A hearty stuffing with a healthy twist! Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Pecan Naan Stuffing that’s simple to make and full of fall flavors! It is comforting and filling like your traditional stuffing, but with a few unique twists like butternut squash and naan! It is the perfect dish for your holiday gatherings! Oh, and the leftovers are even more delicious!
I can’t even tell you how excited I am! Thanksgiving has to be one of my favorite food holidays! If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen all of my Thanksgiving inspired meals I have been enjoying! I will admit, the holiday cravings have been going on for quite some time! I can’t help it! Turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry, stuffing… All of my favorites! But, can you believe that in my 4.5 years blogging I have never made a stuffing recipe?! I couldn’t believe it either! I mean isn’t stuffing everyone’s favorite side dish? It’s definitely mine! I will just blame it on the fact that I have always been spoiled by my grandmother’s stuffing!
Traditional stuffing is made with white bread, lots (and lots) of butter and broth. But this Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Pecan Naan Stuffing recipe swaps all of that out for wholesome Naan, avocado oil, and bone broth. I also swapped the eggs for egg whites! Can we raise our hands to the nutrition gods because this comforting dish is now not only preservative free & delicious but loaded with fiber, omega-3’s and protein! Amen! We are taking back the holidays in a healthy way!
When I was shopping at Target (one of my favorite places!) I saw the Stonefire Naan staring at me out of the corner of my eye in the bakery section. I was there specifically to get the ingredients for the Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Pecan Naan Stuffing. The naan ended up being just the remix to this dish that I was looking for! I was torn between using the original and the garlic but finally decided on the original. Although, I highly recommend trying it with the garlic!
Unlike most bread companies, Stonefire does not use any artificial preservatives in their products. Because of this, the shelf life is short. This is why you will always find an expiration sticker on the bread! The great part about this Naan is that if you have handfuls of coupons, you can still stock up because the bread will last up to 1 year in your freezer! Insert: you will always have the base for a delicious recipe on hand!
Thankfully, I was armed with a coupon which made purchasing the Naan even more exciting! Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to feel like they just walked out of a store winning! And winning with the ingredients to make one epic stuffing:
Fresh sliced Naan……Mmmmmm!
So perfectly toasted!
The veggies! (ps – it was a little steamy over the pot!)
When everything comes together…excited!
The best part! EATING! #HelloNaan! You little toasty bites tucked amongst sweet butternut squash, tart cranberries and crunchy pecans! I just want to scoop you up! Oh wait, I did. Onto my plate!
Yields 8-10 servings
Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Pecan Naan Stuffing
1 hrPrep Time
40 minCook Time
1 hr, 40 Total Time
- 3 packages Stonefire Naan
- 2 tbs avocado oil
- 3 cups diced butternut squash
- 1 cup celerey, chopped
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp fennel seed
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 1/2 cup bone broth
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup frozen cranberries
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
- Cut your naan into squares and place on a baking sheet in an even layer.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes.
- While naan is baking add your oil to a large pot.
- Add in your onion, celery, spices and butternut squash.
- Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add in 1 cup of your bone broth and bring to a boil.
- Cook for 5-6 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
- When naan is done add to your to pot with the vegetables.
- Add in your cranberries, egg whites and remaining bone broth.
- Toss together.
- Place in an oven safe baking dish and slightly press down.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes.
- Finish off with a sprinkle of pecans, if desired.
- Serve with your favorite holiday meal!
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Side Dish
The leftovers are even more amazing!
This is literally one of the easiest, quickest and healthiest stuffing recipes out there! It is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even for weekly meal prep! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Now that you have seen the Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Pecan Naan Stuffing recipe, I bet your mind is running in a million different recipe idea directions on how you can invite Naan into your kitchen this holiday!! I’m thinking maybe some bread pudding, cannoli pizza, a breakfast naan……the possibilities are endless! Grab your $0.75 off coupon from Stonefire Naan and then run to your local Target, Sprouts, Krogers, or other grocery store to get your favorite Naan and flatbread! Don’t forget to tag me @fitchick428 on Instagram with any recipes you create!