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Easy Sausage And Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner

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Make this simple and easy Sausage and Veggies Sheet Pan meal for a quick and tasty dinner any day of the week.

Sausage, Yams, Red Onions and Sunchokes on a sheet pan

Yams and sunchokes pair well for this easy sheet pan dinner. Sausage and vegetables make a nice weeknight meal. You have to love a dinner recipe with options to make it your own.

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What is a Sheet Pan Dinner

Sheet Pan Dinners have been all the rage for quite some time. My Sausage and Vegetable recipe is a great place to start if you are just experimenting with them.

A sheet pan dinner is an entire meal cooked on a sheet pan in the oven. It includes protein and vegetables with similar cooking times. It’s an easy dinner recipe cooked in a single layer.

Why cook a sheet pan meal?

  • Easy clean-up because it’s all cooked together on one pan.
  • Saves time with quick and easy recipes.
  • No fancy kitchen equipment is needed, just a large baking sheet is all you need.

This delicious dinner begins with Smoked sausage then add Sunchokes, Yams, and Red Onions and you have a colorful flavor-packed quick, and easy sheet pan dinner. 

See this easy sheet pan recipe for Loaded Nachos.

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Cut up Yams Sunchokes and Red Onions with Sausage cooked on a sheet pan

What Are Sunchokes

Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes, Sunchokes are a thin-skinned root crop with a nutty taste. They are similar in consistency to a potato and a good source of Iron, Potassium, and Fiber but not good for a low-carb diet. 

Try them. You might be surprised how tasty they are and how similar to white potatoes they are. They were super fresh totally delicious and easy to cook with a great flavor.

Ingredients

This versatile recipe uses root veggies paired with smoked sausage. Scroll down for recipe variation ingredients you can substitute for your liking.

  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp crushed Thyme
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Yam or Sweet potatoes
  • About 2 lbs. Sunchokes
  • 1 Med. Red Onion
  • 2 lbs. Smoked Sausage

Directions

Step 1

Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray or line the pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Peel and cut up the Yams and Sunchokes into bite-size pieces. Cut the onion into thick slices and cut the sausage into bite-size rounds.

Sausage options
  • turkey sausage
  • beef sausage
  • chicken sausage
  • Italian sausage links
  • pork sausage

Step 3

Add 1/2 the vegetables into a large Ziploc bag then drizzle with the Oil (you will be doing these same steps with the other half of the vegetables)

Step 4

Sprinkle with 1/2 seasonings and toss the vegetables around in the sealed bag so they are evenly covered with oil and seasonings.

Then repeat Steps 3 and 4 with the remaining half of the veggies. We do one half at a time so all of the vegetables are well and evenly coated.

Step 5

Spread all of the vegetables out evenly on the prepared sheet pan and then add the cut sausage rounds. Bake at 375° for about 35-40 minutes or until the vegetables are fork-tender. Serve and enjoy!

Sunchokes on a wood cutting board
Sunchokes

How To Chop Vegetables For A Sheet Pan Dinner

Peel the skin off before cutting and chopping. This is of course optional and it depends on which vegetable we are talking about. For this recipe that would be the Sunchokes and the Yams. I prefer to peel them both. 

Lots of folks wash the sunchokes and do not peel them because it’s a bit of a pain to do just because they are so small and knotty. Personally, we like them better peeled so that is what we do. If you plan to wash and chop without peeling, use a good vegetable brush like this one.

Cut large vegetables like the yams into manageable pieces before cutting them into smaller bite-size pieces. 

Now cut the peeled and chopped vegetables into bite-size pieces as near the same size as possible. Smaller chopped pieces will cook faster. We want all of our ingredients to get done about the same time so the size you cut your veggies is important. Make them as similar as possible. 

Optional Vegetable Substitutions

You may like to try some different veggies. It’s all about the cooking time with this sheet pan recipe. The root vegetables tend to get done about the same time so let’s stick with those for our vegetable options in this recipe.

  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Turnip root
  • Beets
  • Russet Red or White potatoes
smoked sausage with root vegetables all roasted and ready to eat

The best part of this sheet pan dinner with sausage is the easy clean-up. I line my baking sheet with aluminum foil so I just toss that in the trash. The pan doesn’t have to be scrubbed. If you’re lucky, it might fit in the dishwasher.

Sheet pan meals are a big help on busy weeknights.

Yield: 4

Sausage And Root Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Sausage, Yams, Red Onions and Sunchokes on a sheet pan

Pairing smoked sausage with Yams, Red onions and Sunchokes creates a fiber rich and tastefully delicious easy weeknight meal. Easy clean up with this particular sheet pan dinner. Everything is cooked right there, no extra bowls, pots or pans.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp crushed Thyme
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Yam
  • About 2 lbs. Sunchokes
  • 1 Med. Red Onion
  • 2 lbs. Smoked Sausage

Instructions

  1. Line a large sheet pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray
  2. Peel and cut up the Yams and Sunchokes into bite size pieces
  3. Cut the onion into thick slices
  4. Cut the sausage into bite size rounds
  5. Add 1/2 the vegetables into a large Ziploc bag then drizzle with the Oil (you will be doing these same steps with the other half of the vegetables)
  6. Sprinkle with 1/2 seasonings and toss the vegetables around in the sealed bag so they are evenly covered with oil and seasonings.
  7. Repeat the process with the rest of the vegetables.
  8. Spread all of the vegetables out evenly on the sheet pan and then add the cut sausage
  9. Bake at 375° for about 35-40 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.
  10. Serve and enjoy

Notes

I placed a few sprigs of fresh Thyme from my Herb garden around mine.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

8 oz

Amount Per Serving Calories 1100Total Fat 85gSaturated Fat 24gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 51gCholesterol 138mgSodium 1889mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 6gSugar 25gProtein 33g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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More Easy One Dish Dinner Ideas

Our Italian Sausage & Tortellini Skillet Meal is a yummy weeknight meal made in the Skillet on top of the stove. It’s an affordable meal with few ingredients full of taste.

Have you ever made a foil pack dinner? Everything cooks in the foil at the same time. You can eat from the foil then toss it away. It’s more than a win-win. Our Campfire Chicken & Veggie Foil Pack Meal is a mainstay in our meal plan.

Speaking of sausage, here is another way to make a one-dish dinner in the skillet. We probably add this one to the Meal plan too often but it’s because it’s so delicious and full of fiber.

This Crockpot Pierogi recipe with Meatballs and Alfredo sauce is super easy to toss together for a weeknight meal.

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  1. Mt favorite fall flavor is anything and everything pumpkin. I actually just got a bunch of cans of pumpkin to start making breads.

  2. I really love your tips and recipes! My daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac and I’m learning how to cook gluten free!! My favorite fall flavor is a little bit of everything. To me, it’s really arrived when you put the turkey on the table!

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