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Paleo Sweet Potato Sausage Stuffing

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This paleo sweet potato sausage stuffing is the perfect holiday side dish or seasonal one-pan meal! This recipe is paleo, whole30, gluten-free, and AIP.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb ground sausage (see notes for AIP)
  • 4 cups sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 honey crisp apple, diced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (omit for whole30)
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries, unsweetened


  1. Using a large pan set to medium heat, brown the sausage, using a wooden spoon to break it into small crumbles. Once cooked, set aside and reserve 2-3 tbsp of fat in the pan.
  2. Add the sweet potato to the pan and cook for 12-15 minutes, rotating often, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender and lightly crisp. Add more fat (like coconut oil or avocado oil) if needed as you go. Set aside.
  3. Add more fat to the pan if needed, and saute the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  4. Pour in the celery and chopped apple and cook for 5-6 minutes or until fork tender.
  5. Add the sweet potato and sausage back. Season with thyme, sage, salt, pepper, and maple syrup and stir well to combine. Saute for another 2-3 minutes to reheat.
  6. Serve topped with dried cranberries.


To make an AIP compliant sausage, simply use 1 lb of ground pork (or turkey) and season with 1 tsp each of rosemary, sage, thyme, and 1/2 tsp of salt.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: stove top


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 355
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.9g
  • Fiber: 7.3g
  • Protein: 24.5g