Easy Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Potatoes Dinner

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This 30-minute Easy Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Potatoes Dinner is rustic, hearty, and filling for any weeknight dinner or lazy weekend night with friends. It is a meal that is sure to hit the spot every time! The whole family will love this tasty meal.

One-pan meals are so convenient. This easy recipe is a delicious way to enjoy a simple and rustic Italian dinner. You will also love- Italian Sausage and Peppers Skillet Recipe and Creamy Chicken Skillet Recipe with Mushrooms.

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Read What to Serve with Italian Sausage for more ideas on what to serve with recipes with Italian sausage!

Sheet Pan Sausage and Potatoes

This no-frills Italian dinner is typical to the Northern Region of Italian in the cold months, or any time of year, really. It is a simple and easy weeknight meal that is loved by all! Make it for your next family gathering and it will soon become a family favorite.

The succulent roasted Italian sausage and potatoes coated in sweet tomatoes and herbs make me think of the days my nonna used to make this meal for us.

I can smell it now! The potatoes delicately balance out the flavors with their neutral yet hearty taste creating a perfectly balanced meal. This will quickly become one of your family favorites!

This sheet pan Italian sausage and potatoes recipe couldn’t be easier. You only need a few ingredients and it only takes a few minutes of hands-on time to put it all together.

Here is another sheet pan meal you will love Holy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner- herb-roasted vegetables and orange spiced-honey glaze.

Simple Ingredients

This sausage and potato bake calls for a handful of main ingredients and fresh herbs.

  • Sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Potatoes
  • Peeled whole canned tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Optional: add bell peppers and onions!

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How to make Roasted Sausage and Potatoes

Making sausage and potatoes in the oven is super simple.

Line a baking sheet with foil, then add the sausage, potatoes, and onions, evenly drizzle with olive oil, evenly season with the herbs, salt, and pepper, and toss to combine and coat evenly.

Then, bake until golden perfection. It is an easy meal to whip together when you need to put a meal on the table without taking too much time.

Best Sausage for this Sheet Pan Dinner

Italian” Sausage Variety

For this recipe, I prefer Italian sausage links, but you can use any variety you like. Italian sausage, as it’s referred to in the United States, is most often a pork sausage that is made with fennel seeds or anise.

It packs a ton of flavor and is perfect for this meal. You can find a variety of hearty Italian sausage at most grocery store meat counters, or at your local butcher.

If you can’t find this variety use your favorite kind of sausage. You can try it with traditional smoked sausage as well.

More Italian sausage recipes: Creamy Sausage Baked Ziti “White Baked Ziti”, Broccoli Pasta with Sausage Recipe (Italian), and Stuffed Lumaconi Pasta Recipe with Ricotta and Sausage.

You will also love these Classic Italian Dinner Ideas!

Baked Italian Sausage and Potatoes

There are different ways to cook or bake sausage, but baking sausages is one of the easiest ways! It’s largely hands-off, you only need to flip them once. And you don’t have to sit in front of the hot grill and worry about them burning.

When you add vegetables and potatoes to this one pan meal you can make this a fantastic sheet pan dinner, that involves little clean up!

Potato variety

Yukon Gold Potato Variety

It all starts with the potatoes themselves. In order to achieve the creamy smooth texture, you MUST use the YUKON GOLD variety.

This is the closest variety to the Italian yellow potato variety that I find in Sardegna, Italy.

The flesh is yellow to gold, firm, naturally flavorful, and moist which makes them perfect for roasting in the oven. For other varieties, you could use red potatoes, baby gold potatoes, yellow potatoes, or any baby potato variety.

Why I Love this Meal
Baked Italian sausage and potatoes are a rustic and succulent dish prepared in no time. 

It doesn’t get easier than this one-pan Italian sausage bake. Here is to easy and tasty Italian cooking! I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe as much as we do.

Canned tomatoes

Does the brand of canned tomatoes matter? In short, yes! There aren’t many ingredients in this meal so pick ones that will deliver the best quality for better taste.

Canned tomato varieties that boast of being diced or crushed tend to have more additives to keep them fresh, and they also tend to be harder to break down when making sauces, soups, or roasting.

For this recipe, you will need canned whole peeled tomatoes. I recommend these brands:

  • Cento
  • Tuttorosso
  • Mutti
  • Muir Glen

Variations

The great thing about this recipe is you can really customize it to your liking. There are countless flavor combinations to spice up your sausage and potatoes dinner recipe.

The first time you make this meal follow the recipe. The next time you make it try adding these variations.

