Last updated November 15, 2018

Grilled chicken sausage and kale turn traditional root vegetable medley into a beautiful side dish on your harvest table or a star all on its own.

Disclosure: This recipe was sponsored by Premio Foods.

I love root vegetables because they come in so many beautiful colors and flavors and hold up well on the grill. They also all cook in about the same amount of time, which means you can easily toss together a quick medley.

I’ve made this root vegetable medley extra special by adding grilled Premio Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, kale and hazelnuts. The kale becomes crispy and adds crunch along with the hazelnuts, and the grilled chicken sausage provides a nice snap, along with added flavor from the sausage’s blend of herbs and spices.

I like cooking this dish on a pellet grill or ceramic cooker because I can create an indirect heat zone across the entire grilling space. If you’re using a gas grill, turn on one burner to create an indirect cook area. If you’re using a kettle grill, push the coals to one side and cook over the side without coals.

My root vegetables of choice are beets, potatoes, carrots and parsnips, but feel free to mix things up, using your favorite blend. Just be sure to cut each veggie around the same size, so they become tender around the same time.

Overhead photo of roasted root vegetables on a round platter

Grilled Chicken Sausage and Kale Root Vegetable Medley

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, grilled, kale, sausage
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

Grilled chicken sausage and kale turn traditional root vegetable medley into a beautiful side dish on your harvest table or a star all on its own.

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Ingredients

  • 1 package Premio Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
  • 1 lb small potatoes
  • 1 beet, peeled, chopped
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, peeled, chopped
  • 2 cup lacinato kale, cut
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat your grill to 400F degrees with an indirect heat zone.
  2. Toss the potatoes, beet, carrots and parsnip in olive oil and a 1/2-teaspoon of salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet on the grill over the indirect heat zone.
  3. Place the Premio Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages on the grill next to the pan over indirect heat. Cook for 15 minutes. Toss the veggies and turn the sausages and cook for another 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the sausages from the grill and slice. Add to the pan of root vegetables along with the kale and hazelnuts. Toss.
  5. Cook for 15 more minutes. Season with a 1/2-teaspoon of salt and pepper and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Sausage and Kale Root Vegetable Medley
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 387mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 14g 28%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.