Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup Sweet Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

A little sweet and a little spicy this sweet potato recipe has a bit of everything. Cooking the sweet potatoes in a brown sugar and maple syrup sauce gives them a soft, slightly sweet taste that is balanced by the flavors and heat from the chili powder and Andouille sausage. This dish works great as a side dish or as a simple main dish.

These sweet potatoes work great as a side dish or as a simple main dish.

Sweet Potatoes with Andouille Sausage
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Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup Sweet Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
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A little sweet and a little spicy this sweet potato recipe has a bit of everything. Cooking the sweet potatoes in a brown sugar and maple syrup sauce gives them a soft, slightly sweet taste that is balanced by the flavors and heat from the chili powder and Andouille sausage. This dish works great as a side dish or as a simple main dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 red sweet potatoes
  • 2 Andouille sausages
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Start by peeling the sweet potatoes and cutting them into bite-sized pieces. You'll want to have enough sweet potatoes to fill a 9 by 13 pan, which usually is four medium to large sweet potatoes. Cut the Andouille sausage into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter on low heat, as the butter starts to melt add the brown sugar, maple syrup, pepper, chili powder, and 1 tsp of salt. Whisk until everything comes together.
  3. Mix the sweet potatoes and sauce together and put them in a 9 by 13 baking dish. Lay the sausage across the top of the sweet potatoes. Cover the pan with foil.
  4. Bake in a 400℉ oven for 40 minutes. Make sure to stir everything up at least once, so everything cooks evenly. Take the foil off for the final 5 minutes of cooking.
  5. Before serving mix in 1/2 tsp of salt and few turns of fresh ground pepper. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

The sweet potatoes are done when they are tender enough to cut through with a fork but still hold their shape. Two Andouille sausages equal 8 oz of sausage.

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