Sheet pan sausage and veggies is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe! Easy prep and easy clean up make it the perfect weeknight meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes!
I really love a good sheet pan recipe. The minimal prep that’s usually involved, the fact that you’re only dirtying one pan, the way it all just bakes together…sheet pan meals really are the perfect weeknight savior.
You know what else is amazing for weeknight dinners? Smoked sausage! It’s already fully cooked, so all you have to do is heat it up and enjoy. Plus, it keeps in the fridge for quite a while so it’s nice to have on hand for busy nights.
This time around we did a sheet pan sausage and veggies meal that is made with smoked sausage, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. <— The perfect combo if you ask me!
Sizing: Make sure you cut your sweet potatoes into small, 1/2 inch cubes. If they are cut larger, they’ll need more time to roast.
Sausage: Polish sausage, andouille sausage, beef sausage, turkey sausage…it all works great here!
Sheet Pan: You’ll want to use as a half sheet pan for this recipe. That should measure about 18×13 inches. This will allow room for everything on one pan.
Seasoning: We like the spice from a little Cajun or Creole seasoning, but you can easily mix up the flavors. Our BBQ dry rub would be great here, or keep it simple with a classic mix of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Serving: We love to serve this over a bowl of white or brown rice. It’s also delicious over farro, quinoa, mac and cheese, or Instant Pot mashed potatoes (yes, we put sweet potatoes on mashed potatoes and no, I’m not ashamed of it. haha). Of course, it’s tasty and delicious all on it’s own, too!
Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 16 ounces smoked sausage
- 12 ounces broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons creole seasoning see note
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into ½ inch small cubes. Slice the sausage into ½ inch rounds.
- Add the potatoes, sausage, and broccoli to a mixing bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the creole seasoning. Toss to coat.
- Spread onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking, or until potatoes are tender and broccoli is as roasted as you’d like.
- Serve hot.
Tips & Notes:
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Sweet Potatoes – The sweet potato flavor contrasts nicely with the strong savory flavors from the smoked sausage in this easy sheet pan recipe.
Smoked Sausage – You can use any variety of smoked sausage or kielbasa that you like. Andouille sausage adds a great hit of spice to this recipe.
Broccoli – I’d recommend using fresh and not frozen broccoli florets for this sheet pan recipe. Frozen florets just won’t roast as well and may end up mushy.
Creole Seasoning – We love Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning! It’s pretty salty so we don’t add any additional salt to the recipe. If you’re using a mix of creole or cajun seasoning that doesn’t contain salt, you’ll want to add some.
What We Love About This Recipe:
- It’s an easy sheet pan dinner recipe! You’ve got meat and veggies all cooking at once which makes things simple and easy to clean up.
- We love the flavor of the smoked sausage and veggies with the Creole seasoning! It all roasts up perfectly and the seasoning adds so much flavor.
- You can serve this as is, over rice, stirred into mac and cheese, or on a buttery pile of mashed potatoes! Also works great for meal prep.
How to Make Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner:
Prepare: While your oven preheats you can get started by peeling and dicing the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch small cubes. You’ll also want to slice the sausage into 1/2 inch rounds.
Seasoning: Add the diced potatoes, sausage, and broccoli florets to a mixing bowl and then pour on the olive oil. Sprinkle the mix with the Creole seasoning and then toss the bowl to coat the veggies and sausage!
We use Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. It’s quite salty so we do not add additional salt. Once baked, taste the mixture and season with additional Tony’s or salt and pepper if desired.
If you’re using a Cajun seasoning that is not salty, you may want to add salt and pepper during baking.
Roast: Spread the seasoned veggies and sausage out onto a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring about halfway through, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and the broccoli is roasted!
Serve: This easy sheet pan dinner recipe has pretty much all you need for a complete meal with veggies and sausage, but we also like to serve it with some rice! Try it over my tasty rice pilaf recipe!
If you have any leftover sausage and veggies you can keep them stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe. Frozen broccoli won’t get as nice and crispy and roasted as fresh broccoli, and would probably end up mushy.
This recipe is great for meal prep! Divide the recipe between 4 of your meal prep containers and store for up to 4 days in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave. Add cooked rice to each container, if desired.