It doesn’t get more convenient than quick and easy sheet pan dinners. Smoked sausage is seasoned with Cajun seasoning and roasted with green bell peppers and sliced onions.
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I make this dish monthly. At least. It’s quick and easy to prepare, the ingredients are cheap, and my family loves it.
However, I never considered it a blog-worthy recipe. In fact, until this post, there was no recipe. It’s something I’ve always just thrown together without giving much thought to steps and ingredients. I realized I this simple sheet pan dinner needed its own post. So what if it’s stupid simple? Isn’t that kind of the appeal?
What type of sheet pan should I use?
I prefer a sheet pan with sides, also known as a jelly roll pan. The sides prevent the food from sliding off the side either when you’re stirring or when you’re pulling it out of the oven. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with a layer aluminum foil for easy clean up. Spray the foil with a light mist of cooking spray to prevent sticking. Even though you’ll be drizzling everything in olive oil later, I find that the food still sticks if you don’t spray the foil first.
How to Make Sausage and Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, start chopping your ingredients. Cut two 16-ounce smoked sausage links into medallions, about 1/2-inch thick and spread them out onto the pan. Chop two green bell peppers into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slide one medium yellow onion and mince two cloves of garlic. Layer the veggies over the smoked sausage.
Drizzle everything with two tablespoons of olive oil and stir to coat. I like to season our sheet pan dinners with a healthy sprinkle of Tony Chachere’s Cajun seasoning. Cajun seasoning is on the spicy side, so I typically have to season one side of the pan with seasoning and leave the other side plain for the kids.
Place the sheet pan on the middle oven rack and bake for 20 minutes. The onions almost caramelize while they roast in the oven, turning them into a sweet accompaniment to the smoked sausage.
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Sausage and Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner
- 2 (16 oz. each) smoked sausage links, cut into ¼ inch rounds
- 2 bell peppers chopped
- 1 small onion sliced into rings
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Arrange the sausage, bell peppers, onion rings, and garlic cloves in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the sausage and veggies. Stir to coat.
- Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning over the top. If you like spice, use more Cajun seasoning. Stir again.
- Roast in the oven for 20 minutes until the peppers and onions are tender.