With school back in full swing, I’m always looking for new ways to have healthy dinners for my family without spending hours in the kitchen. This is a great one. Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or brown rice and sauce.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
3 to 4 precooked sausages, cut into coin sized slices or slightly bigger. (There are many options to choose from, we typically do spicy Italian)
6 to 10 cups of fresh or frozen vegetables – Our favorite veggies are broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and peas in the pod.
Salt and pepper to taste
Put sausages and veggies on greased cookie sheet. Add salt and pepper and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir veggies and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. We like ours al dente (cooked but slightly firm to the bite).
For a sauce, you can either make a simple sauce or buy one in the bottle. A quick teriyaki sauce or a garlic parmesan sauce are both delicious.
Homemade Teriyaki (easy to make)
Recipe by tasteandtellblog.com
1 cup water
5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Combine the 1 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the 1/4 cup water and whisk until dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan. Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness. If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water to thin it out.
Garlic Parmesan Sauce is very simple too:
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon of Garlic powder
1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese (Shredded or powdered)
Pepper to taste
Cook in a sauce pan, melting butter first and then adding the rest of the ingredients. Cook for about 5 minutes.