Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sweet Potato Sausage Skillet

Sweet potatoes are another family favorite, so I wanted to try this recipe as soon as I saw that the main ingredient was sweet potatoes. It was wonderful and super quick and easy to cook up.

Sweet Potato Sausage Skillet
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)

3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta - (or 1/2 regular and 1/2 whole wheat if you have a hubby like mine! :)
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon water
8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, cutting into 1/4 inch slices
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup half and half cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place potatoes and water in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, green pepper and onion in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, cream, salt, pepper and potatoes; heat through. Drain pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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