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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:
  1. It's an incredibly simple dish to make! If you can chop and stir, you are set.
  2. It is rich in vegetables and sparse on ingredients you can't pronounce.
  3. It's a great dish to make during the summer as it doesn't require an oven.
  4. It requires very few dishes - cutting board, knife, skillet and spoon!
  5. 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

  1. Put a large skillet on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut into one inch cubes and add to skillet as you cut.
  3. Remove casing from sausage and cut into small chunks. Add to skillet.
  4. Wash and cut peppers into one inch chunks, removing seeds. Add to skillet.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Continue to stir skillet until potatoes are soft and sausage is cooked.
  7. 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?