Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal is delicious and this is unbelievably easy for a family dinner! And this is good any time of year, but I think these flavors are especially perfect for Fall!
This Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal is a perfect dinner idea for fall or winter, and this is about as easy as it gets for a dinner that’s healthy and tasty.
We loved the sweet potatoes for a pop of color and flavor, but if you’re being stricter on carbs you can use more broccoli and just a tiny bit of sweet potato; or skip the sweet potatoes completely if you’d like.
We thought this combination was so delicious when we tested the recipe, and I liked it so much that a few days later I made it again just for a quick dinner for myself (something that rarely happens in a house where there is always an abundance of leftover food from recipe testing!)
If you like the sound of these ingredients I hope you’ll try this tasty sheet pan meal! I bet it’s going to be a dinner your family will ask for over and over!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- sweet potatoes
- Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- Balsamic Vinegar (affiliate link)
- Garlic Powder (affiliate link)
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- pre-cooked chicken, turkey, or pork sausage
- salt to taste
About the oven temperature for this sheet pan meal:
Thousands of people have made this recipe, and it has gotten raves from almost everyone who’s tried it. But a small number of people have reported that for them the sweet potatoes cooked too quickly at the 450F/230C. I am puzzled, because I’ve made it myself with no problems at that temperature and so many people have commented how much they like the recipe and not mentioned issues. If you’re not 100% sure your oven is calibrated correctly (or you know it cooks a bit hot) I would adjust the temperature (maybe even to 400F/204C) and simply cook it for a longer time.
What kind of sausage did we use for the sheet pan meal?
This dinner idea started with the Aidell’s Bacon, Mushroom, and Swiss Sausage that I got infatuated with after I sampled it at Costco, but any pre-cooked chicken, turkey, or pork sausage will work here. It’s pretty easy to find sausage that’s low in carbs, and this one has only one carb per sausage and it’s gluten-free as well. (And no, Aidells hasn’t paid me to promote their sausage and I doubt they’ve even heard of my blog!)
Why are Sheet Pan Meals so popular?
Sheet Pan Meals are an idea that started showing up a few years ago, and I think they’re such a perfect way to make an easy dinner. And the idea of dinner that cooks on one pan is definitely one reason these are so popular!
Want more ideas for tasty sheet pan meals?
You can see all my sheet pan meal experiments in the category for Sheet Pan Meals or check out Low-Carb and Keto Sheet Pan Meals for my lowest carb sheet pan meals and ideas from other bloggers.
How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal:
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- Preheat oven to 450F/230C. However, a small group of people have reported the sweet potatoes cooked too quickly at that temperature. If you’re not 100% sure your oven is calibrated correctly (or you know it cooks a bit hot) I would adjust the temperature (maybe even to 400F/204C) and simply cook it for a longer time.
- Preheat oven and spray sheet pan with non-stick spray.
- Cut up two medium sweet potatoes into cubes that aren’t too small.
- Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Toss sweet potatoes with half that mixture.
- Spread sweet potatoes out on a sheet pan and start to roast.
- Slice sausage into slices about 3/4 inch thick.
- When sweet potatoes have roasted 15 minutes, add sausage pieces to the sheet pan and roast 10 minutes more.
- Cut up broccoli into same-size pieces (about the size of the other ingredients.)
- Toss broccoli with the rest of the oil-balsamic mixture.
- Remove sheet pan from the oven and turn sausage pieces over. Then tuck broccoli pieces between sausage and sweet potatoes.
- Cook 15 minutes more, or until broccoli is done to your liking and sausages and sweet potatoes are nicely browned.
- Season with a little salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot.
- This will keep in the fridge for a day or two and reheats surprisingly well.