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Roasted root vegetables & meatless sausage with gremolata

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
10 min
35 min
Gremolata is a mixture of finely chopped herbs, citrus zest, and garlic or shallots, classically sprinkled on top of Osso Bucco, an Italian braised veal shank dish. The fresh flavor and color of this garnish will brighten any winter meal. We make this one with parsley, lemon zest, and garlic, perhaps the most classic combination of this tasty topping. Meatless sausages are a fuss-free, easy source of plant-based protein. To make this even simpler, purchase precooked beets, cut them into wedges, and add them to the pan when the sausages go on.


Raw sweet potato(es)

12 oz, unpeeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium, 8 to 9 oz, cut into 12 wedges with some core remaining

Olive oil

1 Tbsp, divided

Italian seasoning

½ tsp

Kosher salt

½ tsp, divided

Black pepper

½ tsp, divided

Uncooked beets

12 oz, peeled and cut into thin wedges

Beyond Meat® Beyond Sausage Hot Italian plant based sausage

4 link(s), (such as Beyond Sausage; 3 1/2 oz each)

Fresh parsley

1 cup(s), flat-leaf, coarsely chopped

Lemon zest

2 tsp

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), grated


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, toss sweet potatoes, onion, 2 tsp oil, Italian seasoning, and 1⁄4 tsp each salt and black pepper. Arrange vegetables on 1 side of sheet.
  2. In same bowl, toss beets, remaining 1 tsp oil, 1⁄8 tsp salt, and remaining 1⁄4 tsp black pepper. Arrange beets on other side of sheet. Roast vegetables for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove baking sheet from oven. Stir vegetables. Add sausages to sheet. Roast until sausages are heated through and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Place parsley on cutting board. Top with lemon zest and garlic and finely chop together. Place gremolata in small bowl. Stir in remaining 1⁄8 tsp salt. Divide sausages and vegetables among plates. Sprinkle with gremolata.
  5. Serving size: 1 sausage, about 1 cup vegetables, and 1 tbsp gremolata