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May 15, 2021

Truly the Best Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

Kielbasa turkey sausage, red potatoes, and broccoli florets come together for the easiest weeknight dinner or meal prep recipe. It's super customizable and affordable too! This really is the best sheet pan sausage and veggies!

Ninety percent of the time, our dinners are recipe tests so we don't have to buy twice as much food (or eat twice as much food haha), but those few times in between, I opt to make someone else's recipe. What's my first choice? A sheet pan meal, of course!

The funny thing though, is that I'll look at someone's recipe and change more than half of it on the fly! I guess that's what happens when you're a food blogger, right? You try and take the night off and still end up creating something new...

Well this sheet pan sausage and veggies is the child of one of those nights. Luckily, Tyler loved it so much the first time he demanded I make it again the following week, so I happily agreed! I had no idea that something so simple could be so good.

I love that literally every ingredient bakes for the same amount of time and is done at the same time - no pre-baking or changing of the guard. You can also customize the seasonings each time you make the meal to fit whatever you're craving!

Kielbasa sausage, broccoli, and potatoes on a plate

Ingredients you'll need

Not counting seasonings, this simple sheet pan sausage and veggies only has four main ingredients - and three of them are vegetables! How much easier could a weeknight dinner be? Here's all you'll need to make your next family dinner:

  • Turkey kielbasa sausage: a Polish meat sausage traditionally shaped as a "U" in packaging. To keep the ingredients clean and healthy, we're using a turkey sausage. My favorite brand is Jennie-O (not sponsored) but you can use whatever brand of turkey kielbasa sausage your local grocery store carries.
  • Red potatoes: the best potatoes for roasting, in my opinion. Because they are waxy instead of starchy (like Idaho Russet potatoes), they can be diced before cooking and hold their shape during baking. They also crisp up so nice in the oven. You can also use Yukon gold potatoes.
  • Broccoli florets: full of vitamin C and vitamin K, this green vegetable adds incredible texture, flavor, and nutrients to the sheet pan meal. I also love the earthiness of the broccoli; it's a perfect compliment to the savory sausage and crispy red potatoes.
  • Yellow onion: because what's a sheet pan meal without the aromatics? I love large roasted pieces of onion in my meals, but you can dice the onion smaller if that's not your thing. Be sure to check out my quick tutorial for how to dice an onion without crying!

Kielbasa sausage, broccoli, and potatoes on a plate

Expert tips for sheet pan meals

Over the years, I've learned a few tips and tricks for making sure my sheet pan meals turns out amazing every single time:

  1. Use six ingredients or less: this is one of those times where less is more! Too many flavors or ingredients can not only detract from the simplicity of the dish, but it usually results in an overcrowded pan and undercooked food. That's why my sheet pan sausage and veggies truly is the best! There's only four ingredients!
  2. Make all ingredients the same size: this ensures two things. One, you only have to open the oven door twice - once to start and once to finish. Even though we know that potatoes take longer to bake than broccoli, if the broccoli florets are a bit bigger and the diced potatoes are a bit smaller, they'll finish at the same time! I recommend cubing your potatoes to about a 1/2" size. And two, it's easier to eat your food because everything is the same size on your utensils!
  3. Use olive oil AND cooking spray: a combination of both ensures your food crisps evenly and cooks thoroughly, but isn't overly saturated with oil. I recommend actually measuring your olive oil instead of just drizzling it over the top right out of the bottle. I also spray the bottom of the baking sheet and the top of the food with cooking spray after it's been tossed in the olive oil.

Ingredients for sheet pan sausage and veggies
A sheet pan with roasted sausage and veggies

  1. Don't overcrowd the pan: if the food is too close together, it will steam instead of roast (so sad, right?). If you're worried your sheet pan is too full, just pull out a second one! Sure, it's technically one more dish, but is it really that much extra work?
  2. Keep the skins on your potatoes: not only does this retain all the essential vitamins in your potatoes, it helps them stay together and crisp up in the oven. Just make sure to wash and dry them beforehand!
  3. Don't forget the salt: I cannot stress this enough. Salt brings out the natural flavors in food, as well as the added seasonings during preparation. Honestly, I never actually measure my salt (except for in baking, of course), I just sprinkle it evenly over the dish to my liking. Be careful though, you can always add more but you can't take any away! Sprinkle to taste before roasting, then add more to your individual plate if you feel like you need more salt.

Healthy sheet pan sausage and veggies served on plates

Customize your sheet pan sausage and veggies!

I've included the seasonings I usually use for this recipe, but because it's a plain sausage with plain root vegetables, the possibilities are endless! You can also swap out some ingredients for others you might like more. Here are some suggestions you might like:

  • Choose your favorite sausage in place of the kielbasa - just make sure it will hold together during roasting and won't add any unnecessary oils or drippings to the sheet pan.
  • Swap the red potatoes for Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, or squash
  • Don't like broccoli? Try Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or green pepper!
  • Experiment with different seasoning combinations like Jamaican Jerk, Cajun, Gochujang (a korean chili paste), or opt for a simple marinade with soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. Use whatever you have on hand or whatever you're in the mood for!
  • Serve with your favorite grain like brown rice or quinoa for a boost of protein and whole grains! I love this sheet pan sausage and veggies on it's own, but if you're needing a bit more (or just a fantastic meal prep recipe), I recommend adding a grain.

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Seasoned turkey kielbasa sausage with roasted potatoes and broccoli

I can't wait to hear what you think of this Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies! It's truly the best! We've made it for dinner multiple times and made it for other families, and every single comment has been something like "you have to put this on the blog!

When you make this sheet pan meal, be sure to leave a star rating and review below so I and other readers know what you thought! You can also tag me on Instagram. I love seeing you enjoy my recipes!

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Truly the Best Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

Kielbasa turkey sausage, red potatoes, and broccoli florets come together for the easiest weeknight dinner or meal prep recipe. It's super customizable and affordable too! This really is the best sheet pan sausage and veggies!

Author:

Brooke Harmer

Prep:

15

min

cook:

30

min

total:

45

min

servings:

4

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. turkey kielbasa sausage
  • 1 lb. red potatoes
  • 1½ lb. broccoli
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • ½ Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Chop the red potatoes into 1/2" cubes. Once the potatoes are finished, chop the sausage, broccoli florets, and onion into similar-sized pieces for reference. For a trick on chopping onions without shedding a tear, click here.
  3. Toss all ingredients in the olive oil and spices until well coated. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  4. Give the finished sheet pan sausage and veggies a quick toss before serving to unstick and evenly season the food. Serve as is or with your favorite grain, like brown rice or quinoa. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1/4 of the sheet pan and do not include any side dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 pan / Calories: 325 / Fat: 16.3g / Saturated Fat: 3.6g / Carbohydrates: 30.4g / Fiber: 5.2g / Sugar: 4g / Protein: 24.7g