Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner is such a simple weeknight meal. Loaded with flavor and so easy to assemble, this chicken sausage sheet pan meal is a healthy one pan meal that is super versatile and easy to customize based on what you have on hand. Ready in just 30 minutes, this will quickly become part of your weekly meal rotation.

Chicken apple sausage sheet pan meal with wooden spatula.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy – everything bakes on one sheet pan and if you use parchment paper or a silicone liner, there is virtually no clean up. Super simple for those busy weeknights since it cooks in just 30 minutes.
  • Versatile – because the flavors of this chicken apple sausage sheet pan meal are a little sweet and a little savory, it’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, making it a super versatile recipe!
  • Customizable – change up the flavors with different spices or different kinds of chicken sausage. Change up the veggies based on what you have on hand. You can even make this low carb friendly by substituting cauliflower for the sweet potatoes.
  • Great for meal prep – This chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner reheats well in the microwave or in a skillet making it really great for weekly meal prep. Change up the flavors by adding a different sauce (like this creamy balsamic or spicy sriracha mayo to change up the meal from day to day so you don’t get bored).
Ingredients to make chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner.
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Ingredients

  • Brussels sprouts – brussels sprouts are one of my ultimate favorite fall/winter vegetables. They get caramelized on the outside when roasted in the oven. Even if you think you don’t like brussels sprouts, you will like them when cooked this way! Swap out the brussels sprouts for other veggies you have on hand to keep this recipe super customizable.
  • Sweet potatoes – sweet potatoes cut into small cubes are the perfect complement to the brussels sprouts and apple chicken sausage. Be sure to cut them into uniform size pieces so they will cook evenly. You could swap the sweet potatoes for butternut squash or regular potatoes as well. Use cauliflower as a swap to make this meal low carb.
  • Olive oil – olive oil helps the spices stick to the brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes and help create that crispy crust on the outside as they are roasting.
  • Dijon mustard – dijon mustard pairs well with the brussel sprouts (check out my crispy brussels sprouts with dijon sauce).
  • Spices: Salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, ground sage – these spices are the perfect compliment to those fall/winter flavors from the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. You can change these spices to change the overall flavor of the dish.
  • Chicken apple sausage – use your favorite brand of chicken apple sausage in this recipe. The recipe is written for a pre-cooked sausage, so if your sausage needs to be cooked, be sure to add it at the very beginning so it has time to cook through.

How to make chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner

Start by preheating the oven to 425F.

Cut the brussels sprouts in half (or quarters if vey large). Remove the wooden end from the bottom and any of the leaves that fall to the side as you are cutting them down (they will burn in the oven).

Put the brussels sprouts in a bowl. Drizzle the olive oil on top and the spices, stir well.

Brussel sprouts cut in half or quarters on a wooden cutting board.

Distribute the brussels sprouts on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner so they are all laying flat and not overlapping.

Cut the sweet potatoes into ½ inch cubes. Add sweet potatoes to the same bowl as the brussels sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Stir well.

Sweet potatoes cut into cubes on a wooden chopping board.

Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet next to the brussels sprouts. Be sure they are all in on flat layer (none of the sweet potatoes overlapping).

Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes on a large sheet pan.

Put brussel sprouts/sweet potatoes in the 425F oven for 20 minutes.

While the veggies are roasting, cut the chicken apple sausage into coins.

Chicken apple sausage cut into coins on a grey cutting board.

After 20 minutes in the oven, remove the sweet potatoes/brussels sprouts and stir them well. Add the apple chicken sausage on top and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner before and after cooking.

Top tips

  • Cut the sweet potatoes the same size and keep the brussels sprouts around the same thickness to ensure everything cooks evenly.
  • Use an extra-large sheet pan to ensure all the ingredients can cook in one layer so they caramelize not steam. If you don’t have an extra-large sheet pan, divide the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts between two regular sheet pans.
  • Add the sausage at the beginning of cooking if you like it really crispy, otherwise add it to warm through during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Make this chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner low carb by swapping out the sweet potatoes for cauliflower.
  • For the easiest clean up, put down parchment paper or a silicone liner on the baking sheet. If you don’t want to do the extra dish you can also coat the veggies in olive oil and spices directly on the sheet pan. Be sure to stir well and then flatten.
  • Serve leftovers the next morning with eggs for a simple breakfast.
  • Make this in a skillet instead. Follow the directions to make sweet potato brussels sprouts hash. Follow the same directions in the recipe, except change the spices and add the sausage instead of eggs before cooking in the oven.
  • To save time, you can buy sweet potatoes already peeled and cubed from the store or you can prep them in advance and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
White plate filled with chicken and apple sausage meal.

How to customize this sheet pan meal

  • Use different vegetables: You can use broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, onions, zucchini or yellow squash in place of the brussel sprouts.
  • Swap the sweet potatoes:  Use regular potatoes or butternut squash in place of the sweet potatoes or make this low carb by using all veggies instead (cauliflower would be a great substitute for the sweet potatoes).
  • Use a different spice blend: Change things up by making it smoky with some smoked paprika (about 1 teaspoon) or give this a cajun kick by add 1-2 teaspoons cajun seasoning to the potatoes.
  • Make it sweeter: Add apples or add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to the dijon mixture for the brussel sprouts and 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup to the sweet potato mixture.
  • Use a different flavor of chicken sausage. Swap out the chicken sausage for a different flavor (like Italian or Sundried Tomato, or Andouille) and change out the spice blends to match.
  • Add a sauce: Drizzle with maple tahini dressing or spice it up with creamy spicy tahini sauce.

