When cooking for one, whether you’re a student or a young professional, the fewer pans the better. So anything that can be made in one tray, shoved in the oven with minimum prep, is ideal. That is what makes this sausage tray bake a one-person house essential. Plus it’s amazingly tasty!
I used sweet potato and peppers in this tray bake as they are two of my favourite vegetables for roasting. You could used any vegetables, from courgettes and aubergines through to carrots and squash. The wonderful contrast between the roasted peppers, soft sweet potato and meaty sausage makes ever bite insanely satisfying. On a cold winter’s day, this is one dish that will warm you up from the inside out.
There is one way of really lifting this very easy and simple dish to the next level of tastiness. Quality of ingredients! More importantly, the quality of the sausages! If you use 33p filled-with-sawdust-sausages, you will find your food is the quality of sawdust. In Sheffield, there is only one place that I get my sausages. Beeches of Walkley is a butchers and inner city farm shop found, surprisingly, in Walkley. They make amazing sausages for a really good price. Plus they freeze fantastically without losing any of their flavour. If you live in Sheffield and have yet to visit Beeches, get yourself there fast! You do not want to be missing out.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 pepper
- 2 sausages
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 degreesC.
- Chop the sweet potato and pepper into bitesize chunks.
- Oil the tray and vegetables, seasoning if required.
- Place the sausages and thyme on top of the vegetables.
- Cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the sausages are browned.
- Turn the sausages over and cook for 10 minutes, until browned on both sides.
- Serve up on a plate and enjoy being warmed from the inside out.
- Swap the vegetables for any that you like or have hanging around in the fridge.
- You could try this with chicken breasts for a similar amount of time.