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Sheet Pan Turkey Sausage and Peppers

Turkey Sausage and Peppers are tossed in olive oil with various spices and veggies, then roasted on a sheet pan for a quick fuss-free weeknight dinner.

Bowl full of fresh seasoned vegetables.

Close up of sheet pan with turkey sausage and veggies.

The dream: I love cooking and I can’t wait to make delicious dinners for my family one day!

The reality: Is there a way I can just, like, throw everything onto one pan and call it a dinner?

Thankfully yes, that’s a thing. It’s called a sheet pan dinner and it’s awesome. Sheet pan dinners have introduced so much ease to my evenings. They’re simple to prep, easy to cook, and a cinch to clean up after. I really don’t think anybody should have to spend their evening cleaning up the kitchen after a day of hard work. Weeknight evenings should be about putting your feet up and enjoying time with the fam. Or some quiet time. Just… not slaving over the stove and cleaning. That’s for Sunday :)

Sheet Pan Turkey Sausage With Peppers.

This Sheet Pan Turkey Sausage and Peppers recipe brings some pretty big flavors to your plate. Fresh and crisp veggies are tossed in olive oil, herbs, and tomato paste, then roasted alongside sweet Italian turkey sausage. This is to keep things light—but if pork sausage is more your jam, go for it. And if you prefer spicy sausage, that would totally work here as well.

For serving, you can eat it as is, squeeze it into a fresh hoagie, or scoop it onto some fluffy aromatic basmati rice like we did.

Away from the table…

Not too much has been going on behind the scenes here this week. We’ve been trying to take advantage of my husband’s last two weeks of paternity leave by enjoying lunch dates as a little fam at some local restaurants. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that yesterday, we tried a new Thai and Sushi join in town. We’re super stoked about it because when we first moved to this little Southern town it was… very white. We’re happy to see some culture.

In podcast land, the Office Ladies will launch mid-October and I can’t wait! Will you be tuning in? The Office is on repeat in this house; it’s our background noise every single day.

I hope everyone is enjoying September so far! I feel like we’re all anticipating the fall and everything it has to offer at this point :)

Close up of bowl of rice with sausage and peppers.

If you try this recipe or create your own variation, let me know in the comments! I love connecting with you. Then snap a photo and tag me on the Insta @killing__thyme to be featured in our newsletter.

Sheet Pan Turkey Sausage and Peppers.
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Sheet Pan Turkey Sausage and Peppers

Turkey Sausage and Peppers are tossed in olive oil with various spices and veggies, then roasted on a sheet pan for a quick fuss-free weeknight dinner.
Course Main
Cuisine Comfort Food, Healthy, Italian
Keyword 30 minute, Baked, easy, quick, sheet pan, turkey, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Dana Sandonato

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage You can substitute sausage for pork/spicy sausages if preferred
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 3 large bell peppers, cored and sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large red onion, sliced into bite-sized wedges
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • Tear a piece of parchment paper big enough to cover the surface of your baking sheet. (This step is optional but leaves you with less cleanup.)
  • Place all of the cut and prepped vegetables into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, then add all of the herbs and the tomato paste. Gently toss the herbs to coat. (I toss them with my hands since it's easier to get full coverage and it's gentler.) Season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss again.
  • Place all of the seasoned veggies onto the sheet pan. Create a space for the sausages.
  • Place the full sausages onto the sheet pan (don't cut them).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the turkey sausage reaches an internal temperature of 165º F and is fully cooked in the center.
  • When done, remove the sheet pan from the oven and let the sausages rest for about five minutes before slicing them into bite-sized chunks. This will help keep them juicy.
  • After slicing the sausage, toss them around with the veggies on the sheet pan.
  • Serve on a bun, with rice, or eat as is.

Notes

I used dried herbs rather than fresh ones to imitate an Italian seasoning. You can substitute the dried herbs with the same amount of fresh finely chopped herbs if they're in season.

7 Comments

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  • Trish Bozeman
    September 26, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    5 stars
    Aaaah that Office Ladies podcast! Can’t wait for that. But also, loooooove your sausage and peppers. I make a vegan version of this with vegan kielbasa, but I love the tomatoes in yours. SO GOOD!

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  • Donna
    September 25, 2019 at 6:18 am

    5 stars
    So much color in one dish – just gorgeous!! And such a great way to clear out the fridge too, a definite keeper

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  • Jenni LeBaron
    September 23, 2019 at 11:27 am

    5 stars
    I love sheet pan dinners and this one looks killer! What a great idea to add a bit of tomato paste for a little extra umami! Can’t wait to devour this one!

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  • Melissa
    September 21, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    5 stars
    Bring on all the sheet pan recipes! They can be a life saver! Definitely need to try this with the turkey sausage I just bought! Way easier than what I had planned. And I cannot wait for that podcast either!

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  • Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    September 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    5 stars
    LOL! I hear you on dinner aspirations vs. dinner REALITY. For me, I always end up with a kind of Quick Fire Challenge at 7 o’clock every night — what can I make with leftover rice, a crisper drawer of moderately past its prime veg and whatever random protein I can defrost in under 20 minutes! This sheet pan dinner is way simpler (and looks WAY MORE APPETIZING!) I’m totally into that sausage too. Thank you for this. I needed it.

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  • Gloria
    September 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    5 stars
    This is the perfect easy weeknight meal. It would also be great on the weekend brunch menu. Little clean up means more family time. We all need these sorts of quick and easy meals.

    Reply

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