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Sweet, savory and full of flavor, this healthy Dump-and-Bake Chicken Sausage, Apples and Sweet Potatoes recipe is an easy dinner that comes together in just 10 minutes! Stir together a handful of simple ingredients in one dish and pop it in the oven. Your kitchen will smell amazing and your tastebuds will be happy!

White serving dish with baked Chicken Sausage Apples and Sweet Potatoes for dinner

Hello, fall! This meal is the definition of cozy comfort food, and you’ll never believe just how easy and nourishing it really is.

We’re fully into the swing of the school routine, soccer practices (x3), and all of the daily chaos that comes along with the season. As a result, my time is limited and I’m always looking for new ways to mix up the dinnertime hustle with as little effort as possible!

Chicken sausage apples and sweet potatoes on a serving plate

HOW TO BAKE CHICKEN SAUSAGE, APPLES AND SWEET POTATOES:

Let’s start with the basic ingredients: sweet potatoes, apples, an onion, smoked chicken sausage, Savory Herb with Garlic dry seasoning, and olive oil.

Ingredients for Dump and Bake Chicken Sausage Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Combine everything in your dish (or in a separate bowl):

Chopped ingredients for baked sweet potatoes in a glass bowl

Then whisk together the “sauce” by combining the olive oil with the dry seasoning mix.

Garlic and herb sauce for chicken sausage and sweet potato dinner recipe

Toss the sauce with the rest of the ingredients:

Baked Sweet potatoes dinner ingredients in a bowl

and transfer to the baking dish. See? Just dump-and-bake!

Chicken sausage and sweet potato casserole in a white baking dish before the oven

You’ll cover the dish with foil and bake it in a 400-degree oven for about 35 minutes. The end result is this rich, flavorful supper that’s full of fresh produce and smoked sausage — all coated in a delicious garlic and herb sauce.

Overhead image of baked chicken sausage and sweet potatoes casserole on a serving dish

The dump-and-bake sweet potatoes are truly Autumn on a plate, and I can’t wait for you to try it yourself! You’re going to love this one…

Plate of baked chicken sausage and sweet potatoes garnished with parsley

Dump-and-Bake Chicken Sausage, Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 386.2 kcal
Sweet, savory and full of flavor, this healthy Dump-and-Bake Chicken Sausage, Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy dinner recipe that comes together in just 10 minutes! 

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sweet potatoes (about 1 lb.), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 12 ounces fully cooked chicken sausage, sliced into rounds (I used Aidells Chicken & Apple Smoked Chicken Sausage)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 envelope (1.25 ounces) Savory Herb with Garlic dry soup mix

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray a large baking dish (about 9 x 13 inches) with cooking spray.
  • In the prepared dish (or in a separate bowl), toss together potatoes, apples, onion, and sausage. In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil and dry soup mix. Pour sauce over potato mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to baking dish; cover with foil, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Notes

Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square dish. The rest of the instructions remain the same.
You can use any fully-cooked sausage, so pick the brand, flavor and ingredients that you love! Kielbasa would work well, too!
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the casseroleCalories: 386.2kcalCarbohydrates: 40.7gProtein: 14.6gFat: 18.4gSaturated Fat: 4.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1270.3mgPotassium: 273.3mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 16.3g
Keyword: chicken sausage, healthy dinner, sweet potatoes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

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      1. Hi! It’s not really a spice cube, but a packet of seasoning blend. The packet includes onion, garlic, parsley, chicken fat, “herbs and spices” not specified, sugar, wheat flour, tomato powder, cornstarch and salt. You could try to replicate some of the same flavors with a seasoning blend made of onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, sugar and salt, but it’s definitely not going to be the same. The flour and cornstarch also act as thickening agents, which you won’t have if you just make your own spice blend. Sorry I can’t offer an exact DIY option, but feel free to play around with those ingredients. 🙂

      2. I found a recipe for a garlic/spice blend that mimics another brand. It calls for: 2T dried marjoram, 2T dried oregano, 2T dried rosemary, 2T dried basil, 2T dried parsley, 1 T onion powder, 1T Kosher salt, 1T garlic powder, 1 tsp lemon pepper, 1 tsp sage, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. It’s in the oven right now and I can’t wait to try it. This makes a lot, so I just measured out 1T plus 1tsp and mixed with the oil. I found that I needed to double the oil. Store the rest in an air-tight container.

