November 20, 2017 30

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage

Twenty minute, one-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet.
One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

I’m fresh off a four day best friend bender.

You know just days of pure joy, laughter and too much wine.

And I’m sad the weekend is over.

And all I want right now is soul-soothing food.

That also requires little work.

That’s a thing right?

Well, this quinoa skillet takes less then twenty minutes to make and cooks itself in a single pot. So I think it qualifies. It’s full of hearty, fall flavors and leaves you able to spend more of your time this holiday week with your family or prepping your Thanksgiving Day matters.

During the holiday season there is potential for a lot of food waste. Refrigerators packed for parties, lots of leftovers and even more fresh produce that if not stored properly will spoil prematurely. I’ve partnered with Rubbermaid to try their new FreshWorks Produce Saver. An innovative food storage container that uses a lid with patented FreshVent technology to regulate airflow and create the optimal environment for produce.

I am constantly battling my produce. I like to keep my refrigerator full of fresh fruits and vegetables and there’s always a race to consume it before it goes bad. The FreshWorks Produce Saver containers keep produce fresh up to eighty percent longer {based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers versus store packaging}. They kept my greens green and my herbs fresh and not wilt-y for days beyond what I’m used to. My food storage game has officially been changed.

I’m excited to give away a FreshWorks 3-piece prize pack to one of you! To enter leave me a comment below. Tell me your favorite Thanksgiving side {stuffing is mine!}. Because sides are king. I’ll choose one reader at random on November 29 at noon Central, and notify the winner by email.

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Sweet Potato + Kale Quinoa Skillet with Sage

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 hrs
Total Time 20 hrs 5 mins
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

This recipe can be easily doubled. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. This recipe would be delicious with some goat or feta cheese. 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons ghee {see notes}
  • 1/4 cup shallot, minced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons white wine {see notes}
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 3 cups kale, shredded {ribs removed}
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Heat the ghee over low heat in a large skillet. Add in the shallot and sweat for 1 minute. 

Turn the heat up to medium and add in the sweet potatoes, stir and sauté for 2 minutes. Then add in the garlic, sage and quinoa, stir and sauté for 2 minutes more. Turn up the heat to medium-high and add in the white wine. Stir, allow the liquid to evaporate somewhat.

Then add in 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, stir, turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 12 minutes. 

Remove the lid, add in the remaining broth, kale and parsley. Stir and simmer uncovered for 3 minutes or until the kale is bright green, and the sweet potatoes and quinoa are tender.  

Season with salt and pepper and serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

Equal parts lemon juice or apple cider vinegar can be subbed in for the white wine. Olive oil or butter can be used in place of the ghee. 

One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage | One-pot sweet potato quinoa skillet with kale and sage. A fall skillet dinner made in one pan and under thirty minutes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

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30 Responses to "One-Pot Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale + Sage"

  1. Reply

    Carrie smith

    November 20, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    I LOVE STUFFING! Thank you for the chance!

  2. Reply

    Nancy K.

    November 20, 2017 at 9:22 PM

    Vegan stuffing with arugula, celery and dried cranberries!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 21, 2017 at 1:29 PM

      That sounds amazing, Nancy!

  3. Reply

    Ashley

    November 20, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    A brilliant way to cook quinoa! I never considered cooking it with other ingredients. Less dishes! Woo Hoo!

  4. Reply

    Susan Broughton

    November 20, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    My favorite side on Thanksgiving is my cornbread dressing.

  5. Reply

    Cassie

    November 21, 2017 at 4:50 AM

    Mmmm Thanksgiving sides – I’m with you. I love stuffing! But this skillet dish might be a future favourite!

  6. Reply

    Sonia

    November 21, 2017 at 5:43 AM

    My favorite is Ina Garten’s corn pudding. Love it!

  7. Reply

    jacquie

    November 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Since going vegan I guess I never know the difference between a “side” and a main in terms of a meal. It is all just good right? But really I’m more of a dessert person anyway – that is what I hold out for. A nice big bowl of apple crisp topped with almond milk ice cream.

  8. Reply

    Liz

    November 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Mashed potatoes! So good.

  9. Reply

    Jayme | holly & flora

    November 21, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Always stuffing! And pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ve loved making vegan pumpkin pies – they’re even better than the original, imo. And Happy Thanksgiving to you, Sherrie!

  10. Reply

    Shannon

    November 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Those food storage containers look great! My favorite side is brussels sprouts. Going to try it with coconut bacon this year!

  11. Reply

    Frances

    November 21, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    It used to be stuffing before I found out I had celiac disease – now I’m excited for the mashed potatoes!

  12. Reply

    Nat

    November 23, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    It’s all about that cranberry sauce.

  13. Reply

    Susan Christy

    November 25, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    Candied Yams! My once a year indulgence. Just like grandma used to make them. Canned yams, brown sugar and miniature marshmallows. Yum.

  14. Reply

    Amanda

    November 26, 2017 at 8:53 PM

    Mashed potatoes and gravy are my fave. This recipe looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  15. Reply

    Bridgid

    November 28, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    This recipe looks fantastic! Favorite Thanksgiving side? Sweet potato casserole. But also kale salads of any kind (unfortunately we didn’t have one of those this year). Happy Holidays!

  16. Reply

    Ashley DeKam

    November 28, 2017 at 9:22 PM

    Roasted brussels sprouts!

  17. Reply

    Jordan Leigh

    November 28, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    Oh man, how do I even choose a favorite? Cause let’s be honest, the sides are really where it’s at. I would probably have to say my Grandma’s corn casserole. Healthy? Not in the slightest. Worth it? Without a doubt. It’s something special between the two of us and just fills me with warm fuzzys. Side note. This recipe is epic. Literally all my favorites in one package. And I feel you on the produce war I swear sometimes my fruit and veg go from zero to rotten over night!

  18. Reply

    Pauline Battaglia

    November 28, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    Okay, I know, everyone including me, is going to pick stuffing as the favorite side. Love it. But then there’s the gravy! Oh my! And the cranberry sauce! And sweet potatoes!

  19. Reply

    Judith

    November 29, 2017 at 12:02 AM

    I love balsamic roasted brussels sprouts. Delicious almost every day!

  20. Reply

    Tess Giesen

    November 29, 2017 at 12:05 AM

    It’s got to be green beans or mash and gravy – but stepped up! Hazelnut citrus green beans or parsnip sage mash. YUM! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  21. Reply

    Payton

    November 29, 2017 at 4:37 AM

    Definitely baked potatoes!

  22. Reply

    Carys

    November 29, 2017 at 6:32 AM

    My favorite side is a creamy green bean casserole – SO good!

  23. Reply

    Barbara Kleid

    November 29, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    My husband makes a wild rice and bread stuffing that is awesome. I also make a sweet potato casserole with a marshmallow topping that I could eat all by myself.

  24. Reply

    Rebecca

    November 29, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Its always about the stuffing. Luckily, my family is willing to leave some out of the turkey so I can enjoy it too!

  25. Reply

    Dorothea

    November 29, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    My favorite is stuffing – it just wouldn’t be the holidays without it!

  26. Reply

    Kayley

    November 30, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    I like green beans as a Thanksgiving side!

  27. Reply

    Anita So

    November 30, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    Roasted butternut squash is my all time favourite Thanksgiving side!

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