Pecan and Cornbread Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes

This Easy Cornbread Stuffing recipe is chocked full of fall and Thanksgiving flavor. With sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pecans this stuffing recipe is the perfect blend of fall favorites. Come on in and I’ll share this Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with you, today…

Pecan and Cornbread Stuffing recipe

Pecan and Cornbread Stuffing

You are definitely going to want seconds of this delicious stuffing.

Are you looking around for stuffing recipes? I have a few that I can share with you like, Classic Sage Stuffing, and Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

And, here’s a sweet potato appetizer for you, Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

This stuffing is semi-homemade – saving a little time in the kitchen. The cornbread in this recipe is from a cornbread stuffing mix. 

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Pecan and Cornbread Stuffing recipe

What is the difference between stuffing and dressing?

  • The difference between stuffing and dressing is that stuffing tends to be stuffed in the bird, but not always. The dressing is usually baked outside of the turkey. Mainly the difference is what you and your family are used to calling this delicious baked bread. The south tends to refer to stuffing as dressing. The midwest calls it stuffing, and so on…
Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Can you make the stuffing ahead of time?

  • Stuffing is best the day of, but…You can make it ahead of time. After baking the stuffing, cool it and store it covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days. When you are ready to serve it, bake it in the oven to reheat it. It should take about 30 minutes to heat through
  • If the stuffing has dried out, add some chicken broth to moisten it before baking 
Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

How long will leftover stuffing last in the fridge? 

  • Leftover stuffing will last up to four days in the refrigerator. If the stuffing has dried out, add some chicken broth to moisten it before heating it up to eat. 

Finally, here is the recipe for Semi-Homemade Cornbread Stuffing:

Pecan and Cornbread Stuffing recipe

Pecan and Cornbread Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes and Squash

This is a hearty stuffing that you can serve with your holiday meal
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 105cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • ½ cup celery sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. butter melted – unsalted
  • 1 10 oz. frozen butternut squash or peeled and cubed fresh squash
  • 1 10 oz. frozen cubed sweet potatoes or 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large apple peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. rubbed sage
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 8 oz. cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup pecans chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the garlic, onion, and celery
  • Saute’ the onion, and celery until they are tender – about 5 minutes
  • Add the melted butter, squash, sweet potato, apple, brown sugar, and sage
  • Reduce the heat, cover and cook until the squash is tender – about 10 minutes
  • Add the water and broth, and remove from heat
  • In a large bowl, stir the stuffing mix, egg, and pecans
  • Add the squash and broth mixture
  • Mix until cornbread is moist – if it seems dry to you, you can add up to 1 cup more of chicken broth (the bread should be a little soggy looking)
  • Transfer the stuffing into a lightly greased baking dish – a 13 x 9 would work nicely
  • Bake, covered with lid or foil for about 40 minutes


nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Serving: 10g | Calories: 105cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg



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