Whole 30 Comfort Food

Whole 30 comfort food. It exists!Hey, friends! Today I want to share a recipe that feels, to me, like the closest you can get to “comfort food” during Whole 30. Now that I am done with my Whole 30, I am still making variations of this meal several times a week. It’s a favorite in our house because you can make it with a huge variety of ingredients (whatever’s left in the fridge), and you can eat it for any meal of the day. I’ll share my favorite variations below. 

Whole 30 comfort food. It exists! Sausage, Potato and Mushroom Skillet, serves two. 

2 tablespoons avocado oil
2 sausage links (you can use any flavor and it can be pork, turkey or veggie) 
1 sweet potato, cut into small sliced pieces (we love Japanese sweet potatoes—they are purple-ish on the outside and white on the inside)
1/4 small white onion, chopped
6 large mushrooms, chopped
garlic powder
1 sprig rosemary
Tamari (or soy sauce) to taste 

In a large skillet start with the oil and sweet potatoes and onions, since they take the longest to cook. When they are almost done (I like mine super crispy, but that’s up to you!), add the mushrooms and sausage and a little Tamari (or soy sauce), a sprinkle of garlic powder and one sprig of rosemary chopped into tiny pieces. Let it cook some more. You won’t need salt since the Tamari is salty. Let it cook until you can see that the sausages are completely done, and serve! 

*Whole 30 people can substitute Coconut Aminos for Tamari and just make sure your sausages don’t contain sugar and you’re good! 

Breakfast variations—For breakfast I like to eat just sweet potatoes with an egg or half a cut up avocado. Kinda similar to Josh’s sweet potato hash

Other variations—If you’re wanting a lighter meal, you can reduce the amount of potatoes and add way more mushrooms. I love that. You can also try red peppers, different kinds of potatoes, or green beans. I like to use a lot of rosemary, and Jeremy doesn’t use any. So experiment until you find your favorite combinations! 

Whole 30 comfort food. It exists! Enjoy! Elsie 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.

  • Love this as a great veggie whole30 option! I lost fifteen pounds on it last year and am starting a second round now.

  • Sounds so good! I will definitely be trying it! A variation I also enjoy is sausage, sweet potato, onion, and kale.

  • This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!


  • This is exactly the type of meal that I need in my life right now. Easy to make variations of, but also clean eating. 🙂

  • This sounds delicious and is being added to this weekend’s menu (as if I actually am this organized) this minute!

    <3 Haley @ www.beautyinthischaos.com

  • This recipe looks so darn good. Funny that I just picked up the Whole30 book yesterday and can’t wait to start. I’m definitely making this recipe for the fam this weekend. TGIF!

  • I found that the most complicated meal for me while doing Whole 30 was breakfast, mostly because I like it sweet haha. Did you have any go to recipes for the morning Elsie?

  • This looks delicious and definitely something worth trying. I’m currently doing my 4th round of Whole30 (since January!) and I’m letting myself have those ‘comfort foods’…so more of a paleo lifestyle. I still eat Whole30 ingredients, but the idea of comfort food isn’t compliant to Whole30. Congrats on completing your rounds!

  • Sounds so yummy, I just came back home from vacation and am planning on doing a whole 30, I hope I stay motivated


  • I wouldn’t say that Dallas and Melissa Hartwig have zero education or training.

  • Potato and sausage? I am in!! Love how simple this is, I can’t wait to make some with sprigs of cilantro for an extra layer of flavor 🙂

    Juju Sprinkles

  • I just made this recipe! And it was delicious, even my toddler loved it!!! Thanks for sharing it! Keep them coming!! 🙂

  • This looks delicious! I’m so excited to try this out!

    Ella x

  • Here’s the link to my main post about it- https://abeautifulmess.com/2015/05/elsies-fitness-story-.html We also have several Whole 30 friendly recipes throughout the archives.
    🙂 Elsie

  • This looks so good! Definitely going to do this when I start again. Thinking about doing 60 days like you did but haven’t committed to that one yet!

  • Hi Nicole,
    Thanks for the information. I read the article.

    We always try to be very thoughtful about things we endorse on this blog and Whole 30 is still something I feel very comfortable endorsing based on my personal experience.
    🙂 Elsie

  • I’m so happy to hear about your positive experience! :))
    xx- Elsie

  • This sounds so yummy!! Must try it out now 😉

    xo- Brittany

  • Doing it now and I love it! when did you guys do it?? I don’t remember seeing any posts about it. I just searched your blog and found nothing??

  • This looks amazing! I love anything with potatoes – instant comfort food, but when you throw in mushrooms and sautee it all up, now that is perfection!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • I would recommend that you and other readers look to a critique from a registered dietician on this fad diet. Here is a balanced review I found: http://kellytoups.com/tag/critique/ As the author said: You wouldn’t get open-heart surgery from an auto mechanic, so why would you follow nutrition advice from someone with zero education or training?
    I would encourage you guys to be thoughtful in your endorsements and use research (peer reviewed published research, longitudinal studies) to direct your words, as many impressionable 20 something’s read your blog. #accountability

  • This looks amazingly delicious! I must eat this now!


  • Looking at this meal makes doing the Whole 30 seem a little less daunting.
    ♥Heather and Melissa

  • This looks so good! I’m on day four of whole 30 and my breakfasts look very similar. I love the aidelles chicken & apple sausage w/egg whites and potatoes!!!

  • This looks delicious whether you’re following an eating plan or not!! I was just saying last night as I was eating dinner that I truly feel sorry for people who don’t like mushrooms, because they really don’t know what they’re missing out on. 🙂 I can’t believe I’ve never thought to add them to a breakfast hash. Definitely trying this out soon!



  • I’m so happy to see more whole 30 recipies! I’ve been eating a paleo/aip diet for the past year or so. I have rhumotiod arthritis and eating paleo/aip helps my disease immensely. Thank you for sharing healthy yummy food that I can actually make.

  • I make something similar to this too! It’s super easy and I love that I can cook it all at the same time!


  • I’ve been looking at the Whole 30 plan and thinking about giving it a try, this definitely looks like a meal worth eating – especially within the restrictions of the plan. Thank you

  • I absolutely love that you featured the whole 30! Talk about inspiration!

    Warm Regards,

  • This looks amazing! I’ve got to get my hands on some avocado oil. Great combination!


  • YES. My boyfriend and I are starting our whole 30 in a few weeks – would love more recipes like this!

  • This is great! I’m not Whole 30, but I could easily do this with the ingredients you’re using for Whole30 people.


  • LOVE the veggie and sausage “bowl” when I was on Whole30. Still love it now!

  • This sounds delicious I love sausage and mushrooms.

  • Thanks for sharing your story Elsie, and for posting this yummy recipe. I’m on Day 20, after reading your journey. I had read about Whole30 months before but decided it was too much for me to do- even turned a friend down when she wanted to do it a few weeks later. Reading your story motivated me to do it- so thanks! Feeling sooo much better, and this month I had no migraines when I normally get them! Keep the recipes coming! 🙂

  • Yummy! This recipe will definitely be in heavy rotation in my home. I love sausage & potatoes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner 🙂

    Happy Thursday

  • We’re starting another whole 30 on Monday! I’ll have to give this one a try.

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