Easy Sweet Potato Sausage Layers

by Fresh Planet Flavor

Easy Sweet Potato Sausage Layers (grain-free, gluten-free, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

I debated whether to post this recipe here on the blog, as it’s really just a “cook this stuff in a skillet and then mix or layer” situation. But! After posting it to Instagram, a few folks piped up that they’d like some specifics to go by, so here’s the method to a quick layered dish featuring my favorite things.

If you don’t have a spiralizer (a pity, because they’re so fun!) then feel free to use a potato peeler to make sweet potato curls, or simply roughly chop the sweet potatoes and load them into a food processor. Pulse until finely diced; the look of the sweet potato layer will be different than my spiralized version but no less delicious.

Easy Sweet Potato Sausage Layers (grain-free, gluten-free, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

Easy Sweet Potato Sausage Layers
 
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
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Serves: 2-4
This savory and easy sweet potato sausage layered dish is the perfect combination of sweet veggies, salty meat, and spicy toppings.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce, divided
  • 2 sausages, cooked and sliced into thin coins
  • 1 bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • Freshly-cracked black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Line a 9″ square cake pan with enough parchment paper to overlap the sides, set aside.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of the coconut oil in a large skillet. Peel the sweet potato, then use a spiralizer or potato peeler to cut into long strips. Alternately, use a food processor to shred until finely diced. Cook the sweet potato in the skillet for approximately 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until soft and beginning to fall apart.
  3. While the sweet potato cooks, heat the second tablespoon of coconut oil in a small skillet. Cook the bell pepper and jalapeño until very soft and beginning to brown, turning occasionally.
  4. Once the sweet potato is cooked to softness, transfer it into the parchment-lined cake pan. Use the back of a spoon to pack the sweet potato down into a firm layer (the more tightly you pack the sweet potato, the more cleanly the finished dish will cut). Lightly salt the sweet potato layer.
  5. Spread ½ cup of the marinara sauce over the sweet potato layer, then sprinkle the sausage coins, cooked bell pepper plus jalapeño, and red chili flakes over the sauce. Finish with another light addition of salt, and a few generous cracks of black pepper.
  6. Cut into serving sizes, then use the parchment paper overlap to lift the layers out of the pan for easy transfer to serving plates using a spatula.
 

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16 comments

Sandy May 13, 2015 - 2:15 am

I am going to try making this tomorrow only I am going to slice up some meatballs because that is what I have in the house. Your recipe looks yummy.

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Grok Grub May 14, 2015 - 1:16 am

Do it! I intend to switch up the meat myself next time, just for variety.

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The Food Hunter May 13, 2015 - 2:43 pm

My husband is going to love this.. thanks for sharing.

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Grok Grub May 14, 2015 - 1:17 am

My boyfriend was a fan… 😉

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Trisha May 13, 2015 - 11:38 pm

What a great idea. Seriously, it’s the simplest dishes that are usually the best. 🙂

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Grok Grub May 14, 2015 - 1:15 am

It got rave reviews from my one taste-tester!

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Rachael Abel @ Love Yourself Green May 14, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Never be afraid to post anything because we need inspiration! Especially from your awesome brain, yo! 😉 This looks great – definitely sharing on mah Faceplace.

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Grok Grub May 15, 2015 - 5:15 am

Haha “Faceplace”… love it!

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Rachael Abel @ Love Yourself Green May 16, 2015 - 4:10 pm

That’s how the old people say it. LOL. 😉

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Kim May 15, 2015 - 12:57 pm

WOW and WOW! This is going to be perfect for my egg-less breakfast! I love a little spice!

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Jessica May 15, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Pinned. I can’t wait to try this one.

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Krystal May 15, 2015 - 8:42 pm

This looks so yummy. I really need to get me a spiralizer!

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Grok Grub May 16, 2015 - 3:02 am

Yes, you do! It’s one of my fave toys.

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Lily Lau May 16, 2015 - 4:34 pm

This is my kind of food, looks beyond delicious! 🙂

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Cindy July 27, 2015 - 3:12 pm

I think this is to go in the oven? – If so what degree and how long?

thank you

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Grok Grub July 27, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Actually doesn’t go into the oven. Everything cooked separately and then layered together.

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