Vary the meat in this recipe and try:

  • Chicken sausages
  • Spicy sausage (sweet Italian sausage or mild Italian sausage)
  • Bratwurst
  • Beef sausages
  • Italian turkey sausages
  • Pork sausages
  • Polish sausages

If you like more veggies these are great options to try:

Extras

  • Add red pepper flakes, or chili powder to spice the dish to your liking. Use your favorite hot sauce after baking to add even more heat.
  • Use garlic powder or onion powder if you don’t have fresh garlic.
  • Slice half of a yellow onion and add that to this easy recipe.
  • Use Italian seasoning or fresh herbs instead of dried ones.
  • Spice it up with a dash of cayenne pepper, or cajun seasoning.
  • Sprinkle green onions on the top.
  • Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to add a rich flavor to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Make sure to make a delicious and easy loaf of bread to go with this easy meal: Easy Soft Italian No Knead Bread or No-Knead Italian Focaccia Bread. I love a good salad as well to make this a complete meal.

Try one of our favorites: Italian Salad Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola. Don’t forget dessert: Classic Italian Tiramisu Recipe (Authentic).

Read What to Serve with Italian Sausage for more ideas on what to serve with recipes with Italian sausage!

Top Tips

Cooking Time – The cooking time may vary based on the size of your sausages. If they are smaller links (5 in a package), check them after 18 to 20 minutes. If they are larger (3 to 4 in a package), they will likely take closer to 25 minutes.

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the pan or the meats and veggies won’t roast as well in the oven.

Foil- I recommend aluminum foil to line your sheet pan, it keeps the sausage from sticking to the bottom of the pan and makes cleanup much easier. I do not like using parchment paper since it tends to steam the meat and veggies rather than crisp them.

Equipment

I like to use a meat thermometer or instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the sausage (it’s done at 160 degrees F).

You can use a baking tray for this recipe, but I do recommend a rimmed sheet pan. In case the sausages release any juices, they won’t slosh out and burn in the oven.

Storage

Storing Tips – Cooked sausages will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.

Leftovers

This is a great meal to serve the next day. If you have any leftovers toss them with fresh al dente pasta if desired, or place them on focaccia bread with some mozzarella cheese! Either way, some extra tomato sauce (marinara sauce) is a fantastic addition.

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Italian Sheet Pan Sausage, Potatoes, and Tomatoes

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This meal is rustic, hearty, and filling for any weeknight family dinner or lazy weekend night with friends, baked sausage, potatoes, and tomatoes are sure to hit the spot! It is a sheet pan meal that bakes in 30 minutes. 

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (or sausage of choice)
  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 14.5 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, cut into pieces and liquid drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1.  Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with foil. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2.  Add the prepared potatoes and garlic to the baking sheet, add olive oil and toss to coat all sides. Arrange the sausage links on top of the potatoes in a single layer. Add the tomatoes to the pan and gently toss to combine. Sprinkle with herbs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake for 30-35, or until potatoes pierce through with a fork. You can open the oven and stir from time to time to ensure the dish cooks evenly. Serve hot. Mangia! (Eat)

Notes

Top Tips

Cooking Time – The cooking time may vary based on the size of your sausages. If they are smaller links (5 in a package), check them after 18 to 20 minutes. If they are larger (3 to 4 in a package), they will likely take closer to 25 minutes.

Foil- I recommend aluminum foil to line your sheet pan, it keeps the sausage from sticking to the bottom of the pan and makes cleanup much easier. I do not like using parchment paper since it tends to steam the meat and veggies rather than crisp them.

Make sure not to overcrowd the pan or the meats and veggies won’t roast as well in the oven.

  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

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16 Comments

  1. Love this recipe! We didn’t have leftovers- it all got eaten up! This dish has a delicious flavor. It was easy & I will be making this again & again!






    1. Yay! So happy to hear that. I love the flavors and that it is easy to make. Enjoy the next time you make it!

  2. I just made this and it is so good!
    My husband is a hunter so I had Italian style venison sausage with fennel. I don’t have good canned tomatoes, so I used halved grape tomatoes. Other than that, I pretty much followed the recipe. I will definitely make this again.






  3. Serves great with pasta too. We made it yesterday and I had it for lunch with some fresh made pasta. It was soooooo delicious.






  4. Super easy and delicious. The entire family loves this meal. I love how the tomatoes make a sauce in the pan.

  5. Delicious, easy and minimal cleanup makes this a perfect recipe. Definitely going on our rotation. Thanks Elena for a wonderful recipe.






  6. Such a fantastic recipe. It is quick and easy, minimal clean up and best of all delicious! This will for sure be on our regular rotation.






  7. This was a quick and easy dinner! I may have not cut the potatoes small enough and they didn’t get done without additional time. Next time I will cut potatoes smaller or give them a head start before I add the other ingredients. Love the peppers and onions as suggested but the tomatoes were the best. The flavor concentrated and intensified make them absolutely the perfect bite with a sausage or potato. I used fresh herbs as I had a bunch left over from Thanksgiving (no chopping just put the whole stems on and removed before serving). Adding to our meal rotation.