From my Aunt Alta's recipe box, this was from an old newspaper clipping. If you don't have leftover sweet potatoes, you can mash up some freshly cooked ones or mash some drained canned ones. Remove any marshmallow toppings if you are using leftovers. NOTE: The sugar is present to tone down the tang of the fresh cranberries and to the sweet potatoes. I would imagine Splenda could be used in its place. If you wish to use whole berry cranberry sauce (drained) that you already have prepared, I would suggest heavily reducing or possibly leaving out the sugar altogether, depending upon how sweet your leftover cranberry sauce is.
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- 4 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes (leftovers)
- 4 cups cooked turkey or 4 cups cooked chicken (leftovers) or 4 cups cooked ham, diced (leftovers)
- 1 (8 -9 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, undrained
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or less depending on how sweet your potatoes already are and personal preference)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 lb bulk pork sausage
- 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 2Mix all ingredients together EXCEPT pork sausage and bread crumbs.
- 3Pour into a well greased 2 1/2 quart casserole.
- 4Brown the sausage meat, crumbling it, until it just starts to brown (bit has not fully cooked).
- 5Drain sausage fat and sprinkle the meat over the casserole.
- 6Top with bread crumbs and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for After the Holiday Casserole W/ Pineapple & Fresh Cranberries
Serving Size: 1 (323 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 563.1
- Calories from Fat 120
- Total Fat 13.3 g
- Saturated Fat 4.6 g
- Cholesterol 106.4 mg
- Sodium 606.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 68.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
- Sugars 33.9 g
- Protein 41.5 g