Sweet Potato and Pepita Stuffing
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Per Serving
- Calories 397Calories From Fat 184
- Fat 21g
- Sat Fat 8g
- Cholesterol 80mg
- Sodium 911mg
- Protein 14g
- Carbohydrate 40g
- Sugar 4g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 4mg
- Calcium 85mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Don’t be tempted to upgrade your bread for this recipe. Sourdoughs and crusty country breads will yield dense, heavy cubes that can weigh your dish down. Soft, thin-crusted loaves from the supermarket make the best stuffing.