Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble
This Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble is a delicious quick and easy dinner cooked all on one pan in the oven with a hint of rosemary and garlic. Talk about healthy, easy fall eats!
Let's talk about sheet pan meals.
How quick and easy they are.
And honestly, sometimes the very simplest kinds of food hit the spot, and that's definitely the case here with Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble. You see I'm taking a break from the ordinary one pan chicken dinner to revisit an old favourite sausage sheet pan dinner I created a couple of years ago, and this time I've made it slightly healthier by using turkey sausage.
A low carb winner of a dinner.
Okay, I'll stop rhyming now…
The secret to this Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble is to keep the ingredients to a minimum, and use root vegetables that really shine when roasted in the oven.
I've used sweet potato, brussels sprouts for a bit of green, red pepper and beets, but you could always sub in any root veggie you've got kicking around. Butternut or acorn squash would be a good touch along with parsnips or carrots, so if you're a brussels sprouts hater like many people I know, don't you fret!
From there, it's a matter of tossing in olive oil, garlic (of course!) and some dried rosemary. You could also use thyme, basil, oregano, sage or any combo of the above but I find the rosemary adds just the right subtle flavour and brings out the flavours in the turkey sausage.
I love sheet pan dinners because they're so quick and easy to put together, and you really do minimize clean up by using just the one pan. I always chop everything up and then toss on the pan itself so you don't need to worry about extra bowls or a ton of dishes.
Just get it all on the pan and into the oven, then you've got a few minutes to relax after a long, tough day while everything's cooking.
I think this is my favourite style of cooking nowadays. Just have everything ready to go and enjoy the evening! You deserve it after all!
This Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble really is the perfect fall dinner. There's just something about roasted root vegetables that remind me of the season, and the best part is that you can make this recipe super low carb just by packing in the right combo of veggies.
Like I don't know if I've ever talked about my beet obsession, but they're probably my second favourite fall vegetable next to butternut squash. Roasted with a bit of garlic…I could go to town for days! I feel like everyone has this misconception about them, that they're too earthy or you've had one too many of your grandma's pickled beets as a kid and suddenly you can't stand them as an adult.
Trust me, I get it, I've been there. But I really do urge you to give them another shot with this recipe. A little oven roasting with salt and pepper does them good.
One final thing I should note about this recipe is that it's really all about timing. You'll want to cook the turkey sausage in a skillet while the veggies are roasting, but not enough to cook them all the way through – just enough so that they are firm enough to slice through.
From there, you'll remove the veggies, stir, add the sausage and then continue to bake another 10 minutes. You don't want to undercook the sausage or dry it out because turkey is a leaner protein so this was a good compromise I came up with, even though this Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble isn't as hands off as my other sheet pan recipes.
Will you be making this Sheet Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble?
All this quick and easy dinner takes is a mere 45 minutes, most of which is spent in the oven so you can carry on with the important things in life, like, you know, Netlixing and chilling. What else are busy fall weeknights made for?
One Pan Sausage & Root Vegetable Scramble
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 package turkey sausages
- 1/2 sweet potato, chopped
- 1 cup brussels sprouts, chopped
- 2 medium-sized beets, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 F. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add turkey sausages and cook for 7-8 minutes until browned but not quite cooked in the middle.
- Meanwhile, add veggies to a large baking sheet and toss with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until veggies are tender.
- Remove from oven and add turkey sausage, cooking another 5 minutes. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!