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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Sausage

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Sausage
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 8
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A great side dish, or a simple sausage and sweet potato main dish, all done in your slow cooker! Toss a package of prewashed salad greens with your favorite dressing, and dinner is served.
Updated Apr 17, 2013

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bulk pork sausage, thawed if frozen
  • 2 large leeks, sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 3 lb dark orange sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices (8 cups)
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or chicken broth

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in leeks and thyme.
  • 2
    In slow cooker, layer half the sweet potatoes, sausage mixture and cheese. Repeat with remaining sweet potatoes and sausage mixture. Pour apple juice over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Clean leeks thoroughly before using them; they trap a lot of sand and dirt beneath their many layers. First, remove the green tops to within 2 inches of the white part. Peel the outside layer of the bulb, and wash several times in cold water.
  • tip 2
    Many varieties of sweet potatoes are available. We like the dark orange-skinned sweet potatoes for this dish because they not only make a richer colored dish but also a tastier, sweeter one.

Nutrition

260 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 31g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
9g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
7g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
390%
390%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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