What is an easy one pan recipe? It’s not what you think, it’s one pan honey garlic kielbasa with potatoes and broccoli! It’s way easier than chicken or shrimp!
When I was talking to Carrian (Cade here, nice to see you all!) about what a busy year we have ahead of us since signing on to tour with Time Out For Women, she mentioned that she didn’t want family dinner to suffer. I agree with her, making the decision ahead of time that we will always sit down as a family for dinner is really important. We want healthy one pan dinners to make appearances too as that will help keep us full in the right ways which is why we are sharing our one pan honey garlic kielbasa with potatoes and broccoli recipe with you today!
Really you don’t even have to use the same vegetables that we used but the Kielbasa is a must. It’s easy to slice up and throw on the pan, it’s loaded with flavor and perfectly matches the root vegetables we added. You could add asparagus, carrots or any other veggies and honestly, you could definitely use chicken or pork as well, kielbasa is just easier.
What is Kielbasa?
So what is kielbasa? Kielbasa is basically a Polish sausage that’s usually flavored with garlic. It’s either hot or cold smoked, though today you’ll find it most often hot smoked. The meat is usually cured and then has garlic and spices added to it.
How to Make a Healthy and Filling One Pan Recipe
Sweet potatoes and a mixture of potatoes like purple, golden Yukon etc help this dish fill you up so you won’t be reaching for a snack after dinner.
The broccoli adds a layer of freshness and variety in color, and as we all know, adding more color to our plates is not only good for vitamins and nutrients but your brains actually respond to the food more which helps you not send signals later that you aren’t satisfied.
Broccoli doesn’t need all the time that the other ingredients need though, so make sure you don’t throw that on until the last 10 minuets.
Honey Garlic Sauce with Mustard
The honey garlic sauce is only going on the meat as well. I learned an important lesson years and years ago with Carrian that the seasoning, if it’s really good doesn’t need to go on everything. I made lemon pepper chicken with lemon pepper potatoes and lemon pepper broccoli and though she tried to eat it and never mentioned how bad it was, we were soon coughing from so much pepper and everything tasted the same, which wasn’t good. I guess there really is too much of a good thing.
One Pan Honey Garlic Kielbasa with Potatoes and Broccoli
Honestly, we could still serve up a salad with this one pan honey garlic kielbasa with potatoes and broccoli as that would freshen things up even more, but this truly is so filling on it’s own and what’s the point in a one pan dinner if you’re going to do even more work?
By the way, did you know that you can leave sweet potato skins on and there are some extra nutrients in there? Just sayin’.
One Pan Honey Garlic Kielbasa
One Pan Honey Garlic Kielbasa
- 1 Pork Kielbasa Sliced
- 1 Sweet Potato chopped
- 4 Small Potatoes in any variety chopped *see note
- 2 Heads of Broccoli chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1-2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- Pinch of Black Pepper
Honey Garlic Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Butter unsalted
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon or Stone Ground Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare the honey garlic sauce and set aside 1-2 Tablespoons for serving.
- Spread the olive oil on a baking sheet and add the sweet potatoes, and potatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper and toss to coat.
- Add the kielbasa to the pan and brush with the main sauce, leaving those 1-2 tablespoons aside.
- Bake for 20 minutes, add the broccoli and continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the broccoli is a vibrant green.
- Remove from the oven and brush the kielbasa with that remaining sauce or drizzle it all over everything and enjoy!
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