Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Sweet Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce

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Seriously, come here.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce

We all know I’m not at all known for being overly dramatic, and I hardly ever use all caps, because I’m classy like that, but WHOOOOOOA, NELLY. I cannot TAYELL you how bonkers ridic this is.

And so simple! You might not think that a basic baked sweet potato spit and piled with seared chicken sausages and sweet peppers would take your mouth very far in life, but you’d be dead wrong, my sisters and brothers. Dead.wrong.

It’s not even that though. You see that tantalizing creamy cilantro drizzle pretty much bathing this meal? YOUWILLDIE. Absolute game changer for anything you put in your face for the rest of your life.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce

The story behind this meal? So, my good friend Stephanie’s completely killing this whole “getting wholed up” thing. It’s basically a Paleo diet, I think. You know Paleo, that famous ancient Greek philosopher. Aristotle, Socrates, and Paleo. He’s big time, you guys. Super smart.

A lot like me.

Anyway, I’ve been obsessed with following her progress on Instagram, getting a glimpse into this pretty inspiring way of eating.

I could never go straight Paleoluto, ‘cuz I love mah cheese. But the rest? Hells bells, yeah.

ALSO, before I get ripped up, I didn’t make the dressing Pluto, because it has Greek yogurt and sour cream in it. But I think Pluleo wouldn’t mind this one time. He was Greek, after all.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce

#philosophy

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Sweet Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce:

What it took for 2:

* 2 sweet potatoes
* 4 links chicken sausages (whatever flavor you can’t live without), sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
* 4-6 mini sweet peppers (orange, red, yellow), stemmed and sliced
* 2 cups shredded green cabbage
* 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or a mix of yogurt and sour cream)
* juice from 1/2 a lime
* 1 cup cilantro
* pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400.

Fork the potatoes all over and bake on a rimmed baking sheet for 1 hour. Longer, if needed.

Bring a Tbs. of oil to a medium-high heat in a sauté pan. Add the sausages and brown on both sides. Add the peppers and sauté another minute or two.

In a food processor, combine the yogurt, lime juice and cilantro. Season with a tiny pinch of salt and puree until smooth. Taste that. You will DIE. If you want it creamier, add more yogurt or sour cream. If you want it thinner, more lime juice!

Slice potatoes open and load up with sausages and peppers. Serve with the shredded cabbage and drizzle everything with the cilantro sauce. Garnish with extra cilantro. Gosh dang.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce

*make a big jar of that cilantro sauce and just toss it back.

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23 Responses to Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausages, Sweet Peppers and a Cilantro Sauce

  1. Baby June August 5, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    Those look awesome! I love sweet potatoes, this preparation looks divine. :)

    • Tom @ Raise Your Garden August 6, 2014 at 6:41 am #

      Agreed this is a game changer! There’s something comforting about a warm fresh sweet potato.

  2. Bri | Bites of Bri August 5, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    Love that sauce. I’m going to need extra for sure :)

  3. Tieghan August 5, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    I am such a huge fan of these flavors and sweet potatoes and chicken sausage!

  4. Leslie @ An Elephant in London August 5, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    I will be making this on Thursday with my friends :)

  5. Katie August 5, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    yes pahleeze. I have all the stuff for this in my fridge!

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 5, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I have loved everything I have ever made from your blog and I know this will be no exception. Fantastic stuffing for a sweet potato!

  7. Lauren August 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Ah! My taste buds are watering!! I need this now!

  8. Eileen August 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    I love how this is so easy to throw together! The results are clearly more than the sum of its parts. :)

  9. Meredith August 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    Incredible! Why am I not having this for dinner right now?

  10. Millie l Add A Little August 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Love this! The dressing sounds amazing and looks perfect for a summer dinner!

    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

  11. Ashley August 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Consider me potatoed. You had me at hello? I’ll stop.

  12. Amy @Very Culinary August 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    Daaaamn. Now, I’m so hungry. And drooling all over myself.

  13. Bromley moving out cleaning August 7, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    That post makes me so hungry, it looks very delicious.

  14. Joanna August 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    This was a great easy dinner! Instead of the cabbage I just threw some baby spinach in with the sausage and peppers. Will make again!

  15. Carrie August 13, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    I made this last week and it was amazing!! My family devoured everything! Your recipes rock Bev! Looking forward to trying out more!

  16. Misha August 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    What do you think would happen if I used lemon instead of lime? I bought the wrong one (gahhhh)

    • Bev Weidner August 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      It’ll work! It will just be lemony, not limey. :)

  17. Simone August 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Made this and was in love. In case you haven’t, eat the cilantro sauce as pizza sauce. That’s what we did with the leftovers and we had absolutely no regrets.

  18. Sydney August 29, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    We had this for dinner last night OMG!!!!! It was like flavor heaven. YUM YUM YUM! We’ll be making it again. Tonight maybe?

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