Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This hearty one dish meal is perfect for when the weather gets cold! Packed with healthful vegetables and the tang of balsamic vinegar, you can't go wrong. Make extra because the leftovers are equally as yummy!
6 sausages (I used turkey)
1 pound sweet potatoes
1/2 pound baby carrots
1/2 yellow or red bell pepper
1 large onion
2 cups button mushrooms, cut in half
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp olive oil
freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup grape tomatoes

-Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut each potato in 1"-2" pieces.
-Peel and cut onion into 8 wedges.
-Slice bell pepper into strips.
-Place potatoes, onion, mushrooms and onion in a big roasting tray.
-In a bowl, combine the oil with the Italian herbs, grated or chopped garlic, and chicken broth.
-Pour mixture over veggies and toss to coat.
-Season with salt and pepper.
-Cover the tray with aluminum foil and pop it in a preheated oven. Bake at 450F for 40 minutes.
-While veggies are in the oven, cook sausages on the stove top until outside is browned (They don't have to be fully cooked because you will cook them in the oven also). Cut sausages in half.
-After 40 minutes, or whenever the potatoes and vegetables are fork tender,  place the sausages and tomatoes amongst the veggies.
-Pour the balsamic vinegar over meat and veggies.
-Place the tray back in the oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
-Flip over the sausages and ladle some of the juices at the bottom  all over the food.
-Put it back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes, until everything is nice and brown.

This recipe was adapted from Kayotic Kitchen's Lazy Sunday Casserole dish. It was SO good I can't wait to try out more of her recipes!

-More veggies to add or swap out: zucchini, fennel, red skinned potatoes, parsnips, or butternut squash. Just make sure to cut all your veggies into similar sized pieces so they all cook at the same rate!
-Instead of Italian seasoning use dried, chopped rosemary.
-Use sweet, spicy, chicken, pork, turkey or beef sausage depending on your preferences!

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