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As someone who loves to cook, the spring and summer months in Cumberland Valley are a real treat. I can easily walk or drive to nearby farmers markets to purchase the freshest, most delicious ingredients (outside of the ones picked from my garden of course!). I wanted to share one of the newest recipes that I've tried that uses a specialty ingredient from one of my favorite farmers markets - Paulus Farm Market.
So what is the star ingredient? Sausage! In addition to fruits, vegetables and plants, Paulus also sells a selection of meat including beef, chicken and even lamb. They make two types of flavored sausages - Apple and Raspberry. This flavored sausage is what makes the dish, especially because I don't actually like sweet potatoes! The fruit flavoring is not overwhelming, but adds a sweet touch to the dish. I've tried this dish with both types of sausage, and both were delicious!
Five reasons to try Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet:
- It's an incredibly simple dish to make! If you can chop and stir, you are set.
- It is rich in vegetables and sparse on ingredients you can't pronounce.
- It's a great dish to make during the summer as it doesn't require an oven.
- It requires very few dishes - cutting board, knife, skillet and spoon!
- It's delicious! Seriously, delicious.
Sweet Potato and Sausage Skillet
2 Small Sweet Potatoes
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Package Apple or Raspberry Sausage (approximately 1 lb)
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
Salt and Pepper
- Put a large skillet on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.
- Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut into one inch cubes and add to skillet as you cut.
- Remove casing from sausage and cut into small chunks. Add to skillet.
- Wash and cut peppers into one inch chunks, removing seeds. Add to skillet.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Continue to stir skillet until potatoes are soft and sausage is cooked.
- Serve and enjoy!
I've also added other ingredients to the skillet like apples or onions. Both tasted great!
What is your favorite dish to make with Cumberland Valley specialty ingredients?