Roasted Potatoes and Sausages with Green Beans and Mushrooms

I must have been a super good girl this year, because Santa already brought my present! Isn’t it pretty?

Apolinaras insisted I open my gift early so I could figure out how to use it before we visit the Grand Canyon over the holidays. He’s just the best! We don’t know anyone in Arizona, but my parents wanted to spend Christmas someplace warm this year and found a great deal on a Phoenix condo with their time share points. I was actually pretty disappointed that we wouldn’t be spending Christmas at my parents’ house because I love traditions and snow, but I was outvoted by everyone else. Oh well, I’m going to do my best to still get into the Christmas spirit, because it’s not where you are that’s important, but who you’re with, right? My mom did cheer me up when she promised I could make Christmas dinner in our condo. Anyway, I’ve been slowly plugging away at this book, which contains tips specifically for the T1i, but between playing with my new toy, baking Christmas goodies, and trying to wrap everything up at work, I actually haven’t had much time to cook real dinners. Except this one.

I love roasted potatoes and decided to make a meal out of them by throwing in some green beans, mushrooms, and chicken sausages. Then I tossed everything with a flavorful lemon horseradish mustard sauce. This meal comes together quickly and is so healthy that I think it balances out all the Christmas cookies I’ve been indulging in at work!

Roasted Potatoes and Sausages with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Printable Recipe

5 red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks (2 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces fresh green beans with trimmed ends
5 shallots, chopped (1 cup)
1 12-ounce package sliced mushrooms
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 12-ounce package fully cooked chicken sausages, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1/4 cup horseradish mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place potatoes in a 13×9-inch pan and toss evenly with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bake at 400˚F for 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven and stir in green beans. Bake for an additional 15 minutes at 400˚F or until potatoes and green beans are tender.

Meanwhile, heat remaining one tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots and mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 7 to 10 minutes or until veggies are tender; add garlic and sauté 1 additional minute. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and place in a large bowl. Add chicken sausage slices to the same pan and sauté for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and warmed through.

Mix horseradish mustard and lemon juice in small bowl until smooth. Place mushroom mixture, chicken sausage slices, and horseradish mustard sauce in the 13×9-inch pan with the roasted potatoes and green beans. Mix all ingredients in the pan until thoroughly combined. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition: 309 calories, 11.2g fat, 4.3g fiber, 22.0g protein per serving
Cost: $1.65 per serving

48 Responses to Roasted Potatoes and Sausages with Green Beans and Mushrooms

  1. You must tell me how you like your pretty new gift! We’ve been looking into getting a new camera!

    There’s plenty of white sand in Arizona…pretend it’s snow and decorate a cactus! We spent Christmas at my grandfather’s in New Mexico every year growing up, so desert actually screams Christmas to me (I know. I’m weird.)

  2. You have DEFINITELY been a good girl, this camera is awesome. As is this meal. I love how simple it is. SOmetimes you just want something tasty to throw together.

    I know what you mean about wanting to keep to tradition, but I bet you will have fun. And the food will definitely be good if you are making it!

  3. That is a great gift you got from your hubby!

    I don’t know if you have ever been to Grand Canyon, but if not, you will fall in love with this place. It is more than stunning. My spouse and I went there 3 years and a half ago on a road trip and we did the hike down the canyon. That is hot, we were very sore when we finished it but, oh, so worth it!

    Enjoy your time at the Grand Canyon :)

  4. Awesome gift!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!!! You will have so much fun with your new camera. I hope to get a fancy one someday!

    I totally understand being a little disappointed that you won’t spend Christmas at your parents’ house – I am such a traditions freak and don’t like to vary from the them. But, you are right, the important thing is that you’ll be with your family :)

    This dish looks so delicious! I love potatoes, green beans, and of course chicken sausage! Horseradish mustard is a great addition, especially with the potatoes in there!

    Have a wonderful time at the Grand Canyon!!!!

  5. Definitely looks like you’ve been a good girl! I’ve been dying to get a new camera but the hubs said he can’t afford it :( I’ll have to take matters into my own hands. hehe.
    The dinner looks amazing – healthy, hearty, perfect for the winter season. I’m saving it :)

  6. What a greeeat camera!! I am so used to a digital camera (point&shoot) that I would need a lot of training for one of those!! Your soo lucky–Arizona!! Can’t wait to hear about your time. :-)

  7. Lucky to be so loved… I so need a better camera…

    And hey… I just went to the Grand Canyon last month. Should be beautiful in winter snow if you are so lucky!

    If you have not already planned your trip, consider SEDONA . It is the most beautiful spot in Arizona (yes, even more than the canyon). I would be happy to offer some suggestions if you are interested. Only about an hour and a half from teh canyon, but the drive is part of the fun (between canyon walls, twisting and turning)

  8. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh you and I apparently were both on the nice list this year! I got the same camera and I can’t wait to start using it! I am going to Germany for the holidays so I am super excited to have a nice camera to take pics with…I just wish I had more time to learn on it before I leave (which is today!). Looking forward to many more great pictures and recipes! Congrats and have a wonderful holiday! You’ll love the Grand Canyon! It’s beautiful!

  9. What a fabulous gift. Enjoy it. mmmm roasted potatoes. So comforting and delicious. I love that you made a meal around them- perfection! Enjoy the trip too!!

  10. Congrats! That is one amazing camera. I bet you love it.

    I’m jealous that you guys are going to the Grand Canyon. I’ve always wanted to go. Take lots of pictures!

  11. I thought of you yesterday…and your husband, when I saw a German bottle of water named after him. I did take a photo though…and almost stole the bottle, though I wouldn’t call it stealing cause I paid for it! Congratulations – wow, what fun. A new camera is a treasure. Have a blessed and great holiday away!

  12. Kirsten, I am thrilled for you and your new gift. What fun to get to know how to use it.

    I also like this dinner. It is so funny because I made a dinner with sausage, brussels sprouts, pasta and tomatoes. Sausage blends with everything.

    I want to try yours now. I am on a sausage binge.

  13. Congrats! Having a DSLR does make such a difference. I’ve had mine almost 2 years but still really have no idea what I am doing so I bit the bullet and signed up for a seminar at New England School of Photography. It starts 1/5 and I cannot wait!

  14. Thanks everyone!

    CaSaundra – Yes, I’m having fun playing with it, but definitely need to read a basic photography book in addition to the one I listed because it’s overwhelming. At least I’m leaning a lot :)

    My Year on the Grill – We keep hearing about Sedona, so we’re definitely going to stop by :) I would love any recommendations you have!

    Liesl – Yay! Hope you have a great trip and enjoy your new toy!

    Danielle – Aww, thanks :) It was a Fuji point and shoot. I think my light box works wonders.

    Kelly – How cool, you’ll have to let me know how you like the class!

  15. First of all, Congrats on the new camera! My husband bought me the same exact one for my 30th b-day a few months ago, and I’ve already put many miles on it! :) I’ve also been trying to find a book to help me better learn the technicalities of the camera and was wondering how you like the David Busch book you mentioned above?

  16. Hi Tabitha – I think the book is great and would definitely recommend it. But, you do need to already understand the basics of digital photography and the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO). I’m a newbie, so I’m working on a beginner’s book first :) I made a DIY light box that I love.

  17. Awesome gift! I’m certain you’ll get the hang of it in no time. Now on to the food! It looks wonderful and has everything the kids and I enjoy. I just went back & read the recipe….it’s a one dish bake! Even better.

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