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Here in the Northeast we thought spring was here, and boy, were we ready. Then this morning, I woke to nearly 5 inches of freshly fallen snow. Beautiful? Yes. But not exactly a welcome spring surprise, either. If there’s one thing that can cheer me up though, it’s these AIP Sausage Sweet Potato Sliders. They’re so easy to make. So delicious. And perfectly AIP + Paleo and Whole30.
Not gonna lie – I also pretty much adore that these AIP sausage sliders are the perfect party food. I’m always on the hunt for easy party fare, but fare that’s also AIP and pulls together easily?! YES, please!!
I don’t know about you, but eating little morsels of deliciousness like these puts me in a party mood. Even if it’s just me. Partying in my PJ’s.
In truth, I’m regularly having dance parties with my daughter and husband. Our favorite is either 70’s rock or Gangnam Style. If you don’t know Gangnam Style, you’re pretty much missing out on one of the funnest songs ever. Go check it!
But first, back to these AIP sausage sliders…which you’ll want a plate to much on while dancing to Gangnam Style.
Since going AIP, I actually enjoy making my own sausage more than buying it. Because: A, it means I know exactly what’s in it; B, it won’t have any potential for cross contamination or spices that make my tummy unhappy; C, it’s always totally delicious! Plus it’s super easy to pull together. But feel free to use store bought sausage, if these aren’t concerns for you! It will make the process almost, dare I say, too easy.
A friend of mine made these recently for a party and said that her guests were totally surprised that these were part of a special-Paleo diet. They loved them!! And that’s what it’s all about folks. Making AIP food that everyone will enjoy. For those of us in the AIP world, we already know that what we eat is delicious – now it’s just a matter of awakening others to this!
Even though eating AIP is not meant to be forever, I find my body is happiest when I live by the 80 20 rule: 80 percent AIP, 20 percent Paleo / gluten / dairy / sugar free. So recipes like this make eating joyful, just as I want it to be.
Make these AIP sausage sliders for your next party or get together. Serve alongside some mashed cauli or roasted veggies, and you’ve got a satisfying meal. Perfect also for kid’s lunches. My daughter loved this, so it’s totally #kidapproved.
What You’ll Need for These AIP Sausage Sweet Potato Sliders:
- cast iron skillet
- coconut oil, refined
- baking pan
- parchment paper or silicone mat
- maple syrup
- Spices: onion, garlic, and sage (given how much I use, I much prefer to buy these in bulk!)
- sea salt (Redmond’s Real Salt is my go-to)
Breakfast Sausage Sweet Potato Sliders
Garlicky sage breakfast sausage is sandwiched between two crispy oven toasted sweet potato slices. Total heaven + totally easy. AIP + Paleo and Whole30. Perfect party food!
- 1 lb pork
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2-3 large sweet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, separated
- sea salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and heat skillet on stove over medium heat. (For best flavor, make sausage 1-2 hours ahead, or up to 24 if you're busy.) Combine pork with maple syrup, onion, garlic, sage and sea salt. Shape into 10-12 patties.
Heat Tbsp coconut oil in pan. Once hot, pan fry patties over medium heat, being careful not to overcrowd. They're done when cooked through and slightly crispy.
Cut sweet potatoes into 20-24 ~1/2 inch rounds. Lay on parchment-paper or silicone mat lined baking pan. Spread remaining Tbsp coconut oil across slices. (Use more if needed / desired.) Sprinkle with sea salt and cook 15-20 minutes, turning halfway, till slightly browned and crispy.
Make sliders by placing each patty between two sweet potato rounds and securing with a toothpick. Makes 10-12 sliders. Enjoy!!