Home > Dinner > Sweet Potato And Sausage (One Pan!) Sweet Potato And Sausage (One Pan!) January 19, 2024 | 9 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This One Pan Sweet Potato and Sausage dinner is all about easy prep and bold flavors. Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with savory smoked sausage and a few other veggies, then drizzled with an optional but delicious herb sauce! Sweet Potato and Sausage This recipe’s all about delicious Roasted Sweet Potatoes and sausage. The sweet potatoes get all caramelized in the oven, which tastes amazing with the smoky sausage. Other veggies add some extra oomph, and the zippy herb sauce really brings it all together. Super easy to make, too – just toss the veggies and sausage with some spices on a pan and let the oven do its thing. Whip up the sauce with a few ingredients in a blender, and you’re good to go! Sweet Potato And Sausage Ingredients Yellow onion: Thinly slice for better caramelization. Sweet potato: Cut into uniform 1/2-inch cubes for even roasting. Red bell pepper: Larger chunks to prevent burning. Olive oil: Best quality for best flavor! Seasoning: Salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. Sausage: Use turkey sausage for a lighter option. Cilantro sauce: Fresh cilantro, green onions, full-fat mayo, fresh lemon juice, and real Parmesan. Avocado: (optional): Adds a nice creamy texture. How To Make Sweet Potato And Sausage Recipe Preheat the oven. Toss onions, sweet potatoes, and red bell pepper on a sheet pan with oil and seasonings. Roast the vegetables until they start to soften. Add the sausage to the pan, giving everything a good stir. Continue roasting until the sausage is browned and the veggies are fully cooked. While the pan is in the oven, whip up the cilantro sauce in a food processor. Serve drizzled with herb sauce and optional avocado on top. Recipe Tips Even Chopping: Uniform sizes for sweet potatoes and veggies ensure even cooking. Pan Size: Use a large sheet pan to prevent overcrowding for better caramelization. High Heat: Roast at a high temperature for crispy edges and well-cooked insides. Minimal Stirring: Allow roasting undisturbed for proper caramelization. Final Seasoning: Adjust salt and pepper after roasting. Serve Immediately: Best enjoyed fresh from the oven. What Meat Goes Well With Sweet Potatoes? Sweet potatoes pair exceptionally well with smoked sausage, enhancing its rich and savory notes while adding a subtle sweetness to the dish. The smokiness of the sausage complements the caramel-like flavor of the roasted sweet potatoes. What Is The Best Combination With Sweet Potato? The best combinations with sweet potato often involve ingredients that balance its natural sweetness with savory, spicy, or smoky flavors. What To Serve With Sweet Potato And Sausage? Pair the Sweet Potato and Sausage sheet pan dinner with a simple green garden salad, steamed greens, or coleslaw for freshness, grilled corn for a smoky touch, or some crusty bread for dipping into the flavorful juices. If you prefer grains, a side of fluffy rice or quinoa can round out the meal nicely. QUICK TIP Our go-to baking pan is a 15×21 inch sheet pan; it’s spacious enough to spread out the veggies, sweet potatoes, and sausage for even roasting. Remember, if they’re crowded or overlapping, it’ll take much longer for them to cook. More Easy Recipes: Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with ground turkey taco meat Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with wild rice Sweet Potato Couscous with fresh basil pesto Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with melty cheese Sweet Potato Curry with a creamy coconut curry sauce FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Sweet Potato and Sausage 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe This one-pan Sweet Potato and Sausage dinner is all about easy prep and bold flavors. Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with savory smoked sausage and a few other veggies, then drizzled with an optional but delicious cilantro and green onion sauce! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Sweet Potato and Sausage 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This one-pan Sweet Potato and Sausage dinner is all about easy prep and bold flavors. Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with savory smoked sausage and a few other veggies, then drizzled with an optional but delicious cilantro and green onion sauce! Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course Cuisine American, Healthy Keyword Sweet Potato and Sausage Prep Time 30 minutes minutes Cook Time 35 minutes minutes Total Time 1 hour hour 5 minutes minutes Servings 4 servings Chelsea Lords Calories 740kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $14.12 Equipment15×21 inch sheet pan Ingredients▢ 2 cups thinly sliced yellow onion (1 large onion)▢ 3 cups cubed ½-inch sweet potato (2 potatoes)▢ 1 large red pepper, cut to 1-inch cubes▢ 3 tablespoons olive oil, separated▢ Fine sea salt and pepper▢ ½ teaspoon each: chili powder and ground cumin▢ 1 teaspoon each: paprika and garlic powder▢ 12-14 oz smoked sausage, cut into coins (Note 1)▢ For serving: cooked rice or quinoa, freshly grated Parmesan cheese OR cilantro sauce (see below) Optional: ripe avocadoOptional: Cilantro Sauce▢ ½ cup packed cilantro (leaves & tender stems)▢ ⅓ cup sliced green onions (all parts)▢ ½ cup full-fat mayo▢ 2 tablespoons lemon juice▢ ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (Note 2) InstructionsSWEET POTATOES: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Combine cubed sweet potatoes, onions, and bell pepper on a very large (15x21 inch) sheet pan. (Or use two smaller pans). Drizzle with 2 tbsp oil, sprinkle with seasonings (add 1 tsp salt and ¾ tsp pepper or to taste) and toss well with hands. Spread out evenly so veggies have plenty of room to roast (if they're overlapping, they'll steam). Roast for 20 minutes.SAUSAGE: Remove the tray from the oven; add sliced sausage and remaining 1 tbsp oil; toss well and space everything out again. Roast for another 15-20 mins or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Taste and adjust adding more seasoning as needed.SAUCE: Meanwhile, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth and creamy; taste and adjust flavors. Refrigerate until ready to use.ASSEMBLY: Divide the sausage mixture evenly among four plates atop a bed of rice or quinoa. Drizzle sauce (to taste) over each plate (you may have extra) or top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. If using, top each plate with diced avocado. Enjoy! Recipe NotesNote 1: Sausage: Any smoked sausage will work in this recipe. Use smoked turkey or chicken sausage to keep things on the lighter side. Note 2: Parmesan cheese: Grab a block of Parmesan cheese and grate it on the small holes of a grater for this sauce. Cook time relies on small 1/2-inch pieces and plenty of space for veggies to roast. Over-crowded veggies will take longer. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1182mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15722IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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