11.01.2015

Enjoy Fall with this Easy, Healthy Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet Meal

Sweet potatoes and butternut squash are in abundance this time of year.  In fact, North Carolina is the top producer of sweet potatoes in the US.  When I was on my detox/cleanse, I ate a lot of butternut squash, and really became a fan of the vegetable.  


Easy, Healthy sweet potato and sausage skillet meal using chicken and apple sausage as meat option in the dish as well as butternut squash, apples, and onions.
Apples, butternut squash, chicken sausage and sweet potatoes make the perfect fall meal.


Hines-Sight Blog food contributor, Mandi McClure,has developed the perfect skillet meal for those North Carolina crisp, fall nights.  I love this recipe because it's easy, uses items found at the Farmer's Market this time of year, and gives my husband a meat option with the chicken and apple sausage. 

Enjoy!



Easy, Healthy sweet potato and sausage skillet meal using chicken and apple sausage as meat option in the dish as well as butternut squash, apples, and onions.
Sweet Potatoes are North  Carolina's top crop


Farmer's Market Autumn Skillet Meal
Recipe and Photos by: Mandi McClure

Ingredients:

3 med sweet potatoes or 3 med white potatoes or a small to med butternut squash - cut in bite size chunks (Or use butternut squash and sweet potatoes together. Be creative)
1 onion, sliced
2-3 small apples cut into chunks the same size as the potatoes/squash.
1 pkg Chicken and Apple Sausage cut in to 5 or 6 pieces each
1/4 Cup Beer or Apple Pie Moonshine or Apple juice or cider
2 T Maple Syrup
Seasoning - Mandi uses Park Hill Maple & Spice Pepper and salt. The Park Hill Maple & Spice Pepper comes from the Savory Spice Shopbut you could could use just about anything you wanted.  Ex: Cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, mustard.

Easy, Healthy sweet potato and sausage skillet meal using chicken and apple sausage as meat option in the dish as well as butternut squash, apples, and onions.
Warm your chilly fall evening with this farm fresh,  easy, healthy sweet potato and chicken-sausage skillet meal


Directions:
Roast the potatoes/or roast them in the oven @ 400 degrees for about 20 or 30 minutes, until almost done.  In the mean time, caramelize the onions in a large pan.  Mandi likes to use her cast iron pan since it's oven safe and cuts down on clean up.  You could use a baking dish or Le Creuset, which can go from stove to oven like a cast iron skillet. 

After the onions are caramelized, add the sausage, apples and roasted potatoes/squash. Add the liquid and seasoning, mix to coat everything and pop it into the oven for about 20 or 30 min on 350 to heat the sausage and cook the apples.  Stir once or twice along the way as needed. 

Linked up with: Flip Flops and Pearls today for the "Let's Eat Y'all" Recipe Swap.


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