Maple Turkey Bake

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This dinner takes hearty next level. It’s also healthy and full of flavour. The colourful assortment of vegetables ensures your entire family gets a healthy dose of much needed nutrients after a busy day.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lean turkey sausages

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (chopped into bite size)

  • 2 cups kale (washed and chopped)

  • 2 cups Brussel sprouts (washed and chopped in half)

  • 1 bunch of thyme

  • 1 apple

  • 3 tbsp sherry vinegar

  • 2.5 tbsp maple syrup

  • Olive Oil

  • Spice blend:

    • 1 tsp garlic powder

    • 1 tsp onion powder

    • 1 tsp mustard powder

    • Pinch of kosher salt

    • Pinch of cracked black pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F

  • In a large baking dish, toss the sweet potatoes with the thyme sprigs and a drizzle of oil. Season with ½ the spice blend.

  • Arrange in a single, even layer and roast in the oven, 16 to 18 minutes, until beginning to soften. Halfway through, add the Brussels sprouts; drizzle with oil and season with S&P. Toss to combine.

  • While the veggies roast, in a large pan, heat a drizzle of oil on medium-high. Add the sausages and cook, 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into 1-inch-thick rounds.

  • Heat the same pan you used to cook the sausages on medium-high. Add the maple syrup, sherry vinegar, sausage rounds and chopped kale to the pan. Season with the remaining spice blend and S&P. Cook for 2-5 mins.

  • Add sausage and Kale to the veggie bake in the oven and cook, 8 to 12 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

  • While the dish cooks, core and thinly slice the apple; halve the apple slices widthwise. In the reserved pan, heat a drizzle of oil on medium-high. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, until the apples begin to soften.

  • Take out and discard the thyme sprigs from the finished bake. Divide the bake between your 3-4 plates. Garnish with the sautéed apples. Enjoy!