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Who’s up for a delicious, quick, and incredibly easy meal that requires minimal cleanup? Say hello to this single serving Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers and Onions recipe! We’re talking about savory slices of sausage paired with colorful bell peppers and onions, all roasted to perfection.

Whether you’re cooking for one or simply crave a no-fuss dinner, this recipe checks all the boxes. Ready in under 30 minutes, it offers a hearty, flavor-packed meal that’s ideal for any weeknight.

Enjoy this quick and easy sheet pan Kielbasa, peppers and onion meal with a slice of soft, warm buttered Cornbread, creamy Macaroni Salad, fluffy Mashed Potatoes, or a crisp Italian Chopped Salad.

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Why This Recipe Works

  • Efficiency: Forget multiple pots and pans; one sheet pan is all you need.
  • Flavorful: The roasting process enhances the natural flavors of the sausage, peppers, and onions.
  • Speedy: You can have a complete, nutritious meal ready in about 30 minutes.
  • Minimal Cleanup: The single-sheet cooking method makes after-dinner cleanup a breeze.
  • Diet-Friendly: Easily adaptable to suit various dietary needs, from keto to gluten-free.

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Ingredient Notes

Each ingredient plays a role in making this Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers and Onion dish a quick, flavorful, and nutritious option. Remember, substitutions aren’t just possible; they’re encouraged to make this meal your own!

  • Sausage Options: Whether you prefer Kielbasa, spicy Andouille, bratwurst, or even turkey sausage, the choice is yours. Each brings its unique flavor profile to the dish.
  • Vegetables: While this recipe recommends red bell pepper and onions, don’t hesitate to get creative. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and summer squash make excellent alternatives, adding both flavor and nutrition.
  • Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is my go-to for its rich, authentic flavor and high nutrient content. It’s less processed, retaining the true taste and vitamins of olives. However, if you prefer a lighter taste, light olive oil will work just fine.
  • Seasonings: A dash of salt and a sprinkle of black pepper are all you need to bring out the natural flavors of the vegetables. Feel free to adjust the quantity to suit your taste buds.

If you have any ingredients leftover from this sheet pan sausage recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

Recipe Variations

Craving something a bit different but still want to stick to the simplicity of a sheet pan meal? Check out these exciting variations.

  • Spicy Twist: Love some heat? Toss in a few slices of jalapeño or sprinkle some red chili flakes on top before roasting. It adds a spicy kick that will awaken your taste buds.
  • Cheese Lover’s Delight: If you’re a fan of cheesy goodness, try adding a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan or a mild cheese like mozzarella during the last five minutes of roasting. The cheese melts beautifully, enveloping your sausage and peppers in a gooey layer.
  • Go Mediterranean: Before roasting, mix in some Kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes, and maybe even a little feta cheese. These additions will give your dish a Mediterranean flair.
  • Herb Infusion: For an aromatic twist, include some fresh herbs. Rosemary, thyme, or oregano can be added to the mix before roasting. Not only do they bring a new flavor element, but they also make your kitchen smell amazing.
  • Tropical Flavor: Consider adding some fruit to sweeten the deal. Pineapple chunks or slices of mango can add a tropical touch that balances out the savory and spicy elements beautifully.
  • BBQ Style: Drizzle a little of your favorite barbecue sauce over the ingredients before roasting. It adds a smoky, tangy element that’s irresistibly good.
  • Asian Influence: A dash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds can add an Asian twist to your dish. If you’re feeling adventurous, a dollop of Sriracha will make it pop.

Feel free to try one or combine a few of these variations. Each adds a unique flavor or texture, creating a new experience while enjoying the convenience and simplicity of this classic sausage and peppers dish.

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How To Make This Sheet Pan Meal

See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. Slice and scatter the sausage on a baking sheet. I like to use a quarter size baking sheet or a half sheet pan.
  2. Add the sliced onions and the sliced peppers to the baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over everything.
  3. Add a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper. Mix the ingredients together and spread them out in one layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a 400 degree F (200 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes.
sausage, peppers, and sliced onions scattered on a baking sheet.

