If you love crispy, savory meals that are so easy to make, this Sausage Sheet Pan Meal is for you! In just 30 minutes of baking time, you can have a savory, flavorful meal that is jam-packed with deliciousness!
Golden brown, roasted baby potatoes, sweet onion, and smoked sausage are seasoned tastefully with a blend of spices. This meal could not be any easier to create and will have your family raving for seconds!
We love this meal when we are short on time because it is pretty fool-proof to whip up. My picky kids love the way the smoked sausage crisps and how the halved baby potatoes are so cute! They do love it with a healthy swirl of ketchup, but that is totally fine as long as they are eating!
Before starting this recipe, you’ll want to verify that you have the following ingredients:
- Eckrich Smoked Sausage link – We loved this smoked sausage which is already precooked. It bakes up so perfectly with coveted “crispy edges”.
- New Potatoes a.k.a “Baby Potatoes” – These are tiny little potatoes that really do not need much prep. We like to wash and slice them in half before tossing them with oil and spices.
- Vidalia Onions – We used 2 onions which we sliced thickly. My kids are not too keen on onion, but I love to mix up the flavors and this variety of onion brings a tiny bit of sweetness to this savory meal.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Used to coat the ingredients before adding spices. This oil also helps the ingredients to nicely brown in the oven.
- Italian Herbs – I love this blend for my smoked sausage and potato meal because it hit all the perfect spots on my taste buds.
- Garlic & Onion powder – These are my go-to spices to amp up the flavor of potatoes.
- Salt & Pepper – Every dish needs an extra bit of spice, and salt & pepper do the trick for this easy sheet pan meal.
Equipment and Supplies Needed
We used the following equipment and supplies to make this recipe. Items that are optional or can be substituted will be noted.
- Large baking sheet – To bake this meal on.
- Nonstick aluminum foil – Foil helps to keep the pan clean and provide nice crisp to the ingredients.
- Large bowl – To toss ingredients in to coat.
- Cutting board– to slice potatoes, sausage, and onion on.
- Chef’s knife – to slice ingredients.
- Oven – This meal bakes on the middle rack inside the oven.
This recipe is easy to make if you know the right tips and tricks! Here are my tips for ensuring your Sausage Sheet Pan Meal comes out perfectly.
Use Aluminum Foil
When baking sheet pan meals, I have personally found that it is best to use nonstick aluminum foil instead of parchment paper. This meal gets baked at a higher temperature and sometimes parchment paper might not be safe to use at those temps.
A foil-lined pan also helps to crisp up items that have higher fat content like the sausage. While you do need to flip the ingredients for this meal, both sides will have perfect golden-brown edges.
Using a foil-lined baking sheet also simply makes cleanup easier! You will save yourself a lot of scrubbing time by lining your pan with foil.
Any sausage will work for this meal, but I love the flavors the smoked sausage provides. I find the entire meal takes on the delicious, savory flavor. You can find smoked sausage from the Eckrich brand in your grocer’s packed meat area.
I really love to bake with baby potatoes, but you can use the variety you might have on-hand. Russet is another good option, but I suggest cutting them into bite-sized cubes to keep the cooking time low. 2-3 large potatoes (scrubbed, skin-on) would be plenty for this recipe.
This recipe is best enjoyed right away to enjoy the fresh out of the oven crispiness of the sausage and potatoes. However, it does make a fabulous meal prep option.
Store any leftovers in airtight containers for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, place your meal on a microwave-safe plate and heat it.
Follow the recipe below to make Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage! This recipe makes 4 adult servings, but you can adjust the recipe card for other serving sizes.
Crispy Sausage & Potatoes Sheet Pan Meal
- large baking pan
- large mixing bowl
- chef's knife
- cutting board
- 14 ounces Eckrich Smoked Sausage
- 1½ pounds baby potatoes halved
- 2 Vidalia onions sliced into thick chunks.
- 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil.
- Slice sausage into ¼ thick coins, and halve baby potatoes. Peel and cut the onion into thick slices. Do not break the pieces into smaller sections because they will burn if too thin or small.
- Add sliced/cut veggies into a mixing bowl and coat with oil and spices. Be careful to try to leave the onion in larger chunks when coating.
- Place the pan into the oven on the center rack. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F.
- After the first 15 minutes, carefully remove the pan from the oven. Flip over all of the ingredients. Return the pan to the oven and bake another 15 minutes. The meal will be golden brown when ready, and the potatoes will be tender.
Bradley D Tjapkes says
We had to feed grandma and I was worried about the high temp drying out the potatoes so I put all the ingredients in a 3 qt saucepan, added 1 cup chicken broth and a can of cut green beans. Then simmered until the potatoes were tender.
It was delicious!