Roast Sausages with Apples and Parsnips

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You can never go wrong with a sheet pan full of roasted vegetables, but when you add chicken sausages and sliced apples it’s a sure bet that dinner will be a hit!  

Roast chicken sausage with apples and parsnips - an easy one-pan dinner!

I’ve been really into sheet pan dinners lately: They’re delicious, impossibly easy to make, and they give me an excuse to turn on the oven and warm the house up a little bit. Plus, since everything cooks together, I’m only left with one pan to wash!

As I mentioned last week when I shared the recipe for my breakfast risotto, I’ve been working with the New York Apple Growers to develop some recipes using their new Ruby Frost apples. The apples are firm and crisp, so they hold up to roasting and, since they’re not super sweet, they work well in savory dishes.

For this recipe, I combined thick apple wedges with peppery parsnips, creamy potatoes, and a small bunch of broccolini; a few mild chicken sausages rounded out the meal. The flavors were amazing together and I’m already looking forward to making this recipe again (it’s perfect for a Monday night after a long day at the office.)

Ruby Frost apples ripen later in the season and are available for a limited time in the winter months. They provide a healthy dose of vitamin C (about 14% of your daily amount) so they’re great for a mid-February immunity boost. They’re just starting to hit stores in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states now, but they can be a little tricky to find. Check out the NY Apple Growers website to see a list of stores that carry them – hopefully there’s one near you!

Roast chicken sausage with apples and parsnips - an easy one-pan dinner!

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Roast Sausages with Apples and Parsnips

4.41 from 37 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lauren Keating


  • ¾ pound small yellow potatoes halved
  • 4 Ruby Frost apples cored and cut into thick wedges
  • 2 parsnips peeled and cut into coins
  • 1 small bunch broccolini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 4 chicken sausages


  • Heat oven to 425ºF.
  • Combine the potatoes, apples, parsnips, and broccolini on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Springle with the fresh herbs.
  • Spread the vegetables out so they're in a single layer and add the sausages to the baking sheet. Season everything with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20 minutes, or until the apples and potatoes are fork-tender.

This post was sponsored by the New York Apple Growers. Thank you for supporting the products that keep me inspired in the kitchen!


By on February 15th, 2015

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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18 thoughts on “Roast Sausages with Apples and Parsnips”

  1. The flavor combination sounds fantastic. I could almost taste each ingredient as I read the recipe. 😉

  2. Nice, I love one sheet pan meals, too – this is an awesome combo. Love apples w/ sausage, and parsnips aren’t used enough!

  3. After seeing your recipes and Angie’s – I’ve got to look for these Ruby Frost apples! Love this simple meal – and the sausage, apples and parsnips is a great combination of flavors!

  4. I love the idea of sheet pan meals – easy prep and easy clean-up. It doesn’t get any better than that, especially when you add sausages and apples to the mix.

  5. LOVE sheet pan meals because it all gets cooked together and because I’m a fan of minimal cleanup 🙂 This chicken apple pairing is the perfect way to showcase these beautiful apples.


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