Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

This sheet pan sausage dinner is inspired by the flavors of fall. Cheesy sausage is baked alongside sweet potatoes, apples and a simple apricot glaze!

I am hoping this sheet pan sausage dinner is just thing to get more sweet potatoes into my family's diet. When my babies first tried eating jars of baby food sweet potatoes, I was thrilled!

I thought to myself, "Hey, I got this whole parenting thing."

I was certain my kids were going to grow up loving sweet potatoes and any other veggie I threw at them. I was so naive.

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I was naive in thinking that parenting was just about feeding your kids the right things and foolish for thinking the kids would eat any and all veggies.

My kids are good eaters. They do eat Ramen Broccoli and Kale Salad, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, and most other vegetables, with the exception of asparagus and sweet potatoes.

I want them to like sweet potatoes because they are so good for you, and they taste delicious. And so I can put things like Apple Butter Glazed Sweet Potatoes on my Thanksgiving menu.

I've learned that in order for the kids to eat sweet potatoes, I have to get pretty crafty with my recipes. This sheet pan sausage dinner is one of those crafty recipes.

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Kids love apples, and for the most part, they like sausage too. I figured if I paired sweet potatoes, kid-friendly apples and cheese filled chicken sausage, then the kids would never be able to resist!

To clinch the deal, I served this sheet pan sausage dinner with a simple apricot glaze that can be served over the sausage and the vegetables.

I feel like I nailed it with this meal. The kids did indeed love the sausages, and the glaze and they were pretty darn quick to devour the apples AND the sweet potatoes (high fives to me!).

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The glaze is optional. The recipe is rather simple and straightforward, the ingredients will get baked in batches, and none of the batches take long.

This is a great meal for busy nights as the method is quick and super simple, and the ingredient list is rather short.

Any potato would work in this recipe and feel free to add veggies that your family likes to eat! If you’d rather parboil the sweet potatoes instead of bake them the entire time, that’s an option too.

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Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Sweet Potatoes, about 3 cups, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3 Apples, sliced
  • 2 10.75 ounce packages Garlic Gruyere Chicken Sausage
  • 1/2 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1 teaspoon Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, minced, jarred or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a sheet pan with non-stick spray and arrange cubed potatoes in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the baking sheet, stir the potatoes and arrange apples slices in with the potatoes.
  4. Return the pan to the oven and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan after 10 minutes and arrange sausage over the potatoes and apples.
  6. Return the pan to the oven and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  7. While the sausage is in the oven, place a small saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Stir together the preserves, vinegar, ginger and brown sugar. Continue to cook mixture until it has thickened, which should take about 15 minutes.
  9. Drizzle sauce over the sheet pan just before serving or serve on the side.

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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 184
Calories 480

% Daily Value*
35%
Total Fat 23g
35%
  Saturated Fat 7g
49%
Sodium 1164mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 48g
8%
  Dietary Fiber 7g
  Sugars 31g
39%
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

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