Sausage, Sweet Potato Noodles and Broccoli Skillet Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 3/4 pound ground Italian pork sausage (sweet or spicy, your choice)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized using the thinnest blade
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 8 oz)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  • Prep the Veggies: Spiralize the sweet potatoes. Trim the noodles if they seem overly long. Cut up your broccoli into bite-sized florets.
  • Brown the Sausage: Heat 1 -1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground sausage and break it up with a spatula as it cooks. Brown the sausage for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate.
  • Sauté the Veggies: Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add the sweet potato noodles and broccoli florets. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the noodles start to soften.
  • Flavor Boost: Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Deglaze and Simmer: Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until the noodles are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, approximately 1-2 more minutes.
  • Finish and Serve: Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and the cooked sausage. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese on the side, if desired.

Tips:

  • Make it vegetarian: Substitute the sausage with your favorite plant-based alternative or simply omit it.
  • No spiralizer? No problem! You can either purchase pre-spiralized sweet potato noodles or cut the sweet potato into thin matchsticks.
  • Add-ins: Toss in other vegetables like chopped bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms.
  • Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy this healthy and satisfying one-pan meal!

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