I didn’t always like sweet potatoes. It wasn’t until I went Keto a couple years ago that I started experimenting a little with them. You see, I’m a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I don’t think a meal is complete without a meat, a starch, and a vegetable- bonus points for bread too.
Of course when you’re on Keto, carbs are out of the question. Luckily, I wasn’t too hard-core so I gave myself a little wiggle room and tested some recipes for sweet potatoes when I had that hankering for a good starchy potato. If I hadn’t, then this Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Sausage recipe would have never been created.
Even if you aren’t a huge fan of sweet potatoes, I promise you’ll like this recipe! It’s packed with flavor and a great sweet-spicy combo of flavors that will have you always wanting more!
My love for sausage goes beyond just a piece of grilled meat. I love all kinds of sausage; beef, pork, chicken, smoked, grilled, bbq, hot, mild, Italian. The list could go on and on. For this recipe, you’ll just need a simple sausage that doesn’t pack too much heat because we’re gonna add the spice we need.
There are a few extra steps to this recipe, like browning our sausage and sweating our onions that I recommend you DO NOT skip out on. Each step adds another layer of flavor and depth that this pressure cooker sweet potatoes and sausage recipe needs to taste as amazing as it looks.
This recipe will knock your socks off with layers of flavor that your sweet potatoes have never seen!
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces about 5 medium sized potatoes
- 1 lb sausage sliced thinly about 2 large links
- 1 large sweet onion sliced
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup water
Turn your pressure cooker to the SEAR/SAUTE setting and add oil.
Add thinly sliced sausage and begin to brown. You'll want the sausage to cook for about 4-5 minutes so that it gets a good color and a little crispy.
Add onion. Saute for another 4-5 minutes until onions begin to caramelize.
Add sweet potatoes, seasonings, honey, brown sugar, and water, stir until everything is well coated.
Sear for another 4-5 minutes as everything blends.
Close and lock pressure cooker, cook on HI pressure for 3 minutes.
When pressure cooker beeps, unplug it and let it sit for about 3 minutes. (3 minute NPR) After 3 minutes, release the pressure.
Serve with your favorite toppings; like green onions, butter, cinnamon, etc. ENJOY!
A little tip: I seriously can’t get enough of this recipe! It’s a little too spicy for my kid’s little taste buds, so if you want it to be more family-friendly, I suggest cutting back some of the cayenne/pepper. Don’t omit it completely, but maybe half it!
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