, red and green bell peppers, and celery
  • 2 small garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, divided
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Sauté frozen onion mixture and garlic in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in squash, next 5 ingredients, 1 tsp. Creole seasoning, and 1/4 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until squash and potatoes are tender. Stir in 1 can chicken broth
  • Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes. Stir together stuffing mix, egg, and remaining 1 can chicken broth and 1 tsp. Creole seasoning in a medium bowl. Fold into cooled squash mixture. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 375° for 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with pecans; bake 20 minutes or until dressing is thoroughly heated and pecans are toasted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Calories: 274
Fat: 9.6g
Saturated fat: 3g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
Protein: 6.6g
Carbohydrate: 42.4g
Fiber: 6.9g
Cholesterol: 27mg
Iron: 1.9mg
Sodium: 504mg
Calcium: 81mg

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