Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sheet Pan Meal

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by E.S. Bouton
Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Meal with Roasted Veggies and Couscous
Cook's Notes: A healthier alternative to traditional sausage when using Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage. They are gluten and nitrate free with no added hormones. Some delicious add ins include: butternut squash, sweet potatoes and broccoli. Serve the entree with a side of Parmesan Garlic Couscous. It's an Ever Ready Special that serves 4.
Cooking Tips: I added the broccoli in the last 5 minutes of cooking time with dried cranberries. This avoids the broccoli getting mushy being overcooked. 
Reserve one teaspoon of the olive oil /syrup/spices to toss with broccoli. Quartered Brussels sprouts can substitute for broccoli but will need the full cooking time with butternut squash cubes and sweet potatoes. 

  • 2  tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon each thyme, parsley, rosemary, cinnamon 
  • 1 package (12 oz.) chicken and apple smoked sausage such as Aidells. Each link cut into fourths  
  • 2 cups each broccoli florets and diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into slices
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples, diced or another crisp apple (could substitute Bosc pears)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • Optional 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad.  
  • In a bowl mix sweet potatoes, butternut squash cubes, sausage links and diced apples with olive, maple syrup and spices. Reserve 1 teaspoon of liquid for broccoli. 
  • Spread mixture out on a baking sheet and arrange garlic and red onion chunks around the veggies.
  • Roast vegetables and apples until tender 15 minutes. Add in broccoli florets and cranberries or cherries. Cook 7 minutes longer.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to look for this sausage. Your flowers are beautiful.


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