These Roast Turkey and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a perfect way to use up leftover turkey and cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving for healthy lunch or light dinner.
So many say that the leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving and I agree. Especially when it comes to pie for breakfast the next day with a hot cup of coffee. But by the time Monday rolls around people are craving healthier foods after a weekend of indulging and these stuffed sweet potatoes are a great way to combine both leftovers and a healthier meal option. Best of both worlds.
There always seems to be an imbalance of leftovers after the holiday, pies tend to go faster than the turkey, sides don’t last as long especially veggies. I love sweet potatoes, it’s something we eat year round. And I also look forward to cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving but I stash a few bags of cranberries in my freezer to make a quick sauce when I am craving a Thanksgiving type meal. The sweet tart cranberry sauce is perfect with the creamy sweet potato and roast turkey.
I made these stuffed sweet potatoes with roasted light meat turkey, dark meat would work fine too. If you are out of turkey from Thanksgiving I included a recipe for roasted turkey breast. I also made a quick cranberry sauce for these in case you have already eaten up all of yours. I can eat cranberry sauce or chutney by the spoonful. It is one of my favorite. I even put it on vanilla ice cream. YUM!
Toasted pecans add a little crunch, and now I sound like I have been watching way too much Food Network cooking shows lately.
The roast turkey and cranberry stuffed sweet potatoeo recipe makes 6 servings, with baking 3 sweet potatoes and using each half for a serving. You can halve the recipe but you will have leftover sweet potato. Which in my opinion is never a bad thing. Sweet potatoes never go to waste in my household.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I am now looking forward to Christmas. We already got our Christmas tree and need to get our decorations out of storage. I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by.