A sheet pan meal consists of ingredients that all fit on one baking sheet and take the same amount of time too bake or roast. Sheet pan sausage is one of our super EASY family meal ideas. My husband loves smoked sausage and we all enjoy roasted vegetables, so this is a great family meal idea.
The reason my family loves making sheet pan meals is because they are easy and taste great! No one wants to waste time in the kitchen and frankly we can’t afford to eat out every night, so sheet pan meals fit our lifestyle very well.
How to Make a Sheet Pan Meal
Roasted vegetables are easy and delicious! We clean and cut up vegetables and put them in a pile in the middle of the pan. We add a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and toss the pile of vegetables to ensure light coating. The vegetables are then spread out on the pan and salt and pepper are sprinkled over top. The vegetables are roasted in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes at 375 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the vegetables have been washed and cut this meal only takes five minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to roast. This could be a complete meal, but we like to add rice and a salad.
We love trying new combinations of meat and vegetables. We recently made pork chops and potatoes, both coated with Parmesan cheese crumbles. Next time I want to add broccoli or another green vegetable. Sheet pan meals are also a great way to use up any extra meat or vegetables that you may have in the refrigerator.
Here is another version of easy sheet pan sausage that we tried. Both meals are excellent!
- 1 pound smoked sausage cut into bite size pieces
- 1 yellow pepper sliced
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 1.5 cups mushrooms quartered
- 1 medium zucchini sliced
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean and cut vegetables.
Lightly coat vegetables with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until vegetables are desired doneness. Smoked sausage is precooked, so it only needs to be heated through.