Sweet Potato and Pepita Stuffing

sweet potato and pepita stuffing
Grant Cornett
Serves 8
preparation
40
minutes
cooking
120
minutes
other
0
minutes

Ingredients

2
sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1
tablespoon
olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper
6
tablespoons
unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish and foil
1
large loaf Italian bread (about 1 pound), cut into 3⁄4-inch pieces (about 16 cups)
2
medium onions, chopped
4
celery stalks, thinly sliced
1/2
cup
dry white wine
2 1/2
cups
low-sodium chicken broth
2
large eggs, beaten
1/2
cup
pepitas (roasted and hulled pumpkin seeds)
3
tablespoons
chopped fresh sage

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F. On a baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with the oil; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Roast until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Divide the bread between 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake until dry and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender and beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the wine and cook until evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes; transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the bread, broth, eggs, sweet potatoes, pepitas, sage, and ½ teaspoon salt to the vegetables and toss to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Cover with buttered foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until browned, 20 to 30 minutes more.
Kristen Evans Dittami
October 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 184
  • Fat 21 g
  • Sat Fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium 911 mg
  • Protein 14 g
  • Carbohydrate 40 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Calcium 85 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.