Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

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.

Table of Contents
  1. How to Make Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes
  2. FAQs
  3. Serving Suggestions
  4. Recipe Variations
  5. Storage and Reheating
  6. Expert Tips
  7. More Sausage Recipes to Try
  8. Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Recipe

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

  1. 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.
  2. Your oven should be preheated 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.
  3. 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.
sliced sausage, potatoes and onions on a cutting board
cut up potatoes, onions and sausage with spices and seasonings
potatoes, sausage and onions on a sheet pan
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.

Expert 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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Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

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 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 223kcal

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

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 301mgPotassium: 558mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 674IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
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    1. You can leave it out if you don’t have it on hand. I don’t always add it when I make this recipe, although I love the flavor it adds.

  1. This was a great recipe ! I just bought a few stalks of fresh brussel sprouts , so I added them halved . It was SO good and EASY ! I read the reviews prior and decided to add the sausage the last 25 minutes as i liked it sliced a little thinner ,,,perfect ! I will used this all the time now. BONUS = 1 PAN

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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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