One Pan Sausage and Veggie..Easy Weeknight Meal

 

School starts next week and that means rushed dinners, softball games 2-3 nights a week, homework and overall CRAZY time here at our house.  I discovered this recipe a few weeks ago and the family LOVED it!  The best part of the recipe is that anything goes!  You can take whatever veggie or spices you have on hand, add sausage and you have a quick, cheap, healthy meal for your family!  The first time I made this, I added the asparagus but that can be expensive!  Tonight I’m adding a bag of frozen Lima Beans.  I wanted to use broccoli and I thought I had some in the freezer but I couldn’t find it so Lima Beans tonight!   Also for the spices, I added whatever I had on hand (Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Ancho Chili Powder, Salt and Pepper).  Add what your family likes!

This is the original recipe that I found at http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/roasted-garlic-potatoes-and-sausage/

(One Pan) Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Sausage

Ingredients
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 8 ounces (1/2 of a 16-ounce bag) petite baby carrots
  • 1 teaspoon of EACH dried basil, dried thyme, dried oregano, and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil separated
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) asparagus
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1 package (13 ounces) skinless smoked sausage (we use turkey sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Optional: fresh parsley

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a very large sheet pan with parchment paper or foil for easier clean-up (optional).
  3. Halve the baby red potatoes (or cube if they are larger). In a small bowl, mix together all of the seasonings: the dried basil, thyme, oregano, paprika, onion powder, and salt + pepper (I use a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of each). Mix together.
  4. Place the halved red potatoes and baby carrots on the sheet pan. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil and half of the seasoning mix on top. Toss to combine and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the asparagus by trimming the ends and cutting into 2 inch pieces. Thinly slice the yellow onion. Coin the sausage.
  6. Remove the potatoes and carrots from the oven and using a spatula push them to one side of the pan. On the other side add in the chopped asparagus, sliced onion, sausage, and minced garlic.
  7. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and remaining seasoning mix. Toss to combine and then toss those ingredients with the potatoes and carrots.
  8. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until veggies are roasted to your desired preference. Top the dish with freshly grated parmesan and fresh parsley as desired.
  9. Enjoy immediately.

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