Sheet pan sausage and potatoes is a quick and easy weeknight rescue recipe. Cooks in under 30-minutes with loads of flavor.
Craftiness and yum makes this sheet pan sausage and potatoes special. Sheet pan meals are awesome because you can make a full balanced meal in one dish saving time with little effort. All it requires is a protein if desired and vegetables. Starches in sheet pan meals usually come from a starchy vegetable. For this recipe, I combined a few kitchen hacks to make a true 30-minute meal.
Weeknight Meal Prep Hacks
Precut veggies- Purchasing precut vegetables really save on time. It can be pricy depending on what veggies you buy. Usually, I stick with thinks like diced unseasoned potatoes. They cost less than a 5-pound bag of potatoes and are more convenient when I don’t have plans to use the rest of the bag. I also like to buy fresh butternut squash and pumpkin cubes. Gutting pumpkins is not my jam and it’s often more than I will need. Essentially any root vegetable that I probably wouldn’t immediately use beyond a current recipe I buy precut.
Pantry spices- A jar of minced garlic and a jar of grated ginger are amazing time savers. They store in the fridge once opened but are definitely great to have in your arsenal. The pantry should be well-stocked with an array of spices to transform sheet pan meals into any flavor you wish.
Frozen veggies- I keep a bag of diced onions and a separate bag of diced onions and green peppers. They are a lifesaver for sure. Fresh vegetables are my preference but when I’m trying to get things done in hurry they come through brilliantly.
Pre-cooked and small cut meat- Using precooked meat like smoked sausage and ham or smaller cuts of meat makes weeknight cooking much easier. Meat that is boneless, pounded out, and bite-sized cook faster. The amount of cooking time needed for these types of meat is similar to the cooking time of many vegetables making them perfect for one-pot/sheet pan meals.
How to Make Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes
On a sheet pan spread diced unseasoned potatoes and frozen onions. Cut a fresh green pepper into larger pieces. Season the potatoes, onions, and green peppers with a blend of salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. Give it a generous coat of olive oil. Layer pieces of smoked sausage on top of the potatoes.
Bake for 22-24 minutes at 400 degrees until the potatoes are fork-tender. The sausage will be browned and slightly charred in spots.
- 14 oz smoked sausage rope sliced and quarters
- 20 oz diced unseasoned potatoes prepackaged
- 1 c diced onion
- 1 small green onion chopped
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tap garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl blend together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Layer the potatoes, green pepper, and onion on sheet pan. Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the potatoes and onion mix. Pour the olive oil over and toss coat evenly. Layer the sausage evenly over the potatoes.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the sausage is crisp.