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Extremely Easy Chicken Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

The CRAZIEST thing happened a couple weeks ago: a bunch of friends and I all picked up the same chicken sausages from ALDI! I took it as a sign from the universe itself that I should share what I did with mine.

Especially because it was very easy, very tasty, and very filling. Oh, and cheap. It's also extremely adaptable and forgiving. Wins all around!

Ingredients

  • The precooked sausages of your choosing (I had ALDI's Kirkwood Never Any! Mild Italian Chicken Sausages, because I party hard)
  • One or two heads of broccoli
  •  Three or four potatoes (I used Russet potatoes, but any will work)
  • Cooking spray (not olive oil-based, as it would burn at this temperature)
  • Whatever seasoning you like on your potato wedges (I used seasoned salt; regular salt and pepper would be delicious, too)
  • Half a lemon or pre-squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Wash potatoes, then cut into wedges of roughly the same size. No need to peel.
  3. Lightly spray a big sheet pan with cooking spray.
  4. Line up sausages on the sheet pan, then spread out the potato wedges in a single layer.
  5. Lightly spray the wedges, then season them. Toss them around on the sheet, season again, and lightly spray again.
  6. Put sausages and wedges in oven and set a timer for 15 minutes. 
  7. While the first sheet pan is cooking, wash and cut broccoli into bite-size florets. Spray another sheet pan lightly with cooking spray, then spread out the florets in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. When your 15-minute timer goes off, put the broccoli into the oven. Take the sausages and wedges out, flip your sausages, and mix up the wedges a bit, then put them back in the oven.
  9. Bake everything for 15–20 minutes, or until the sausages and wedges are nicely browned, and the broccoli is starting to char. You may want to toss broccoli and put it back in for a few minutes.
  10. Finish wedges and broccoli with a few squeezes of lemon juice.
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