Are you ready for another easy, all-in-one paleo meal idea? I call this one “chop and drop” because that’s literally what you do…
You just chop and season the veggies and sausage, mix them all together and drop them in the oven! It’s that simple.
This hearty and nutritious meal is so easy, you can whip it up even after a long day at work. In fact, it gives you some extra time to relax or play with the kids while your savory din din roasts in the oven.
It’ll take you about 10 minutes or so to get everything chopped and seasoned, and then around 40 minutes to cook.
Once the veggies and sausage are chopped, you just sprinkle them with olive oil and season them in a mixing bowl. Then you spread out all the pieces on a large foil-lined or lightly-greased cookie sheet, and slide your savory smorgasbord into the oven. Remember to flip the veggies and sausage over a couple of times while they’re cooking – you want to make sure everything gets roasted evenly.
As you can see, there’s absolutely nothing complicated about this paleo recipe. You can go with the veggies I’ve suggested (it’s a delicious combo I think!), or change things up and choose your favorites. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-2qtnll’]
I always like to say great-tasting and good-for-you food doesn’t have to be hard and this easy meal proves it. It’s one of those perfect week night go-to dishes that everyone in your family is sure to love.
This recipe easily serves 4-6 depending on the appetites you’ve got sitting around your dinner table.
And if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, the veggies and sausage are great reheated for lunch the next day. I know that from experience!
Hope you give this colorful, all-in-one paleo meal a try.
- 1 package (or about 1 lb) of your favorite pre-cooked sausage links – cut into 1-inch long sections (We used Applegate brand)
- 2 potatoes (1 yam and 1 white flesh sweet potato) cut into 2-inch chunks
- 2 medium-size carrots, chopped into small rounds
- 1 red pepper, cut into large slices
- 1/2 red onion, peeled and cut into large slices
- 3 cloves of minced or pressed garlic
- 2 tbs of olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbs of Italian seasoning
- A healthy pinch of red pepper flakes
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Plus any additional seasonings you desire
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees F
- In a large mixing bowl, add all sliced veggies, garlic and cut sausage links
- Next add olive oil and toss everything to coat
- Sprinkle in all seasonings and mix again to distribute
- Now grease or line with aluminum foil a large-rimmed baking sheet
- Spread out the veggies and sausage across the baking sheet
- Place uncovered in oven
- Bake a total of 35 to 45 minutes, turning veggies and sausage twice during cooking. (Oven temperatures and times will vary)
- Test doneness by checking the sweet potatoes – if they're soft, it's done
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Hi, pre cooked sausages? You mean cook the sausages first and chuck it with the vegies and roast it? Im not sure if I can buy “pre cooked sausages” in Australia? I never heard of it :)
You can use raw sausage in the casing or pre-cooked sausages such as something like Applegate brand. Either way, it will be will be delish!
Can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing! It looks delicious!
Thank you Taylor!
Seriously one of my new favorite dinners. I used turkey sausage (being somewhat healthy) and found two different sweet potatoes, and even added a parsnip. I will be making this again real soon!
Thanks Jessica! I love your idea of adding a parsnip! I’m going to do that next time! :)
Hi! I read the comment about adding pre-cooked sausage at the end, does the original recipe call for uncooked sausages cooking the same time as vegetables? Thanks!
Hi there…for this recipe you want to use pre-cooked sausage, regardless of when you add it to the pan. :)
I was wondering if this could also be made with pre-cooked homemade sausage? Would the sausage get too dry during the “re-cooking” process with the veggies? Thanks!
Of course Christine, pre-cooked is fine…I use Applegate pre-cooked sausages all the time and it turns out fine. You could also just add the pre-cooked sausage during the last 10 minutes in the oven to give it enough time to warm through without any chance of drying out:)
Thank you! I can’t wait to try this! :)
Never mind! I accidentally added 15 sausage links instead of three!
Haha! Melanie that’s funny! :)
I loved it, but MyFitnessPal calculated this dish to have 626 calories per serving!
Wow, this looks really tasty and is for sure going in the regular rotation I think but can someone please tell why pre cooked sausages are used? Can I use regular pork sausages that are not cooked or should I just pre cook them first?
Ash, that’s what I had on hand when I made it. You can certainly use regular sausage in the recipe! :)
I have been making this weekly and enjoying small dishes as a snack of for any of the three main meals. Delicious! I am making it for a potluck tomorrow and I am curious if anyone has made this in a crock pot? Did the veggies stay whole or turn to mush?
Did you ever make it in the crockpot??? I was wondering the same thing!
What other seasonings might be good with this? I’ve made it several times and love it but I thought I’d “spice” it up ;)
Paprika, cumin, cayenne for a little kick.
This was pretty awesome! So simple, yet delicious. I made it last night and the kids loved it. I added squash, zucchini, mushrooms and just a little cabbage. I served theirs over brown rice. I’ll be taking the leftovers to work! Thanks! :)
Maliaika, I’m so happy the family enjoyed the meal! I have found kids love roasted veggies! Great ideas with you added ingredients! Next time send me a pic! :)
I am making this for dinner tonight it is part of my 30 day paleo challenge and I will be sure to like up when I post my meal plan for the week
I hope you enjoy! :)
This was soooo good. My husband who hates veggies and me who doesn’t care for sweet potatoes, absolutely loved this dish. So full of flavor, I will me making this over and over again!!
That is so awesome! I love when we can convert anyone into eating more veggies! So happy you both enjoyed!
I love love roasted #veggies