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Baked Sausage with Roasted Vegetables-Guest Post

Hello readers! I’m Heather and I blog over at Join Us, Pull up a Chair. I’ve been a member of the Secret Recipe Club for over a year now and I’m excited to have a guest post this month. The holidays are always a crazy time for me, I’m sure you’re agreeing as well. Weekends are booked solid with holiday events, Santa visits and trying to get all my usual weekend things done (laundry and grocery shopping).

Though I love cooking and baking, there are times where I just want to throw something in the oven and be done with it. Well, this dish is pretty close to that! There’s a little prep to take care of it but it will give you a breather from the chaos of wrapping presents, decorating or wrangling kids from not touching the Christmas tree or folding that laundry.

I made this for the first time a couple weeks ago and it’s on my list to make again. My daughter is a big fan of sausage so I always have a pack in the freezer and it makes great leftovers too…that’s if you don’t eat it all for dinner.

1 lb sweet Italian sausage
1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into bite sized chunks
½ pound carrots, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1 large onion, cut into bite sized pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
Black pepper
1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
½ cup chicken stock
4 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the chopped potatoes, carrots and onions in a large baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, black pepper, Italian seasoning and chicken stock. Pour this mixture over the vegetables and stir to coat the vegetables. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.

In a medium sauté pan, brown the sausages on both sides. The sausages do not need to be fully cooked as you’ll finish cooking them in the oven. Cut the sausage in half and add into the baking dish with the roasted vegetables. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the sausage and vegetables and place back into the oven. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until the sausage is fully cooked.

Source: Kayotic Kitchen

Thank you Heather for the wonderful post. Please check out more of Heather’s dekicious recipes at  Join Us, Pull up a Chair.

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