Roasted Italian Sausage with Onions and Vegetables
Roasted Italian sausage with Vidalia onions and vegetables – this will become a go-to easy meal for you – it is for us!
I don’t know if you are a meal planner, but I am kind of a half-hearted meal planner. I think it’s a combination of Ben’s crazy work schedule and this blog that puts me somewhere in no-man’s land when it comes to meal planning.
I’ll write a list of recipes I want to develop for this site each week. They could be recipes for clients, or they could be just something I’ve been wanting to share with you. If it’s a dinner recipe, I’ll assign it a day – preferably a night that Ben will be home so I can photograph it while he entertains the kids.
Then I’ll fill in days that Ben has a late night at work. The kids and I will either meet him for dinner those nights or I’ll just make something quick and easy (kind of like lunch). That’s usually when I just give up. It’s so bad! I’m really bad at this.
Next thing I know, I’m wandering the grocery store aisles aimlessly, picking up this and that. I know I have a stocked pantry so throwing together a last-minute meal isn’t usually too difficult as long as I have a decent selection of protein in my fridge.
One of the things I’ll commonly pick up is either ground turkey, or turkey sweet Italian sausage. I know I can easily throw together a meal with either one of these two things. A couple of my favorites are InstantPot pasta with sausage, spinach and tomatoes, or turkey sausage and asparagus quiche.
This time I happened to reach for the Italian sausage and decided to share this meal idea with you guys. It’s honestly one of those meals I make over and over and OVER again. It’s ridiculously easy, it’s healthy, and it’s a great way to use up whatever produce you may have in the fridge.
You’ll want to include a couple of sweet Vidalia® Onions . It’s hard to believe this, but they get even sweeter when you roast them. If you remember, as part of my partnership with Vidalia onions, I also made this irresistible onion tart with bacon and kale. That tart may be a fancier use of the Vidalia onions – but this recipe is just as delicious. It’s perfect for those days where you really don’t feel like cooking.
Add some carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms and you have a really delicious, well-rounded meal.
Looking for more easy meals? Try:
- one package of sweet Italian turkey sausage (19.5 ounces) – 5 sausages
- 3 small Vidalia onions, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 large bell pepper (any color), cut into bite-sized chunks
- 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
- 8 ounces white mushrooms, washed and halved
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place all chopped vegetables on rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and then place sausage on pan as well. (Note – you may need to divide the ingredients on to two trays if it’s too crowded).
- Roast for 20 minutes, stir, return to oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and brown and sausage is cooked through.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1 sausage with vegetables
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 767mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 16g Protein: 15g
Husband’s take: He loves this kind of thing too. I pair it with some crusty bread and fresh fruit. Dinner, done.
Changes I would make: I love to throw in whatever vegetables I have in the house. And if you like things spicy, feel free to use a spicier Italian sausage.
Difficulty: So easy! You can’t really screw this one up.
Disclosure: This Roasted Italian Sausage recipe is a sponsored post written on behalf of Vidalia Onions. I have been compensated for my time but as always, all opinions are my own! I heart sweet Vidalia onions and I’d buy them no matter what. Thanks for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands I use and love!