Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sausage with Sweet Potato Balls

Here's a one-pot meal I put together with what I had in the fridge. It was a busy night so I needed something quick and easy. This filled the bill. The sweet potato mixture tastes great. If you find that you can't form the mixture into balls, just make mounds or patties with it. I was just trying to shake it up a little bit! This meal got two thumbs up and I've got to say that Dave and I ate it all by ourselves it was SO good. So if you are serving more than two or want some leftovers, double it up.

Serves 2-3.

1 pound fresh Italian sausage, cut into pieces
3 baked sweet potatoes, skins removed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 bunch broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
sea salt, to taste

  1. Combine sweet potato, garlic powder, chili powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Mash together with a fork.
  2. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage, onion, and garlic and cook until sausage is browned and just cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Add broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Scoop sweet potato mixture into one-inch balls using a cookie scoop or large melon baller. Push sausage mixture to the edges of the pan and add sweet potato balls. Cover pan and continue cooking until broccoli is tender and sweet potatoes are warmed, about 5 more minutes.


  1. Just came across your site earlier in the week and I'm obsessed!! This was for dinner tonight at it was ahhhmazing! Tomorrow night... the Crockpot Cabbage Rolls :)

    1. Hi, Tasha. I'm so happy to feed your obsession! Glad you liked this meal. I just made the cabbage rolls earlier this week--you'll love them! Thanks for the nice note and welcome to Paleo Table! :) Hope to hear from you again soon>