Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Posted on Feb 21, 2019
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Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with roasted vegetables is so easy and delicious for a quick weeknight meal.  Vegetables tossed in a flavorful honey mustard sauce and cooked alongside the sausages become tender, sweet and caramelized ~ a winning combination with sausage!

Cooked sausage and vegetables on sheet pan.

I’m all on board for sheet pan dinners, or tray bakes, but truth be told, I sometimes am a little disappointed.  I guess it depends on what it is, some combinations just seem dry or less spectacular in the taste department than I imagined.  Not this sausage sheet pan dinner.  It is exactly as I want it.

Close up on sheet pan.

I love fall-type vegetables that are roasted and caramelized.  I used potatoes, both regular and sweet, red onion and Brussels sprouts.  Just tossed them in a mixture of honey, grainy mustard, olive oil and some seasonings.  Simple and tasty, on the pan they go with the sausages.

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner, vegetables in bowl tossed with honey mustard mixture.

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner, sausages and vegetables assembled on sheet pan before baking.

So I used a fresh sausage that is actually labeled German Sausage.  Use any fresh German-style sausage, like bratwurst which is readily found in stores.  (I got my fresh German sausages at Costco, in case you were wondering.)  The point is, you want fresh, not smoked sausages, and not Italian sausage, either.  The flavor profile here is for fresh bratwurst-style sausage.  Just sayin’

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

I also don’t toss and stir the vegetables while they bake, I just flip the sausages halfway through the cooking time.  I like the vegetables to just do their thing and caramelize, they seem to get browner when I just leave them alone.

Sausages and caramelized vegetables on sheet pan.

Feel free to experiment some with the vegetables in this sausage sheet pan dinner.  Parsnips would be good, so would carrots.  The potatoes and Brussels sprouts work for me, it’s just such a good dinner in the cold months.  I serve it with an extra swipe of mustard on the side and hope I get some leftovers to reheat the next day.  Enjoy this one, it’s a keeper ~ Kelly

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner, in serving bowl with sausage slice on fork.

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Cooked sausage and vegetables on sheet pan.

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Sausage sheet pan dinner with roasted vegetables, tossed in a seasoned honey mustard sauce and roasted on a sheet pan until tender, browned and caramelized. 
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Course: Dinner, Sheet Pan Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons creole mustard or any grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh sage and rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs like Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 12 fingerling potatoes, cut in half or other small new potato, like Yukon gold
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • ½ pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 medium red onion, cut in wedges
  • 6 fresh German-style sausages, like bratwurst

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º. In large bowl, whisk together mustard, honey, olive oil, seasonings and red pepper.  Season with a little kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Add vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Leave any excess behind in bowl and arrange vegetables evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Pierce the sausages several times with tip of sharp knife and place in same bowl as vegetables; toss to coat with any remaining mustard-honey sauce. Arrange on top of vegetables on sheet pan.
  • Bake in 400º oven for 40 to 45 minutes, flipping sausages and rotating pan halfway through cooking time. Remove when sausages are browned and cooked through and vegetables are tender and caramelized. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • I like fresh sage and rosemary and still had some growing in my garden well into the fall and winter months. Use about 1 to 2 tablespoons total of these fresh herbs, minced.  Or use about 1 teaspoon of dried spices, like Italian seasoning.
  • I love fingerling potatoes in this dish but certainly any small new potato will work, like red, white or Yukon gold.
  • Play around with the amounts of vegetables, add more sweet potato if you like, or even try parsnips or carrots.
  • Lastly, I don't stir the vegetables while they are baking, I just flip the sausages. I like the veggies to just caramelize on their own, I don't touch 'em.
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    5 stars
    Tender, sweet and caramelized ~ a winning combo with sausage!

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    5 stars
    This is my fave new go to – any sausages seem to work okay (I used basic beef sausages last time and they were delicious, just make sure to let them sit in the coating a few minutes to get that delicious flavour) and the flavours are divine.

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