Sausage & Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner – Rocker Style
I discovered sheet pan dinners a few years ago. There’s nothing better than using as few pots, pans, or cookie sheets as possible when preparing a meal. The less cooking vessels and dishes, the better.
What makes it even easier to clean things up is laying down a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil on the bottom of your cookie sheet.
You can use whatever proteins or vegetables you want, there’s no set recipe. In this recipe, you can use any kind of sausage your heart desires. I like to use chicken sausage from my favorite Italian butchers. In this case, chicken sausage from either Livoti’s or Lenny’s Silverton Market. They both make incredibly delicious combinations of sausage with cheese, parsley, red bell peppers, and fennel. One of my favorites from Lenny’s Silverton Market is their chicken sausage made with broccoli rabe and mozzarella.
I always used regular white potatoes or red potatoes in my sheet pan dinner recipes, and then my dear friend and colleague, Jaclyn Farago mentioned using sweet potatoes in her sheet pan dinners and I was all in on that idea.
Now, I use sweet potatoes in the majority of my sheet pan dinners because it changes up the flavor profile.
Here’s my favorite combination of sausage and veggies. You’re going to need a large sheet pan.
SAUSAGE & VEGETABLES SHEET PAN DINNER
2 medium sweet potatoes cut up into 2 inch pieces
2 cups of fresh broccoli florets
1 large onion sliced
1 large red bell pepper
1 large green bell pepper
1 ½ pounds of sausage out of the casing (chicken, pork, lamb…etc)
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
Preheat the oven to 400. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
Place all cut up vegetables onto the cookie sheet.
Add the sausage in medium size pieces to the cookie sheet.
Slowly drizzle the olive oil all over the vegetables and sausage and toss the vegetables and sausage together so everything is evenly layered coated in the olive oil.
Sprinkle the sausage and vegetables with salt, pepper, and garlic.
Bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes.
You can serve this with a Caesar salad or your favorite greens.