Veggie sausage and roasted vegetable tray bake

Does anyone else buy stuff with a clear idea of what they’re going to cook with it, only to completely change their mind when they get home? I do it all the time. 

It is, in fact, what happened with these vegetarian sausages, which were purchased with the intention of making a simple & ordinary sausage-mash-and-gravy dinner. But then, I got home, and saw what else was kicking around in the fridge, and all my plans changed. 

I haven’t done a tray bake for ages, but it’s a brilliant way to make dinner with a minimal amount of washing up – everything goes on the one tray! I started this off on the stove, so as to ensure the sausages were browned and the onions were softened to start with, but after that I just shoved the whole lot in the oven and relaxed for half an hour.

Well, I say relaxed, obviously I still had to cook some rice, clear the table, set the table, change over the laundry, prevent Kipper from destroying the kitchen, wash up the chopping board, knife etc, wash up Kipper’s lunch box, organise the fruit bowl, sort out the recycling… and then it was time to eat. Thank goodness!

We had this with rice, but mostly because DH is a diabetic and needs to have some carbohydrates with his meal. If it had just been me and Kipper, I probably would have just stuck to sausages and veg. It would also go well with potatoes and possibly even some pasta with a little olive oil. The vegetables are packed with flavour from roasting, and the sausages are crispy and savoury, so you really don’t need anything fussy alongside.

I did 8 sausages between the 3 of us, but I suggest you adjust the amount depending on the appetites of your diners. We eat tons of veg so this amount would probably serve 3-4 ‘normal’ vegetable eaters ๐Ÿ™‚

Served 2 adults and a littl’un. Yum yum yum.

Veggie sausage and roasted vegetable tray bake

 

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Sausage and roasted vegetable tray bake
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
984 calories
27 g
138 g
83 g
36 g
21 g
731 g
1249 g
13 g
0 g
55 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
731g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 984
Calories from Fat 739
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 83g
127%
Saturated Fat 21g
107%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 45g
Cholesterol 138mg
46%
Sodium 1249mg
52%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 13g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A
52%
Vitamin C
487%
Calcium
9%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 medium onions
  2. 8 vegetarian sausages
  3. 4-5 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1 red pepper
  5. 1 yellow pepper
  6. 2 medium-large courgettes
  7. 100g small mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Peel and slice the onions.
  3. Put the oil into a large baking tray and place on a medium-low heat on the stove. Add the onions and sausages and cook gently, stirring occasionally.
  4. Continue to prepare and add the vegetables to the tray as the onions and sausages are cooking - remove the stems, seeds and membranes from the peppers and slice. Cut the courgettes into chunky slices. Halve or quarter the mushrooms.
  5. Once everything is added to the baking tray, give it a good stir and make sure everything is coated in oil.
  6. Transfer to the preheated oven and cook at 180C for around 30 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked and the sausages are browned.
  7. Serve at once!
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calories
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fat
83g
protein
36g
carbs
27g
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Veggie sausage and roasted vegetable tray bake

I’m entering this recipe into a couple of foodie challenges. Firstly, since it’s absolutely packed with yummy vegetables, it has to be a contender for Extra Veg, hosted by Michelle at Utterly Scrummy and co-organised by Helen at  Fuss Free Flavours.
Secondly, Family Foodies, organised by Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash, which is looking for โ€œhealthier child-friendly recipesโ€, a category into which this definitely fits.

 

18 Comments:

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  3. Yummy! Love a savoury traybake, and with sausages it makes a lovely change from good ol’ bangers and mash. Thanks so much for entering your post to #FamilyFoodies #Healthy Kids event.

  4. Yum, it looks delicious and perfect for a cold night

  5. YUM! Looks like the perfect dinner to me (although can I substitute some of my home grown & made bangers please?!) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Janie x

  6. This looks like the absolutely perfect comfort food for right now – Brilliant – THANKS!

  7. Love sausages and veg roasted together, quick and satisfying ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I adore a tray bake! Minimal effort but still a tasty dinner. Sausages and whatever veg we have in the fridge is a firm favourite here.

  9. This looks like a good bit of comfort food!! xx

  10. yum yum yum! All i can say….damn! why am i on a diet?

    • Diet?! This is all pretty healthy stuff – the veggie sausages are quite low in fat and most of the dish is vegetables. I say, get stuck in!

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