WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Spicy Veggie Sausage Bake
Summer means easy living and easy recipes in my house. I used to make a variation of this in our village in the Provence. There Merguez sausages are widely available because of the huge Moroccan influence in the region. These spicy sausages are usually made with lamb.
Here I made I opted for hot Italian spiced turkey sausages and grape tomatoes to keep the calories and WW Points low. Along with a little chopped rosemary that's all there is to it. This is a true 2-ingredient wonder!
A quick and extremely tasty way to have lunch or dinner in a few minutes. Even the leftovers are easy. Simply chop up the extra sausages if you make extra ones and add them to any main course salad.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Baked Sausage One Pan Meal?
According to my calculations, each serving has 193 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make Spicy Sausage and Tomato Bake
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Heat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a small baking pan with nonstick spray.
Step 3: Place sausages in the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Add the tomatoes to the pan and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Step 5: Continue cooking for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked through and the tomatoes have wilted.
Step 6: Remove from the oven and serve.
If you're cooking for 1, you can still make the whole recipe and save the rest for tasty leftovers.
If you prefer, then just cook 1 sausage with 1 cup of chopped tomatoes and cook for the same amount of time.
Any type of sausages, mild or spicy will work just fine here. If you use ones with lots of fat, drain it after the sausage bakes the first time. Usually with chicken or turkey sausages you'll be fine and have little or no fat in the pan.
I used spicy Italian links however sweet Italian or any flavored sausage such as sun dried tomato, jalapeno or chicken apple would be equally delicious. You can even use fully cooked sausages.
The easiest tomatoes to use are grape or cherry tomatoes. You can just slice them in half. As they roast, they melt and become an excellent side dish to the sausage.
Of course you can bulk this up further with whatever vegetables you have on hand such as onion, zucchini, bell pepper, etc.
A side of beans is just the ticket for these sausages. I used white beans but black, kidney, pinto beans either with a spicy vinaigrette or salsa would round out the meal.
A sturdy glass of California white is what I'd choose however iced tea or any summertime beverage would bet tasty. If you serve this as fall approaches, then a light red would be ideal.
Ways to Use Leftovers
I made a delightful salad of sausage, white beans, the leftover roasted and melty tomatoes. Tossed with a spicy vinaigrette seasoned with mint it was worth taking a picture of it!
Both sausage and tomato make a great omelette filling or if you're feeling hungry right away, simple reheat the leftovers gently in a microwave (affiliate link).
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Skinny Spicy Sausage & Veggie Bake
- 2 links chicken or turkey sausages
- 2 cups (about 1 pint) cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a small baking pan with non-stick spray.
- Place the sausage links in the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes to the pan and lightly season with salt and pepper.
- Return pan to oven and continue cooking for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked through and the tomatoes have wilted.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Easy Healthy Sausage Recipes for Weight Watchers
- Oven-Baked Sausage, Peppers, Potatoes and Onions
- Low-Carb Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers with Fennel
- Sausage and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
- Turkey Sausage and Veggie Breakfast Scramble
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Hallie is a chef-teacher who eventually found her way to Provence, France, where she gave food and wine tours of the region.
In addition to writing more than a dozen cookbooks, she has also been teaching both professional and recreational cooking classes since 1978.
Hallie looks forward to sharing some of her favorite easy, healthy recipes with you here on Simple Nourished Living.
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