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Hearty Sausage & Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
Sweet potatoes with sausage and sage make a happy dish. I get a lot of recipe requests when I serve this hearty hash with apples and carrots. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
Hearty Sausage & Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine potatoes, 1 tablespoon oil and salt. Microwave, covered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until tender, stirring every 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; remove with a slotted spoon.
  3. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-low heat. Add apple and carrot; cook, covered, 5-7 minutes or until carrot is just tender, stirring occasionally. Return sausage to pan. Stir in sweet potatoes and seasonings; cook, covered, 10-12 minutes or until carrot is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 409 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 793mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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