Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 11/20/10: Sausage Sweet Potato Casserole

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the Internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This would make a great Thanksgiving dish!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Sweet Potatoes, 39¢ lb.

Jones Sausage Patties or Links 7 oz, $2.49 BOGO

- $1/1 Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Sausage 12 oz Winter Family Savings Publix Coupon (exp 12/31/2010)
-$2/2 (or $1/2) Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Sausage peelie (exp 4/1/12)
-FREE Eggs wyb 2 Jones All Natural Sausage peelie (exp 9/1/2011)
-Free Eco-Friendly Tote bag wyb 2 Jones All Natural Sausage mail-in offer peelie
Final Price: Use 2 Publix Qs and peelie for free and possible free eggs and tote bag

Dole Pineapple 20 oz can, $1.59 BOGO
-$.55/2 Dole Pineapple, any two cans (exp 12/31/2010)
-$1/2 Dole Fruit Tearpad
Final Price: .29 - .52

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, 10-16 oz. spread or 8 oz. spray, $2.89 BOGO

-.75/2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter product, (Target coupon) printable
-.75/2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter product, RP 11/14
Final Price: .69 - $1.07

Sausage Sweet Potato Casserole
from Southernfood


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1 can (about 18 ounces) sweet potatoes, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 12 to 16 ounces smoked sausage, links or sliced in serving-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measure. Add water to juice to make 1 1/2 cups.

Arrange pineapple chunks, sliced sweet potatoes, and sausage in a lightly greased shallow baking dish. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in reserved pineapple juice.

Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Pour mixture over sausage and sweet potato mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until sweet potato casserole is heated through.

(If beginning with raw sweet potatoes, you may need to pre-cook in microwave after chopping.)

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