Expert Tips

  • Parchment Lining: To make your cleanup even more effortless, line the sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This ensures nothing sticks and you’re left with practically zero mess.
  • Uniform Slicing: Consistency is key. Make sure to slice the sausage, peppers, and onions uniformly to ensure they all cook at the same rate, contributing to a well-balanced meal.
  • Don’t Overcrowd: Space out your ingredients on the sheet pan. When too close together, the items are more likely to steam than roast, affecting the texture and flavor.
  • High-Quality Sausage: Opt for a high-quality sausage for the best flavor outcome. Organic or artisanal sausages often contain fewer additives and more meat, enhancing your dish’s overall taste.
  • Check Oven Calibration: Ovens can run hot or cold, affecting cooking time. If you haven’t calibrated your oven recently, consider doing so for the most accurate cooking time.
  • Taste Test for Seasoning: Once everything’s cooked, do a quick taste test and adjust seasonings if necessary. A pinch more of salt or a dash of extra spices can make all the difference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers in advance?

Yes, you can slice all the ingredients and keep them ready in the fridge. Just toss them together and bake when ready.

How should I store leftover sausage and peppers?

Place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Can I use frozen vegetables in this sheet pan recipe?

Yes, but the roasting time may vary. Keep an eye out to avoid overcooking.

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More Single Serving And Small Batch Sheet Pan Meals To Explore

If you’re hooked on the convenience and ease of the Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers recipe, you’re in for a treat! There’s a whole array of other single serving and small batch sheet pan meals waiting for you to explore. These recipes are not only perfect for those cooking for one or a few, but they also deliver on flavor, nutrition, and, most importantly, simplicity. Say goodbye to complicated meal prep and a sink full of dishes; these sheet pan wonders are all about making your life easier while keeping your taste buds excited.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Small Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers & Onions For One

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Enjoy a quick and easy single serving Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions recipe. Savory Kielbasa, colorful peppers, and onions roasted to perfection, ready in under 30 minutes for a no-fuss, flavor-packed meal.

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 (3.5 to 4-ounce) smoked sausage link
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , seeded and sliced (could also use a yellow bell pepper or a combination of both)
  • ¼ small onion , sliced (about 3 ounces)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
    Slice the smoked sausage and spread on a small baking sheet.
  • Add the sliced peppers and onions to the pan.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the top and add the salt and pepper.
    Toss with your hands until the sausage, peppers, and onions are coated with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Notes

  • Parchment Lining: To make your cleanup even more effortless, line the sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This ensures nothing sticks and you’re left with practically zero mess.
  • Uniform Slicing: Consistency is key. Make sure to slice the sausage, peppers, and onions uniformly to ensure they all cook at the same rate, contributing to a well-balanced meal.
  • Don’t Overcrowd: Space out your ingredients on the sheet pan. When too close together, the items are more likely to steam than roast, affecting the texture and flavor.
  • High-Quality Sausage: Opt for a high-quality sausage for the best flavor outcome. Organic or artisanal sausages often contain fewer additives and more meat, enhancing your dish’s overall taste.
  • Check Oven Calibration: Ovens can run hot or cold, affecting cooking time. If you haven’t calibrated your oven recently, consider doing so for the most accurate cooking time.
  • Taste Test for Seasoning: Once everything’s cooked, do a quick taste test and adjust seasonings if necessary. A pinch more of salt or a dash of extra spices can make all the difference.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 804mg, Potassium: 251mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 3725IU, Vitamin C: 152mg, Iron: 0.5mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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9 Comments

  1. I loved this recipe. but for no good reason, it burnt a little. keep a close eye on it…15 minutes would have been a good time for me to check the sheetpan….

  2. Looking at TV when they said u should try this book.cooking for one. I have been looking for something like this for awhile. Not everyone have someone to cook for. I would love to see a box meals for one. The they send everything for a month.

  3. I make this in a frying pan on top of the stove with a drizzle of sesame oil and a tablespoon of soy sauce. Then I serve it over steamed cauliflower rice. Very fast and easy either way.