Sausage with Brussels Sprouts Skillet

Quick, easy, and full of flavour, this Sausage with Brussels Sprouts Skillet is the easiest one-pot meal to make in 20 minutes. Gluten-free and healthy, you’ll love how you get a complete meal with only one-pan.

I love one-pan meals because they don’t require a lot of ingredients and because they are so easy to put together. In this sausage and sweet potato skillet recipe, I used sweet potato and Brussels sprouts but you can replace these ingredients with butternut squash, green beans, and even broccoli. It’s a super customizable recipe that you can make with whatever you have on hand.

While I mark this sausage with Brussels sprouts recipe as gluten-free, make sure to double check that the sausage you purchase is certified gluten-free. Some sausages are made in facilities that process gluten as well so it’s always best to double check, especially if you’re making this for guests that are gluten-free.

If you’re looking for more recipes using a cast iron skillet, try my Easy Baked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts, Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet, Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet or my Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe.

Head shot of a skillet of Brussels sprouts and sausage.

Best Way To Dice Sweet Potatoes

Want to know how to easily dice sweet potatoes for this sausage and sweet potato dinner? Here’s how!

  • Peel the sweet potatoes.
  • Slice the sweet potato tip to tip, around half an inch thick.
  • Cut each slice width-wise and then length-wise to form cubes. Try to keep each cube similar in size.

How to Cut Brussels Sprouts

Here’s how to properly cut your Brussels sprouts into quarters for this sausage with Brussels sprouts recipe.

  • Rinse and pat dry the Brussels sprouts.
  • Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout.
  • Discard any wilted or discoloured leaves.
  • Cut the Brussels sprouts in half from top to bottom. Place the sliced side down and cut it in half again to quarter it.

Got extra Brussels sprouts? Try making my Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad, Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad, and Brussels Sprouts Casserole Recipe (Web Story). They’re such easy and delicious recipes.

How to Make This Sausage with Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

  • Sausage — We like smoked sausages as it has a delicious smokey flavour to it. Look for nitrate-free gluten-free sausages made with high quality meat.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic clove
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Chicken broth
  • Paprika — use smoked or sweet paprika based on your preference.
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper 

Instructions

Cook the Sausage

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper. Add the sausage on the sheet pan.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast it for 20 mins. Then, flip the sausages and roast for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a cutting board and slice them all. Set aside.

A lined sheet pan with sausage on it.

Cook the Vegetables 

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Then it’s hot, add onions and garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes or cook until onions are soft and golden.
  • Add sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix everything well. Then add chicken broth. Reduce the heat to low and close the skillet with a lid.
  • Cook until the vegetables are soft, approximately 10 minutes.

Combine Everything

  • Add reserved sliced sausages and stir well for 1 minute.
  • If necessary, adjust seasoning and add more olive oil to add more flavour. Enjoy!

Close up of a skillet of Brussels sprouts and sausage.

 

Recipe Variations

  • Make it spicy: make this skillet meal spicier by adding in a sprinkle of cayenne powder or more crushed red chili flakes to the seasoning.
  • Make it sweet: add a drizzle of honey to add some sweetness to the dish.
  • Change up the vegetables: the vegetables can be substituted with russet or red potatoes, broccoli or cauliflower, butternut squash, green beans, and more. You can even add another protein, like bacon. Brussels sprouts go so well with bacon. like in my Brussels Sprouts Bacon Salad.

Sausage and Sweet Potato Meal Prep Tips

  • If meal prepping, you can portion out this sausage, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potato skillet into air tight containers once it has cooled. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave.
  • If you want, you can cut the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. This cuts down on prep time the day of cooking. You can also bake the sausages ahead of time and store them in the fridge as well.

More Tips

  • Sausage is cooked through at 160 degrees Fahrenheit/ 71 degrees Celsius. You can check the internal temperature with an instant read thermometer.
  • Make sure to cut the sweet potatoes into small pieces. If the sweet potatoes are too large, they won’t finish cooking by the time the other vegetables are done cooking in the skillet.
  • Want to serve this with a side? Try my cauliflower rice!

Cast iron with sausage with sweet potatoes.

Got Extra Sweet Potatoes? Try These Recipes

Are you looking for some extra sweet potato recipes? Give these ones a try!

Cast iron with sausage with Brussels sprouts.

Sausage with Brussel Sprouts Skillet

Quick, easy, and full of flavour, this Sausage with Brussels Sprouts Skillet is the easiest one-pot meal to make in 20 minutes. Gluten-free and healthy, you'll love how you get a complete meal with only one-pan.
4.38 from 8 votes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper. Add the sausage on the sheet pan. Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast it for 20 mins. Then, flip the sausages and roast for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a cutting board and slice them all. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Then it's hot, add onions and garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes or cook until onions are soft and golden.
  • Add sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix everything well. Then add chicken broth. Reduce the heat to low and close the skillet with a lid.
  • Cook until the vegetables are soft, for approximately 10 mins. Then, add reserved Italian sausage and stir well for 1 minute.
  • If necessary, adjust seasoning and add more olive oil to add more flavor. Enjoy!
Serving: 1/4, Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 500mg, Potassium: 481mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g

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Sausage with Brussels Sprouts