AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet Recipe

As many of you know, I’ve been working very hard to rebuild my strength and stamina to start Crossfit again.  Happily,  I am now able to do one hour workouts, 5 to 6 days a week.  However, that extra workout time has taken a big chunk out of my day.  Even though I started waking up an hour earlier in the morning, I have also learned the importance of stopping work earlier in the evening.  It’s very hard for me to keep up with everything lately.  But, I know it’s all part of a bigger healing picture.

AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet by Paleo Cajun Lady
AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet

With less time on my hands, I have found it more important than ever to batch cook my meals.  When I’m done working out, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking and cleaning.  Plus, it’s best to get your post-workout meal within 30 minutes of ending your session.  This Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet has become my go-to post-workout meal.  It has plenty of protein to help build muscle tissue, and starchy carbs to refuel your body and give you energy.  Enjoy!

AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet Recipe


  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage (preferably pastured, sugar free pork)
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken or bone broth
  • salt, to taste


  1. Brown breakfast sausage in large cast iron skillet, over medium heat.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients to skillet and stir well.
  3. Cook until all liquid is absorbed and sweet potatoes are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add more broth if it’s all absorbed and potatoes are not cooked.
  5. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Serve.


This can also be made with ground beef, lamb, or anything else that tickles your fancy. If you've reintroduced eggs into your diet, adding a fried egg on top is delicious!

Besides my Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet, I make sure to batch cook lots of chicken breasts and thighs, baked sweet potatoes, and some leafy greens, like kale, spinach, and cabbage.  It’s also helpful to do some food prepping.  You can chop all or most of your vegetables for the week, and store them in Mason jars, in the fridge. I bought this wonderful food chopper that I use to chop radishes, red onions, cucumber, and any other veggies I need.  Then, I put them in my jars for when I need them to make my lunch salads or dinners.  Usually a small jarful will last for 5 days or more.  I also store my chopped kale and lettuce this way, too.  I keep those in large jars.  All you have to do is pull out the jars you need….and, boom….you’ve got a salad in minutes.

For some great tips on packing lunches in Mason jars, check out The Nutritionista and Paleo Girl 99.

Batch Cooking by Paleo Cajun Lady
Batch Cooking

Trust me, time is a precious commodity.  Planning, prepping and batch cooking your meals can help save you time.  I usually do this twice a week, once at the beginning, and again before the weekend. Now I don’t have to worry about standing in front of the stove after I’ve done what feels like a million squats. It’s well worth it!

As always, I wish you good health………and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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2 Replies to “AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet Recipe”

  1. Hi Tara,
    What I really love and appreciate about your recipes is that I most always have the ingredients in the house. I also have that wonderful chopper. It makes life so much easier. Congrats on getting up to one hour of exercise. You’ve worked really hard on healing to get to that place.

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