Quick, easy and perfect for a crisp autumn day, you’ll love this quick and easy side for roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes and apples!
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. From the beautiful colors to the deliciously fresh produce, its a seasonal delight that *almost* prepares me for colder days ahead. I say almost because even though I’ve lived in Michigan my entire life, I’m still not sold on winter. For those of you who don’t live here, don’t be fooled…its cold. Really REALLY cold.
But when its not winter, its truly a lovely, magical place – one I don’t take for granted. My parents, who also lived in Michigan their entire lives, just recently found themselves relocating to North Carolina and I know that they miss the beauty fall brings to this part of the country.
One of my favorite traditions the fall brings are trips to the cider mills and apple orchards. We recently visited Anderson and Girls Orchard and I’ve been incorporating in-season apples to a few of my dishes since then. Apples are a constant on my grocery list this time of year too and I often take them with me to work as a part of my lunch. But incorporating them into dinners… well, that’s a little more tricky. At least for me anyways.
So, after incorporating them into my harvest salad earlier this week (which was delicious by the way!), I thought perhaps roasting the apples with the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts in the oven might be fun. And it was! It resulted in a super quick and easy one-pan side dish with great flavor and appeal.
If you liked the harvest salad, you’ll love this too!
- 1 cup Brussels Sprouts, halved
- 1 large sweet potato, chopped
- 1/2 Honeycrisp apple chopped
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, toss Brussels sprouts and sweet potato pieces in olive oil.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out Brussels and sweet potato mixture into a single, even layer, making sure to leave room for your apples. Sprinkle with salt.
- Place apple pieces on parchment paper, next to Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.
- Place baking sheet in oven for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on apple pieces after removing from the oven.
- Serve and enjoy!
I had heard roasting fruits rocked and guess what? It totally does! Have you tried roasting fruit yet? If so, let me know! I’m always looking for your foodie creations – so take a photo and share your plate on Instagram using the hashtag #plategram! Looking forward to seeing your food soon!