What to serve alongside of this sheet pan meal

This chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner is incredibly filling on its own but could also be served alongside your favorite soup or salad or with a fall themed dessert.

Salad: Cruciferous Crunch Salad, Crunchy Broccoli Salad, Creamy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts Salad, Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad

Soup: Butternut Squash Soup, Vegan Rice Soup, Sweet Potato Red Pepper Soup, Dairy Free Broccoli Cheese Soup, Mushroom Soup

Dessert: Baked Apples with ice cream, Gluten Free Apple Crumble, Air Fryer Apples, Oat Flour Brownies, Air Fryer Oatmeal Cookies, Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

Sheet pan filled with chicken apple sausage, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts.

Common questions

What is chicken apple sausage

Chicken apple sausage is made from ground chicken, apples and spices all formed into a sausage link. Most of the chicken apple sausages I’ve found are already fully cooked, so just need to be reheated.

Where can you find chicken apple sausage

  • Trader Joe’s (this has no pork casing, it’s 100% chicken)
  • Whole Foods (this does have a pork casing)
  • Most grocery stores carry Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage (this does have a pork casing)

Can you use other sausages?

Yes, you can swap out the chicken apple sausage for any chicken sausage, turkey sausage or regular sausage. Be sure they are already pre-cooked and just need to be warmed through. Some great options would be:

  • Turkey Kielbasa – add ½ teaspoon smoked paprika to the sweet potatoes to give the dish a smoky kick
  • Italian Chicken Sausage (or Sundried Tomato) – add 1 teaspoon italian seasoning in place of the dried thyme and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes at the end.
  • Andouille – sprinkle the sweet potatoes with 1-2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

Can you use frozen vegetables?

Yes! Frozen brussel sprouts are great when cooked in the oven. You may need to cook this for closer to 40 minutes to get the same golden crust on the brussel sprouts. You could also use frozen cauliflower or broccoli in place of the brussel sprouts, ready in 30 minutes.

Forkful of chicken apple sausage sheet pan meal.

Storing leftovers

Fridge: Store leftover chicken apple sausage sheet pan meal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheat in the microwave 1:30-2 minutes or on the stove in a skillet over medium heat. You could also reheat in the air fryer at 360F for 4-5 minutes.

Freezer: I do not recommend freezing leftovers of this in fear that the brussel sprouts would get soggy when defrosted.

Substitutions

  • Brussels sprouts – use whatever veggies you have on hand in place of brussels sprouts. Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, onions would all be great in this recipe.
  • Sweet potatoes – swap out the sweet potatoes for regular potatoes (baby potatoes cut in half would be great), butternut squash, delicata squash or kabocha squash. If you want to make this lower in carbs, swap the sweet potatoes for cauliflower.
  • Olive oil – substitute the olive oil with avocado oil, melted coconut oil, ghee, butter, or your favorite cooking fat.
  • Dijon mustard – this helps add a savory flavor to the dish and Dijon pairs so well with brussels sprouts. You can simply omit this if you don’t have it on hand or don’t like mustard.
  • Spices – if you don’t have dried thyme or ground sage, you can simply omit them or use your favorite poultry seasoning in their place.
  • Chicken and apple sausage – use your favorite sausage here. Be sure that they are already pre-cooked or you will want to add the sausage at the beginning of cooking so they have time to cook through.

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  • Preheat the oven to 425F.

  • Cut the brussel sprouts in half or quarters. Discard the woody ends and any brussels sprouts leaves that fall off.

  • Add brussels sprouts to a large bowl. Add dijon mustard, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1.25 tsp. salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, dried thyme and ground sage. Stir well to coat the brussels sprouts.

  • Add parchment paper or silicone liner to baking sheet. Add brussels sprouts and flatten to one layer. Discard any leaves that have come off the brussels as they will burn.

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.

  • Put sweet potatoes in the same bowl as the brussels sprouts. Coat with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir well.

  • Add sweet potatoes to the baking sheet with the brussels sprouts. Be sure they sweet potatoes are in one layer.

  • Bake sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts in 425F oven for 20 minutes.

  • While sweet potatoes and brussels are roasting, cut the chicken sausage into coins.

  • After 20 minutes, remove the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts from the oven. Stir well and add the chicken sausage.

  • Return to the oven for 10 minutes.

Top tips

  • Cut the sweet potatoes the same size and keep the brussels sprouts around the same thickness to ensure everything cooks evenly.
  • Use an extra-large sheet pan to ensure all the ingredients can cook in one layer so they caramelize not steam. If you don’t have an extra-large sheet pan, divide the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts between two regular sheet pans.
  • Add the sausage at the beginning of cooking if you like it really crispy, otherwise add it to warm through during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Make this chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner low carb by swapping out the sweet potatoes for cauliflower.
  • For the easiest clean up, put down parchment paper or a silicone liner on the baking sheet. If you don’t want to do the extra dish you can also coat the veggies in olive oil and spices directly on the sheet pan. Be sure to stir well and then flatten.
  • Serve leftovers the next morning with eggs for a simple breakfast.
  • Make this in a skillet instead. Follow the directions to make sweet potato brussels sprouts hash. Follow the same directions in the recipe, except change the spices and add the sausage instead of eggs before cooking in the oven.
  • To save time, you can buy sweet potatoes already peeled and cubed from the store or you can prep them in advance and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Storing leftovers
Fridge: Store leftover chicken apple sausage sheet pan meal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheat in the microwave 1:30-2 minutes or on the stove in a skillet over medium heat. You could also reheat in the air fryer at 360F for 4-5 minutes.
Freezer: I do not recommend freezing leftovers of this in fear that the brussel sprouts would get soggy when defrosted.

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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.

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