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roasted root vegetable couscous with chicken apple sausage

roasted root vegetable couscous with chicken apple sausage

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner

Description

root vegetables are roasted until just tender then paired with whole wheat couscous. chicken apple sausage and dried cranberries add the perfect hint of sweetness for a dairy-free quick weeknight meal everyone will love!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package chicken apple sausage (I used Boar’s Head), sliced into rounds
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 2 parsnips, peeled & sliced
  • 1 cup shaved brussel sprouts
  • 1 turnip, peeled & cubed
  • 1/2 large or 1 small red onion, diced
  • 24 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • On one baking sheet, add sweet potatoes, turnips and parsnips.  Drizzle with a little more olive oil, top with salt & pepper and toss to combine, spreading back out into a single layer.
  • On the second baking sheet spread onions and brussel sprouts.  Drizzle with a little more olive oil, top with salt & pepper and toss to combine, spreading back out into a single layer.
  • Bake sweet potato tray for 25-30 minutes or until fork tender and lightly browned, tossing halfway through.
  • Bake brussel sprout and onion tray for 15-20 minutes or until brussel sprouts are just browned, tossing halfway through.
  • While veggies roast, combine couscous with broth or water, butter and salt and cook according to package instructions.
  • In a large non-stick saute pan over medium heat, place sliced chicken sausage and cook until just browned on each side (~3 minutes per side).
  • Serve separately tossing the dried cranberries with the roasted veggies, or in a large bowl combine couscous, roasted vegetables and chicken sausage and dried cranberries tossing to combine.

Keywords: dinner, grain bowl, easy meal, chicken sausage, couscous

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