Sweet Potato Pesto Noodle Bowl

Things got a little wild in our house last night. I experimented with a new 30-minute dinner! Luckily for us, and you all, it was delicious. Like borderline TOO good for how easy it was.

Remember the Whole 30 pesto & the sweet potato noodles I prepped on Sunday? They were the star of this dish!

Chicken apple sausages add protein & sweetness to the meal and sautéed peppers & onions complete the dish.

May we talk for a second about chicken sausages? Here is the brand that I buy: Aidell’s Chicken Apple Sausage. I buy this brand/flavor for two reasons – 1) they taste delicious and are extremely versatile, you can add it to scrambles/hashes for breakfast, salads for lunch and “pasta”/casseroles for dinner. 2) this is the ONLY compliant chicken sausage I can find in our area! It bares repeating that I do love this flavor – but come on. How Hy-Vee, Costco & Fareway only have ONE flavor (not even brand) of chicken sausage that isn’t laden with things like milk, cheese or SUGAR is a bit insane. Anyway, regardless of the limited options – I loved the additional layer of flavor these chicken sausages brought to the dish!

OKAY, enough about sausages. Let’s get to the recipe! I may (or may not) have mentioned in previous posts that I am working on creating more Good Chives original recipes – this is one of them! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 🙂

Sweet Potato Pesto Noodle Bowl

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons of oil (I used EVOO – but you could use avocado oil, coconut oil, etc…)
  • 2 sweet potatoes – spiralized into noodles
  • 2 bell peppers – sliced into strips (I used 1 red and 1 yellow)
  • 1/2 yellow onion – sliced into strips
  • 1 package of Aidell’s Chicken Apple Sausage, sliced into coins
  • 3 Tablespoons + 1 Tablespoon of Whole 30 Pesto
  • 1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

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Directions

  1. Heat 2 T of oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the pan is hot, add the sweet potato noodles & 1 teaspoon each of salt and garlic powder. Sauté for 10 minutes or until the noodles are soft. (Best way to know if they are ready? TASTE THEM!)
  3. Remove the sweet potato noodles from the pan and set aside in a large bowl.
  4. Add the sliced chicken sausage to the pan in a single layer. Allow the sausage to sit, undisturbed in the pan for 4-5 minutes – this allows the sausage to get nice and browned. After the 5 minutes, stir the chicken sausages around and cook for another 2-3 minutes. One of the great things about this chicken sausage is that it’s already cooked! So really, we are just browning & warming them up.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, add 3 Tablespoons of Whole 30 Pesto to the sweet potato noodles you set aside. Mix the pesto into the noodles & prepare for a glorious smell!
  6. Remove the chicken sausage from the pan and add to the sweet potato noodles.
  7. In the same pan we have been using (I love you, one pan recipes!) add the sliced peppers and onions, along with 1 teaspoon each of salt & garlic powder. (If your pan is dry – add another tablespoon of oil.) Note from the pictures: the sweet potato noodles burnt a little to the bottom of my pan – ain’t no way that was stopping me! 
  8. Sauté the peppers and onions for 7-8 minutes, until the peppers are soft & onions are translucent.
  9. Remove the peppers/onions from the pan and add to the sweet potato bowl – combine all ingredients well.
  10. Top with the additional 1 Tablespoon of pesto and mix it up, again!

I am not kidding when I say that somehow, someway all of the flavors in this dish came together to make one of the best 30 minute, one-pan meals we have had in quite some time. Of course, this would have taken longer (still doable, but longer) if I hadn’t prepped the sweet potato noodles & pesto ahead of time. Meal Prep Sunday coming in clutch.

Sending Good Chives Your Way,

Shauna

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