15 minutes. One pan and minimal clean up. Paleo sausage and brussels sprouts. THIS. This is simple, so satisfying, and SO flavorful. Oh, and so healthy. That too.
How did I JUST discover apple chicken sausage? I was perusing the breakfast meat aisle at Publix and came across the Aidell’s brand of sausages. Chicken, apples, spices, and nothing weird or processed? Hello, lover. I had to give this a try, (especially as I’m t-minus a week until wedding dress shopping ahhhh).
To me, apples and sausage have a cozy, fall vibe that just begs for flavors like maple syrup and mustard. What else goes well with fall flavors? Brussels sprouts! And not just any brussels sprouts- crispy, blackened, DREAMY garlic, lemon, sweet and spicy brussels sprouts. Are you a convert yet? If not, give ’em a serious try. If you are already, you’re welcome.
So the true beauty of this recipe is the easiness. Just picture the moment you come home from work exhausted and starving and you literally CAN’T with cooking or waiting more than 20 minutes. You think about the oven pizza in the freezer, and then you remember this gem: 15 minute, one pan paleo sausage and brussels sprouts. It takes 5 minutes or less to prep, and only 10 minutes to cook. It’s so wonderful and filling. You’ll feel like a million bucks because it’s healthy and nutritious. Now go rock it out!
- 2 Tbsp. cooking oil, (olive oil or avocado oil work well)
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- salt and pepper
- ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
- 4 links of chicken apple sausage, (I like Aidell's)
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, sliced in half.
- Mustard, for serving, (stone ground, dijon, or honey mustard all work well!)
- Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
- Add the brussels sprouts, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and let cook for 2 minutes before stirring. This should give the brussels a lot of good color and flavor.
- Stir with a wooden spoon, making a space in the middle of the pan for the sausage. Add the sausage, and let everything cook 4 minutes.
- After 4 minutes, turn the sausage to brown the other sides.
- Drizzle the brussels sprouts with the maple syrup and stir. Let everything cook 2 more minutes.
- Add the minced garlic to the brussels sprouts, and stir. Let everything cook a final 2 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, and squeeze the lemon juice over the brussels sprouts. Stir one final time.
- Serve the sausage and brussels sprouts with a side of your favorite mustard for dipping.