Stuffing with Butternut Squash and Apples

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Because it’s so super helpful to post a recipe for something like stuffing AFTER Thanksgiving has happened.

Stuffing Ingredients

But hey, it’s possible that there is someone out there who makes stuffing for Christmas dinner too, right? RIGHT?!

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Well, at the very least, perhaps someone will want to file this away for next year, since it is pretty much the most awesome stuffing I’ve ever cooked/tasted/looked at.

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Stuffing with Butternut Squash and Apples
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This robust, savory stuffing has all the classic flavors of Thanksgiving, with the added bonus of butternut squash roasted with cinnamon to give it an extra zip. This would also be delicious with the addition of some chopped walnuts or dried cranberries. Enjoy with turkey and gravy, or simply by the spoonful!

Ingredients:

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium white onion, diced
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 apples (I used fuji), chopped
1 10 oz. bag of seasoned stuffing mix
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable stock

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Toss your butternut squash in the oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper then place on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, chop and dice the rest of your ingredients, then melt the butter in a large pan (with high sides) on medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it begins to get soft and translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add celery.

3. When the butternut squash has finished roasting, mix it into the onion and celery. You want to be careful when mixing now, as the squash is probably very soft. Add the apples and saute an additional 2-3 minutes.

4. Add your dried stuffing mix directly to the pan, then pour water and vegetable stock over it. Mix the combination well. Add additional stock as necessary to achieve desired moistness.

5. At this point, you may transfer the stuffing into a casserole dish and bake for 10 – 15 minutes to achieve that crisper, drier top layer, or simply serve as-is.

Stuffing with Butternut Squash and Apples

13 Comments

  1. kristen @livinlifeinlouiesays:

    YUM!

  2. Nancysays:

    I love stuffing. Any idea of weight watcher points on this? Looks yummy.

    • It will really depend on how much you eat haha, since restraint is difficult when stuffing is involved (for me, at least!), but if you break it up into 9 servings, you’re looking at the following nutritional info:

      129 calories, 6 g fat, 16 g carbs (3 g fiber), and 2 g protein.
      3 WW Points+

      I hope this is helpful! You can cut the fat by not using the butter in it, or the oil to roast the butternut squash (but… so tasty… mmmm… ;))

      • Nancysays:

        Thx! Adding these ingredients to grocery list. Love squash and apples together. Thank you. 3 pts per serving is so doable!

  3. Jen robinsonsays:

    Did you save some?!!

  4. Louisesays:

    Thanks for posting this! It looked so good!!!! We had a ham Thanksgiving so no stuffing. 🙁 I think we’ll need to have a turkey and stuffing dinner soon, just for the heck of it!

  5. I think you can eat stuffing all year long. So yes, this is helpful 😉

  6. Okay, this looks freaking awesome and I think I have to make it!! We bought a turkey and cooked it the day after Thanksgiving, so that we could have tons of turkey leftovers all week. We didn’t take any leftovers home from my parents, so I might as well just make all of the sides for us to have as our “leftovers…”
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!

    Oh- and we cooked our turkey using Alton’s recipe- all because you posted it on your site. 🙂 It turned out AWESOME.

  7. Alliesays:

    Stuffing should be acceptable at any meal between October 1st and Jan 1st. Making this ASAP. I love me some butternut squash.

  8. My mom’s kind of doing a T-day dinner for Thanksgiving so I’ll give her the link to your site for these delicious recipes!!

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