Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Servings: 8-10
Cook Time: 90 minutes
Meal Type: Other

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pound sweetpotatoes, about 2 large sweetpotatoes
teaspoon salt, divided
non-stick cooking spray
tablespoons butter
cup chopped celery
cup chopped onion
teaspoon poultry seasoning
teaspoon pepper
pound pork sausage, ground seasoned
ounces seasoned croutons (we used cheddar and garlic croutons)
apple, medium-sized, peeled, cored and chopped
cup dried cranberries
cup raisins
egg (lightly beaten)
cup butter
teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
cup hot water
cup chicken stock
fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


In a 2-quart saucepan, place sweet potatoes and add 1/2 teaspoon salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain and cool. Peel the sweet potatoes, then cut into 1/2 inch chunks.

Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9×13-inch casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray.

In a large skillet, melt two tablespoons butter. Add the celery and onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Place in a large bowl.

In the large skillet which is still hot from sautéing the celery and onion, brown the pork sausage, stirring to break up until it’s cooked and crumbly. Drain if necessary, however a small amount of drippings left in with the sausage can enhance the flavor of the dressing. Add the sausage to the celery and onion mixture in the large bowl. Stir in the seasoned croutons, chopped apple, cranberries and raisins. Mix in the lightly beaten egg. Melt 1/4 cup of butter and add to the sausage mixture along with the prepared bouillon. Gently stir in the sweet potato chunks. Mix well and place in the prepared casserole dish.

In a 350-degree oven, bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

(Recipe based on a recipe from CRISCO found on

Submitter: Cookbook Crew
Hometown: Cary

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