Recipe: Sheet Pan Sausage + Potatoes + Veggies
As a Registered Dietitian who practices food freedom you may find it surprising that there are still foods and food combinations I am exploring! Part of the beauty of food freedom and intuitive eating is the ability to try new things at any stage of your life, and truthfully check in with these foods to see if they bring you satisfaction and joy.
So I want to share a recipe/combination of foods I have been toying with lately that has been both easy and tasty.
Lately, I have been making my own version of a sheet pan meal with oven roasted sausage, potatoes, and veggies. I have made this a few times with slight variations each time and really enjoy the flexibility you can have with the flavors of the sausage, the different types of potatoes and vegetables, as well as seasoning blends.
Another great thing about this meal is that it is all prepared and cooked on one sheet pan (maybe two depending on how big yours are). This means easy prep and easy clean up. What I have found works well is:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Chop the sausage into about 4-5 slices per link
If using full size potatoes cut into cubes or if using mini potatoes, cut in half
Depending on the vegetables you’re using, cut into similar sized pieces
Put everything on the pan and coat with cooking oil of your choice and seasoning; mix it around (I just do this with my hands, again easy clean up) until everything is well coated with oil and seasoning
When the oven is preheated, pop everything in for about 15 minutes, pull it out and flip things with a spatula to ensure even cooking, and then put back in for another 15-20 minutes
Eat and enjoy!
Here are some variations of ingredients I have tried and enjoyed, but play it with for yourself! I have found yummy types of sausage depending on where I shop. I have also tried this with frozen and fresh vegetables and items such as frozen broccoli, cauliflower and butternut squash have worked well to throw right on the pan for even easier cooking.
Sausage (pork, chicken, or any other type): garlic; sweet apple; tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese; pesto; feta cheese and spinach; buffalo flavor
Potatoes: multi-colored baby potatoes; white potatoes; purple potatoes; sweet potatoes
Vegetables: sweet peppers; broccoli; cauliflower; brussel sprouts; whole garlic cloves; red or white onion; asparagus; butternut squash
Seasoning: garlic powder; onion powder; Italian seasoning; lemon pepper seasoning; Cajun seasoning