Sheet Pan Bratwurst, Sweet Potato, & Brussel Sprouts is the easiest dinner you will every make, just chop, spread across a sheet pan, sprinkle with seasonings and bake!
Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Mine was a stark contrast to a few weekends ago when I worked the entire weekend! I still worked on Saturday, I had a grocery store tour and then worked until about 4 pm. Sunday, though, it was mass, killer new workout, hanging out with my SIL/nephew, lunch with my mom, then, dinner and drinks with some amazing friends I’ve known for years. It’s days like those that really reset me for the week and make me ready to dive into a crazy busy Monday head first!
Sure, sometimes I feel a little anxious about not getting things done on a Sunday. Typically I finish my post for the day the night before, but this morning I got up a little earlier to sip my coffee and get this post up. As I think back to my fun filled Sunday, it was all totally worth it. Instead of waking up to yet another day on the grind I feel energized and ready to go, despite feeling slightly behind in what I’ve got to do.
I’ve written before about how a sense of community is probably more important than eating your kale. That’s right, I believe spending time with family and friends is just as beneficial to your health as eating healthy food, exercising, and getting enough sleep. If you are super into cultural stuff, I recommend reading the Blue Zonesbook. I read it in Grad school because I was living in the only area of the US that is deemed a “Blue Zone.” Or a place where a large proportion of the people become centenarians or live to be over 100 years old. It’s a pretty quick and interesting read!
Speaking of quick, this sheet pan meal comes together in a flash! I’m not usually a person that would pick up bratwurst for dinner but the other day they were sampling Teton Waters 100% Grass-Fed Beef Uncured Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst at Costco and you know I couldn’t pass that up! I saved the package so I’ll be sure to share a photo of what the label looks like in this week’s Friday Fitness & Favorites.
Basically, though, you could make this meal with your favorite pre-cooked sausage. (I know you can bake uncooked sausage too, I just haven’t tried it yet. I’d guess you would need to bake the whole thing instead of cutting it up like I did with this one.) I actually prepped my veggies a couple days before so all I had to do was throw them together with a bit of oil and seasoning!
I was kind of surprised that this easy recipe turned out to be a crowd pleaser too! My MIL and SIL loved it and it lasted us a few meals! Love when recipes make a TON of food you can eat more than once!
I also love these purple sweet potatoes I picked up at Trader Joe’s. I was in the mood for something different so I grabbed the bag of Harissa sweet potatoes instead of the normal ones. They are a couple dollars more expensive, but it’s just my way of trying to get more variety and produce colors in my diet, you could use the normal orange ones if you want!
Sheet Pan Brats, Sweet Potato, & Brussels Sprouts
Sheet Pan Brats, Sweet Potato & Brussel Sprouts
- 12 ounces pre-cooked uncured 100% grass-fed brats or sausage
- 1lb sweet potatoes
- 1lb brussels sprouts
- 1T avocado oil
- cooking spray - I used avocado oil spray
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- optional garnish with parsley
- Preheat oven to 400F, line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking oil.
- Chop sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Chop Brussels sprouts into quarters if they are full size and halves if they are baby brussels sprouts.
- Toss veggies with oil and seasonings and spread evenly across sheet pan. Spray the top with cooking spray.
- Cut sausages into slices and spread evenly on pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes, toss meat and veggies then bake for an additional 15-25 minutes. Just until veggies are fork tender and slightly browned on the bottom.
Nutrition facts will vary depending on the type of sausage. For paleo or dairy free use your favorite dairy-free pre-cooked brat or sausage.
Cuisine gluten free, sheet pan, paleo
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