Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe – Combo with Sweet Potatoes Healthy Cooking!

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What is the Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe Using #1 Holiday Ingredient?

OK, so that isn’t exactly a scientific number but sweet potatoes are definitely the number one holiday ingredient in my family.  That’s why I combined them with the popular Thanksgiving cornbread dressing dish to make the best cornbread dressing recipe ever! Healthy sweet potato recipes or healthy Cajun recipes are my niche and how about a southern cornbread dressing recipe?  I believe in eating healthy and this recipe is actually is a healthy cornbread dressing for a holiday healthy easy recipe! Trust me, no Thanksgiving table would be complete without it – it will soon be your favorite holiday side dish too! Of course, I have the best healthy Cajun recipes in my Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook. Check out my blog for more top Thanksgiving recipes and tips!



Delicious and Healthy Cornbread Dressing

The beloved sweet potato, or yam as it’s known in Louisiana, is the sweetest of the sweet potatoes, boasting rich nutrition such as fiber, vitamin A and C. making this diabetic sweet potato recipe I have lots of  easy healthy sweet potato recipes featured on my healthy food blog! This diabetic cornbread recipes topping the list for the best healthy cornbread dressing recipes. I include this recipe on my holiday table every year! Just because it is a Thanksgiving cornbread dressing doesn’t mean I can’t turn it into a healthy cornbread dressing recipe.  I want the only thing stuffed on Thanksgiving to be the turkey. Check out my healthy Thanksgiving menu including the best Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping!



Best of Both Worlds with My Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes – Yams and Cornbread

Yam Cornbread Stuffing is the ultimate time saver holiday recipe as it combines yams and dressing into one delectable dish. Can you believe this is a diabetic cornbread dressing recipe is diabetic-friendly – with fresh sweet yams, cornbread, ginger and toasty pecan. For a time-efficient approach, prepare the cornbread and toast the pecans a day ahead (or just buy cornbread), and look for Louisiana yams in your grocery for the sweetest of the sweet potatoes.



Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe Is Healthy Cornbread Dressing Plus EASY!

Yam Cornbread Dressing from Holly Clegg’s Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

Two holiday favorites, Louisiana yams and cornbread, in this scrumptious best cornbread dressing recipe. Hard to believe it is also one of the most delicious healthy cornbread dressing recipes also. Save time and  prepare the cornbread and toast the pecans a day ahead. Or you can even pick up pre-made cornbread.  Keep it simple!

10 servings/serving size: 3/4 cup

2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups peeled chopped Louisiana yams (sweet potatoes)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon ground ginger
5 cups crumbled cooked cornbread
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons fat-free low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Coat 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté sweet potatoes, onion, and celery 7–10 minutes or until just tender, stirring.
3. Spoon mixture into large mixing bowl. Stir in parsley and ginger. Add cornbread and pecans and toss gently to coat. Add broth to moisten.
4. Place stuffing in prepared dish. Bake, uncovered, 35–45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 241 Calories from fat 42% Fat 9g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 6mg Sodium 332mg Carbohydrate 36g Dietary Fiber 3g Sugars 12g Protein 4g Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: Time saver: Prepare cornbread and toast pecans a day ahead. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and enhance the nutritional value of this recipe.

Your Favorite Healthy Cajun Recipes Like Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Gulf Coast Favorites: Over 250 easy recipes from my Louisiana KitchenGulf Coast Favorites: Over 250 easy recipes from my Louisiana Kitchen

Who says Louisiana and Cajun food can’t be good for you? Living in Baton Rouge, I wanted to give you all your favorite healthy Cajun recipes so no guilt in eating here. Best of all, Gulf Coast Favorite includes a practical approach to making these recipes. One stop shopping! No specialty stores and 30 minute meals. Healthy easy recipes are my specialty.

This has been the best cornbread recipe dressing recipe and I’m also giving you a scrumptious healthy cornbread dressing. Louisiana is known for crawfish so if you like Louisiana crawfish, check out my healthy crawfish recipes! Have you ever had my Crawfish Wild Rice and Cornbread Dressing? It’s also on my crawfish blog! 

Healthy Cornbread Dressings–Crawfish Cornbread and Wild Rice Dressing -OMG GOOD!

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I know living in Louisiana makes me partial to Louisiana crawfish recipes. However, I know so many of you moved from Louisiana or have tried our beloved crawifsh.  Did you know you can have Louisiana crawfish year round because you can freeze crawfish tails. So, if you can’t decide between cornbread or wild rice dressing, you can have them both.

Do You Have A Good Peeler For All Those Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes?
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A good peeler makes a difference in removing the skin off thee sweet potatoes!  Yes, this inexpensive gadget can be so helpful in the kitchen! All you need is a good peeler and it makes a BIG difference how easy and quickly you can remove the skin.

Time to replace your peeler now and you will be thanking me I promise.

Scrumptious Crawfish Cornbread and Wild Rice Dressing- Another of My Best Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipes

I have the secret to making the best seafood cornbread dressing recipe.  You’ll think this is the best southern cornbread dressing recipe ever or maybe I should say Cajun cornbread dressing recipe?  Regardless, cornbread, wild rice and Louisiana crawfish come together in a dressing I created last year and WOW!!! This was the talk of the town.  Yes, you can make this wonderful healthy cornbread dressing without the crawifsh or maybe make half with crawfish and half plain for those with seafood allergies. I bet you didn’t even know crawfish was healthy?

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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