2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit – With Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit

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I’ve always tried to put a lot of thought into the gifts I give. Whether a gift will be appreciated and used are the first things I consider when shopping. Some men are challenging to shop for. Short of the guy who loves dressing up in suits and ties, there are many men who just aren’t into receiving fancy clothing. For these men it’s important to find a special gift. Man Crates offers crates containing things that men really love.

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We believe gifts should be exciting, nay, unforgettable! Giving gifts should be as fun as receiving them, and honestly, we’ve never gotten giddy handing some poor sap a necktie in a shiny box.

Our mission is to make awesome gifts that guys actually want, gifts that reek of excitement and bring people together. We’re in the business of making memories with a hint of mischief.

We are Man Crates, and we make awesome gifts guys love.

FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit

Cast Iron Cooking Kit

This winter, help your man make his very own warm bowl of spicy chili and cornbread with the Cast Iron Cooking Kit. Two Cast Iron Skillets, Garlic Hot Sauce, Cayenne Hot Sauce, Chili Starter Seasonings, Cayenne pepper Powder, Masa Flour, and Cornbread Mix are all that’s needed to fight off those winter chills.

If there’s one thing we love about cooking with cast iron, it’s how evenly heat gets distributed. And also, that we can move it between the oven and stovetop no problem. Oh ya, also that it’s naturally non-sticky. And then there’s the seasoning that—ok, turns out we love a lot of things about cooking with cast iron.

FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit

The Cast Iron Cooking Kit boasts a hefty pair of quality cast iron skillets, a bevy of spices and seasonings, and several delicious recipes for nostalgic, homemade chili and cornbread. Just like mom used to make.

We’ve included two different cast iron skillets to make sure every morsel of his meal is evenly heated, and supremely seasoned.
Various seasonings and hot sauces give him the freedom to mix and match, and flavor his chili to his personal palate-pleasing perfection.

FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit

In The Box

  • Cast Iron Skillet (3 qt)
  • Cast Iron Skillet (8 in)
  • Garlic Hot Sauce (2.4 fl oz)
  • Cayenne Hot Sauce (2.5 fl oz)
  • Chili Starter Seasonings (2.5 oz)
  • Cayenne Pepper Powder (0.04 oz)
  • Masa Flour (1 oz)
  • Cornbread Mix (10 oz)

 FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit

Other popular Man Crates that would make great gifts this holiday season include a Personalized Shower Beer Crate, Booze-Infused Snacks Crate, Personalized Whiskey Making Kit, Sampler Jerkygram, Get Baked Kit, and an Indoor Grilling Kit.


You can purchase the Cast Iron Cooking Kit (regular price $69.99) and any of the other Man Crates from the Man Crates online store.


You can learn more on the Man Crates website. You can also keep up with Man Crates on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

I wanted to share Man Crates with you while there’s still time to order before Christmas. I am really looking forward to using my new skillets. I know seasoning a cast iron skillet is very important. I need time to read up on that and get it done. This means I don’t have a new recipe for you in one of these skillets, but I do have a recipe you can make in any cast iron skillet to share.

FROM VAL'S KITCHEN 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Man Crates Cast Iron Cooking Kit - With Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet Recipe

Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet is a simple but flavorful one-pan dish that only requires 5 ingredients. This naturally gluten-free meal is a great way to replace a more traditional starch with a tsty food that contains fiber, vitamins and minerals. This easy recipe is perfect for busy days and cooler nights. Here’s how to make it.

Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 4

Equipment Needed


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey sausage
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1x 12oz. bag frozen broccoli florets
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet Recipe


Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Add the turkey sausage to the skillet, seasoning it with sea salt and black pepper, if desired.

Cook the sausage until it is slightly browned and no longer pink, around 6-8 minutes, stirring it occasionally.

While you are cooking the sausage, break it up into small chunks with the spatula.

Add the sweet potatoes to the skillet and continue cooking until they become soft and slightly crisp around the edges, approximately 10-12 minutes.

Add the broccoli to the skillet  and stir to combine.

Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet Recipe

Place a cookie sheet on top of the skillet to cover it.

Let the broccoli to steam for 2-3 minutes.

Remove the cookie sheet from the top of the skillet.

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the contents of the skillet.

Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet Recipe

Recover the skillet with the cookie sheet for another 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is nicely melted.

Remove the skillet from the heat.

Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Sweet Potato And Turkey Sausage Skillet Recipe


Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too February 23, 2020 - 3:51 am

I’m loving the sound of the man crates, my husband would love the cast iron skillet set

Angela Ricardo Bethea February 25, 2020 - 11:38 am

Now that is something I’d like to avail. A skillet set would be a great addition to the kitchen and that dish looks quite delicious!

Kira February 26, 2020 - 3:44 pm

My husband would absolutely love this . Not for him to cook the meals but for me to make some amazing dishes 🙂

Emma February 27, 2020 - 8:23 am

I would love one of those too and all the food looks incredible!! A great gift idea, thank you.


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