This comforting sausage and apple traybake is the perfect dinner to make when you crave a hearty meal but don’t want to put lots of effort into making one.
To me, this is the perfect compromise when the weather is a little bit too hot for a full Sunday dinner at the weekend. It still has that cosy feel due to the roasted root vegetables, however, the flavours of the apple, maple syrup and mustard give this a summery vibe.
When making this I use vegan sausages but you could use any type you wanted. Do not worry if you forget to defrost them as you can actually add them to the traybake whilst frozen if needed, just remember to check they are fully cooked before eating!
The ingredients I use in this dish are interchangable and you can just treat this recipe as a rough template if needed. I really like this with carrots and parsnips as I think the flavours work so well with the apple and the mustard, however, if you wanted to add in any green vegetables or cauliflower you have that needs eating you can. I also think it would really well if you swapped the red onion for leeks in this recipe.
I have noted that this serves two to three people which may seem a little vague, however, it would depend how big your portions are. This creates two large portions served on its own but if paired with some additional cooked greens, gravy and maybe some yorkshire puddings it could even stretch to feeding four.
The mustard and maple sauce used in this is really delicious and the amounts listed create the perfect blend of sweet and savoury for me. If you prefer more or less of either ingredient then amend the amounts accordingly, just remember to perform a taste test before pouring it over the traybake.
In total, this sausage and apple traybake spends around 90 minutes in the oven when I make it. Keep in mind that ovens do vary so yours may be ready in more or less time, ensure you keep an eye on it when the timer is coming to an end.
If you like this recipe and are looking for more comforting dinners you might like my Simple Sausage Casserole, Sausage & Cannellini Bean Stew, Creamy Cauliflower Traybake, my Lentil & Mushroom Hotpot or my Vegetable Patch Pie recipe.
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