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Sweet Potato Rice Stuffing

Cozy, flavorful, and hearty, this sweet potato rice stuffing is the perfect side for Thanksgiving! It’s packed with celery, onion, sweet potato “rice,” and traditional fall flavors!

sweet potato rice stuffing

Although most of my friends and family love stuffing, I’ve never really been a fan. My logic is that if I’m going to fill up on carbs at Thanksgiving, I may as well eat potatoes. . . . Then along came this recipe! It uses “riced” sweet potatoes as a bread substitute. GENIUS. Who likes soggy bread crumbs, anyway?

Sorry. I feel like I just offended a ton of people. Um, let’s change the subject . . .

sweet potato rice stuffing

This recipe turned out much better than I thought it would be! Honestly, I expected it to flop — but it didn’t! Then again, how can you go wrong with sweet potatoes, cranberries, and walnuts? Um, you can’t.

Not only is this sweet potato rice stuffing even tastier than regular stuffing, it’s way healthier! Replacing bread with vegetables is always a good idea. This recipe has a ton of veggies and nutrients, so it’s much more nourishing than traditional stuffing. It’s also relatively simple to make, which is one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving Day.

sweet potato rice stuffing

Speaking of Thanksgiving, what are your plans? Are you celebrating Friendsgiving? Whipping up an entirely Paleo spread? Letting loose a little and making some gluten-free (or glutinous) treats? Let me know in the comments!

I am actually having a bit of a non-traditional Thanksgiving with my family. We’re having paella, wild-rice stuffed acorn squash (from the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook), and some other fun treats. I’m so excited!

Since Turkey Day is in T-3 days, I figure you probably have your menu planned . . . but if you’re a procrastinator, I’ve got you! This dish is great to make at the last minute because it’s so simple & you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry!

sweet potato rice stuffing

This sweet potato rice stuffing is:

  • Cozy
  • Flavorful
  • Hearty
  • Nutrient-packed
  • Paleo
  • Whole30
  • Thanksgiving-approved
  • Vegan & Vegetarian
  • SO GOOD!

Do you need any other reasons to make this? I think not.

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Sweet Potato Rice Stuffing
Cozy, flavorful, and hearty, this sweet potato rice stuffing is the perfect side for Thanksgiving! It's packed with celery, onion, sweet potato "rice," and traditional fall flavors!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Saute the onion, celery, and garlic in a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat for just under five minutes, or until translucent.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients but walnuts and cranberries. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, then uncover and cook until all water or broth has evaporated.
  3. Add the walnuts and cranberries. Season to taste with salt.
Recipe Notes
  • See my recipe for Butternut Squash and Apple Pilaf for "ricing" method
  • Amount of salt needed will vary depending on taste and whether you use broth or water.
  • Enjoy!

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