Brandied Cranberry and Sweet Potato Stuffing Recipe

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Elliot Published: October 5, 2021
Brandied Cranberry and Sweet Potato Stuffing Recipe

How To Make Brandied Cranberry and Sweet Potato Stuffing

For a unique stuffing recipe, try this one that’s loaded with sweet potato and candied cranberry giving some sweet contrast to the sausage and cornbread.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2cupscranberries,dried, sweetened
  • 1cupbrandy
  • cupshot water
  • 1lbKielbasa sausage
  • 4cupsonions,(about 2 large onions), chopped
  • 2cupscelery stalks,chopped
  • ½cupbutter
  • cupspecans,chopped
  • 2tbspsage
  • cupsflat leaf parsley,chopped
  • 3cupscorn bread stuffing,packaged
  • 1cansweet potatoes
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 1tbspsalt


  1. In medium‐sized mixing bowl, stir together the cranberries, brandy, and hot water. Let stand for 30 minutes. In large skillet, brown the sausage over medium high heat. Remove with slotted spoon to very large mixing bowl, leaving sausage fat in skillet.

  2. Add the onions and celery to the skillet. On medium heat cook until softened, but not browned. Add to sausage in bowl. Melt butter in same skillet on medium and add chopped pecans.

  3. Cook for a few minutes until nuts begin to brown and are fragrant. Add nuts to sausage mixture in bowl. Drain the cranberries, discarding soaking liquid, and add to mixture.

  4. Add the sage and parsley leaves and mix well. Stir in the cornbread stuffing and drained sweet potatoes. Add the chicken stock a little at a time until mixture is desired consistency.

  5. Season with salt to taste. Let cool completely before stuffing poultry.


  • Calories: 481.74kcal
  • Fat: 30.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.22g
  • Fiber: 6.14g
  • Sugar: 7.79g
  • Protein: 11.09g
  • Cholesterol: 47.39mg
  • Sodium: 782.15mg
  • Calcium: 97.39mg
  • Potassium: 507.30mg
  • Iron: 2.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 354.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.64mg
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