Smoky Sweet Potato Chorizo Recipe

(Easy 30-min one-pot)

a large pot of smoky sweet potato chorizo stew sits beside some fresh bread

Smoky sweet potato chorizo recipe is a full-flavored meal that can be made in around 30 minutes! The smoky sweet potato chorizo combination is incredible and oozes flavor when simmered down in a rich chicken (or veggie) stock. 

The ultimate midweek dinner option, this recipe can be whipped up using one pan or skillet and can even be served right out of the pan so no dishes to do later!

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Serving:

Main for 6

Ready in:

Around 30 minutes

Skill level:

Easy

Serve with:

Bread and wine

ingredients needed to make sweet potato chorizo recipe

Ingredients you’ll need

(serves 6)

  • 7oz (200g) chorizo, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tomatoes, skin removed and grated (or 400g tinned tomatoes)
  • 200ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Equipment needed

  • 1 large skillet or frying pan with lid (30cm/12-inches)
  • 1 box grater (for grating the tomatoes)

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Sweet potato chorizo recipe

Hey, we won’t lie, it’s not a combination you immediately think of but we’re very happy to have discovered it! Turns out the delicious smoky paprika-infused oil from the cooked chorizo pieces helps add so much flavor to the sweet potato. 

Once the sweet potato and chorizo are simmered down with some herbs, spices, and some stock, you’ve got a deliciously rich, full-flavored stew that comes together in around 30 minutes.

Best chorizo to use

Use fresh Spanish chorizo sausages (known as ‘chorizo fresca’ in Spain). You’ll be able to find it at any Spanish specialty food store or a decent local butcher may also stock fresh (uncooked) chorizo.

As it’s fresh, Spanish chorio ‘fresca’ will be soft and require cooking before consumption. 

Once chorizo fresca is cooked, it will release a lot of the delicious paprika-infused oil that it is made with. This oil is full of flavor and ideal for cooking your vegetables (onion, sweet potato, and bell pepper).

Herbs and spices 

What really pulls all of the ingredients together is the subtle use of spices and herbs. We opted for a less is more approach when adding things to this recipe, allowing the smoky chorizo flavors to really shine through. 

Smoked paprika

We used a teaspoon of smoked paprika to really accent the smokiness in this recipe. Spanish smoked paprika is super easy to find and most decent grocery stores will stock it. Many of the bigger grocery stores such as Walmart and Costco will have their own home-branded smoked paprika.  

Is smoked paprika spicy?

There are two types of smoked paprika: one is simply smoked and not considered spicy, and the other is a spicy version (labeled ‘Picante’). There is also sweet paprika which can be used for this recipe if you can’t find smoked paprika. 

Rosemary

We use a few fresh sprigs of rosemary in this recipe. Keeping things as simple as possible, we just added the sprigs on top of the dish and let it simmer away, no chopping required. Once finished cooking, just remove the rosemary sprigs before serving. 

Can dried rosemary be used?

Sure. Add around 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary to the recipe at the same time you add the paprika.

Ingredient substitutions 

  • Swap out rosemary for oregano or thyme
  • Swap sweet potato for pumpkin or potato
  • Sweet paprika can be substituted for smoked paprika
  • Add some spice with some ground chili flakes or cayenne pepper

Storage and meal prep

  • Good news, the beauty of this recipe is it takes just 30 minutes to prepare so there’s no real need to meal prep in advance. 
  • Our smoky sweet potato chorizo recipe can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container and will last up to 3 days. 
  • This recipe can easily be frozen in an airtight container and will last up to 3 months in the freezer. 

Easy (healthy-ish) Dinner ideas

The beauty of this recipe is it can be made in around 30 minutes and requires one large pan or skillet. It can even be served right out of the pan so no extra dishes to do later! Win-win! 

 

Sweet potato chorizo nutrition facts

 

Serving size: 200g

Servings: 6

Amount per serving

 

Calories

211

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15.5g

20%

Saturated Fat 5.2g

26%

Cholesterol 29mg

10%

Sodium 527mg

23%

Total Carbohydrate 9.4g

3%

Dietary Fiber 2.2g

8%

Total Sugars 4.1g

 

Protein 9.4g

 

Vitamin D 0mcg

0%

Calcium 20mg

2%

Iron 2mg

10%

Potassium 438mg

9%

Gluten-free recipe

Some more good news, this Sweet potato chorizo recipe is gluten-free! sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free as they do not contain wheat, rye or barley. Chorizo is also (most of the time) gluten-free, although it’s always best to check the labeling of any products before purchasing.

a large pot of smoky sweet potato chorizo stew sits beside some fresh bread

Smoky sweet potato chorizo one-pot (easy 30-minute recipe!)

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Smoky sweet potato chorizo recipe is a full-flavored meal that can be made in around 30 minutes! The smoky sweet potato chorizo combination is incredible and oozes flavor when simmered down in a rich stock.
The ultimate midweek dinner, this recipe can be whipped up using one pan or skillet and can even be served right out of the pan so no dishes to do later!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, main meal, meat
Cuisine American, Authentic Spanish recipe, Mediterranean, Spain
Servings 6 people
Calories 211 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large skillet or frying pan with lid (30cm/12-inches)
  • 1 box grater (for grating the tomatoes)

Ingredients

  • 7 oz 200g chorizo, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 sweet potato cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tomatoes skin removed and grated (or 400g tinned tomatoes)
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 200 ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Instructions
 

Step 1 - Fry Chorizo

  • On medium-high heat, fry the chorizo in a large non-stick pan or skillet for 5 minutes.
    7 oz 200g chorizo, cut into ½-inch pieces, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
    some pieces of chorizo are cooked in a frying pan

Step 2 - Fry vegetables

  • Reduce heat to medium, add the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes until the onion softens.
    1 onion, sliced thin
    fried onions in a pan
  • Add the pepper, grated tomato, herbs, and spices and cook for 2-3 minutes more, stirring well.
    3 tomatoes, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 1 red bell pepper
    fried veg in a pan

Step 3 - Add stock and simmer

  • Add the sweet potato and stock, give everything a gentle stir, and add the rosemary sprigs on top. Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes.
    1 sweet potato, 200 ml Chicken Stock
    a large pot of sweet potato and chorizo simmeres with some fresh sprigs of rosemary
  • Serve!
    a large pot of smoky sweet potato chorizo stew sits beside some fresh bread

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 200gCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 9.4gProtein: 9.4gFat: 15.5gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 527mgPotassium: 438mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 4.1gCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 30 minute recipe, chorizo, Easy Dinner ideas, easy to make, midweek meal, one-pot, one-pot recipe, Sweet potato

Cooking Tips and FAQs 

How long does this recipe take to make?

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

Do I need to cook chorizo sausage?

Uncooked (fresh) chorizo sausage requires cooking before consumption. 

Do I need to cook dry chorizo?

Dry chorizo sausage you find on supermarket shelves is cured and does not require cooking. 

How long to cook fresh chorizo?

Pan-fry your fresh chorizo in a little oil for 5 minutes on medium-high heat. 

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