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Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage

Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage are about as easy as it gets for a healthy dinner! And this tasty meal is low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase Two. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Do you like sweet potatoes?  My nephew and cooking assistant Jake has never really been a fan, but when we made this Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage, he loved it just as much as I did.

This no-fuss recipe was inspired by my love of Sweet Potato Fries, plus a really delicious new chicken sausage from Costco (with no nitrates!) Every cook needs some quick and easy dinner ideas for this time of year, and this is pure comfort food without much effort.

Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage found on KalynsKitchen.com

Here’s the delicious chicken sausage that inspired the recipe.  With only 8 grams of fat per sausage, only 1 gram of sugar, gluten-free, and no nitrites, this is something that will probably inspire a few more recipes at my house.  If you can’t find this one, use any chicken or turkey sausage with garlic. The recipe uses orange sweet potatoes (often called yams or sweet yams in U.S. grocery stores.) Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes about 1 1/2 inches across.

Toss sweet potatoes with a little olive oil and some of my favorite seasoning for Sweet Potato Fries. We roasted sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet for the first 30 minutes so they could have plenty of room for good browning.I turned the sweet potatoes after 15 minutes, to encourage them to get nice and brown.

While sweet potatoes are cooking, cut each sausage into four pieces. We wanted the juice from the sausage to flavor the sweet potatoes for the second half of the cooking time, so we transferred them to a baking dish for the second half of the time.  (If you don’t want to dirty two pans, just push the sweet potatoes together and put the sausage on top of them. And if you do it that way this will definitely be a Sheet Pan Meal, so I’m adding it to that category!) Roast the sweet potatoes with the sausages another 25-30 minutes, or until the sausages are nicely browned and sweet potatoes are soft.  Serve hot and enjoy!

Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage found on KalynsKitchen.com
Make it a Meal: With some kind of green vegetable like Lemony Green Beans, this would make a great low-glycemic dinner.

More Fun Ideas with Sweet Potatoes:

Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Rosemary Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Chips ~ Reluctant Entertainer
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onion with Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Casserole Bites ~ Wonky Wonderful
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cobb Salad Sweet Potatoes ~ The Baker Mama

Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage

Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage are about as easy as it gets for a healthy dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large or 3 medium red-fleshed sweet potatoes, cut into pieces about 1 1/2 inches across (sometimes called yams or sweet yams in U.S. grocery stores)
  • 1 T + 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 T Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning (see below)
  • 4 pre-cooked chicken sausages with garlic, cut into fourths (I used Sabatinos Chicken Sausage with Mozzarella, Artichokes and Garlic)

Seasoning Mix Ingredients:

  • 2 T ground coriander
  • 1 T ground fennel
  • 1 T dried oregano (use any Mediterranean oregano like Greek Oregano or Turkish oregano, but not Mexican oregano for this.)
  • 1 T Aleppo Pepper (or use a smaller amount of cayenne pepper)
  • 2 T kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.  Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray or olive oil.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler and then cut into cubes about 1 1/2 inches across.  Toss sweet potatoes with the olive oil and sweet potato fry seasoning, sprinkling the seasoning over so that all the sweet potatoes are seasoned.
  3. Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and roast 30 minutes, turning once or twice if you can so all the sweet potatoes are browning evenly.
  4. While sweet potatoes roast, cut each sausage into four pieces.  After 30 minutes, either push all the sausage together in the middle of the baking sheet or transfer sweet potatoes to a baking dish where they are close together.
  5. Arrange the sausage pieces on top of the sweet potatoes and cook 25-30 minutes more, turning the sausage once if you can so they brown on both sides.  Serve hot.

Notes:

I use Aleppo Pepper to make my own Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning and it’s delicious! This mix makes more than is needed for the recipe.  Store the extra seasoning in a jar to use at a later time.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Sweet potatoes are a relatively low-glycemic vegetable compared to potatoes, so these Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage should work for low-glycemic diets, but they’re still probably too high in carbs for a traditional low-carb eating plan. They’re also limited to phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet.

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14 comments on “Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage”

  1. Sounds perfect. Thanks for the heads up on the Costco sausage!

  2. Thanks Susie. I love the sausage. It might be a little high in sodium for some people, but otherwise a very healthy product (for sausage!)

  3. A perfect one dish meal!

  4. Pam, that's what I thought too!

  5. I'm definitely keeping an eye out for those sausages. Even though Costco refuses to come to Rhode Island, there's one an hour away, and it looks like a trip is in order.

  6. Lydia, they are really worth the trip!

  7. I'm running to Costco right now! Thanks for the tip – and this looks like it might become a weeknight staple at my house!

  8. Donna, I hope you enjoy!

  9. This is the perfect weeknight meal! So tasty!

  10. I've been using chicken sausages from Costco for years. They're so easy, tasty, and diet-friendly. I've tried several different flavors and they're all good. And I've made the delicious sweet potatoes with your spice blend. What a great idea to put them together!

  11. Thanks Joanne and Doren. Doren, I have tried other brands of chicken sausage, but these are my favorite of all the ones I've had. Glad you like the idea of combining them.

  12. Just picked up a beautiful, locally-grown sweet potato and have been wanting to try something new with it. Looks like this recipe is it! Sounds yummy.

  13. this was excellent. was trying to come up with a quick no fuss no mess Monday nite meal and remembered raw frozen diced sweet potato and the abundance of Sam's club version of this chicken sausage. the sweet potato fry seasoning was DIVINE and the entire meal came together fairly quickly with little prep time. Just enjoyed it for lunch today.

    Thanks Kalyn for sharing yummies from your kitchen.

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