11.01.2015

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

Sweet potatoes and butternut squash are in abundance in the fall. In fact, North Carolina is the top producer of sweet potatoes in the US.  It's the perfect fall staple and it's cheap. 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.



Skillet meals are easy because it's one-pot for clean-up. I love this recipe because it's easy, uses items found at the Farmer's Market in the fall such as apples and butternut squash, and it's fairly low-budget because the products are in-season and in abundance. 

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


Easy Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet Meal 

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 a dash of 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. 

This easy fall dish is a one-pot skillet meal utilizing ingredients that are in season in the fall. Sweet Potatos and sausage are combined with apples and butternut squash to make a wonderful one-pot meal.


Updated October 2018

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