Skillet Sweet Potatoes and Sausage

Skillet Sweet Potatoes and Sausage.  An easy one pot meal with freeze dried ingredients.  

Skillet Sweet Potatoes and Sausage Hash

Skillet Sweet Potatoes and Sausage Recipe


  • 1 cup freeze dried sweet potatoes
  • 1 T freeze dried onion
  • 1/3 cup freeze dried peppers (red or green) 
  • 1 T freeze dried chili peppers (optional- how spicy do you like it??) 
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried sausage
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes. 
  • 3T oil of your choice  (olive oil or butter works great) 
  • Water - approx 2 cups. 

Working with freeze dried foods is so easy.  NO chopping! 

The first thing you'll need to do is refresh the freeze dried ingredients.  I placed the freeze dried ingredients in separate containers and added just enough water to refresh.  (follow the instructions on the can).  I then set them aside until refreshed.  

Next time I'll just leave them all in one container... no reason to use separate. :)  

The bottom container holds sweet potatoes, middle container has peppers and onions, next is the sausage, and finally I went ahead and measured out my spices in the top little jar.


You could also do this as a jar meal, place all ingredients in a jar for your pantry. 

Or for a great camping recipe place all ingredients in a ziplock bag to take with you.  

 When you are ready to start your skillet sweet potatoes, heat up a frying pan with 3 T oil (my favorite is bacon grease for this recipe but olive oil works great too).   Drain off any excess water from your ingredients and add your ingredients to the skillet. 

Add in the spices; paprika, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes.  Stir to distribute seasoning.  Reduce the heat to medium and continue to fry until the potatoes are nice and browned. 

The trick to this is: Don't stir too often.  Let it fry until the bottoms are browned then gently flip.  Repeat 2 times.  


Skillet Sweet Potatoes and Sausage - a few options 

Substitute bacon pieces instead of the sausage.  Or use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes.  Or even leave out the meat altogether.  

Shopping list -

Thrive freeze dried products:  

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sausage
  • mixed peppers (remember you can also use just red or just green peppers)
  • chili peppers
  • onion slices 

From your pantry

  • salt
  • red pepper flakes
  • paprika
  • black pepper
  • olive oil

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