Home > Dinner > Sausage and Chickpeas (One Pan!) Sausage and Chickpeas (One Pan!) January 5, 2018 | 29 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Sausage and Chickpeas combines onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and sweet bell pepper in an unforgettable Mexican-inspired seasoning blend. This meal is prepared on one sheet pan, requires minimal prep time and even quicker cleanup! We love easy, filling, and nutritious one-pan meals; try some of our other favorites next like this One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies, One-Pan Jambalaya, or Mini Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. Sausage and Chickpeas During some recent polling on Instagram, we asked if you were more interested in slow cooker/pressure cooker recipes or one-pan recipes. One-pan meals won by a landslide! I couldn’t be more excited about that, because those are my favorite types to create! There are loads of one-pan meals on this site, and now this tasty Sausage and Chickpeas meal is joining in the fun. This recipe is easy to make, packed with nutritious ingredients, and best of all, it tastes amazing! There is so much flavor in every single bite and the veggies blend together beautifully with the sausage and seasonings. Ingredients Sausage. You can use whatever sausage you’d like, but make sure it is smoked (raw sausage won’t cook properly in this recipe). To keep this dish as nutritious as possible, use smoked turkey or chicken sausage. Turkey and chicken sausage have fewer calories and less saturated fat than standard pork or beef sausage, while still maintaining a high protein content. We prefer hardwood smoked turkey sausage in this recipe. Sweet potato. These roasted sweet potatoes are one of the most popular recipes on the site, and now they can be enjoyed in this meal! I recommend skipping tan or purple-skinned sweet potatoes (known as the “dry” varieties) and sticking with orange or red-skinned ones. This variety (known as “moist” varieties) is sweeter and has a creamier texture (our favorites are either Red Garnet or Jewel.) Chickpeas. Also called garbanzo beans — these are both the same! The chickpeas add additional protein to this meal which ensures it’s more satiating. You can cook chickpeas from scratch, but for speed and convenience, we used the canned version. Broccoli. I recommend using fresh broccoli when roasting. Frozen broccoli never gets quite as crisp and flavorful as fresh broccoli and will water down the other veggies. Yellow onion. We love the longer strips of onion (delicious if you love onions because they get beautifully caramelized, yet easy to pick out if you don’t!) If you’d prefer, you can cut the onion in 1-inch chunks instead. Olive oil. You may be tempted to reduce the amount of olive oil, but it’s great insurance against burnt veggies and adds an amazing flavor by adding good-for-you fats to this meal. Seasonings. The seasoning blend is simple while packing a flavor punch! We combine cumin, paprika, chili powder (see “quick tip” below), garlic powder, coriander, and of course salt and pepper. QUICK TIP Chili and Chilli? Don’t confuse chili powder with chilli powder. Chilli (note the spelling) refers to unadulterated ground chilies and is similar to American cayenne powder. We use American chili powder made by McCormick® which is quite mild. Sausage and Chickpeas Process Overview This recipe is fun because we get hearty veggies that typically take a long time to roast (the onions, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers) while also getting in veggies that don’t take nearly as long (broccoli and chickpeas). The secret? Staggering the cook times. It actually makes everything go quicker because while the first half of this dinner is roasting, you have time to prepare the rest of it! Below is a quick overview of how to make One-Pan Sausage and Chickpeas. There is also a quick (under 1 minute) video on this post if you’d prefer to watch it! Start by tossing together the seasoning mix. While the oven is getting nice and hot, quickly stir together the seasonings. The seasoning blend is made once and used twice in this dish! Once the seasoning is prepped, chop the sweet potatoes, onion, and sweet bell pepper. Add both to the pan with some olive oil and half the seasonings. Roast. Meanwhile, thinly slice the sausage, coarsely chop the broccoli, and drain and rinse the chickpeas. Let the veggies roast, and then push the sweet potatoes, onion, and pepper to one side of the sheet pan. We add the sausage, broccoli, chickpeas, some more olive oil, and the rest of the seasoning mix to the other side. Toss it all together and continue roasting. Use this time to prepare a side salad (we love this Costco Kale Salad), or clean up the mess(es?) your toddler made — just me?! And that’s it! You’ve got your meat, potatoes, veggies, and all deliciously seasoned on one sheet pan and in under an hour of time. Sausage and Chickpeas FTW! Sausage and Chickpea Tips Use a LARGE sheet pan. The more space the vegetables have (aka the less crowded they are) the better they roast. When vegetables are overlapping or crowded onto a sheet pan, they end up steaming instead of roasting. This greatly affects the end taste and texture. We use this 15×21 inch sheet pan and I can’t recommend it enough. You’ll get perfectly caramelized roasted veggies every time! See the “quick tip” box below. Cut vegetables into roughly equal sizes. This ensures even roasting so there aren’t some under-cooked veggies and some overcooked. Pay attention to the specific sizes outlined in the recipe card to ensure the veggies are the right size to roast properly in the indicated times. Thoroughly dry the chickpeas before roasting. Spices won’t cling well to wet chickpeas, and they’ll end up steaming more than roasting. I like to throw the rinsed and drained chickpeas in a salad spinner to thoroughly dry before adding to the sheet pan. Add fresh herbs. To add brightness to the dish, I recommend adding on some finely chopped cilantro (or use flat-leaf Italian parsley if you aren’t a cilantro fan). A squeeze of lime is also a nice hit of acid and freshness! QUICK TIP If you aren’t using an extra-large sheet pan, you’ll need to increase the cooking time more than this recipe indicates. When the veggies and sausage have plenty of room to roast, they’ll develop beautiful, caramelized edges and cook faster. Use two sheet pans if needed! Variation ideas Sausage and Chickpeas is very forgiving and can easily be customized to fit your personal preferences or needs. Below are some variation options: Sausage: If you are on the Whole 30 meal plan, there are several types of sausage that fit into the guidelines. To read about what, why, and how of Whole 30 and sausages, read this article! Veggies: