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Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes is an easy weeknight dinner idea that your whole family will enjoy! Flavorful smoked sausage, potatoes and onions tossed in a simple homemade seasoning that takes less than an hour to cook.
Sheet pan dinners are a popular variation of a one pot meal, where an entire meal is cooked together in one pan. Toss the sausage and potatoes with some seasoning, spread out on a big sheet pan and pop it in the oven. It’s all about simplicity and easy clean up!
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Ingredients for Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes
- Smoked Sausage – Usually sold in 12-16 ounce packages. One pound is enough for 4 people, maybe 5. Sometimes I’ll double the sausage so I can have leftovers for breakfast – Sausage and Potatoes are great with some fried eggs and toast!
- Onion – Sliced into large but still bite-sized chunks.
- Potatoes – I use yellow or red potatoes because they are a little creamier and get nice and crispy around the edges.
- Olive Oil – You’ll need ¼ cup for coating the potatoes, veggies and sausage.
- Spices and Seasonings – Kosher salt, ground thyme, paprika, black pepper.
- Lemon Juice – You want a little acidity to break up the heavier flavor of the sausage.
- Fresh Parsley – A little minced to toss with the finished dish.
How to Make Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes
Chop up the sausage, potatoes and onion and toss everything with olive oil and a simple seasoning blend of salt, pepper, dried thyme and smoky paprika. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to brighten it all up, then pour it all onto a sheet pan.
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Roast the meat and veggies for about 25 minutes, give it a stir, then roast again for another 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes and onions are nice and tender. Since the sausage is already cooked, the cooking process is more to cook the potatoes and to get that delicious caramelization and charred bits on the smoked sausage and onions.
A final toss and a sprinkle of fresh parsley finishes the dish and you’re ready to plate! It’s crazy easy, takes under an hour, and is one of the tastiest one pan meals you’ll ever make.
Since the sausage is already cooked you really don’t have to worry about whether or not the meat is done. Roasting it in the oven caramelizes the meat and helps you get those nice crispy edges.
When slicing the smoked sausage, you want to slice diagonally at a 45 degree angle. Rather than using straight cuts, these diagonal slices create an oval shape that not only makes a prettier presentation, but creates a larger surface area for caramelization.
This truly is a complete meal made on a sheet pan. I usually toss a fresh garden salad and serve that on the side. To stretch the meal a little farther, add some bread or rolls on the side.
Vegetables: Carrots, sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and squash all would be great in there as well. Keep in mind that root vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes take longer to cook than zucchini, squash and tomatoes.
Sausage: I used a traditional smoked sausage, which is a combination of beef and pork, but you could also use turkey sausage, chicken Sausage or Italian sausage.
Potatoes: I prefer yellow finn potatoes for this recipe. They are creamy and have a great flavor. Plus you can leave the skins on and they get crispy edges as they roast. Feel free to swap the yellow potatoes for a variety that you prefer.
Storage and Reheating
Meal Prep: This is a great recipe for meal prepping dinners or lunch for the week. Divide servings into individual containers. They will keep for about 3-4 days. Reheat as desired or enjoy cold.
Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container in the fridge within 2 hours of cooking. It will remain fresh for 3-4 days.
Freezer: I do not recommend freezing this dish. I would be concerned that it would get a little soggy.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, in 30 second intervals.
- Slice the sausage and the potatoes in even sizes as much as possible.
- You can easily double this recipe but you will need to use two sheet pans.
- Covering the sheet pan with parchment paper or foil will cut down on clean up time and keep food from sticking to the pan.
More Sausage Recipes to Try
- One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet
- Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
- Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach
- Smoked Sausage & Apple Sheet Pan Dinner
- Grilled Sausage and Peppers Foil Packets
Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
- pound smoked sausage
- 1 large sweet yellow onion
- 1 pound 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
- 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.