Cheesy Sweet Potato Sausage Spread

1st Place Winner
2013 Dixie Classic Fair
“Anything But Ordinary” Recipe Contest
Sweet Potato Sausage Dip
Cheesy Sweet Potato Sausage Spread

Cheesy Sweet Potato Sausage Spread

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups of diced sweet potatoes (about a ¼ of an inch cubed)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound of breakfast sausage
  • ¼ small onion, chopped (¼ cup)
  • 1 small sweet red bell pepper (¼ cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 oz. of Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1-14.5 oz. can of Italian diced tomatoes (slightly drained)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine olive oil and cayenne pepper
  3. Toss sweet potatoes gently to coat.
  4. Spread evenly on a baking pan and bake 350 degrees for 35-40 min or until tender. Stirring if needed.
  5. In a medium frying pan, add sausage, chopped onion, and chopped red bell pepper. Cook until brown.
  6. Drain grease and press garlic into sausage mixture. Cook for 2-3 min.
  7. Add cream cheese, ¼ cup of Colby Jack cheese, roasted sweet potatoes and canned tomatoes. Stir until well blended.
  8. Add sausage mixture to a small baking dish. Top with the remaining Colby jack cheese, and bake until cheese is melted, approx. 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with Toasted Baguettes
Toasted Baguettes
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 French loaf Baguette
  • 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 1-2 oz. of parmesan cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Turn up oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut French loaf in quarter inch slices
  3. In a small bowl add Italian seasoning to olive oil and mix well.
  4. Brush olive oil mixture onto each slice of bread and place on baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle finely shredded parmesan cheese to cover bread pieces.
  6. Toast at 375 degrees for 7 min.