One of the best, easiest ways to cook is by using one pan, pot or sheet pan. This method of cooking tends to be simple yet brings out tremendous flavors from the ingredients used. I used sheet pan cooking recently to roast brats, onion and potatoes. The results were outstanding!
With my success, I started thinking of all the other benefits of sheet pan cooking. Here’s just a few –
- Easy prep and super easy clean-up.
- Extra flavorful dishes due to roasting (cooking with heat from both above and below.)
- Meat and vegetables cooked together with most recipes taking 15 to 30 minutes of cook time.
- Everyone gets to have their favorite ingredients.
- Easy way to try new foods.
At least once a week, I prepare some sort of protein along with veggies using sheet pan cooking. I hit the grocery store aisle to find out what’s on sale then build my meal around it. Roasting chicken or fish along with green beans or broccoli has become one of my families favorites along with my brats and potatoes. What’s fun about cooking like this is that you can experiment with new flavors. Mix in a new veggie,a handful of flavorful herbs or a spice that you’ve never cooked with before. So, go for it friends! Sheet pan cooking is easy cooking, delicious eating and super easy clean-up.
Sheet Pan Brats and Potatoes
2 packages beer brats – Johnsonville
1 large sweet potato – washed and cut into large chunks
1/2 pound yukon gold potatoes – washed and cut into large chunks
1 small red onion – peeled and cut into chunks
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh parsley – chopped
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and mix. Add potatoes and onion and toss till coated.
- Remove brats from packaging and line in two rows on sheet pan. Place vegetables on pan surrounding brats. Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes. Check for doneness – brats will have a deep color and potatoes will have golden edges.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley.
- Serve as is or on a roll with your favorite toppings.
Here are two more great one pan dishes that your family will love ~