This Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Meal is as easy as chicken sheet pan meals can be. A chicken sausage sheet pan dinner with vegetables is healthy, quick, and requires minimal prep and clean up.
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This sheet pan apple chicken sausage and veggies recipe is almost too easy to be called a recipe. Seriously – you don’t have to do any prep work at all (except maybe cut the potatoes).
And you can use frozen ingredients – a frozen bag of vegetables, like I did. Of course, you can also cater it to the season with squash, brussel sprouts, or use your favorite vegetable as well.
Easy sheet pan meals are very forgiving, and this chicken sausage sheet pan with veggies and potatoes is one of my favorite weeknight meals and healthy meals for athletes!
In fact, I usually always include some sort of sheet pan meal or two when doing my meal prep for athletes and myself in busy seasons.
Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Ingredients
I made this chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner on a whim because it’s made with things I always have on hand. You just need three ingredients:
- bag of apple chicken sausage (4-6 links). You can really use any chicken sausage flavor, and add diced apples if you want!
- 1 lb potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
- bag of frozen vegetables
- a good sheet pan for baking/roasting! I love this set – it’s great quality and long lasting!
- quality olive oil or avocado oil – this is important for getting that perfect lemony, crisp taste!
This easy chicken sausage meal prep should be on your weekly meal rotation once a week!
We buy chicken sausage weekly and use it for so many healthy chicken sausage recipes, from easy sheet pan meals, to stir fries to mixing with quinoa or pasta, to salad toppers. It’s so versatile!
Apple tends to be my favorite, but I also love to buy plain to season with more herbs and roasted apples, too.
You can use any chicken sausage brand or flavor you enjoy. I like the “Never Any” brand from Aldi, and al fresco chicken sausage is also delicious!
Thrive Market also has some delicious varieties.
Chicken Sausage Meal Prep To Make This Recipe
While I try to mentally plan meals with intuitive eating and meal prep on Sunday or Monday, if I forget or don’t make it to the grocery store, this sheet pan chicken sausage and vegetables meal is a tried and true favorite.
When I make this using frozen vegetables, I try to remember to thaw them an hour two before roasting. That way, they aren’t overly watery and come out crisp.
If you forget to thaw the vegetables, do not worry.
You can still make this easy chicken apple sausage sheet pan- you may just have to cook longer, or just cook the veggies a smidge longer.
Or, just microwave your veggies and add them to the meal last.
Quick Tips For Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Meals
- Make sure that the veggies and starch of choice (ie – potatoes, sweet potatoes) are evenly cut. That way they will cook quicker and more evenly.
- I personally like to cut up the chicken sausage (especially because my toddler enjoys chicken sausage as much as we do), but you can leave them as whole links as well.
- Since most chicken sausage links come pre-cooked, you don’t have to worry about uneven cooking.
Absolutely not – you can use whatever chicken sausage, sausage, chicken breast, etc. that you’d like. I really happen to like a spicy Italian chicken sausage or sweet Italian chicken sausage for this recipe in addition to apple.
As I mentioned, if you forget to thaw your bag of frozen vegetables ahead of time, no worries at all.
You have two options for cooking frozen vegetables in the oven:
– Make the oven temperature a bit warmer (up to 400-450 degrees) – As suggested in this article on The Kitchn, the high heat helps to evaporate condensation that may be lingering on the frozen veggies to ensure roasting instead of steaming. If using high heat, it’s more important to use avocado oil since it has a higher smoke point.
– Roasting the frozen vegetables a bit longer – The easiest way to do this is by roasting them first on your sheet pan for 10 minutes or so, and then adding the spicy Italian chicken sausage and potatoes.
– How long to roast frozen vegetables will depend on how crispy you want them and if you want them ready when everything else is ready, but I would suggest 10-15 more minutes.
To store leftovers for your chicken sausage sheet pan dinner, keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I find that after that, it starts to get a little mushy. To reheat, simply heat up in the microwave or on the stove.
If you love this, you’ll also love these healthy sheet pan recipes:
- Sheet pan sweet potato nachos
- Sheet pan salmon and veggies
- 20 minute honey garlic shrimp and broccoli sheet pan
- Alaska Halibut with Avocado Tomato Salsa
- Sheet pan maple balsamic roasted veggies
- Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes
- 1 lb potatoes, halved or quartered
- 4 chicken sausages, diced
- 1 bag frozen veggies of choice (broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, carrots, etc)
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- ¼ tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp chili powder, optional
- Salt, to taste
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375. Thaw veggies if needed.
- Wash and cut potatoes. Slice chicken sausage.
- Arrange potatoes, chicken sausage and veggies on a sheet pan and marinate with olive oil.
- Bake for 20-30 min, or until potatoes are cooked through.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 888mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 29g