Fall Flavors

With each new season comes new featured flavors. Because of this, fall and winter are definitely my favorite times of year for feasting. I love the seasonal squash, juicy pomegranates and crispy apples. Luckily they all taste great together, too! For a warm, nutritious dish, I combined sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds and apple chicken sausage. To enhance the flavors, I made a sweet and spicy glaze with maple syrup, cinnamon and chipotle chili powder. The cinnamon makes the kitchen smell delicious as it bakes!

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts and Apple Chicken Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 pound Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 links of sweet apple chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place sweet potato cubes and Brussels sprouts into a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, syrup, garlic, chili powder and cinnamon. Pour over sweet potatoes and sprouts, then toss to distribute evenly. Using a rubber spatula works best. Spread evenly on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until squash is tender and sprouts are caramelized.
  4. When there is about five minutes remaining, heat chicken sausage in a pan over medium heat. Once heated through and slightly browned, transfer to a large bowl and combine with cooked sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
  5. Top with pomegranate seeds, cheese crumbles and pecans. Serve immediately.

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  • What a bright and festive dish! We love all of these flavors and can only imagine how tasty they must be together… Saving for the holidays, for sure! XO

    • It’s definitely a tasty combo and would be a great side for a holiday dinner!