  1. I will admit to being a bit worried about the flavor combos of this recipe, but both hubby and I thought it was terrific. I made the full recipe separated in two baking dishes. I will check out how the apples and sweet potatoes fare until Monday or Tuesday when I plan a do-over. If that doesn’t work out so well, it will be easy enough to combine half the sausage/onion/dry soup/olive oil mixture with separate sweet potato and apple mix-ins.

    Thanks for what looks to be a “keeper” recipe

  2. 5 stars
    I loveeeeee this recipe. It’s such a perfect comfort dish to start fall season. I can’t find dry soup mix so instead I used sloppy joe mix (hahahha and it works wonderfully). I tried using Polska Kielbasa and it tasted sooooooo goooood!!! Even better the next day as leftover, definitely goes to my recipe book and I’m about to make it again for today’s dinner. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful dish. Love your blog especially dump-and-bake recipes 🙂

  3. I made this the other day and both my husband and I loved it ! I will add pineapple chunks as a side next time or maybe even add them in to cook with it . Thank you !

    1. Make It Yourself & Healthy: Lipton Savory Herb & Garlic Mix

      Garlic & Herb Seasoning Mix

      2 tablespoons marjoram
      2 tablespoons oregano
      2 tablespoons rosemary
      2 tablespoons basil
      2 tablespoons parsley flakes
      1 tablespoon onion powder
      1 tablespoon thyme
      1 tablespoon salt
      2 teaspoons garlic powder
      1 teaspoon black pepper

      This recipe makes a LOT of the spice mix. You only need to use 2 or 3 tablespoons to replace for the soup mix in recipes.

        1. Thanks Rudy!
          Lol, I spent so much time trying to find a dyi recipe online, then made a so-so substitute. The answer was right below my nose the whole time!

  4. Really want to try this recipe for camping. I usually cook at home then freeze it and reheat at the campsite in a skillet. Have you ever froze this and reheated it? Any tips or suggestions? Thank you!

    1. Hey, Kerry! I honestly haven’t ever tried freezing and reheating this particular dish. I think it would probably work well, but I don’t have any specific tips to offer. 🙂

  5. I was really happy with this recipe. My guys liked it too. Next time I will add a bit more seasoning and some pecans. Thanks for a new keeper recipe.

    1. Hi, Wendy! It’s hard to duplicate the packaged mix exactly, but you would want to include some garlic, onion powder, and parsley. There are also other ingredients like salt, sugar and cornstarch (a thickener), so if you want the sauce in your dish to thicken a bit, I would recommend adding those as well. Hope you enjoy!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that, Maureen! You could add almost any veggies that your family enjoys. Broccoli would be great (either diced into very small florets or steam some larger florets first so that they’re sure to soften). Same with cauliflower or carrots. You can add frozen peas or corn at the end (since they’ll heat through in just minutes). Diced zucchini, or cut green beans would also work!

    1. Hi, Gina! I like a firm baking apple that won’t turn to mush in the oven. Try Granny Smith (if you like it a little bit tart), or use a sweeter firm apple like Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Fuji, Pink Lady, or Jonagold.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this. Had to cook at 400 for 60 min but could be my oven. Super easy & quick prep and cleanup, healthy, and teenaged daughter said “it’s pretty good” which is the equivalent of a Michelin star award because she never compliments anything we make at home.

    1. Hi, Sarah! It’s tough to give you a good substitute, since the packet includes a lot of different ingredients: onion, garlic, parsley, chicken fat, “herbs and spices” not specified, sugar, wheat flour, tomato powder, cornstarch and salt. You could try to replicate some of the same flavors with a seasoning blend made of onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, sugar and salt, but it’s definitely not going to be the same. The flour and cornstarch also act as thickening agents, which you won’t have if you just make your own spice blend. Sorry I can’t offer an exact DIY option, but feel free to play around with those ingredients. You can also look for another store-bought packet of seasoning mix with similar ingredients if you don’t want to go the DIY route. Hope that helps!