Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Sausage Goulash is a healthy, delicious, comforting, gluten free dinner that is easily thrown together in one skillet.
Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Sausage Goulash was my very first post on MamaGourmand. It really encompasses the type of recipes I aspire to showcase on my blog: simple preparation with common, whole ingredients that yields surprisingly delicious dishes.
Below is my original post because, likely, only my moms, sisters, and husband read it. Buried WAY down at the end of the post I’ll even leave my first blog photo. Yikes. I remember being convinced I totally nailed the shot. Actually…not so much.
Sometimes child rearing can be a little exciting and physically active. A live action game of Frogger can ensue when your child weasels away in a busy parking lot. Occasionally you may find it necessary to perform the grab-and-slingshot-back when they dodge awaiting coats / shoes / anything necessary to walk out the door in a timely fashion. Or there’s my personal favorite – wrestling them down into a 5-point harness car seat while they arch their back and scream bloody murder.
Yes, all these activities will get the heart pumping, and you may even break a slight sweat. But NONE of these day-to-day bursts of child rearing exertion will get you skinny, no matter how many you string together.
The BIGGEST CROCK OF FEMALE B.S is, I stay slim by just chasing my kids around all day!
Raising kids may significantly increase your blood pressure, but you can’t convince me calories just magically melt away. There’s only one way to do that. Exercise, done in a proper exercise arena, with other people begrudgingly sweating alongside you. Torturous means such as weights, kettle balls, and bikes that go nowhere are usually involved, but none of it incorporates chasing children.
To keep my weight in check, I also find it helpful to abstain from inhaling everything that taunts me daily. That is what weekends are for. I cook mostly healthy-ish meals, sub out full fat ingredients for lighter versions, and try not to match my husband’s serving size (as much as I always want to).
HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO, CARAMELIZED ONION, SAUSAGE GOULASH
For this Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Sausage Goulash recipe I subbed out lighter turkey sausage for pork. Using a nonstick skillet allowed me to use less olive oil, but still enough to caramelize the sausage and onions and leave in a good flavor.
It’s a great weeknight meal because the ingredients are simple, it’s all done in one pan, and there isn’t a lot of prep work. Most importantly, it’s delicious and you can close your eyes, savor a glorious bite, before springing back in action to bang out the rest of the day.
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Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Sausage Goulash
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 28 ounces smoked turkey sausage (I used Turkey Polska Kielbasa), sliced on the bias into medallions
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 onions, halved and thickly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and into sliced 1/2" rounds
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley
- Add olive oil to a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the smoked sausage medallions and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until golden-brown. Remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- To the same pan add in the butter and allow it to melt. Add in the sliced onions and caramelize in the butter and sausage drippings until golden-brown; about 7 minutes. Next, add in the garlic, salt, pepper, and the paprika. Stir to combine with onions and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add in the chicken broth and stir to combine. Then add sliced potatoes, folding in with onions and broth. Cover the pan, bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring gently every 5 minutes.
- Uncover the pan. Add and gently stir in sautéed sausage. Raise heat, if needed, to bring back to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 more minutes to finish cooking potatoes and reduce sauce to thicken slightly. Add parsley and serve.