This Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes recipe combines savory smoked turkey sausage with perfectly roasted potatoes for an easy and crowd-pleasing one-pan meal for the busiest of days.
In the whirlwind of a busy week, finding a quick and wholesome dinner solution can sometimes feel impossible. That's why I love this Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes recipe. With minimal ingredients and prep, It's a savior for those hectic weeknights when time is of the essence. The use of smoked turkey sausage not only infuses this dish with savory flavor but also keeps it on the lighter side. Additionally, this recipe caters to various dietary needs—it's gluten-free and dairy-free, ensuring that everyone around the table can enjoy a hearty, comforting meal without any worries. It's amazing how a few simple ingredients can create such a satisfying and nourishing dinner that brings the family together.
Here's what you need to make Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes:
- Extra virgin olive oil - use any mild-flavored olive oil.
- Salt - use your preference of sea salt, kosher salt or iodized salt.
- Black pepper - either freshly ground black pepper or ground black pepper work here.
- Smoked turkey sausage - use any kind of smoked sausage, found in the refrigerated section near the lunch meats and hot dogs.
- Baby potatoes - use any kind of baby white, gold or red potatoes or larger russet potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces.
See recipe card for quantities.
Here's how to make Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes:
1. Use a knife and cutting board to slice the sausage into ¼" thick slices.
2. Then, dice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
3. Add the oil, salt and pepper to a large bowl, stirring to combine. Add the sliced sausage and diced potatoes, stirring to combine again. Spread the seasoned sausage and potatoes onto a greased sheet pan.
4. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Hint: Arrange the smoked sausage and potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet, ensuring they have ample space and aren't overcrowded, allowing for even roasting and perfect golden crispiness.
Want to substitute an ingredient in Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes? Here's how:
- Olive oil - use an equal amount of a different mild oil such as canola oil, vegetable oil or avocado oil.
- Smoked sausage - use an equal amount of kielbasa or any other sliced sausage in place of the smoked sausage or use bite-sized chunks of a different protein such as chicken, pork or beef.
- Potatoes - use an equal amount of diced sweet potatoes in place of the white potatoes or substitute a different vegetable such as broccoli, cabbage, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, cauliflower or zucchini.
Try one of these variations of Oven-Roasted Sausage and Potatoes:
- Spicy - add ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the oil before coating the sausage and potatoes.
- Gluten-free - make sure your particular brand of sausage is gluten-free.
- Low-carb/ keto - replace the potatoes with an equal amount of diced cauliflower or cabbage.
- Vegan/ vegetarian - use an equal amount of sliced vegan sausage in place of the smoked turkey sausage.
Or try this stove-top Southern Fried Cabbage with Sausage.
This equipment comes in handy when making Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes:
Refrigerator - To store leftovers, simply transfer the cooled oven-roasted smoked sausage and potatoes into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days
Freezer - As for freezing, this dish freezes remarkably well. Place the cooled sausage and potatoes in a freezer-safe container or resealable bags, removing excess air to prevent freezer burn. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven for a revitalized, delicious meal.
For hassle-free cleanup, consider lining the sheet pan with parchment paper or foil before adding the smoked sausage and potatoes, making post-dinner tidying a breeze.
Since smoked sausage is already cooked, the oven-roasting process typically takes around 20-30 minutes, allowing the sausage to warm through and achieve your desired level of golden brown perfection.
Smoked sausage is typically fully cooked during the smoking process, making it safe to eat without further cooking, but reheating enhances its flavor and texture.
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Serve this Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes with one of these vegetable dishes for a balanced meal the whole family will love:
Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 450.
- Use a knife and cutting board to slice the sausage into ¼" thick slices. Then, dice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
- Add the oil, salt and pepper to a large bowl, stirring to combine. Add the sliced sausage and diced potatoes, stirring to combine again.
- Spread the seasoned sausage and potatoes onto a greased sheet pan. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended