Spicy Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
  • for the sausage:
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp chili flake
  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt or sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • for the hash:
  • 3-4 small sweet potatoes (about 3 cups, diced in 1" pieces)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Serrano peppers, diced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 3 cups baby spinach spinach
  1. In a small bowl, combine the sage, thyme, chili flake, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, brown sugar, seasoned salt and ground pepper and mix thoroughly.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, spice mixture and olive oil. Chill while potatoes cook.
  3. Dice sweet potatoes into 1" chunks and boil until just tender and a fork can easily pierce the flesh, about 10-15 minutes. Don't overcook, or you'll end up with mashed sweet potatoes instead of hashed sweet potatoes. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in onion, garlic and diced chili peppers and saute until onions soften, about 5 minutes. Add in turkey sausage mixture, using a wooden spoon to break into large pieces. Cook until no longer pink.
  5. Once the turkey has cooked through, add in the cooked sweet potatoes and stir to combine. Add in spinach and cook until wilted. Serve as is, or with a fried egg on top!
Spices: I know the list of spices is a bit... much. To get that delicious sausage flavor, definitely use the thyme, sage and garlic powder. The other spices are icing on the cake.

Make it Paleo!: Leave out the brown sugar in the sausage seasoning and you've got a paleo-friendly meal!
Recipe by FMITK: From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen at https://www.fmitk.com/spicy-turkey-sausage-sweet-potato-hash/