Sausage, Broccoli and Potato One Sheet Pan Dinner
“What can I cook without ACTUALLY cooking?” Since Italian sausages roast to a golden brown in about the same time as potatoes you can cook them together. Then add in the broccoli for the last 10 minutes for a complete meal that is virtually hands off. The entire meal will be ready to serve in well under 30 minutes and is Whole30 friendly!
Since tomatoes are still very much in season for most of the country, you can’t go wrong topping the whole thing off with tomatoes marinated with a bunch of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. From a nutrition standpoint, the vitamin C from the tomatoes helps absorb all the nutrients and iron from the sausage and broccoli. From a flavor perspective, the acid from the tomatoes cuts through the delicious fattiness of the flavorful sausages and mixes with the olive oil to beautifully dress the broccoli and potatoes.
If you’re reading this and tomatoes are not in season where you are, serve it straight up, or mix together a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil to give you the same effect.
1 lb. antibiotic-free Italian sausage
2 lbs. broccoli florets
1 lb. red potatoes (cut into thin wedges)
Magic Salt (3 parts salt, 2 parts garlic powder, 1 part pepper)
6 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
Red pepper flakes (optional)
1 lb. very ripe, in-season tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Put sheet tray into oven and pre-heat to 425°F.
When oven reaches 425°F, remove the sheet tray and drizzle with a little avocado oil. Quickly add red potatoes and some Magic Salt. Use a spatula to toss potatoes around in the seasoning. Add sausages and place pan back in oven. Set timer for 15 minutes.
Remove sheet tray from oven pan, turn sausages to coat in oil and make sure the undersides are now facing up. Flip potatoes and move to the end of the pan with the sausage. Add broccoli and garlic, drizzle with oil and Magic Salt and toss to coat.
Return pan to oven and roast for 10 minutes.
Turn broiler to high and let everything cook on broil for 2-3 minutes until the sausage, potatoes and edges of broccoli are deeply browned.
Remove and serve with the marinated tomatoes if using. Otherwise, drizzle with a bunch of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of red wine vinegar, balsamic or lemon juice.
While the everything else is in the oven, cut larger tomatoes into bite-sized pieces and cherry tomatoes into halves or quarters depending on size and add to a bowl. Cover about halfway with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix and let stand for at least 15 minutes.
Christi Flaherty is a Whole30 Certified Coach, Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist with NANP and founder of HealthyHappyReal.com. Her writing has been featured on eHow and Livestrong as a healthy cooking expert and she was a featured blogger with FoodBuzz. Christi coaches GenX women using the Whole30 approach to help them reach health goals, find food freedom and fall in love with cooking and eating real food. Find her Paleo and Whole30 friendly recipes and coaching information at Healthy Happy Real.