Yam Cornbread Stuffing

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Yam Cornbread Stuffing
Holly Clegg

This is a time-saver dressing that combines two Thanksgiving favorites, Louisiana yams and cornbread, for a delicious diabetic-friendly recipe. Save a step and buy premade cornbread at the grocery store.

10
Servings
328
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
10 3/4-cup servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Cups peeled chopped Louisiana yams (or sweet potatoes)
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 1 Cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 Cup chopped parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 Cups crumbled and cooked cornbread
  • 1/4 Cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons fat-free low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the sweet potatoes, onion, and celery for 7-10 minutes or until just tender, stirring as you cook.

Spoon this mixture into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the parsley and ginger. Add the cornbread and pecans and toss gently to coat. Add the broth to moisten this mixture.

Place the stuffing in the prepared dish. Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until the stuffing is heated through.

Yam Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Yam Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
50g
17%
Vitamin A
11µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.2%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.4%
Vitamin K
30µg
38%
Calcium
241mg
24%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
34µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
123µg
31%
Folic acid
52µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
36mg
9%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
184mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
449mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17%
Sodium
605mg
25%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.6%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.3%

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