This chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner is the perfect easy recipe for busy weeknights! Featuring roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, red onion, and chicken apple sausage in a flavorful maple dijon marinade.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- We love easy sheet pan meals that use simple ingredients. We are all for easy dinners that create less mess and use less time to make! If you are looking for a new recipe, give this sheet pan recipe a try!
- This meal is a perfect meal prep option! That is one of the best things about this recipe—you can easily refrigerate servings in an airtight container and then warm it up the next day for a quick, easy, and delicious meal.
- If this is your first time making a sheet pan dinner recipe, know that it makes for an extremely quick and easy weeknight dinner—that is the best part! All you have to do is chop the ingredients, add the sauce, and roast in the oven. We're confident this is one the whole family will enjoy! It is such a flavorful dinner.
- This particular recipe is the perfect meal for fall! We love that this harvest sheet pan dinner uses seasonal ingredients such as butternut squash and Brussels sprouts.
- Chicken apple sausages - you can choose your favorite chicken sausage, but we love apple chicken sausage for this recipe—it provides the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. You can choose an option that is a more savory chicken sausage if you prefer. When it comes to chicken sausage, most options at the grocery store are fully-cooked chicken sausage that just need to be reheated. There are several options for chicken apple sausage that we like—a few options include the Aidells brand, the Al Fresco brand, the Gilbert's brand, the Good and Gather brand, or Trader Joe's—you can experiment to determine which is the best chicken sausage in your opinion! You'll love this sheet pan sausage dinner!
- Butternut squash - we like to cut the butternut squash into 1/2 to 1-inch cubes. You can buy pre-cut butternut squash for even more minimal prep, but make sure you use it soon after buying as it can go bad quickly. If you choose to cut your own butternut squash, start by cutting the ends off of the squash. Next, peel the skin off of the squash with a vegetable peeler, cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and then cut into cubes.
- Brussels sprouts - you can either half your Brussels sprouts or quarter them, depending on your personal preference. If the bottoms of the Brussels sprouts have long stems, feel free to trim them!
- Red onion - you will need to chop half of a medium red onion for this recipe.
- Olive oil, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, Italian seasoning - these are the items you will need to make the flavorful maple dijon marinade. You will need just a little bit of olive oil. If you don't have extra-virgin olive oil you could also use avocado oil. We love to use the pure maple syrup from Costco. Then add some Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt and Italian seasoning to help bring the different flavors all together.
- Balsamic glaze - this is optional, but we love to drizzle balsamic glaze over the top after cooking.
See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and measurements.
Equipment You’ll Need
- A large sheet pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil
- Cutting board and knife
- A large mixing bowl and a small mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A rubber spatula or wooden spoon
Step by Step Directions
For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
Chop the butternut squash into cubes after peeling and deseeding (see the FAQ for steps on how to cube a butternut squash) and either half or quarter the Brussels sprouts. Chop the red onion and cut the chicken apple sausage into thin rounds. Place all into a large mixing bowl.
Measure out and add the olive oil, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and Italian seasoning to a small bowl and mix until combined. Pour over the veggies and apple chicken sausage in the large bowl. Mix well with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, until the veggies and sausage are evenly coated.
Pour out the veggies and chicken sausage onto the lined baking sheet and spread them into an even layer. Place into the preheated oven and bake for a cooking time of 25-30 minutes, or until the butternut squash is easily pierced with a fork.
Tips & Variations
- There are several different ways to mix up this sheet pan dinner. If you aren't a fan of butternut squash or Brussels sprouts, feel free to use different veggies! You could use potatoes (sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, red potatoes, etc.), bell peppers, or a head of broccoli. All of these would be a great option.
- We recommend using chicken sausage instead of turkey sausage for this sheet pan. Turkey sausage often comes in ground meat that isn't already formed into sausages. However, if you are able to find something similar, feel free to use it! If you are a big fan of traditional sausage, you could also use that as well, but the flavors may not be as complementary as an apple chicken sausage.
- If you are looking to minimize prep time, feel free to buy pre-chopped butternut squash and Brussels sprouts.
- You could also add some chopped, sweet crisp apples to this sheet pan to complement the flavors.
We recommend storing leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and to eat them within 3-4 days.
We like to quickly reheat the leftovers in the microwave or air fryer! You can always heat it up on a large frying pan or in the oven as well.
Here is how we prefer to cut a butternut squash! Start by cutting the end off of each side of the squash. Next, peel off the skin of the butternut squash with a vegetable peeler. Stand the squash upright on the cutting board and cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon. Turn the halved squash flat side down on a cutting board and cut in half crosswise. Then cut each piece into lengthwise strips (1/2 to 1-inch wide), and then cross cut into cubes. You may need to make a second cross cut to get smaller cubes instead of strips. You can cut into small pieces as needed.
This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, but make sure the chicken sausage you use meets your dietary needs. This recipe is not vegetarian or vegan.
If you like this sheet pan chicken sausage dinner, check out some of our other sheet pan dinners
- Greek chicken sheet pan dinner
- Pesto chicken sausage and veggie sheet pan
- Chicken tandoori kebabs (which can also be made on a sheet pan)
If you make this chicken apple sausage sheet pan dinner, please let us know how it turns out in the comments below and/or rate the recipe! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to show us your finished product—it makes our day every time we see you trying the recipes we love!
Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
- 6 chicken apple sausages
- 6 cups chopped butternut squash (about one butternut squash)
- 3 cups chopped Brussels sprouts
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Optional: balsamic glaze, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
- Chop the butternut squash into cubes after peeling and deseeding (see the FAQ for steps on how to cube a butternut squash) and either half or quarter the Brussels sprouts. Chop the red onion and cut the chicken apple sausage into thin rounds. Place all into a large mixing bowl.
- Measure out and add the olive oil, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and Italian seasoning to a small bowl and mix until combined. Pour over the veggies and apple chicken sausage in the large bowl. Mix well with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, until the veggies and sausage are evenly coated.
- Pour out the veggies and chicken sausage onto the lined baking sheet and spread them into an even layer. Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the butternut squash is easily pierced with a fork.
- Drizzle balsamic glaze over the top if desired. Enjoy!
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