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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 with smoked sausage slices, potatoes and onions

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!

Be sure to check out more of my sheet pan dinners, like Italian Chicken and Vegetables and Salmon, Potatoes and Asparagus and Italian Sausage and Veggies.

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.
ingredients for sheet pan sausage

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.

sliced sausage, potatoes and onions on a cutting board
cut up potatoes, onions and sausage with spices and seasonings

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.

potatoes, sausage and onions on a sheet pan

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.

cooked sausage and potatoes on a sheet pan

FAQs

How do you cook smoked sausage?

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.

How do you make sausage coins?

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.

Serving Suggestions

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.

Recipe Variations

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.

sausage, potaotes and onions cooked on a sheet pan

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.

Helpful Tips

  • 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.
spatula scooping sausage and potatoes

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Recipe

Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

4.80 from 53 votes
Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes is an easy weeknight dinner idea the family will love! Made with sausage, potatoes, onions and spices.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  •  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
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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

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.
Doubling: You can easily double the recipe, but you’ll need to use two sheet pans.
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Nutrition

Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 301mgPotassium: 558mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 674IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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. Vann says:

    I made this tonight with yellow potatoes. Everybody loved it. I didn’t realize I was out of paprika so I ended up using a creole spice blend. The potatoes were amazing.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Awesome feedback Vann! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Lisa says:

    I did really enjoy this recipe! The potatoes were delicious and so flavorful. However, I did have some of the sausages burn. I thought of maybe adding them at 40 mins remaining but then they wouldn’t be covered in oil or lemon juice..
    Any thoughts or recommendations?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi Lisa, You can definitel just add them a little later, or try cutting thicker pieces. I do sometimes have a few burn, but they are usually the smaller pieces. Enjoy!

  3. Emily says:

    I have been making this recipe for e few years now. It is very flavorful and is a family favorite. 😋

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Emily! Thanks for stopping by to share your feedback.

  4. Beth says:

    Looks delicious! Going to make it tonight. One question do you use regular sweet paprika or smoked paprika?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi Beth, It’s smoked paprika. But truly you could use either. Enjoy!

  5. Pam says:

    Delicious!! Very simple and a lot of flavor. Will make again

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Pam! Love the feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  6. Richard says:

    Delicious!! Simple and packed with flavor. Will definitely make again.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Richard.

  7. Sue says:

    Love this recipe! The seasoning blend is spot on perfect.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Sue! Love the feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  8. Kiani says:

    EXCELLENT RECIPE. HUBBY LOVED IT!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. David Cearley says:

    Question. Roasting potatos & onions takes a bit more time than browning slices of sausage.
    Do I need to pre-cook the veggies for a bit?
    I don’t want to end up with tough ivercook3d sausage with perfectly cooked potatos.
    Any tips?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi David, I have made this at least 30 times and it’s delicious every time. It takes a while to brown the sausage in the oven, more than if you were browning it in a skillet. However if you still have concerns, leave the sausage off the pan for the first half, and then add it. I will warn that it won’t brown as much this way.

  10. Mia says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet. YUMMM. I could eat this every week if my husband didn’t get burnt out 😂 he loves it too but I think I made it way too often after first finding this recipe. I can’t help it. It’s that good!! I add carrots and then at about 20 minutes left of cooking time I add broccoli! Delish! Thank you!!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Mia! Thank you for sharing.

  11. Carla Hamilton says:

    It was delicious. I have made recipes similar to this through out the years. I was trying to think of what to have for dinner today, and I wanted something effortless and easy. I had little small potatoes, onions, smoked sausages and Italian sausages. I Googled sausage and potato bake. Your recipe came up. I love the idea of adding fresh lemon to it. I did two sheet pans of it! Much appreciated!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Carla! Thank you so much for stopping by.

      1. Audra says:

        Excellent recipe as is! I did add about 1-1 1/2 cups of sauerkraut to the mix before
        roasting it in my Ninja Foodie XL. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

        1. Kristin says:

          You are so welcome Audra! Thanks for the feedback.

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