Sheet Pan Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, & Onions

Sheet Pan Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, & Onions is a colorful, healthy weeknight meal that's full of vegetables and flavor. Sheet pan dinners are such easy meals – they make for easy weeknight freezer meals too!

Sheet Pan Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, & Onions is a colorful, healthy weeknight meal that's full of vegetables and flavor. Sheet pan dinners are such easy meals - they make for easy weeknight freezer meals too!

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This is the sheet pan meal that started them all!

A few months ago, I had heard a bunch of hubbub about these sheet pan meals that had become so popular. I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about, so I honestly just threw this one together from random things that looked good at the time. It ended up being so amazing that I created a whole blog series about this kind of cooking!

This sheet pan meal packs a ton of flavor and color. The bright veggies and savory sausage work so well together and everything has the most amazing, smokey flavor. Another bonus of this meal is how easy it makes prep day – no side items or extra prep is needed for this one. Simply pop it in the oven and enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal in about an hour!

Here's how this sheet pan dinners series works…

I’m sharing a recipe for each week of the summer (10 weeks total). The week after I share the last one, I’ll have a full pack of printables, recipes, and prep instructions to make all of these recipes at once for your freezer, just like my other Freezer Meal Boot Camps.

Part 1 (Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli) can be found here.

Part 2 (Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas) can be found here.

Part 3 (Sheet Pan Rainbow Beef) can be found here.

Part 5 (Sheet Pan Meatball & Pepper Subs) can be found here.

Part 6 (Sheet Pan Shrimp & Sausage Boil) can be found here.

Part 7 (Sheet Pan Balsamic Beef & Brussels Sprouts) can be found here.

Part 8 (Sheet Pan Barbecue Chicken & Sweet Potatoes) can be found here.

Part 9 (Sheet Pan Greek Chicken) can be found here.

Part 10 (Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin) can be found here.

 

A few simple tips…

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  • Aluminum foil is your friend! I line my cookie sheets in aluminum foil before putting the meal on to cook each time. Makes clean-up a breeze. I also recommend lightly spraying your aluminum foil with a non-stick spray before adding the meal.
  • Aluminum foil is also helpful to guard against drips in your oven. Most of these frozen meals will be melting off a good bit of condensation when cooking – that can sometimes make for a messy oven (and lots of smoke). To prevent this, use a baking sheet with a 1/2-1″ lip around the edge. If you don't have that, fold the edges of your aluminum foil up to make a lip – that helps!
  • These bag openers are a must-have for prepping these freezer meals. It holds your freezer bag open to make meal assembly so much easier. I normally freeze my meals in these containers for Instant Pot meals, but for storage purposes, gallon freezer bags were my choice for this boot camp – it makes freezer storage much easier.
  • I normally try to put my freezer meals in the fridge the morning of serve day to allow for a little bit of thawing. This allows any ingredients frozen together to break apart and for the meal to cook evenly. If you choose not to do this (and are cooking the meal straight from your freezer), I'd recommend adding 15-20 minutes to your cook time – definitely keep an eye on your meal once the recommend cook time below is over.

Sheet Pan Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, & Onions

Ingredient List 1: If freezing these sheet pan dinners, put the following in your freezer bag:

  • 1lb sausage, chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

(Don’t forget to label your meal – here’s a free printable for that!)

Ingredients Needed For Serve Day:

  • n/a

(If Prepping From Frozen) On Serve Day…

  • Allow your meal to gently thaw in the fridge for 6-8 hours before cooking (if skipping this step, add 15-20 supervised minutes to the cooking time).
  • Line your sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
  • Place meal (in a single layer) on lined cookie sheet. Spread as thinly as possible.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes.

(If Prepping From Fresh) On Serve Day…

  • Line your sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
  • Place meal (in a single layer) on lined cookie sheet. Spread as thinly as possible.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

You can also download a recipe card for this meal here.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Leslie! I replied to your email regarding pizza dough in an InstantPot and getting out of the dinner planning rut. I just wanted to let you know that I got this in response “Your message couldn’t be delivered because the recipient’s email server (outside Office 365) uses the spamrl.com spam block list and it suspected your message is spam. However, your message wasn’t discarded, but instead was put into the recipient’s spam quarantine. To fix this, contact the recipient by some other means (by phone, for example) and ask them to release the message from their spam quarantine. This will automatically re-classify your message as being blocked by mistake, and will help train the spamrl.com block list to avoid blocking your messages in the future.”

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know Beth – I’m going to check and see what’s going on!

  2. What kind of sausage did you use? I am making all your sheet pan freezer meals for my DIL who is pregnant, so she has some quick meals to put in the oven. Thanks for sharing all the recipes!

    1. I used a smoked sausage for this. You could even use turkey sausage!