7 February, 2017
Healthy Italian Sausage & Veggies
SOOOOOO, here we are at the first of a new year! I am officially on the healthy eating train…one of my least favorite places to be, haha! I am digging HARD for some good-tasting, healthy diet food. I’m starting out with One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage and Veggies found on Chelsea’s Messy Apron (such a cute name!) blog.
This recipe is a breeze to make! The worst part of the whole thing is preparing all the vegetables. Chopping up carrots, red potatoes, zucchini, red peppers and broccoli will take you a bit of time. The recipe goes into detail as to how thick to chop each veg so they all cook evenly. You place all the veggies on a sheet pan (I had so much that I filled two) covered with foil or parchment paper. I then added some thick cut turkey sausage. Adding some extra flavor to the dish is a drizzle made of olive oil, dried thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder and onion powder (and I added a pinch of salt). Roast at 400 for 15 minutes, remove and toss veggies and sausage. Return to over for another 10-20 minutes. I like mine more well done, so I opted to leave them in the oven for the full 20. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.
I forgot how much I liked vegetables until I made this dish! I love having a meaty potato in the mix along with the real meat of the turkey sausage. I used more of a smokey turkey sausage for this recipe, and it was delish. This dish could have been quite boring, but the flavored oil really added an extra oomph that was very welcomed (I added a bit more oil than the recipe called for, FYI)! This recipe makes eating diet food not suck TOO bad. We will be adding it to the rotation for the next couple of months.
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