Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe With Sweet Potatoes: Easy Thanksgiving Dish

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 our number one holiday favorite ingredient.  Holly combined them with the popular Thanksgiving cornbread dressing dish to make the best cornbread dressing recipe ever!  Cornbread dressing and sweet potatoes grace every holiday table. We think healthy sweet potato recipes are the best and this winning combination gives you an amazing southern cornbread dressing recipe.  This combination of cornbread and sweet potatoes creates the best healthy cornbread dressing for a holiday healthy easy recipe. No Thanksgiving table would be complete without it – it will soon be your favorite holiday side dish too. Best of all, this is a diabetic cornbread dressing recipe! Let The Healthy Cooking Blog your #1 resource for an easy, healthy 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 a diabetic sweet potato recipe. There are lots of easy healthy sweet potato recipes featured on Team Holly’s healthy food blog! What’s great is this diabetic cornbread recipe tops the list for the best healthy cornbread dressing recipes. Just because it is a Thanksgiving cornbread dressing doesn’t mean it can’t be turned into a deliciously healthy cornbread dressing recipe.  I want the only thing stuffed on Thanksgiving to be the turkey! Check out this healthy Thanksgiving menu including the best Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping!

Best of Both Worlds with 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 diabetic cornbread dressing recipe is diabetic-friendly?! With fresh sweet yams, cornbread, ginger and toasty pecans. 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
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!

Servings10 (3/4 cup) servings


  • 2tablespoons

    canola oil

  • 2cups

    peeled chopped Louisiana yamssweet potatoes

  • 1cup

    chopped onion

  • 1cup

    sliced celery

  • 1/4cup

    chopped fresh parsley

  • 1teaspoon

    ground ginger

  • 5cups

    crumbled cooked cornbread

  • 1/4cup

    chopped pecanstoasted

  • 2tablespoons

    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.

Recipe Notes

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

Who says Louisiana and Cajun food can’t be good for you? Living in Baton Rouge, Holly Clegg wanted to give you all your favorite healthy Cajun recipes so no guilt in eating here. When writing her men’s healthy cookbook, Guy’s Guide To Eating Well, she was so excited to include her favorite diabetic cornbread dressing. 

There’s a Diabetic-Obesity Chapter in the men’s health cookbook and this Thanksgiving cornbread dressing was a perfect fit!. Guys Guide cookbook includes simple and healthy recipes to make you a healthy star in the kitchen!

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Download it here!  Go-to holiday tips plus shopping lists to organize this busy day along with Holly’s own personal Thanksgiving menu. The only thing you will see missing is stuffing the turkey because her son-in-law is always in charge of making a fried turkey!

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Another Amazing Cornbread Dressing Recipe – Crawfish Cornbread Wild Rice Dressing

I know living in Louisiana makes us partial to Louisiana crawfish recipes. However, I know so many of you moved from Louisiana or have tried our beloved crawfish.  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 in this simple and amazing cornbread dressing recipe.

Do You Have A Good Peeler For All Those Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes?

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 as good gadgets make cooking easier.

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