Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage

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Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage is a flavorful and healthy fall dinner with aromas of cranberries, apples, and cinnamon. Easy to make on a single sheet pan, this dinner is all about minimum prep and maximum flavor!

I love sheet pan meals, they are so easy to make, easy to clean up, and generally quick. Well this fall season I have developed this recipe that is the trifecta of easy to make, easy to clean, and quick. Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage, it takes only minutes to throw together, one sheet pan to clean, and ready in half an hour this is a real dinner winner.

To be completely fair I got this idea for this meal from my mother. She had been talking about how Aldi makes a really delicious cranberry chicken sausage and how she had been roasting it on a sheet pan with veggies for dinner for her and my father. Well me and my green eyes of jealousy do not live near an Aldi… boo! (P.S. If someone at Aldi is reading this please come to the New Hampshire Seacoast, thanks).

So even though I can’t get my hands on some Aldi cranberry chicken sausage I can get my favorite brand of chicken sausage in a delicious apple flavor. I love using Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausages, I can actually read and understand every ingredient they put in to them, which makes me very happy (This is not an ad I am just a huge fan). For this recipe I use the Sweet Apple variety, so good!

So to go along with either variety of these chicken sausages I decided to go with a colorful rainbow of fall flavored classics. I went with diced sweet potatoes, cranberries, apples, and onions. The sweetness of the apples and sweet potatoes contrast the onion and cranberries perfectly. And because all of these fruits and vegetables are so flavorful on their own I opted on letting those flavors shine and minimal seasoning. So a dash of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little cinnamon is all I use.

All roasted together this meal comes together fast with minimal work. Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage, a fall family favorite that you are sure to enjoy!

Close up of colorful uncooked Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage

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TIPS & TRICKS:

  • You can really use any chicken sausage for this meal but I recommend either Al Fresco’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage or Aldi seasonally has a ‘Never Any’ Cranberry Chicken Sausage (this might be hard to find year round)
  • I like to serve this with a side of rice to add a grain to our meal
Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage

Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

a flavorful and healthy fall dinner with flavors of cranberries and cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced small*
  • 6 ounces fresh cranberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large apple, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced in wedges
  • 1 pack sweet apple or cranberry flavored chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, pepper, & cinnamon to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, cranberries, apple, onion, and sausages to the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, & cinnamon (a little cinnamon goes a long way here). Toss everything together.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender. Serve immediately.

Notes

*I usually aim to make the sweet potato pieces about the size of a cranberry

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 310mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 24g Protein: 7g
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
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P.S. Looking for more sheet pan recipes? Check out my Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Veggies or my One Pan Fall Harvest Chicken Dinner.

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3 Replies to “Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage”

  1. This looks so easy and so yummy! The touch of cinnamon as a little touch must really take the flavors to the next level! Can’t wait to try this one!

  2. Brilliant! I just picked up a package of cranberry chicken sausage because it sounded so good, and then was kind of baffled. I was thinking along the lines of this recipe, but with a butternut squash on hand, was planning on that plus large dice red bell pepper for color–I’ll use the squash instead of sweet potato, and fresh thyme or sage instead of cinnamon. No fresh cranberries at my supermarket yet, but I can serve some of the apple cranberry chutney I put in the freezer last year as a garnish (plenty of cinnamon in that). Thanks for posting this recipe!

    1. Excellent, those substitutes sound perfect! You’ll have to make it again once you find fresh cranberries although that chutney sounds amazing!

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