Ever since the dawn of Pinterest I have wanted to master a sheet pan dinner. It was the greatest idea… mostly because in theory there’d only be one dish to clean afterwards. Alas, I never found a sheet pan recipe that cooked everything right. Or I was just too weirded out by the idea of putting raw chicken next to raw broccoli to give it a try.
Many years have passed, and I’ve gotten pretty good at roasting lots of vegetables on one pan for dinner. So, recently I thought I’d give the sheet pan dinner another shot. I started out with fully cooked cajun andouille sausage, but while I was cutting it up I realized it would be way too spicy for my toddlers’ palettes. Not wanting to make them something completely different for dinner, I grabbed some hot dogs (regular all beef) out of the fridge and cut them up.
It was ok. But, the kids weren’t crazy about it, and I didn’t want to eat all that sausage again the next day for left overs. However, I wasn’t willing to give up on the sheet pan dinner, and I felt like I was onto something with the hot dogs for the kids and a “grown up” sausage for the hubs and myself.
Cue round two, which yielded a dinner that both children (ages 2 and 3) asked for second servings of after they gobbled up their first. And I am already looking forward to having the left overs tomorrow. So here it is:
Apple Chicken Sausage & Turkey Hot Dog Sheet Pan Dinner
- Apple Chicken Sausage Links (4 pack)
- Turkey Hot Dogs (4 pack)
- Sweet Potatoes (2 small / medium)
- Broccoli Crowns (2 medium / large)
- Olive Oil
- Chili Powder (1-2 tsp)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch wedges. Then toss in olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder. (This is a good spot to let your kids help you! Even my two year old can shake the chili powder on top of the sweet potatoes.) Arrange sweet potatoes on sheet pan in single layer and pop into oven. Set timer for 15 minutes.
- Cut sausage links and turkey hot dogs into bite size pieces (about 6-7 pieces per link/hot dog). Once cut, remove sheet pan from oven. (Don’t worry, your timer probably hasn’t gone off yet. That’s okay.) Flip sweet potatoes and move them into center of the pan to make room on each side of them to add your sausage/hot dogs. Add sausage and hot dogs on single layer on either side of your sweet potatoes. Pop into oven.
- Rinse your broccoli and cut into florets.
- Once the timer goes off (you’re still in that first 15 minute window), remove sheet pan and flip everything. Put into oven for another 15 minutes.
- At 15 minutes, remove and flip again. This time, add in broccoli. I nestled the broccoli florets in wherever I could find room for them to lay directly on the pan. This way they’ll end up being mixed in evenly throughout the pan, but most likely they’ll be mostly near the sausage and hot dog pieces.
- Put in oven for 10 minutes.
- At 10 minutes, remove pan. Flip everything again and serve.
I served this with biscuits and honey. And y’all, it was soooo good. The kids were even gobbling up the broccoli.
This will probably be our new Monday night dinner. It was so good, and it didn’t feel heavy. Plus knowing my kiddos were going to bed with full tummies of good food was a huge plus.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
Until next time,