Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sweet Potato Dressing

This is a family recipe from my Dad's side of the family. It was always on the table with the Turkey when we were in Reserve, LA.  My mother has to make two dressings each year so my father can have his favorite. It is a delicious and savory way to serve sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Dressing
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 large bell pepper, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
3 very large sweet potatoes
1 cup firmly packed shredded lettuce
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
black pepper
red pepper flakes
Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning

Bake sweet potatoes until soft. I use my microwave’s potato setting.

Brown pork and beef. Add onion, bell pepper and celery. When vegetables are soft season to taste. Then add shredded lettuce. When lettuce almost disappears add green onions and parsley. Peel sweet potatoes. Then stir in sweet potatoes one at a time until well incorporated. Check seasoning again. Serve.


If you like your sweet potatoes sweet you can add sugar to taste.

If you like your dressing more savory add one baked Idaho potato peeled.

Linking to:

Memories by the Mile: Tuesday Trivia - LOUISIANA and Link Party
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
The Tumbleweed Contessa: Thanksgiving Saturday Linky Party


  1. This looks so interesting! I will put this on my list of things to make this week since I have a huge box of sweet potatoes on the floor. :) Does it freeze well?

    1. Pary thanks for stopping by. To be honest this is my Dad's favorite so we rarely have any left to freeze. I seem to remember freezing it once but do not remember the outcome. I will ask dear Dad what he remembers. He would be honest about the taste and texture after freezing. You may want to make half a recipe to start. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I love sweet potatoes and this is a delicious way of enjoying it! Thank you for stopping by, glad to be your latest follower!

  3. We eat a lot of sweet potatoes here. The family always wants them sweet, but I welcome savory ways to make them. I've never seen a dressing like this! Thanks for linking up this week.

    1. Hey Michelle, It is a Reserve, LA thing. My mother has a cookbook by parishes. Each parish submitted three recipes. Sweet Potato Dressing is in the St. John the Baptist Parish section. I need to borrow that cookbook. It is very interesting to see the recipes from each parish.


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