We love easy meals and this keto sausage tray bake is so simple to make that it will become a regular in your meal rotation. One tray bakes are some of our favourite meals. Pop it all on the one tray and into the oven and before you know it you have a delicious keto sausage tray bake ready to go for dinner. Combining chipolata sausages with bacon and brussel sprouts, is the perfect flavour combination. The brussel sprouts coated in bacon fat, paired with the crunchiness of the crispy bacon and the richness of the sausage makes this dish a real winner.
Keto Sausage tray bake
Dan was brought up on sausages, as budget was a big consideration in her family of 6. Her family would have sausages cooked on the BBQ 1-2 times a week. This means sausages have become one of Dan’s favourite go to dinners. It used to be sausages in white bread and BBQ sauce. She has had to adapt her favourite way of eating sausages and she has recently come to love this keto sausage tray bake. She has even had it for breakfast a couple of times paired with a couple of fried eggs. Delicious.
Erika enjoys the ease of this keto sausage tray bake. She isn’t a fan of cooking on the BBQ, so developed a different way to cook Dan’s favourite sausages. One of the easiest ways to make any dish is to put it all on one tray and it all cooks together in the oven. Sheet pan dinners have risen in popularity, for the simplicity of them. Working families are finding these types of dinner, easy to prepare, but still using real food with fresh ingredients.
Erika has even found a way to get Dan to love brussel sprouts again. Surely everyone has a story of being forced to eat horrible, overcooked, boiled brussel sprouts in their youth. Dan definitely does. Brussel sprouts work perfectly with bacon. Coating them in bacon fat and adding the crunchiness of the bacon, counteracts the softness of a cooked brussel sprout. So, sausages, bacon and brussel sprouts are the perfect combo for Dan.
Sausages on keto
Not all sausages are created equal on a keto diet. Many available at the supermarket have a lot of fillers, soy, wheat, sugar and vegetable oils. When looking for the best keto options, you want to find some that have a few good clean ingredients. There are few decent keto options available to us here in Australia.
In the large supermarkets in Australia, we have found the following options:
- Cleavers Beef Paleo Sausages. At 1g of net carbs per sausage, these fair extremely well as a keto sausage.
- Beak and Sons Godfather pork and beef sausages. At 1g of net carbs per sausage, these are another one of our favourite sausages to use.
- Paleo Beef Chipolatas. These sausages do contain some honey, taking that into account, they are still only 2.7g per serve and would be manageable for some keto lifestyles.
- Coles finest Gluten Free Angus Beef Blended With Garlic & Parsley Sausages At 2g of net carbs per sausage, these sausages present themselves as a great tasty keto sausage.
- Cleavers hot dogs We love these hot dogs as a low carb option. We have been known to make hot dogs on a plate with these delicious hot dogs. At less that 1g net carbs, these are the best we have ever found.
Another option is to talk to your local butcher about what goes into their sausages and if they have a low carb option. Don’t be afraid to ask what goes into the sausages they have and if they have a nutritional panel. Most butchers are happy to please, so don’t hesitate to ask.
- If you can’t find chipolatas that are a good low carb option, you can use beef or pork sausages. This may change the cooking times. Check they are completely cooked through prior to serving.
- Choose a fattier cut of bacon for this recipe. The more bacon fat that comes out of the bacon when cooking, the better flavour will be added to the brussel sprouts when you add them to the pan. If your pan doesn’t have much bacon fat in the pan after cooking the bacon, you can add some lard or saved bacon grease prior to adding the sprouts and tossing through.
- As this is a sheet pan dinner, there is no need to serve this with anything extra. Everything you need for this meal is on the sheet pan and this keto sausage tray bake is perfect as is.
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Keto Sausage tray bake
Bacon has long been a favourite of many keto people. This keto sausage tray bake uses delicious bacon with sausages and brussel sprouts to create an excellent sheet pan dinner. If you are looking for an easy dinner that will get the kids loving brussel sprouts again, this keto sausage tray bake is perfect for you.
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- 400 g Baby Brussel Sprouts, trimmed 14oz
- 600 g Pork Chipolata Sausages Approx. 16 sausages
- 150 g Streaky Bacon 3oz
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Pre heat the oven to 180C/350F
- Place a steamer saucepan with water in the bottom, on a high heat and bring the water to a boil.
- Finely slice the bacon and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
- Whilst bacon is in the oven, place brussel sprouts in the top part of the steamer saucepan and steam for 10 minutes.
- Once the bacon is cooked, remove from oven and sprinkle the salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the bacon. Add the brussel sprouts from the steamer and mix to coat with the bacon fat and the spices. Once coated, spread the brussel sprouts out on the tray.
- Add the chipolata sausages to the tray, make sure to spread evenly around the tray, place tray back in the oven for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes turn sausages over, increase temperature to 200C/390F and cook for a further 15 minutes or until sausages are cooked through.
- Remove tray from oven and serve.