I have instilled in my kids that green vegetables are awesome and fun. It sounds kind of lame, but we sing goofy songs about broccoli and make jokes about vegetables all of the time. It just makes the veggies seem less strange I suppose. The results have been positive so far as evidenced by my kids and their love for Brussels sprouts. In fact, my oldest two girls claim that they are their favorite vegetable and get super excited when I tell them we having them with dinner.
One of my favorite ways to cook dinner is to put all of my ingredients on one sheet pan to roast. It’s also a bonus to have minimal dishes to clean up after. Sounds quite dreamy, right? I can put everything together in about 5 minutes, shut the oven door, and walk away to give love to my precious family. This meal idea is incredibly simple, full of flavor, and can be changed up to suit your meat and vegetable preferences. I hope you love it!
One-Pan Beef and Brussels
You will need:
- 4-6 whole fresh Brussels sprouts per person, cut in half
- 2 12oz packages of beef smoked sausage, sliced into 0.5 inch thick rounds
- 1/2 c fresh Parmesan, thinly grated
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Pre-heat your oven to 400*F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Add the halved Brussels sprouts to the lined sheet pan and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Mix together with your hands to make sure everything is coated. Spread the Brussels sprouts all over the pan in an even layer.
Gather the sliced sausage and spread it throughout the pan. These do not need to be oiled or seasoned- they will cook in their own fat and become delightfully browned and flavorful from the heat of the oven.
Roast the meat and veggies at 400*F for 30 minutes until everything is browned. If they aren’t as brown as you’d like, add another 5 minutes on.
Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the Parmesan over everything. Give it a gentle toss. Serve this on plates or in bowls, give thanks to God for a nutritious meal, and enjoy!
The great thing about this recipe is that you can replace the beef smoked sausage with turkey sausage or chicken sausage. You can also substitute the Brussels with another cruciferous vegetable of your choice, like cauliflower, broccoli, or cabbage. These don’t have a lot of water content and will maintain their texture while cooking.
I hope you love this meal idea. I like to do one-pan dinners when I have the right ingredients. I find that it gives me more time with my kids. We can work on their homework together or spend more time talking and playing.
Lots of love and many blessings,
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.