Budget-Friendly Chicken Sausage Hash

You can feed a family of four for under $10 with this recipe. Make it the night before to save time.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

  • Calories 230
  • Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Sodium 290 mg
  • Potassium 950 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


1 tablespoon olive oil
Cooking Spray
1 onion, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
3 links apple chicken sausage, diced
¼ cup water
1 pound (2 large or 4 small) sweet potatoes, roasted whole, peeled and diced


  1. Add olive oil and a generous amount of cooking spray to a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  2. Sauté the onions, mushrooms and red bell pepper for 6-7 minutes or until starting to caramelize.
  3. Add the thyme, crushed red pepper flakes, ground black pepper and garlic. Mix well and sauté 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Stir in the chicken sausage and water and sauté for 3-4 more minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to mix in any brown bits on the bottom.
  5. Gently stir in diced, cooked sweet potatoes and serve.

Cost: $7.51

Side Suggestion: Serve with a mixed green salad with light balsamic vinaigrette. This would increase the cost of your meal to $9.95.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Ensure the ingredients you are using are gluten-free and this recipe can be gluten-free. 

Photo: Budget-Friendly Chicken Sausage Hash. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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