Roasted Chicken Sausages with Brussels Sprouts, Fennel and Potatoes
This recipe for Roasted Chicken Sausages with Brussels Sprouts, Fennel and Potatoes is a one pot meal that has something for everyone!
Looking for easy weeknight dinner recipes? Roasted Chicken Sausages with Brussels Sprouts, Fennel and Potatoes is a simple one-pot meal that will make cleanup a snap.
It was about 7 pm when I surveyed the kitchen with a satisfied eye. The counter: gleaming. The stove: wiped down. The dishes: in the dishwasher, humming…no, murmuring, almost imperceptibly. Knives: hand washed and dried, and firmly planted on the magnetic strip on the wall. Coffee: Beans ground and prepped for the following morning’s French press, water already in the kettle.
I think I broke a record.
I achieved a personal best the other night, something I have struggled with these last several weeks. I’m often in the kitchen into the later hours of the night, struggling to keep up with the dirty dishes from the day’s cooking, packing lunches, and readying for the next. Getting done early meant closing up the kitchen for the night, kissing the kiddos and hubby goodnight, and having time for my book.
It. Was. Awesome.
The mountain of dishes is never an accident. I often find myself cooking dishes that require dirtying up every pot and pan I own. But now that busy days are here once more, I’m all about one pot meals again. Like Roasted Chicken Sausages with Brussels Sprouts, Fennel and Potatoes.
Letting sausages roast in the oven has become my new favorite thing: less splatter to bother with on the stove, and no need for me to hover over the stove during the busy part of my afternoon when everything seems to require my attention at once. Loaded with potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts (which you know I adore), and fennel, there’s something for everyone when it comes out of the oven. Lean chicken sausages with basil and feta – everyone eagerly stabs their forks into those. The sweet potatoes are mine, the pillowy russets for my daughter. Caramelized fennel twirls around the fork. My husband reaches for the brussels sprouts with the crispiest bits, my son and I gobble up the rest.
And there’s just one pot to wash after.
Tell me, what are your secrets for closing up the kitchen early at night? Please do share. I need more of them.
MORE WEEKNIGHT DINNER RECIPES TO TRY
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Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets
Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
Vegetarian Pad Thai (Instant Pot)
Skillet Eggplant Lasagna
Roasted Chicken Sausages with Brussels Sprouts, Fennel and Potatoes
- 8 chicken sausages I used fresh Chicken Basil Feta sausages from my local market
- 4 medium potatoes I love a combination of russet and sweet potato, peeled and cut in large chunks
- 1 lb brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
- 1 fennel bulb thinly sliced
- olive oil
- kosher salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place the sausages in a roasting pan or two large cast iron skillets. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and toss. Place the roasting pan in the oven and let it roast, rotating the sausages periodically, for about 10 minutes.
- Toss the potatoes in a bowl with a little more olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add to the sausages and continue roasting for another 25 minutes. Stir periodically.
- Combine the brussels sprouts and fennel in bowl, lightly drizzle with a little more olive oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the vegetables to the roasting pan, stirring it into the sausages and potatoes, and continue roasting, stirring periodically, for another 15 minutes, or until the brussels sprouts begin to crisp on the outside and are just fork tender and brilliant green.
- Serve immediately.
Simple yet flavorful mix!
Thank you, Gwyn!
If you use KIELBASA wait until the last to throw it in (just warm it up), since it is already cooked. We sliced our KIELBASA into coins and put them in at the beginning and they turned out literally cremated. Otherwise the recipe was really good!
Yes, I agree, Kim! I wrote the recipe for uncooked chicken sausages, hence the longer cook time. But yes, if you use kielbasa, it doesn’t require a long cook! Thanks!
Loved finding this recipe! So happy to make a hash instead of the boring ol’ sausage and salad meal. Hubby will love this. Added seasoned salt to the dish. Wondering what kind of sauce will compliment this? Siracha?! Mmm!
