This one-pan chicken sausage sweet potato bake is an easy dinner that’s delicious topped with salsa and avocado!
I know, two posts in one week? In a perfect world, I’d post even more often that that, but today I’m just happy to be back for the second time this week. Tomorrow, I’m leaving for a full weekend in the mountains! Which means that I spent yesterday packing and trying to decide if I could get away with not doing laundry before I go. Packing is one of those things that takes me forever and I still have a ways to go still, but I did at least pack all of my favorite, non-perishable travel snacks like dried figs, Larabars, apples, oatmeal, and dark chocolate.
And now I’m just trying to quickly wrap up assignments so I don’t have to think too much about schoolwork over the weekend, plus finishing off the food in my fridge so nothing goes bad. I have great memories of being allowed to have ice cream before lunch as a kid to finish it off before we headed off on a family road trip 😉
And speaking of food…let’s talk about this chicken sausage sweet potato bake. I wish the leftovers from this were still in my fridge!
Last fall, I posted a recipe for one-pan chicken sausage and roasted veggies. It’s not one of the most popular recipes on the blog, but it’s a meal I love and make on a regular basis. It’s also one of those meals I’ve made for other people and they’ve asked for the recipe and have started making it, too. And having a food blog really comes in handy when people ask for recipes!
The original recipe is really great. It’s a super easy, throw-whatever-veggies-and-sausage you-have-on-a-baking-sheet kind of meal. But then I had the idea for a southwestern-style one-pan chicken sausage sweet potato bake (mainly so I could top it with avocado and salsa) and I like this even better than the original.
It’s really filling, relatively inexpensive, and tastes awesome. And if you leave out the black beans, it’s Paleo and Whole 30-friendly.I love the ease of using pre-cooked chicken sausage so I don’t have to actually deal with cooking meat myself. It’s such a big time and convenience saver!
I especially love Trader Joe’s line of chicken sausage: there’s sweet Italian, sun-dried tomato, spicy jalapeño, etc. and they all have short ingredient lists. Most are also Whole 30/Paleo-friendly. This isn’t sponsored by Trader Joe’s– I just love their food, friendly cashiers, and generous samples. And their dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
If you try this one-pan southwestern chicken sausage sweet potato bake, feel free to let me know in a comment or take a picture and tag me @livbane on Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
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