Sweet Potato Stuffing for Holiday Dinners

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Sweet potatoes have always been a must for our holiday dinners.  Sometimes I try out new recipes to try them in a different way.  This recipes lets you kill two birds with one stone- sweet potato side dish and stuffing.

Sweet potatoes are definitely better for you than white potatoes. They are lower on the glycemic index and don't become pure sugar when metabolized as do white potatoes. They Sweet potatoes are filling yet fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in calories. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene) which is important for eyesight and fighting off viral infections. They also supply vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, and fiber.

Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients:

½ cup raisins
2 cups canned sweet potatoes, diced
2 cups cornbread, crumbled
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Soak raisins in hot water for 1 hour.
3. Mix all ingredients together. Put into greased casserole dish.
4. Cover, and bake until heated through. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes to brown top.

Nutritional Information for Each Serving
Calories 240 Kcal Dietary Fiber 3 g
Calories from Fat 60 Kcal Sugar 17 g
Total Fat 7 g Protein 6 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g Vitamin A 410 RE
Cholesterol 20 mg Vitamin C 7 mg
Sodium 250 mg Calcium 110 mg
Total Carbohydrates 38 g Iron 2 mg

 Source: Creative Recipes for Less Familiar USDA Commodities Used By Household Programs

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