So glad you found it, Gina! And yes, Sriracha would be awesome!
made this tonight for the family, incl. my 6 year old and 18 mos toddler – everyone loved it! Discovered we had used our sweet potatoes so swapped in carrots, as well as some mushrooms. reduced some hard apple cider and chicken stock in one of the skillets at the end to make it a little sauce to make it a bit more appetizing for the kids (mine love sauces). Tossed a little camembert that I needed to use up in the fridge – was really tasty. Might add in a half a head of garlic next time. thanks!
Eric, I’m so glad! The sauce sounds like a fabulous addition – I’ll have to try that next time, plus I love the idea of adding garlic and camembert! Delicious!
This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.
this was delicious and easy. I would not have thought of putting those vegetables together. The only chicken sausage I could find was precooked. Was yours precooked.
Thank you for sharing this simple and delicious recipe! I am now a fan of fennel, which I never would have thought to pick up before! So good!
Hurray! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish, Patty, and even happier that you are a new fan of fennel :) Thanks for dropping by to let me know!
Quick question – I’ve never bought or cooked with a fennel bulb. Do you thinly slice the white part? Can’t wait to try this !
Yes, Sandy, that’s exactly right! Thinly slice the white bulb, omit any stem. Good luck!
This sounds like the perfect meal and you can’t go wrong with brussels sprouts. I absolutely adore them.
Deve ser uma delicia. Difícil será encontrar a couve de Bruxelas aqui na minha cidade.
Usually I prefer to sausages which has around 70% beef and 30% pork.
But this chicken stuff also look great + all good veggies.
This was my first one pot meal. My husband and I enjoyed this meal, it is always enjoyable to find a great meal that is easy to cook. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.
Made this tonight. Yummmy. Not with the chicken sausage… because the store was out of it (just when we have a coupon for it!) and they also had no fennel :( But other than that, it was delicious lol, can’t wait to try it with the actual ingredients!
I love everything about this! Especially the fact that there will only be one pot to take care of.
I LOVE the feeling of a freshly cleaned kitchen!
I love one-pot meals also, and this one looks and sounds devine!
I’m always looking for new ways to prepare sausage since it’s a staple in my fridge… and this looks fantastic! I love that it is virtually “mess free”!
This dish is just wow, I love anything with chicken sausages!
Me too, Jocelyn! :)
You sound like me, I love closing the kitchen early! What a tasty one-skillet meal, just the kind of dinner I’m looking for after a day of using every measuring cup, spoon, and spatula I can find ;).
Exactly! If I can’t invest in a second dishwasher, then one-skillet meals are the next best thing :)
I love that feeling of being DONE with everything much earlier than usual, with a whole evening ahead of you. It doesn’t happen nearly often enough! I think having an advance plan really helps with getting things done on time–otherwise we’re likely to spend a half hour asking each other what we want to eat, and end up having dinner at eight.
Planning is definitely key, Eileen, you’re right. Somehow, though, despite my best planning efforts, I still find myself in the kitchen late at night. Sometimes I should set up a cot, ha! Anyway, it’s getting better, here’s hoping my good streak keeps up :)
Ohh!! brussels sprouts roasted with sausage! Thats a fantastic flavor combination! Love this simple and so tasty meal..
They definitely go perfectly together!
Looks amazing, I think it’s tonight’s dinner here!
Hope you like it, Liz! :)
How funny, I’ve always roasted the sausages in the oven. I hear you on needing easier. I made some rolls and a salad last night and left it at that. I wouldn’t have mind this though to have too. My resolution is if nothing else to make my life easier in any little ways I can. Hope your New Year brings you more time. Hope your new year is off to a good start.
I’m late to the sausage roasting game, but I’m hooked now, Gina. So much easier! Though rolls and a salad sounds perfect to me.
Your resolution is one I am hoping to accomplish this year, too. Here’s to making it happen!
It looks super delicious! We are also eating Brussel Sprouts and Potatos tonight, haha ;)
Love it! Great minds think alike!
This is happening at our house. Perfect.
Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it, Mindy.