Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!

Sheet pan dinners have become quite popular, and I’m kind of in love with them. From my Italian Chicken & Vegetables to this Salmon & Asparagus we love coming up with new ways to cook an entire meal on one pan.

I had every intention of grilling this smoked sausage with potatoes and onions in foil packets on the grill. Sounds amazing right? But, then I realized I didn’t have enough foil, so into the oven it went! Smoked sausage in all it’s smoky, salty, savory glory, creamy baby yellow potatoes (and a few pink ones thrown in there) and of course some sweet onion; and this sheet pan dinner was born!

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!

How to Make Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes

Seasoning is important around here, to me anyway, so I concocted a simple seasoning blend of salt and pepper, dried thyme and smoky paprika. The sausage and veggies are coated in olive oil and the seasoning plus a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to brighten it all up, then everything is poured onto a sheet pan. Can I just tell you this dish was absolutely amazing?! It pleased everyone in my family, even the pickiest eater!

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!

Since the sausage is already cooked you really don’t have to worry about whether or not the meat is done.

This cooking process is more to get the potatoes nice and tender and to get that delicious caramelization on the smoked sausage and onions. Those little charred bits are money baby (name that movie!).

The finishing touch is always parsley, and there you have it! It’s crazy easy, takes under an hour, and is one of the best family-pleasing recipes I’ve made in a long time. Try it for yourself!

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!

Recipe Variations

I’ve made this a few times now, and each time I switch it up just a little with the veggies I throw in there. I love adding carrots, as their sweetness pairs so nicely with the smokiness of the sausage and paprika. Sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and squash all would be great in there as well. Add whatever you have on hand…just remember that more tender veggies like zucchini and tomatoes take less time to cook so I would add them during that last 15 minutes or so.

I used a traditional smoked, which is usually a combination of beef and pork, but you could also use turkey sausage. Chicken Sausage or Italian sausage would be tasty too, just leave it in whole in links since it’s raw. Cook for the same amount of time, flipping the sausage a few times to brown evenly.

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!


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Smoked Sausage & Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

This Smoked Sausage & Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  •  pound smoked sausage
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion
  • 1 pound of baby yellow and/or red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Slice sausage, potatoes (washed) and onions into bite-sized pieces and place into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle on olive oil and lemon juice and add seasonings. Stir to coat evenly.
  • Pour mixture onto a foil or parchment lined sheet pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve hot.

Notes

  1. You can use any kind of potato you like with this recipe. You just want about 3 cups. With russets, I'd peel them, but any other leave the skin on.
  2. Want to add some more vegetables? Go for it! I'll often thrown in 6-8 carrots or corn cobs. But play around with it based on your likes and dislikes. Keep in mind that root vegetables take longer and others need a lot less time so adjust accordingly.

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Here is another smoked sausage recipe we love:

Creamy One Pan Smoked Sausage & Tortellini

 Creamy One Pan Tortellini and Smoked Sausage is a quick and delicious meal that combines tender, cheese-filled pasta with smokey sausage in a creamy sauce.

Here are a few more easy sheet pan dinners:

 For all One Pan Meals go HERE, for all dinner recipes go HERE and for the Recipe Index go HERE.

This Smoked Sausage and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. This is a staple for me! The only thing I changed was using smoked paprika instead of regular paprika. Living in Arizona I don’t like using the oven for this so I use my smoker. Gives it a smokey taste too. Today my smoker wasn’t working so I used my outdoor Blackstone Griddle and it worked out great too! Just love the flavor of it all together!

  2. This has become my family’s favorite meal! I switch up adding broccoli or asparagus toward the end of the cook time to add some green veggies. My 14 year old son begs for it at least once a week, and I have to make a double batch because he always invites neighborhood friends to eat this meal with us and brags that his mom is the best cook on the block! If only he knew how easy and inexpensive it is compared to other meats and proteins!

  3. Such an easy meal with great flavor. Added some carrots and served with a side salad. Definitely making this again.

  4. I make this at home and I make double batches for family gatherings. Everyone loves it!
    I use lime juice instead of lemon, but next time I’m going to use both.
    For veggies I add little orange tomatoes and mild banana peppers for the last 20 minutes of cooking. Adds some nice color and tastes great!

  5. I made this last night and it was delicious!! Served with a side salad and everyone loved it! Adding it to my dinner rotation! Thank you!

  6. I had some smoked sausage and was looking for something different than my usual. I found this and had the ingredients so I tried it and it was delicious! My family loved it as well 🙂

  7. We’ve had this many times because we always have these ingredients and we always love it! Very neat and potatoes and so homey! We eat with with rice, yum!! Thank you for this!!!

  8. I tried the smoked sausage and potato sheet dinner, and loved it. The kid’s devoured it. I’m going to try some more. Easy and simple. My kind of dish.

  9. This was the first “outside the box” meal I made for my kids that they actually ate! My 10 year old raved about it. I absolutely LOVE this dish. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

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