Sweet potato sausage has been one of our oldest meal prepping recipes that still hits the spot. The secrete to this dish is the sausage, it’s so juicy and full of flavor that it compliments almost any dish. We got so excited when we found the Hillshire Farm Sausage at Costco, because this ment we could stock up on our favorite sausage. This is a win-win since we use these sausages for many other recipes including our famous crab boil and sausage-dogs. If your not a member of Costco, you can definitely find this brand of sausages at your local grocery store and pick from a variety of flavors. They all taste great in my opinion.
Meal prepping with Sweet Potatoes
When my husband first introduced me to meal prepping, he took a lot of his meal inspiration from the fitness community. This lead to create a lot of sweet potatoes meal prep variations. This sweet potato sausage dish is our ultimate healthy meal prep recipe that puts a grin on any hungry face. One of the main reasons I love this dish is because it taste great no matter if you’re on a diet or not. The second reason is because it is such a quick meal to create. While you’re cooking your sweet potatoes all you have to do is cook the cut up sausage and the veggies. This saves you a lot of time when trying to complete your meal prep for the week while maintaining a great tasting dish.
How to Bake Sweet Potatoes
One of our favorite ways to cook sweet potatoes when meal prepping is to bake them. It makes sections of the meal prep feel like it’s on autopilot. I am going to share here some tips to bake sweet potatoes with and without foil. We personally use foil, because it leaves everything tender and easier to remove the skin of the potato. The first tip is to wash and dry your sweet potatoes, then with a fork you should poke wholes into the potato. After that you can fully wrap the the sweet potato in aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
Now, a more environmentally friendly way to bake your potatoes is to not use aluminum foil. You simply oil up the potato and sprinkle some salt and pepper and then bake as usual for 45 minutes. The skin of the sweet potato will be more crispy than soft like when you use foil.
I wanted to share some of these cooking tips to help give you some variations of how to cook sweet potato while meal prepping. In this recipe, I’ll be explaining how to make Sweet Potato Sausage by boiling the sweet potatoes. Now, let’s get into the recipe.
- Sweet Potatoes or yams (2 large or 3 medium)
- ¼ tbs of salt
- ½ tbs of butter
- 1 dash of cinnamon for garnish
- ½ Yellow Onion
- 1 Green Bellpepper
- 1 Red Bellpepper
- ¼ tbs of salt and pepper (to taste)
- Packet of Sausages
* Recommended Sausage: Hillshire Farm – Smoked Uncured Polska Kielbasa
Sweet Potato Sausage Recipe
*This recipe was made in less than 30 minutes, since we boiled the sweet potatoes instead of baking them.
- To start this recipe, you want to boil some water for your sweet potatoes. I always add a pinch of salt to speed things up.
- After that, you want to peel and cut the sweet potatoes in half and then in 4ths. Depending on how large the sweet potatoes are, this cutting style will reduce the cooking time from 30 minutes to 20 minutes. *You have the option to boil, bake with foil, or bake without foil to replicate this recipe.
- Next up, you want to cut the sausage in slices and cook for 5 minutes prior to adding all the other ingredients. This will allow the sausage to brown up a bit. *I personally cook the sausages on the stovetop on a cast-iron skillet.
- After that cut the bell peppers and ½ an onion in slices and add to the stovetop with the sausages.
- All of the ingredients will finish cooking within 5-10 minutes or until it all breaks down and gets a brownish color to it.
- Once the sweet potatoes are fully cooked and have cooled down a bit. You want to add some butter and salt to taste while smashing the sweet potatoes. Sometimes to smooth the consistency I like to add a splash of milk, but this is optional.
- Lastly, I recommend using glass containers to store your meal prep to easily and safely reheat in the oven or microwave.
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Glass Containers