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Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner: Cornbread, Yam, and Apple Stuffing

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

I love turkey stuffing. Not the kind you find in a bag at the store, but a more creative, substantial version. I combined my favorite stuffing ingredients into this recipe I serve each year. I try to make plenty so there are enough leftovers to use in my After-Thanksgiving Pie recipe.


I’m posting Thanksgiving recipes every day. Check out the menu below. Serves: 10  Serving size: 1/2 cup Preparation time: 20 minutes ​Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 2 cups cornbread, crumpled 1 pound chicken sausage ​2 tablespoons butter or olive oil 2 cups apples, chopped with skin 2 medium yams or sweet potatoes, mashed 1 1/2 cup onion or leeks, chopped 3 pieces of celery, chopped 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup turkey broth or apple juice

Directions Cook yams or sweet potatoes earlier in the day to give them time to cool. Place them in a large pot, bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered. Cook until tender, testing with a fork. Drain, cool, peel. and mash.

1. Cook sausage in a skillet, breaking into small pieces, until there is no more pink. 2. In the skillet, add the oil, onion, and celery and saute until soft. Stir in the apples and cook just until tender. 3. Place mashed yams in a large bowl and stir in the skillet ingredients, crimpled cornbread, broth or juice, cranberries and spices. ​4. Turn into a greased 9 inch by 9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

​​I hope you enjoy my recipes. Let me know if you’ve tried any of them and how they turned out. Feel free to share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes in your comments. Good cooking to you, and Happy Thanksgiving! ​Linda

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