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Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

2018年8月8日

I decided to add the word magical to this recipe title because I truly believe that it is.

One of my employees recommended this recipe to me this week and while I usually trust her recommendations, the idea of kale, sweet potato, and quinoa just seemed a little too whole foodsy for me.  Yep, I just made whole foods an adjective.  It’s fine. 

Just the same, we don’t share recipes that often on the job so I knew there had to be something special about this one.  Over the weekend while wandering Trader Joe’s, I saw a bag of kale and decided to try it.

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

You guys, the results were incredible.  So incredible that I want to make a second batch immediately to enjoy throughout the week.  I ate it for breakfast on Sunday morning and it was perfectly filling!

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

Adapted from Spinach for Breakfast

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed

2 1/2 cups of water

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

4 cups kale, chopped and stems removed

4 links Trader Joe’s spicy italian chicken sausage, sliced

sea salt & pepper

2 oz. shredded Trader Joe’s cheddar-gruyere cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Chop your sweet potatoes.  Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet prepared with cooking spray.  Spray lightly with cooking spray, and season with salt & pepper.  Bake 35-40 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

3.  Place the 1 cup of quinoa and 2 1/2 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.  I used a rice cooker to make mine.

4.  Add your kale and chicken sausage to a skillet prepared with cooking spray. Season with salt and pepper. Saute at medium heat until the kale begins to crisp slightly and the sausage is browned.

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

5.  In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, sweet potato, kale and chicken sausage together.

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

6.  Pour the mixture into a large baking dish, prepared with cooking spray.  Top with cheese.

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

7.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

8.  Serve and enjoy!  I’ve since enjoyed this dish as a lovely savory breakfast as well.  And, I’ve made a second batch already!

Magical Sweet Potato & Sausage Quinoa Bake

Per 1/6 recipe serving:

CAL 308; FAT 10g; SAT FAT 4g; CARBS 34g; PROT 20g; SUG 3g; FIB 5g

WW Points+: 8; WW Smart Points: 9