Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner


The colors in tonight’s dinner are so vibrant! This meal just yelled out “healthy” to me. I had Sweet Italian chicken sausages in the freezer that I wanted to make this week, but didn’t want them in a bun or as part of a pasta dish. I’ve seen so many one pan dinners that I thought this would be the perfect way to use those sausages.

I cut five small red potatoes (one bag from Trader Joe’s), a yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper and a red onion for this dish. I also used a package of beans that I cut in half (they were a bit long). I laid my vegetables on a foil lined baking sheet in rows by vegetable, starting with the potatoes, next the peppers, then the beans, the red onion and then last, the chicken sausages. I had a package of five sausages and I cut each link into five pieces. I minced an entire head of garlic because I wasn’t going to be using much seasoning for this dish. I wanted a simple, yet flavorful meal. I drizzled olive oil over all the vegetables and sprinkled the entire tray of vegetables and chicken with kosher salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. The minced garlic was the last thing to go on.

I baked this one pan wonder in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.


Wow, wow, wow! This was fantastic. It was so incredibly flavorful. Even though I only added olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, as well as an entire head of garlic, this meal was one of the most flavorful I’ve had. As Dennis and I sat down to dinner, I commented to him that the vegetables were so tasty I hadn’t even thought to eat any of the chicken sausage. That’s how flavorful this dish was. I did eat the chicken sausage, but the vegetables were that good that I sort of forgot about them. Dennis really loved this, which was fabulous because he isn’t the best at eating his vegetables.

By the way, clean-up for this dinner was super quick … it took no time at all.

I’m definitely going to make more of these one pan wonders …. maybe I’ll try to make one with salmon. Doesn’t that sound good?


  • 1 package Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages
  • 1 small package (about 5) red potatoes, cut into quarters (at least)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 package green beans (cut in half if they are overly long)
  • 1 red onion, cut in half, then quarters and then halve those quarters
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Lay cut vegetables out in rows on the pan.
  4. Lay cut sausages on the end of the pan.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over all vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle salt, pepper and red pepper flakes over vegetables and Italian chicken sausages.
  7. Place minced garlic over vegetables and Italian chicken sausages.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes.


Until next time, Kris


Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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