One-pan recipes are super easy to make for any weeknight meal. This week's dinner recipe is made with pork sausage, yams, cauliflower, and yellow squash among other veggies. A great fall dish for those leftover garden veggies. This Pork Sausage Meatballs Yams Cauliflower recipe has yellow squash in it but it doesn't need to be added if you don't like the texture. I used it because I had it.
I also had two pork sausage patties that I did not want to make burgers with it. So, instead, I made meatballs by using a tablespoon and rolling the tablespoon of meat rolled into a ball. The pork sausage patties have flavors in the sausage meat so I didn't need to add any flavoring to it. Yay!
Pork Sausage Meatballs Yams Cauliflower Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower - cut into 1-inch florets
2 pork sausage patties - using 1 tbsp scoop out and roll into a ball.
1 red pepper - cut into strips 2 inches long
2 yams - peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 yellow squash (optional) - cut into quarters than 2 inches or 3 inches long
.5 large red onion - cut into quarters about 2 - 3 inch long
6 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 tsp granulated garlic
2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
Extra Olive Oil to taste (after cooking)
Pork Sausage Meatballs Yams Cauliflower Instructions:
Preheat oven the 425 degrees.
How to make pork sausage meatballs?
Open the two sausage patties from its packaging. Using a tablespoon, scoop out 1 tablespoon and roll into a ball. You should end up making 12 1-inch sausage meatballs. Check out the image below to see how I made them.
Cut out the core of the cauliflower and cut the florets into 1-inch size pieces. If they are larger, you can cut the florets in half.
How should I cut the vegetables so they cook at the same time?
Cut the red pepper into 2-inch strips. Set aside. Peel two yams and cut into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Cut half of a red onion into quarters. They should be about 2-3 inches long. Set aside. Cut yellow squash into quarter strips than cut into 2 inch or 3-inch pieces. If you don’t care for yellow squash, you can omit this step.
Add the red pepper, yams, red onion, cauliflower, and yellow squash, in a large bowl.
Add olive oil, granulated garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper to the bowl, and mix well. If it seems a little dry, add more olive oil.
Toss the dressed veggies in two parchment covered cookie sheets. Arrange the pork sausage meatballs throughout the baking sheets.
Place the two baking sheets in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes and turn the veggies over. Bake for another 15 - 20 minutes or until pork sausage is cooked and the veggies are brown. Drizzle with extra olive oil before eating.
Note: Yellow squash can get soggy. If you do not like them saggy, you can remove them altogether or add them at the end of the first 15 minutes of cooking time.
Well, there you have it. It’s a great meal for weeknight dinners. It's a great dish and super easy to make for dinner tonight. I think I will do it without the yellow squash next time. Let me know if you try it by leaving a rating or leaving a comment.
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