Updated: Oct 9
I have a really bad habit of watching the same shows over and over.
It may have something to do with comfort or familiarity, but either way - it takes a lot of effort to get me to try a new show. While everyone else is raving about P-Valley, I've started Jersey Shore for the umpteenth time.
One of their traditions was Mike cooking a huge Sunday dinner for all the roommates. As I saw him make a huge pan of "sausage and peppas", it made me remember one of my favorite lowkey meal preps - Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies!
What's great about this recipe is that you can switch it up with whatever you have in the fridge - broccoli, white potatoes, pork sausage... the possibilities are endless. Another great way to spice it up is by - literally - switching up the spice blends. I've made this with a jerk seasoning, Cajun, or keeping it traditional with the spice combinations I used below.
I make this a lot during Whole30 (make sure you use a compliant sausage) and off because it's so dang easy. Just dice and roast. Here, I use two separate pans to make sure everything roasts instead of steams on a crowded sheet. Potatoes also take about 30 minutes to roast fully, depending on their size, so I like to start them and then add the rest of the ingredients about 20 minutes in.
You can eat this as is or add some dipping sauces on the side. Let me know - what's your guilty pleasure TV show?
Sweet Potatoes, small | 2 ct. | $1.19
Turkey Sausage Link | 13 oz. | $2.09
Green Bell Pepper | 2 ct. | $1.58
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | 2 tsp. | $0.07
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Scrub potatoes and peel if you prefer (I like to keep the skin on for extra fiber.)
3. Dice potatoes. Remove seeds and core from the bell peppers and dice those as well. Slice turkey sausage into rounds and then cut them in half.
4. Line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil. On one pan, add sweet potatoes and toss with 1 tbsp. olive oil and salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of paprika. Spread so they are in an even layer.
Ensure that the pan isn't too crowded so they will properly roast!
5. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. We have to start cooking the potatoes earlier so everything is done at once.
6. On the other pan, add your turkey sausage and bell peppers; season with the above seasonings and 1 tbsp. of olive oil.
7. Roast in the same oven with the potatoes for about 15 minutes; sausage and veggies will be browned.
8. Ensure that sweet potatoes are done; they will be browned and can be pierced with a fork. Remove both pans and combine all ingredients together.
9. Serve with your favorite sauces on the side - try a tangy BBQ sauce or ketchup. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
Total Cost per serving: $0.82
Total Cost (about 6 servings): $4.93
Those Other Guys: $12.99 a serving