Swap out different veggies for ones you prefer. Cauliflower for broccoli, large brussels sprouts instead of sweet potatoes, red onion as opposed to yellow onion, etc. Add some heat: If you like a hit of spice, add in some ground cayenne pepper to the seasoning blend. You could also add a pinch of red pepper flakes to individual plates Don’t love chickpeas? This dish is fine without them! You could also replace them with black beans; just add the black beans (drained, rinsed, and dried) in for the last 2 minutes of roasting. Serving suggestions As is. We love this Sausage and Chickpeas meal straight from the oven, as is! Served this way, it makes a great keto/low-carb dish. Over a grain. We also like to serve Chickpeas and Sausage over a cooked and seasoned grain such as white rice, brown rice or quinoa. To keep this meal super quick and easy, we like to use pre-cooked quinoa packets (here are the ones we’ve tried and enjoyed!). These packets heat through in 90 seconds in the microwave and can be divided into bowls after being warmed. If serving this meal with a grain base, you may want to add in some avocado or a creamy element to help tie the two together. As a taco. I’ve had a few readers try this recipe in taco form! Char some corn or flour tortillas and load this veggie filling into the taco shell with some fresh avocado, freshly grated Cheddar cheese, and sour cream. QUICK TIP This Sausage and Chickpeas meal is a nice well-rounded all-in-one type of meal (with carbs, fats, and proteins). That said, a nice side dish would be a crunchy fresh salad like this Italian Salad. More Easy One-Pan Dinners Easy, one-pot Chicken Burrito Bowls One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken with asparagus One-Pan Potatoes and Sausage with baby carrots Creamy Pesto Orzo made in 30 minutes or less! Baked Fish and Chips with a quick tartar sauce FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Sausage and Chickpeas 5 from 7 votes - Review this recipe Sausage and Chickpeas are tossed with onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and sweet bell pepper in an unforgettable Mexican-inspired seasoning blend. This meal is prepared on one sheet pan -- minimal prep time and even quicker cleanup! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Sausage and Chickpeas 5 from 7 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Sausage and Chickpeas are tossed with onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and sweet bell pepper in an unforgettable Mexican-inspired seasoning blend. This meal is prepared on one sheet pan -- minimal prep time and even quicker cleanup! Course Dinner, Main Course Cuisine American, Healthy Keyword sausage & chickpeas, Sausage and Chickpeas Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 1 hour Servings 4 large servings Calories 776kcal Author Chelsea Cost $9.96 Ingredients1-1/4 teaspoon EACH: paprika, ground cumin3/4 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon ground coriander1-3/4 teaspoon chili powder (not chilli powder)Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped (~3 cups; 345g)1 red pepper, chopped 1 small yellow onion, halved and sliced5 tablespoons olive oil, separated1 can (14.5 oz.; 439g) chickpeas/garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained, and dried1 head broccoli, coarsely chopped (~3 cups; 190g)13 oz. (368g) (fully cooked) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices Note 1Optional: seasoned and cooked quinoa or rice, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, avocado, sour cream, or hummus Note 2 InstructionsPREP: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set out a very large pan (I use this 15×21 inch pan) or use 2 smaller sheet pans. Prepare the seasoning mix by combining the paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and stirring together. (I add 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, but add to your preference.) Set aside.VEGGIE PREP: Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into chunks. (I cut the sweet potato into coins and then each coin into 1-inch pieces.) Chop the peppers into thick squares and cut the onion into thick strips. (See video for sizing on the vegetables.) FIRST VEGGIE ROAST: Place the prepared sweet potatoes, peppers, and onion on the sheet pan. Add two tablespoons olive oil (25g) and half of the seasoning mix (just eyeball it) on top. Toss to evenly coat all the veggies, space out the veggies so they aren't overlapping (the more room they have, the better they will roast) and bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. VEGGIE PREP #2: Meanwhile, prepare the remaining ingredients. Rinse and drain the chickpeas, and thoroughly dry (I like to dry in a salad spinner). Chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice the sausage. SECOND VEGGIE ROAST: Remove from the oven and flip/stir all the veggies around and move to one side of the tray. On the other side of the tray, add the chickpeas, broccoli, and sausage. Add remaining 3 tablespoons (36g) oil and remaining seasoning. Toss together and space everything out to have plenty of room to roast -- See Note 3. Return to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and sausage is browned. Remove from the oven and toss everything once more.ENJOY: Enjoy this dish hot out of the oven as is or over rice or quinoa. Add some fresh chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime if desired. If desired, slice up an avocado to serve with. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Sausage: Any smoked sausage will work in this recipe. We personally love smoked turkey sausage best. Note 2: Quinoa: To keep this meal super quick and easy, use pre-cooked quinoa packets (here are the ones we've tried and enjoyed!). These packets heat through in 90 seconds in the microwave and can be divided into bowls after warmed through. If serving with quinoa or rice, you may want a creamy element like an avocado, sour cream (fat-free or lite works), or hummus to tie everything together. Note 3: Cooking time: If you aren't using an extra-large sheet pan, you'll need to increase the cooking time more than this recipe indicates. When the veggies and sausage have plenty of room to roast, they’ll develop beautiful, caramelized edges and cook faster. Use two sheet pans if needed! Nutrition information does not include any optional items (quinoa, rice, avocado, or sour cream). Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 776kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 1450mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 18032IU | Vitamin C: 179mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 6mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? 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