Quick and Easy Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet Meal

Hey, how is your week going?  Pretty normal busy over here.  The week has been flying by, and I starting to get excited for the weekend!

Today I wanted to share a super quick and easy dinner idea that has become a go to for our family.  I get home before the hubs does.  So I usually pick up the kiddos, and visit with them as I prepare dinner each night.  Since they are preschool/toddler age, they require pretty much all of my attention and dinner needs to be something pre-prepared, or super quick and easy.

This skillet meal fits our week night needs.  It comes together in 15-ish minutes, and has plenty of veggies and protein.  Best of all it is parent and kiddo approved!  It is also very easy to customize.  Feel free to throw in extra veggies, or add a dash of red pepper to add a little spice.

Quick and Easy Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet Meal


  • 1 pound cooked sausage links (I used turkey kielbasa, but anything you like will work.  To make this vegetarian, I would suggest a can of cannellili or garbanzo beans)
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 large diced sweet potatoes*
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions: Heat olive oil on medium in a large skillet.  Add sweet potatoes.  As the sweet potatoes start to cook, slice the sausage into rounds and add to the skillet.  Wash your kale.  Remove the stems and dice or tear the kale into bite sized pieces.  Once your sweet potatoes have softened and the sausage is starting to brown, add in kale, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Stir and continue to cook for another five minutes or so, until everything is hot and cooked to your liking.  Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

*To shorten cooking time, prior to dicing the sweet potatoes, give them a good wash and poke a couple of holes in each one with a fork.  Put on a plate and microwave 2-3 minutes.  Allow to cool, then dice.

Do you have any quick  and healthy weeknight meals you love?  Thanks for joining me today!




27 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet Meal

  1. I’m going to make this this week! I have all the ingredients and never thought to put them together! 🙂

  2. This looks delish! And super easy to make for busy weeknights! Can’t wait to try it once school starts up again and I don’t have time to cook anymore 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks like a perfect and cost effective weeknight meal for a busy family. I’m adding this to my rotation next week. Yum!

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