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Maple Roasted Fall Vegetables with Chicken-Apple Sausage

I had a major clean out the produce drawer cooking session yesterday. My lack of meal planning and shopping without a list the week before Thanksgiving left me with a few too many straggling veggies to be dealt with. No regrets though, because in result, this bowl of roasted veggie goodness happened.

A couple of months ago I stumbled onto this recipe for Maple Glazed “Medley” over on Skinny Mommy. This is honestly my favorite kind of recipe, one that I know that pretty much everyone in my family would eat with no complaints. I always have chicken and apple sausages in my freezer (I  leave Costco with a huge pack every single time!) so it’s a great stand-by recipe to make with whatever veggies you have on hand. The maple syrup really makes it extra special and if you like a little heat then a little drizzle of hot chili sauce will pair up perfectly to create that “sweet heat” so many of us crave.

It doesn’t take much to put this together.  A little chop, a little toss and in the oven it goes.

I’m still new to cooking with parsnips and have been craving them recently. I read somewhere that some of the bigger ones can get “woody” on the inside and that it’s a good idea to remove the core part of the larger pieces. I did that pretty easily and really enjoyed them in this recipe. I can’t wait to keep experimenting with them.

What’s your favorite way to eat parsnips? Here are a few recipes that I want to try:

Smashed Potato, Parsnips and Rutabaga

Super Sweet Parsnip Chips

Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries

Here are a few more healthy dinner ideas for you.

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Maple Roasted Fall Vegetables with Chicken-Apple Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chicken apple sausages, cut into small rounds
  • 1 sweet potato, unpeeled and cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 lb parnips, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
  • a bunch of brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • big pinch coarse salt and fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a roasting pan (I used two to ensure there was enough room for everything to properly roast) with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all vegetables and sausage pieces. Drizzle maple syrup and oil over vegetables and toss well until coated completely. Spread out onto roasting pans and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes, tossing vegetables about half way.

Be sure to cut all the vegetables and sausage same size to ensure that everything roasts up evenly. Use two baking sheets if needed.

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31 comments on “Maple Roasted Fall Vegetables with Chicken-Apple Sausage”

  1. When I saw this on the instagrams, I fell over. I’m so in love with all of these and the chicken sausage just makes me swoon. Perfect fall dinner.

  2. I need to get those chicken sausages!!! Always trying to find healthy versions. This looks incredible! PS: I love using parsnips mashed with butternut squash in my Shepherd’s Pie. So tasty.

  3. That looks amazing! There is something about a little sweet thrown in with some veggies that is SO good!

  4. So great to see a shout out to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your great fall twist on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is my kind of dinner! Love the colors too!

  6. This is a great idea, I’ve had a package of chicken apple sausage staring at me every time I open my freezer..now I know what to do with it!

  7. This is my kind of meal too! Love all these flavors. I definite must try soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love this. I always have sausages in my fridge so this goes straight to my recipe collection. Simple, healthy and looks incredible. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. AGGIE ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am SO in love with the fact that you roasted the meat & vegetables all together – why haven’t I done this yet?!

  10. I don’t often say this about vegetables, but WOW. That looks delicious!

  11. Chicken sausage, sprouts, sweet potato, quick…this is my kind of meal. I love it, Aggie!

  12. Such a simple throw together meal that yet tastes flavoursome! My kind of recipe. I love recipes that forces me to use what I have leftover to make something yummy out of it.

  13. Love this Aggie ~ my kind of rustic flavors ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh my goodness, I could eat this all day long!

  15. I’d love to just pick up that fork for a bite of that first photo! YUM!

  16. This is such a smart idea and so versatile!

  17. I’m a newbie with parsnips, too. This looks like an excellent recipe to get me better acquainted, for sure!!

  18. I love your healthy recipes. This one is so full of flavor!

  19. Yum! I think we’ll make this one this week! Chicken apple sausage sounds delicious!

  20. I see I picked a good day to visit. What a ‘nice-homey-country-supper-in-a-bowl’ !

  21. This looks amazing! My kind of meal, and I only discovered parsnips a year or so ago! Still trying to get the rest of the family to enjoy them, so I’ll have to try the other recipes you mentioned to see how they go over with them.

  22. Love this!! All my favorites things (with veggie sausage :)) I love any veggie roasted.

  23. Looks great, and the apple flavor is my favorite chicken sausage ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. pssst, was that the aidells sausage? I love that stuff. Seriously, love it.

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  26. This looks like a delicious dish ๐Ÿ™‚ I really could have this every night!

  27. My Mum used to put parsnips in her beef stew at times….. it gave reg. old beef stew an added dimension!

  28. Love this easy dish! I just used up a bunch of fruits and veggies in my new juicer-love cleaning out the fridge without having to throw rotten food away. This is my kind of easy meal & will be making this soon for sure!

  29. This looks so hearty and satisfying! Perfect for cold winter nights!

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