Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Easy (and Healthy!) Weeknight Meal

Today I'm sharing a new recipe with you! I found this one in the latest edition of Woman's Day and knew I had to give it a try. I'm so glad I did because we loved this dinner! Not only was it full of flavor, but it was also very healthy, wallet-friendly, and easy to put together. It took only 5 minutes of prep and about 30 minutes to cook.

The recipe is called roasted sausage, apples, leeks, and potatoes, but in our house it will forever be referred to as Roasted Apple Crapple because let's face it, that just sounds way more fun!

You want to cut up the apples, potatoes, and leeks into large chunks and place them on your sheet tray. Add olive oil, fresh thyme, kosher salt, and pepper and mix together. I also added chunks of fresh garlic (about 3 cloves). Roast in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, stir the vegetables and add the chicken sausages to the tray, nestling them among the vegetables. I used fully cooked chicken and apple sausages instead of the small chicken sausage links the recipe called for. Return to the oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes (I left it in for the full 20 minutes and the sausages were heated through and all of the vegetables were tender).

And just like that, you are ready to eat dinner! I'm serious, this is a very simple meal but really full of flavor. The sweetness from the apples really comes out once they've been roasted and it adds a nice touch to this savory dish.

Let me know if you try this, and as always, please share with me any of your healthy dinner recipes! I'm always on the hunt for something new!! Have a good day :)


Preppy Little Dress said...

Including apples, sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jen said...

Now this looks like one declicious dinner!!

Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

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Talia said...

I was intrigued by the apples! This looks very, very delicious. I plan to try it in the near future. I'll have to let you know how it goes! By the way, Roasted Apple Crapple? LOVE! :)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

leeks are one of my favorite veggies

KatiePerk said...

This looks really good! I like the combo of apples and sausage! I will be trying this soon!

Mary A. said...

Yum. I love Chicken sausage. Must try apple-crapple!

Susannah said...

I just posted a weeks worth of mostly healthy recipes-stop by! ;)

Day Old News said...

I'm always looking for quick and healthy. Sounds good. And I love changing recipe names too. My Butternut Squash soup is lovingly referred to as "Squatternut Bosh".

Shoshanah said...

I love roasting vegetables in the oven. Normally I just use potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes, but I might have to start adding apples to the mix!