Is there anything more comforting that a sheetload of oven roasted goodness. Sheet Pan Dinners are one of the easiest and satisfying dinner choices out there. Especially when the weather starts to cool and you are craving comfort. This Sausage Apple & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner has it all and then some.
It Doesn't Get Easier Than A Sheet Pan Dinner
The beauty of this recipe for Sausage Apple & & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner with Mustard Vinaigrette is that it comes together quickly, feeds a whole crew and is easily adaptable. However, this mix of sausage, apples and fall veggies is an A+ combo.
Ingredients in Sausage Apple & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
- Sausages get sliced into bite sized hunks that create a hearty base layer in this sheet pan dinner. Use whatever sausage you prefer here. I like something smoky but you could go spicy or even use an apple chicken sausage.
- Brussel sprouts also roast really well. When roasted they transform into crisp edged, hearty veggie bites that also boast big fall flavor.
- Yukon Gold potatoes roast up wonderfully. They get chopped into bite sized pieces that get crispy on the outside and remain creamy and tender on the inside.
- Cabbage wedges hold up well when roasted in the oven. They soften up with crispy, crunchy edges.
- Honeycrisp apple slices add a welcome sweetness to this savory sheet pan meal. The roast up into tender and tasty slices that compliment the other ingredients and really up the fall flavors. You can sub in other apples here but the honey crisp add a nice, honey crispness as their name suggests.
- Sweet onion brings earthy sweetness and cooks until jammy, flavorful slivers throughout the pan.
- Olive oil is drizzled over the whole Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner, coating the sausage and veggies in rich flavor that encourages a golden roast.
- Fresh thyme layers in earthy herbiness here. However, you can sun in other herbs. Rosemary or sage would both work well.
- Salt & Pepper bring out the natural flavors in the veggies.
The Mustard Vinaigrette is a flavor bomb
All of those fall inspired ingredients work so well and make this Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner a consistently crave-able fall meal. The fall veggies and smoky sausage are meant to be together.
The Mustard Vinaigrette comes together while the sheet pan dinner bakes in the oven. Once the pan comes out of the oven, the Mustard Vinaigrette is poured over the top of the roasted sausage and veggies. Coating the Sausage Apple & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner with fresh and zingy flavors.
Mustard Vinaigrette Ingredients
- Olive oil carries the other ingredients and makes this vinaigrette a rich, pourable topper.
- Shallot adds an earthy garlic and slightly oniony flavor to the vinaigrette.
- Apple cider vinegar cuts through the richness with an acidic fall flavor.
- Whole grain mustard also adds some zing and earthiness.
- Honey brings a touch of natural sweetness to the savory Mustard Vinaigrette.
- Fresh thyme and dill pop with a fresh and herby finish.
- Salt and pepper once again amp up the other flavors allowing them to meld and shine.
Adaptability is king and this Sausage Apple & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner can bend and stretch in all kinds of direction. If you aren't crazy for cabbage, swap in some carrots. Go vegetarian or vegan by omitting the meat and honey. Double down on the sausage if that's what you're into. You can go all kinds of directions with this sheet. Added bonus, this recipe happens to be gluten free, yay for your GF folks!
This Sausage Apple & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is a gluten free dinner win
If you haven't yet experienced the ease and joy that is a sheet pan dinner, I encourage you to start with this Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner. It's a big crowd pleaser and as easy as dinner gets.
Now that I've been making these sheet pan dinners I've got to say, sheet pan meals are the sheet, man. Seriously. And this Sausage Apple & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner with Mustard Vinaigrette will be on heavy rotation for us as the weather cools down and the oven warms up. I enjoy serving it with toasty pretzel bread to round the full meal.