Sweet Potato and Turkey Sausage Appetizer Squares

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Provided by: Quincy L. Vidrine, M. Ed, CHC

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 32 (1-inch) cubes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
½ pound smoked turkey sausage, but into 32 (1/2-inch) slices
32 wooden picks

Lemon-Garlic Mayo (See recipe that follows.)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place sweet potato cubes on a lightly greased baking pan. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper and salt. Toss to coat.

2. Bake at 450 for 15 to 20 minutes, turning cubes twice.

3. Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Drain on paper towels.

4. Place 1 sausage slice on tip of 1 sweet potato cube; secure with a wooden pick. Repeat with remaining sausage slices and potato cubes. Serve with Lemon-Garlic Mayo.

Lemon-Garlic Mayo

1 cup light mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt

1. Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 7 days.

2. Serve with Sweet Potato & Turkey Sausage Appetizers.

11/15/2018 2:32:47 PM
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