Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

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The colors in tonight’s dinner are so vibrant! This meal just yelled out “healthy” to me. I had Sweet Italian chicken sausages in the freezer that I wanted to make this week, but didn’t want them in a bun or as part of a pasta dish. I’ve seen so many one pan dinners that I thought this would be the perfect way to use those sausages.

I cut five small red potatoes (one bag from Trader Joe’s), a yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper and a red onion for this dish. I also used a package of beans that I cut in half (they were a bit long). I laid my vegetables on a foil lined baking sheet in rows by vegetable, starting with the potatoes, next the peppers, then the beans, the red onion and then last, the chicken sausages. I had a package of five sausages and I cut each link into five pieces. I minced an entire head of garlic because I wasn’t going to be using much seasoning for this dish. I wanted a simple, yet flavorful meal. I drizzled olive oil over all the vegetables and sprinkled the entire tray of vegetables and chicken with kosher salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. The minced garlic was the last thing to go on.

I baked this one pan wonder in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.

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Wow, wow, wow! This was fantastic. It was so incredibly flavorful. Even though I only added olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, as well as an entire head of garlic, this meal was one of the most flavorful I’ve had. As Dennis and I sat down to dinner, I commented to him that the vegetables were so tasty I hadn’t even thought to eat any of the chicken sausage. That’s how flavorful this dish was. I did eat the chicken sausage, but the vegetables were that good that I sort of forgot about them. Dennis really loved this, which was fabulous because he isn’t the best at eating his vegetables.

By the way, clean-up for this dinner was super quick … it took no time at all.

I’m definitely going to make more of these one pan wonders …. maybe I’ll try to make one with salmon. Doesn’t that sound good?

Ingredients

  • 1 package Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages
  • 1 small package (about 5) red potatoes, cut into quarters (at least)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 package green beans (cut in half if they are overly long)
  • 1 red onion, cut in half, then quarters and then halve those quarters
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Lay cut vegetables out in rows on the pan.
  4. Lay cut sausages on the end of the pan.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over all vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle salt, pepper and red pepper flakes over vegetables and Italian chicken sausages.
  7. Place minced garlic over vegetables and Italian chicken sausages.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

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