18 net carbs

Smoked Sausage & Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy a delicious combination of smoky smoked sausage, sweet and tender sweet potatoes, and savory onions, a perfect hearty sheet-pan meal.

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Smoked Sausage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Low-carb smoked sausage and roasted sweet potatoes an onion on a white dinner plate.

Low-Carb Smoked Sausage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Total Diabetes Wellness
This recipe features the bold and smoky flavor of smoked sausage paired with the sweetness of sliced sweet potatoes and the savory taste of onions. This dish is perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner and can be easily customized to suit your tastes. It's an easy, sheet-pan meal that will have your taste buds singing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 18 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ pound sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • olive oil sprayer
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Optional Garnish

  • chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
    Close-up view of temperature knob on an oven, preheat oven to cook a meal.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, evenly distribute the smoked sausage, sweet potatoes, and onions.
    Top view of baking sheet with sweet potatoes, smoked sausage, and onions.
  • Generously spray with olive oil over all ingredients, making sure everything is coated.
    Top view of spraying olive oil on sweet potatoes, smoked sausages, and onions.
  • Sprinkle with paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes.
    Top view of sweet potatoes, smoked sausages, onions, and spices, ready to go in the oven.
  • Remove from oven, stir, and bake for another 10 minutes.
    Top view of sweet potatoes, smoked sausages, and onions on a baking sheet just out of the oven.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley (optional) and enjoy!
    Smoked sausage, roasted sweet potatoes, and onions garnished with fresh parsley.

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Notes

Recipe Variations

  • Meat substitutions – Any type of sausage will work for this recipe! Beef, turkey, chicken, or pork smoked sausage taste great in this recipe. We recommend using smoked sausage rather than uncooked sausage links.
  • Seasoning substitutions – Just about any seasoning combination will taste great with this recipe! Cajun seasoning instead of paprika and Italian seasoning is our favorite variation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use in place of the olive oil sprayer?

You can make this recipe if you don’t have an olive oil sprayer! Combine the smoked sausage, sweet potato, and onion in a large bowl. Add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil and mix well. Add the paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and mix until everything is evenly coated. Transfer the mixture to your baking dish and bake as directed.

Do I need to peel the sweet potatoes?

Peeling the sweet potatoes is up to you! We leave the peels on for extra fiber and nutrients. Just be sure to wash the sweet potatoes well if you’re not peeling them.

Is this low-carb smoked sausage and roasted sweet potatoes recipe Keto?

No, this recipe is not Keto. With 18 grams of net carbs per serving, we don’t recommend this recipe if you’re following a Keto diet.

Is smoked sausage with roasted sweet potatoes gluten-free?

Yes! This sausage & roasted sweet potato recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: You can chop all ingredients, mix with oil and seasonings and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days before cooking.
  • Storing leftovers: Leftovers will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
  • Freezing instructions: After cooling completely, store in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for 3-4 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat: Reheat smoked sausage and roasted sweet potatoes in the oven, toaster oven, or in a skillet on the stovetop. You can also use a microwave, but the ingredients may be a little soggier this way.

Additional Details

When it comes to managing diabetes, maintaining a balanced diet is key. Finding recipes that are not only delicious but also blood sugar-friendly can sometimes be a challenge. But fear not! We’ve got a mouthwatering solution that will satisfy your taste buds while keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Our smoked sausages with roasted sweet potatoes recipe is a delectable combination that’s sure to become a favorite on your dining table. Packed with flavor and essential nutrients, this dish offers a delightful culinary experience without compromising your health goals.

At the heart of this dish are two star ingredients: smoked sausages and roasted sweet potatoes. The smoky, savory sausages bring a burst of protein to the table, while the naturally sweet and tender roasted sweet potatoes provide a hearty dose of fiber and vitamins. The marriage of these elements creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

The Benefits for People with Diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, this recipe offers a multitude of benefits. Here’s how this dish can be a wonderful addition to your diabetic-friendly menu:

  • Low-Carb Balance: By using roasted sweet potatoes, a complex carbohydrate source, this recipe keeps the carbohydrate content in check. The slow-release energy from sweet potatoes helps prevent sudden spikes in blood sugar levels.
  • Fiber-Rich Goodness: Sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of dietary fiber. Fiber plays a crucial role in slowing down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, leading to steadier blood sugar levels after meals.
  • Protein Power: Smoked sausages contribute a healthy dose of protein. Protein not only helps with satiety but also has a minimal impact on blood sugar levels, making it an excellent choice for those with diabetes.
  • Vitamin Boost: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, both of which are essential for maintaining overall health. These vitamins also contribute to better immune function and improved skin health.
  • Mineral Magic: Sweet potatoes provide important minerals like potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. Managing blood pressure is particularly important for individuals with diabetes, as it can reduce the risk of complications.
  • Satisfying and Flavorful: One common challenge for people with diabetes is finding satisfying meals that don’t leave them feeling deprived. This recipe’s combination of smoky flavors and contrasting textures delivers a satisfying eating experience.

Cooking Tips for Success

While the recipe card provides the basic instructions, here are some additional tips to ensure your smoked sausages with roasted sweet potatoes turn out perfectly every time:

  • Choose Quality Sausages: Opt for high-quality smoked sausages with minimal additives. Look for options that are low in sodium and free from added sugars.
  • Uniform Slices: To ensure even roasting, cut your sweet potatoes into uniform slices. This will help them cook evenly and avoid some pieces becoming overcooked while others remain undercooked.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Pan: Give your sweet potato slices enough space on the baking sheet. Overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking and prevent that desired crispy exterior.
  • Flavorful Marinade: Enhance the flavor of your sausages by marinating them before smoking. A simple marinade of olive oil, garlic, herbs, and a dash of lemon juice can work wonders.
  • Mindful Seasoning: Be mindful of the seasoning you use. Opt for herbs and spices that enhance the flavors without adding unnecessary salt or sugar.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Pair your smoked sausages with roasted sweet potatoes with a refreshing side salad for a well-rounded meal. A crisp salad with leafy greens, colorful veggies, and a light vinaigrette will complement the richness of the sausages and the sweetness of the potatoes.

For a twist on the classic, consider these variations:

  • Vegetarian Option: Swap out the smoked sausages for flavorful grilled or sautéed tofu. Tofu readily absorbs marinades and offers a protein-packed alternative.
  • Spice it Up: If you’re a fan of heat, add a touch of chili powder or red pepper flakes to your marinade for an extra kick.
  • Herb-Infused Sweet Potatoes: Toss your sweet potato slices with a medley of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage before roasting for an aromatic delight.

The smoked sausages with roasted sweet potatoes recipe is a shining example of how diabetes-friendly meals can be both delicious and nutritious. By combining the smoky goodness of sausages with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes, this dish brings together a symphony of flavors and health benefits. With a little attention to detail and the right choice of ingredients, you can savor every bite while staying true to your dietary goals. So fire up that grill or oven, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary journey that’s perfect for your taste buds and your well-being.

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  1. 5 stars
    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and am excited to try it tonight. It looks delicious!

    1. Hi Kristin! Thanks for the comment and trying out our recipe! Let us know how it turns out 🙂