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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A sheet pan filled with with Potato and Sausage

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 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!

  11. I know I love this already. Being from the south I added a small can of petit chopped tomatoes and will serve with crusty bread or rice. Munch

  12. I made this sausage and potato dish and all I can say is wow. This recipe is so simple and SO GOOD. My husband and I love this and I will be making this on a regular basis. The only change I made as i used a half teaspoon of smoked paprika in addition to 1 1/2 t of regular paprika–it was delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  13. This was lovely. I used sweet potato and carrots in with the onion and potato. The paprika gave it a nice smokiness while the carrots and sweet potato lend a nice hint of sweetness. As I ate this I thought the vegetable combination ( minus the sausage) would be excellent as a base for barbecue pulled pork, if you were trying to avoid bread or up your vegetable intake:) thanks for the recipe!

  14. Was lucky to find your post early one evening, trying to figure out what the heck I had on hand to make for dinner for my husband and older teen boys. We all love the “hobo packs” I do when we camp, and your recipe is reminiscent of that — sort of an “open-faced” version. I used a combination of yellow and red onion, and added a chopped red bell pepper and 2 small poblanos. Omitted paprika and plain salt, substituting a liberal amount (2 tsp.?) of seasoning salt that I make myself which includes paprika, and which added some nice flavor since it includes garlic and onion powder plus some other spices and herbs. Towards the end of cooking time, I switched the oven setting to convect-bake to achieve better browning. The end result was delicious, the only problem being there was not enough sausage to go around for the big eaters in my household. Next time I’ll add more, or will add some marinated chicken thighs as I do in our hobo packs. You’re right, Kristin, this is a wonderful recipe that can be easily adapted, corn on the cob would also be a nice addition!

  15. Love it! I’m new to sheet pan dinners (I’m kicking myself for not trying these sooner). It’s perfect for my meat and potato boys, I even snuck in some carrots.

    1. No, it doesn’t. The recipe calls for smoked sausage, which is a pre-packaged food, similar in kind to hot dogs. No where does it suggest you should know how to make your own.

  16. P.S. I am on weight watchers so I I added Green Wise Hot Italian chicken sausage instead of the smoked sausage
    It has only 1/3 of the points of regular sausage

  17. Excellent !
    I added 3 peppers -1red and 2 green.
    The spice combination was perfect. I added a bit more lemon and a bit more of each spice to adjust for the extra peppers and I used smoked paprika because I didn’t have any regular paprika
    The kitchen smelled great -we couldn’t wait to eat
    This is going into my favorite recipes book for sure
    Ps I’m following Weight Watchers so I used Green Wise Hot Italian Chicken Sausage From Publix as it has only a third of the points of regular sausage
    Thanks for this great recipe

  18. Excellent !
    I added 3 peppers -1red and 2 green.
    The spice combination was perfect. I added a bit more lemon and a bit more of each spice to adjust for the extra peppers and I used smoked paprika because I didn’t have any regular paprika
    The kitchen smelled great -we couldn’t wait to eat
    This is going into my favorite recipes book for sure

  19. I added a dash of basalmic vinegar in with the olive oil and lemon juice and added carrots- one inch dice- and brussells sprouts-stem bottoms cut off then halved, in addition to the potatoes and onion. Roasted for 45 minutes st 400. Turned halfway through and drizzled with a bit more olive oil. Very very good.

  20. I make this, but for my seasoning I use a packet of dry Italian Dressing, it is delish! I also add frozen green beans to the mixture. My son loves it!

    1. It was meant to be included with “seasonings” but I see how that was misleading. I’ve updated the recipe. Thank you!

  21. HI Kristin
    I make something similar but I love your seasoning mix. I struggle with seasonings. I admit sometimes I substitute seasonings with another seasoning with the same letter. True! ha!
    laura@notatrophywife.com