Sausage, potatoes, and onions come together to make an easy weeknight meal ready in 30 minutes and complete with one dish to clean.
An hour before dinner in a house with two small children is no laughing matter. Well, for one of my kiddos it is:
Do you blame me for creating this quick, healthy, easy-cleanup meal? I didn’t think so. The pre-dinner meltdown and comedy show is the main reason why I’ve been making one-pan roasted sausage, potatoes, and onions almost once a week for the past 3 months. No joke.
Not only does the one-pan cleanup make this meal a recipe box keeper, the chicken sausage is a source of protein my Mr. Joey will eat. I’m finding that Joey turns his nose up at most meat unless it can A. be dipped in BBQ sauce or B. it doesn’t look like meat. This recipe fulfills requirement A!
Now the sausage, potato, and onions are just a simple base. You can adapt this recipe to include other vegetables fit for roasting, such as peppers, sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli, etc. You can find my full-proof tips and tricks for roasting vegetables here. Even though the roasted sausage, potatoes, and onions make a meal, I like serving it alongside something bright and colorful, like spinach! So if you follow MY recipe pictured here, this will be a two-pan meal… it’s still worth it!
- 4-5 chicken sausage links
- 3 large potatoes cut into ½ inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, quartered, layers separated
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- Black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat your oven to 400. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix well.
- Pour onto a baking sheet and place in the center rack of your oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Stir and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Slice sausage and serve immediately.
I’d also suggest playing around with the seasonings depending on what flavor of sausage you decide to roast. Apple chicken sausage? Sprinkle in some sage. Spicy Italian sausage? Sprinkle in some brown sugar for sweetness. Because Mr. Joey enjoys a bite or two of the sausage, I usually buy sweet Italian sausage and mix and match the veggies depending on what’s in the fridge! As long as I make his plate with BBQ sauce or marinara sauce for dipping, he’ll take more than one bite.
Here’s to hoping this meal provides you with an easy weeknight meal solution, free of whines, cries, and a sink full of dishes! If you’re looking for other easy weeknight meal solutions, check out my Healthy Dinner Recipes Pinterest board. I can guarantee the recipes are simple, healthy, and somewhat toddler approved!