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Sweet Potato & Sausage Skillet with Salsa

It sounds like an odd combination, but this is a hearty, delicious meal that goes well with rice, beans, chips, or avocado.
Course Main Course
Keyword oven, sausage, stovetop
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil if needed
  • 1 lb Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup jarred chunky salsa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  • Preheat the oven to 400. Mix the diced sweet potatoes and olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet, and mix to coat the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, until just turning golden brown on the corners.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage to skillet and break sausage with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Stir frequently and cook until browned and no longer pink, about 5-10 minutes. Remove sausage with slotted spoon.
  • If needed, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet. Add bell peppers, onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, sausage, salsa, and cumin to the skillet. Stir and cook about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Best served with rice, beans, avocado, and hot sauce.