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A large skillet with a healthy quinoa recipe full of kale, sweet potatoes, and sausage.
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Sausage, Kale, & Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl Recipe

Sweet potatoes, chicken apple sausage, and kale combine to form one of the best and easiest quinoa bowl recipes.  All of the ingredients are cooked in one pot, or skillet, to make a healthy quinoa recipe that is full of sage and savory Fall flavors!

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 434 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 oz. chicken apple sausage cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium sweet potato cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 ¼ cup tri-color quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 2 ¼ cup chicken broth*
  • ¾ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. sage ground
  • 2 cups kale finely chopped


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of oil with the cut sausage. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until sausage is seared.
  2. Remove sausage from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  3. Add remaining oil to the skillet with diced red onion and saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir in crushed garlic and continue cooking over medium heat for 1 minute.
  4. Push onion and garlic to one side of the skillet and add in cubed sweet potato. Cook for 5-6 minutes over medium heat, or until potatoes begin to soften. (They do not need to be completely cooked through yet!)
  5. Mix in quinoa, broth, salt, paprika, and ground sage. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer quinoa for 20-25, or until fluffy and cooked through.
  7. Add sausage back to the skillet along with the chopped kale. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until sausage is heated through. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Aidell's has the best chicken apple sausage and is what was used in this recipe.
  • Water can be used in place of the chicken broth along with 1 teaspoon of "Better than bouillon" chicken base.
  • Make sure you RINSE and DRAIN the quinoa thoroughly through a fine mesh strainer for the best results.
Nutrition Facts
Sausage, Kale, & Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 1325mg58%
Potassium 801mg23%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 11729IU235%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.