Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing in Sweet Potato Boats

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 2 hr 10 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 8 servings

Ingredients

4
large sweet potatoes (4 to 4 1/2 lb)
2
teaspoons oil
1/3
cup chopped applewood-smoked bacon
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
1/4
cup finely chopped celery
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup unsalted butter, softened
1
box (6 oz) cornbread stuffing mix
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4
cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
2
tablespoons real maple syrup
Dash ground nutmeg
Additional real maple syrup

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork; rub with oil. Place on cookie sheet. Bake about 45 to 55 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; remove with slotted spoon. Cook onion and celery in bacon drippings over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add broth and 2 tablespoons of the butter; heat to boiling. Stir in stuffing mix, bacon, cranberries and 2 tablespoons of the walnuts. Remove from heat; cover until needed.
  3. 3 Remove sweet potatoes from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller, remove potato flesh, leaving 1/3-inch-thick wall of potato on inside of shell. Set potato shells aside. Place potato flesh in large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons syrup, remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the nutmeg; mash. Spoon about 1/2 cup stuffing mixture into each potato shell; spoon mashed sweet potato mixture over stuffing, leaving some stuffing exposed around side of shell.
  4. 4 Line cookie sheet again with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Place potato boats on cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle potatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons walnuts; drizzle with additional syrup.

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