This Sweet Potato Sausage Skillet is ready in just over a half hour and is a complete (and completely tasty!) meal. Tender sweet potatoes, spicy Italian sausage, with a fragrant mix of bell pepper, onion, and garlic make this a family favorite.
Preheat a large skillet (12 inches wide with high sides is ideal) with vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced sweet potato and jalapeno, if using and spread evenly around the skillet. Allow the sweet potato to cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, so that it starts to brown. Stir well, season with salt and pepper, and allow to cook another 2-3 minutes undisturbed.
Push the sweet potato to one side and add the sausage meat. Cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, breaking up the sausage meat so that it cooks on all sides.
Stir the sweet potato and sausage meat together. Add the diced pepper, celery, onion, and garlic and stir well. Cover with a lid and continue to cook stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fully cooked and a fork can easily pierce it. Remove from heat, stir in oregano and lime juice.
If you are quick at food prep and want to save some time, you can start cooking the sweet potatoes and then dice the bell pepper, onion, and garlic while the sweet potato cooks.