We tend to keep our lunches and dinners a “one dish meal” on S4B. By that I mean we cook a few different things, mix it all together, and hope it lasts for a few days before we have to cook again. 😉
Typically our dishes involve brown rice or quinoa, at least one vegetable, and a protein (unless we are counting quinoa as our protein- Lou doesn’t seem to think that counts). I got the idea for this recipe from a combination of Sarah and Mike’s dish over at Drool-Worthy and a quinoa taco-bake my friend Deanne made me the other week. I love the flavor combinations of this Sweet Potato and Sausage Quinoa Bake (the gruyere cheese is so good) and how easy it is to make.
Sweet Potato and Sausage Quinoa Bake
- 1 cup of quinoa, dry
- 2 cups of water
- 3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped
- 1 package of organic Italian chicken sausage, sliced
- Sea salt & pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil
- shredded gruyere cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Toss the sweet potato in olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes until fork tender.
- Place the 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water into a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed.
- Fluff and set aside.
- In a large pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and the chopped kale.
- Sprinkle sea salt and pepper and sauté kale until it begins to crisp slightly. Set aside.
- In the same pan, cook the chicken sausage pieces until browned.
- In a large bowl, mix the quinoa, sweet potato, kale and chicken sausage together.
- Add in a big handful of shredded cheese and mix through
- Pour the mixture into a large baking dish.
- Sprinkle more cheese over the top.
- Bake for about 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
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Fall is definitely casserole season and baked quinoa dishes are some of my favourites. Love how simple and easy this recipe is. It looks delicious!
I love simple dinner recipes like this one and chicken sausage is my go-to shortcut food for meals.
This dish has ALL of my favorite things! YUM! I love how much flavor sausage adds to any meal! Seriously love this and your photos are gorgeous!
It’s like you’re in my kitchen! This is totally the kind of thing I love to make, so fast, easy and full of veggies!
I love everything about this! Must try soon!
I love all of the fall flavors in this dish! And I love the one pot meal concept even more
What a great flavor combo! I bet this tastes amazing.
What an absolute perfect celebration of fall! Such gorgeous colors and flavors!
This dish has my name all over it. Gruyere cheese is soooo tough to turn down. Plus I am all about baking once and eating all week. Found my Sunday prep meal!
How long will this Keep in the fridge? Thanks
Hi Jill, as long as you would keep any leftovers! Mine is usually gone by day 3 🙂
Hi! If i swap out the kale for broccoli, how should i cook the broccoli? should i steam it before baking it up with the rest of the ingredients? thanks!
Yes I would steam or roast the broccoli first! The baking is really just to melt the cheese 🙂
My boyFriend doesnt like sweet potato, unfortunately. What is a good substituTe for it?
One of my top go to meals! Everything i love in one dish.
Thanks for sharing Lori!
Sounds tasty, but in gonna End up spEnding an hour cleaning all those pots and pans.
It actually goes quick! Only 1 baking sheet (line it with parchment paper for easy clean up), 1 pot, 1 pan and 1 bowl! But you are right, not a recipe for those who want very minmal clean up. 🙂
Tried it last night. Was able to To cook quinoa in the same pan used for the sausage. Think i undercooked the sweet potato though, so ill add 5mins to Their bakE tIme in the future