Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato Noodle Skillet Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12-14 ounces pre-cooked chicken sausage, sliced (choose your favorite flavor)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and spiralized
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (optional, any color)
  • 4 cups chopped kale (or other hearty green like spinach)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your desired spice level)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: Grated Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

1. Prep the sweet potato: Peel the sweet potato and use a spiralizer to create noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can dice the sweet potato into small cubes.

2. Brown the sausage: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced chicken sausage and cook until browned on all sides, breaking it apart as needed, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer the browned sausage to a plate and set aside.

3. Sauté the vegetables: Add the onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and optional bell pepper and cook for another minute until fragrant.

4. Add sweet potato noodles and greens: Add the sweet potato noodles and kale to the skillet. Season with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

5. Simmer and combine: Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sweet potato noodles are tender and the liquid has reduced slightly, about 3-5 minutes.

6. Return the sausage: Stir the cooked sausage back into the skillet and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper as needed.

7. Serve and enjoy: Serve immediately, topped with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.

Tips

Vegetable variations: Feel free to add other vegetables to this skillet, such as broccoli florets, mushrooms, or zucchini.

Spice it up: Increase the red pepper flakes for a spicier dish, or try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra heat.

Make it ahead: You can brown the sausage and prepare the vegetables in advance to save time when ready to cook.

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