Tray Bakes are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make and anything with sausages has to be good in my opinion. Of course the secret to good taste is to use quality sausages.
Okay readers of this blog will know I'm supposed to be trying to lose a bit of weight here - so whilst my recipe isn't exactly calorie free as it contains potatoes, the Skinni Pork Sausages I used are from West Coast Foods and are reduced fat and high in protein.
There's certainly no faffing about with this recipe, it's ready to serve in just 45 minutes. Pork Sausages, Onions and a mixture of Sweet Potatoes and Regular Potatoes, Apples and Sage; what's not to like?
The oven tray I used was a SCANPAN; you can read my review here.
All you need is a suitably sized non-stick oven tray that's big enough for the ingredients to be spread out. If you don't have one then you can use one of the disposable foil ones from the supermarket; just be careful that is doesn't bend when removing from the oven.
If there's more than two of you just add more of everything including sausages; and of course you can cook this just for one person.
To serve 2 you will need:
olive oil - or vegetable oil
4 reduced fat high protein sausages
1 large onion - peeled and cut into wedges
2 sweet potatoes - peeled and cut into chunks
4 small potatoes - skin on and cut into chunks
a few fresh sage leaves
2 tablespoons of runny honey
sea salt and black pepper
2 eating apples, I used Braeburn - cored and cut into wedges
1/2 a Knorr chicken stock cube - dissolved in 100 ml hot water
Plus freshly chopped flat leaf parsley - leaves only
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
Put the sausages, onions, sweet potatoes and potatoes into a baking tray. Drizzle with a little oil and the runny honey. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper then give it a mix to coat. Make sure the sausages are on top of the other ingredients and pop into the oven for 20 minutes (set a timer so you don't forget).
After 20 minutes remove from the oven and spoon off any excess liquid there may be. Add the apples and sage leaves then give it all a quick mix. Now pour in the a bit of the stock; enough just to add a bit of moisture, I used 80 ml. Bring the sausages to the top again so they brown.
Now put is back into the oven for another 20 minutes. When it's all cooked nicely sprinkle over the chopped parsley and prepare to dive in 😋
I must admit I am a bit fussy when it comes to sausages but was pleasantly surprised by these Skinni Pork Sausages; yep I say they are good tasting meaty sausages.
West Coast Foods are based in Prestwick, South Ayrshire and deliver award winning Scottish produce to the UK and Europe. Pop over to West Coast Foods and take a look at what they have to offer as it's not all sausages!
Disclosure: I was sent Skinni sausages from West Coast Foods to try. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to write anything positive. I received a payment to cover the cost of extra ingredients and to cover my time developing and making this recipe.