Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Gluten-Free Chicken Sausage are about as easy as it gets for a healthy dinner! And this tasty meal is low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase Two. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
Do you like sweet potatoes? My nephew and cooking assistant Jake has never really been a fan, but when we made this Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage, he loved it just as much as I did.
This no-fuss recipe was inspired by my love of Sweet Potato Fries, plus a really delicious new chicken sausage from Costco (with no nitrates!) Every cook needs some quick and easy dinner ideas for this time of year, and this is pure comfort food without much effort.
Here's the delicious chicken sausage that inspired the recipe. With only 8 grams of fat per sausage, only 1 gram of sugar, gluten-free, and no nitrites, this is something that will probably inspire a few more recipes at my house. If you can't find this one, use any chicken or turkey sausage with garlic.
Sweet Potato Fries.
We roasted sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet for the first 30 minutes so they could have plenty of room for good browning.
We wanted the juice from the sausage to flavor the sweet potatoes for the second half of the cooking time, so we transferred them to a baking dish for the second half of the time. (If you don't want to dirty two pans, just push the sweet potatoes together and put the sausage on top of them.)
With some kind of green vegetable like Lemony Green Beans, this would make a great low-glycemic dinner.
Easy Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken-Garlic Sausage
2 large or 3 medium red-fleshed sweet potatoes, cut into pieces about 1 1/2 inches across (sometimes called yams or sweet yams in U.S. grocery stores)
1 T + 1 tsp. olive oil
1 T Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning (see below)
4 pre-cooked chicken sausages with garlic, cut into fourths (I used Sabatinos Chicken Sausage with Mozzarella, Artichokes and Garlic)
Seasoning Mix Ingredients:
(store extra seasoning in a glass jar)
2 T ground coriander
1 T ground fennel
1 T dried oregano (use any Mediterranean oregano like Greek Oregano or Turkish oregano, but not Mexican oregano for this.)
1 T Aleppo Pepper (or use a smaller amount of cayenne pepper)
2 T kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray or olive oil.
Peel sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler and then cut into cubes about 1 1/2 inches across. Toss sweet potatoes with the olive oil and sweet potato fry seasoning, sprinkling the seasoning over so that all the sweet potatoes are seasoned. Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and roast 30 minutes, turning once or twice if you can so all the sweet potatoes are browning evenly.
While sweet potatoes roast, cut each sausage into four pieces. After 30 minutes, either push all the sausage together in the middle of the baking sheet or transfer sweet potatoes to a baking dish where they are close together. Arrange the sausage pieces on top of the sweet potatoes and cook 25-30 minutes more, turning the sausage once if you can so they brown on both sides. Serve hot.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Sweet potatoes are a relatively low-glycemic vegetable compared to potatoes, but they're still probably too high in carbs for a traditional low-carb eating plan. They're also limited to phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet.
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More Fun Ideas with Sweet Potatoes:
Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Rosemary Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Chips ~ Reluctant Entertainer
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onion with Feta ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Sweet Potato Casserole Bites ~ Wonky Wonderful
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Cobb Salad Sweet Potatoes ~ The Baker Mama
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