Sheet Pan Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, and Green Beans cooked together on one single pan for the easiest one dish meal.
This easy sheet pan dinner with chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, and green beans comes together in no time for a perfect weeknight meal. It's a meal all on its own or can be served with a green salad or a bed of rice or quinoa.
The night that I made this dinner, we were getting ready to travel for a long weekend and trying to eat our way through any perishables in the fridge. As soon as I mentioned sweet potatoes, I was immediately turned down, losing to the leftover pizza also hanging out in the fridge.
However to my surprise, at mealtime, someone’s fork kept reaching over to my plate to steal delicious bites of sausages and sweet potatoes. So, I consider that a battle won.
In addition to beating leftover pizza in this dinner war, this meal truly couldn’t be any easier. Everything is cooked together on one sheet pan and ready to eat in just 30 short minutes.
It's easy to spice up the potatoes and veggies with just about any spices or flavorings you like and you can also make it yours by choosing from among your favorite chicken, turkey, or vegetarian sausages.
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How can I customize this Sheet Pan Sausage dinner?
- Change the sausage: You can use any sausage you like. This includes chicken, turkey, pork, beef, vegetarian, or a combination. I haven't tried them yet, but I hear the "beyond meat"- type vegetarian sausages are excellent as well. Use whatever you like or have on hand.
- Change the veggie: You don't have green beans? Try thicker slices of zucchini, yellow squash, or eggplant. Or substitute asparagus or sugar snap peas instead of the beans.
- You could also use frozen green beans: Just add them to the sheet pan frozen, they will cook up with the rest of the dish in no time. Although they won't turn out quite as crispy as fresh green beans.
- Use any spices you like: I like the combo of cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. But you could totally use a spice blend to speed things up. Some of my favorite spice blends include Italian, Cajun, Blackened, or Herbs de Provence.
- Swap potatoes: Try a combination of sweet potatoes with any other potatoes you have or roast with carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, and turnips too.
What makes sweet potatoes healthy?
Sweet potatoes (including skin) are a very healthy tuber. They are low in calories and fat. In addition, one cup of baked sweet potatoes gives you protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, and B6, as well as potassium, manganese, copper, niacin, and more.
Sweet potatoes are also a great source of antioxidants and they are great for your gut, contributing to the health of your gut with both the soluble and insoluble fiber they contain.
In addition, sweet potatoes are good for your vision because they contain beta carotene. Beta carotene is what gives them their orange color, just like carrots.
Side Dish and Serving Ideas
Some simple ideas for serving:
- Add a side of another vegetable to really round out this dish and take your nutrient intake up a few notches. One of the easiest ways to do this is to pop a steamable bag of microwave frozen veggies in during the last 5 minutes of cooking this sweet potato, sausage, and green bean dish.
- I like to add the elements of this dish over rice. White, brown, wild, cauliflower, doesn't matter, they all work so well.
- Eat this dish with a side of another grain like quinoa or farro.
- Saute up a veggie that's about to go bad in your fridge, like this sauteed broccoli dish.
- I like to cut up a serving of all of the elements of this dish and put them over low-carb or high-fiber pasta as well.
- Cut up the sausage and add these ingredients to a hoagy roll or high-fiber wrap with some whole grain mustard and any other of your favorite toppings.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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