I’ve come to look at sheet pan meals as somewhat of a weeknight savior. There isn’t an easier way to get dinner on the table than just tossing a bunch of ingredients on a sheet pan and popping it in the oven. And since you can use pretty much whatever you happen to have on hand, they’re easy to throw together at a moment’s notice. Of course, if you’re really improvising in the ingredient department you can end up with a combination that’s not so desirable… But that’s where recipes like this one come in. It uses ingredients you likely have in your kitchen right now (and if not, it’s versatile enough to accommodate some swaps) and it coats them in a delicious honey garlic sauce that feels inspired no matter how many times you use it.
This starts with smoky kielbasa sausage, but also includes broccoli, red onion, sweet potato, and Yukon Gold potatoes. You could just as easily use red potatoes and cauliflower or russets and asparagus because what really ties this all together is the sauce.
That sauce is a mixture of olive oil, honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, thyme, and plenty of garlic. It’s the kind of sauce that’d go well on almost anything, but it’s heaven on this particular combination of protein and veggies. The sweetness is the perfect complement to the smokiness of the sausage and the garlicky bite backs up all those veggies so nicely.
Honey Garlic Sheet Pan Kielbasa
35 minutes to prepare serves 4
- 1 (13 oz) package kielbasa sausage, sliced into rounds
- 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, halved or quartered
- 1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 1 head broccoli florets, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- For the sauce:
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Add the potatoes, sweet potatoes, red onion, and Kielbasa to the pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients - olive oil, honey, brown sugar, garlic, salt, mustard, and thyme. Brush Kielbasa with sauce, reserving 2 tablespoons for serving.
- Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Add broccoli and continue baking until bright green and tender, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, drizzle sausage and veggies with remaining sauce and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Oh Sweet Basil.