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Easy Smoked Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

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Did someone say Sausage Party? Let’s do this! This is a very easy rainy day meal to put together and is ready to eat in about an hour. Any precooked sausage will work. You could use Italian Sausage, Andouille, Kielbasa, Bratwurst or most any precooked sausage. I used a Vidalia onion and uncured bacon smoked sausage that I picked up at our local Kroger..
  • You could probably use raw sausage, but I would eliminate the olive oil and would turn more often while in the oven because of the fat being released from the raw sausage.

Servings – 3-4

Cook/Prep Time – about an hour

Ingredients…

  • 3 precooked 5-6 ox sausage links
  • 8 small gold or red potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1 rib celery
  • 2 small sweet peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 small fresh tomatoes
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt should not be necessary

Preheat oven to 450. Peel the onions, carrots, shallot and garlic. Clean and wash all the vegetables. Cut the sausage diagonally. Halve the potatoes. Cut the other vegetables into about 1 1/2 inch chunks. Place in bowl. Add the Italian seasoning mix, pepper, paprika and olive oil and mix together.

Place in oven and cook 15 minutes. Turn the mixture with a spatula and cook another 10-15 minutes. Thats it!

Enjoy!

Songs for your listening pleasure while preparing this dish….

“We Built This City (on sausage rolls)” by Ladbaby (single only) released in the fall of 2018. This is a reworked version of Starship’s “We built This City” Ladbaby’s single went to number one in the U.K. in December 2018, knocking Ariane Grande off the top spot.

“(Ain’t Nothin’ But a) House Party” From the album “Bloodshot” by the J. Geils Band released in April 1973 while I was a Senior in high school. I had the album and it was a really cool red vinyl. The other standout track on this album is “Give it to Me”

“Smokey Robinson 18 Greatest Hits” released in 1983 featuring “The Tracks of My Tears” , “I Second That Emotion” and “Cruisin’ “

“Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again” by The Fortunes from their album “Here Comes That Ring Day Feeling Again” released in May 1971

*UPDATE – I had to add my favorite Monkee’s song since Peter Tork passed today… “Daydream Believer” from their album “The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees” released in October 1967 when I was 12 years old. I remember watching their show every Monday evening preceding our Boy Scout meetings at our Scoutmaster’s house. R.I.P. Peter!

2 Replies to “Easy Smoked Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner”

  1. Kerry,this is a great dish. I make a similar version mostly during the summer when we have a ton of stuff from the garden. I made your version but did add sweet potatoes,Brussels Sprouts,and turnips. I had never used tomatoes before and was a bit hesitant. The tomatoes are a great addition and I have now amended my version to be more like yours. Because of the extra veggies,I did have to cook the mixture longer and turned it more often. I was feeling nostalgic during the cooking process so I listened to Louis Armstrong’s Potato Head Blues. Great site!

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    1. Thanks, John! I started using tomatoes when I would wrap the veggies in foil for the grill. They seemed to add some flavor and a little moisture to help steam them, so I always use some if we have some available. Great choice on the other veggies! Can really use whatever is available! Great song choice!

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