Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner {Paleo + Whole30}

Sheet pan meals are everywhere lately. It is no surprise though, we all want a quick, simple, and satisfying dinner. Um, yes please. This Fall Pork, Apple and Squash Sheet Pan Dinner is the meal of your dreams. Save you time and win points with the family, dreams.

Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner

Let’s stop and address something real quick. When did our meals become so complicated? It seems that every dish is elaborate and time-consuming. And if they aren’t super complex they are incredibly unhealthy. What gives?

Don’t get me wrong, I adore making fancy dishes, in the right setting. I save these meals for special occasions and Sunday suppers.

For instance, I don’t skimp on holidays. Many of these dishes and meals are all out elaborate. They are few and far between though, so I can pull it off.

Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner

Our everyday food doesn’t quite resemble a special occasion meal. Or, maybe it looks nothing like it.  Obviously, it isn’t feasible to cook over the top meals on the daily. Even more than that though, I don’t want to have to think about weeknight meals. And I am definitely not spending a lot of time prepping a 5 course meal.
And I am pretty sure you know how I feel about the health factor by now. In most cases is not worth sacrificing health for convenience.

All this considered, we are all about bulk and batch cooking to avoid making an entire meal every night. And we love one pan or one pot meals.
Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner
Coming back to the sheet pan dinners, they are the bomb for weeknight meals. Or lazy weekend meals.
Not familiar with this trend yet? It is just as it sounds, an entire meal cooked in one pan. There are endless possibilities and combinations too, which means you can easily modify this recipe to suit your tastes.
If you don’t have sausage on hand, or even the same type of sausage, substitute with something else. We happen to love pork sausage with these flavors, but there are a number of trade ins that work just as well. Chicken sausage, leftover pork loin, chops, roasted chicken, or even turkey will all work great here.
Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner
And if you don’t eat meat, simply leave it out. This is a wonderful tray of veggies and will act as a meal in and of itself.
Not only this, but you can easily transform any leftovers into a new meal the following day. This is one of our favorite ways to reuse leftovers, after all. Some ideas include:
  • Top a green salad with your leftover veggies and meat, and drizzle with your favorite dressing.
  • Turn the leftovers into a savory soup by reheating in homemade broth, and adding some fresh herbs such as thyme and sage.
  • For a breakfast hash, reheat leftovers in a skillet. Make 4 wells in between the ingredients, and crack eggs into wells. Add a top to your pan and let the dish steam until eggs are cooked to your liking.
This is the beauty about cooking for yourself, you can make it all your own without having to think twice. Because isn’t that the best part of creating meals at home? It’s all about you.
Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner

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Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner {Paleo + Whole30}

An autumn inspired dinner that is cooked all together in one dish. This Fall Sausage + Apple Sheet Pan Dinner is great for the entire family, and can be easily modified to suit your tastes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 large rimmed baking sheet
  • 1 pound pork sausage patties or links
  • 1 large sweet-tart apple Pink Lady or similar
  • 1 large fennel bulb
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1/2 small butternut squash
  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or your favorite cooking fat
  • Salt and pepper


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut sausage into large cubes or slices, then add to sheet pan.
  • Cut apples, fennel bulb, and onion in half, then into 1/2 -1 inch half moons and add to sheet pan.
  • Cut squash into 1-2 inch cubes and add to sheet pan. Trim ends of Brussels Sprouts, cut in half, and add to sheet pan.
  • Drizzle ingredients with oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Toss to combine
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until vegetables are tender and browned, and Pork reads 165 degrees F.


*To save time on prep, purchase pre-cubed squash and already made sausage.
**This meal reheats well and can be transformed into a new meal the next day. See our ideas in the post.
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Items Used In This Recipe:

 Global Chefs Knife

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