An aromatic mix of cubed sweet potato, shaved Brussels sprouts, sweet apple, herbs and spices tossed with Trader Joe’s cranberry turkey sausage and finished off with herbed goat cheese. It’s a one-skillet meal that will easily have you coming back for seconds!
This dish is just bursting with Autumn vegetables and flavors, I cannot get enough! Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, this dish is too good (AND EASY) not to share. Plus my addiction to sweet potatoes is not dissipating any time soon. There is just something about sweet potatoes mixed with SAGE
and sausage and goat cheese that just makes my head spin.
This hash is probably something I could eat day-in and day-out, sort of like anything and everything with chocolate and peanut butter, without growing tired of it. I even tossed the leftover hash in a skillet the next morning, heated it up and cracked a few eggs on top to transform it into a glorious EGG HASH. Yes. Yes, yes, yes.
Let’s also talk about this Trader Joe’s Uncured Cranberry Apple Turkey Sausage that I was super excited to find. Low fat turkey sausage links from vegetarian-fed turkeys with no antibiotics, no added chemicals or nitrites/nitrates with only 1.5 grams of fat per link. They are super delicious and would serve as a great breakfast protein choice, too.
I’ll be honest, unless I walk into TJ’s with a plan of EXACTLY what I need to get, I am a wondering buffoon in that store. There is just SO MUCH produce, specialty sauces/dips/nut butters, meats, WINES. I’ve been overwhelmed ever since one opened in Tampa. I’ve just wanted to try anything and everything. All at once.
One of the things I have grown to love at TJ’s are their bags of pre-cut or pre-skinned produce. I bought a HUGE bag of skinned, chopped sweet potatoes for this recipe and it made meal prep tremendously easier. Yes, these bags are little more expensive but if cooking already seems like a chore and you’re less inclined to cook homemade meals because of this, I think the extra $ is well spent. I actually bought everything in this recipe from TJ’s and I was amazed at the little amount of time AND DISHES I had utilized. Double win.
Oh and the VERY BEST part of this dish: ONE skillet wonder, baby. Who even has time for excess dishes these days??
Sweet Potato, Brussels and Apple Hash with Cranberry Turkey Sausage and Goat Cheese
Makes ~7-8 cups. Serves four.
- 3 1/2-4 cups of chopped, skinned sweet potato (roughly 2 large sweet potatoes)
- 1/2 lb fresh Brussels sprouts, chopped (~3 cups chopped)
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 small or 1/2 large red apple, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 links Trader Joes Cranberry Apple Turkey Sausage (or comparable brand/type), sliced into ~1/2 inch pieces
- 4 fresh sage leaves, chopped
- 1 spring of fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
- 1 ounce herbed goat cheese (or plain)
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil if using cast-iron skillet
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and sweet potato. Cook for ~7-8 minutes, until softened, tossing every 2-3 minutes.
- Add chopped Brussels, apple, garlic and herbs and cook another 10-12 minutes, tossing once every few minutes.
- Add chicken broth and scrape any burnt pieces from the bottom of the pan. Add pieces of turkey sausage, toss and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until turkey sausage is heated through.
- Add chunks of goat cheese on top and serve!