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Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers in the Oven

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Meet your new favorite dinner! This sheet pan sausage and peppers recipe is a weeknight dinner winner. It’s made with simple ingredients, loaded with flavor (thanks to an Italian seasoned olive oil drizzle), and has all of the components I look for in a nutritious meal – protein, produce, carbs (energy), and flavor – it’s a winning combination. Simply prep the Italian sausage and peppers and pop in the oven for an easy meal that’s mostly hands-off. There are so many different ways to enjoy this comforting meal!

If quick and easy meals for busy weeknights are your jam, be sure to try my ground pork stir fry, pepper steak stir fry, taco soup, or big mac salad next time!

Hoagie rolls with sheet pan sausage and peppers.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What You’ll Love About Italian Sausage and Peppers

  • Easy, but satisfying meal
  • Delicious flavors
  • Prep in just 10 minutes
  • Ready in less than 30 minutes
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Versatile – so many ways to serve it
  • Family-friendly (plus tips below!)

Ingredients

  • Bell peppers – I’ve used sweet bell peppers, but you can use any combination of sweet peppers. You could also use green peppers if you prefer.
  • Onion – I’ve used red onion, but yellow onions or white onions would also work.
  • Italian sausage – Use hot Italian sausages, mild Italian sausages, or sweet Italian sausage, depending on your spice preference. You can also use chicken sausage or turkey sausage.
  • Olive oil – Use high quality olive oil for best flavor.
  • Spices – Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Marinara sauce – Use your favorite homemade or store-bought marinara sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese – Optional, but a great addition if you’re serving the sausage and peppers with marinara sauce.
  • Hot dog buns – If you’re serving the sausage and peppers in a bun, use a hot dog, brat, or hoagie rolls.
Ingredients for sheet pan sausage and peppers in the oven.

How to Make Sausage and Peppers in the Oven

This is an overview on how to make baked sausage and peppers in the oven, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Prep ingredients. Slice peppers and onions. Mix together olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Assemble sausage and peppers. Spread veggies out on a baking sheet pan or roasting pan (lined with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up) and drizzle with oil mixture and toss to coat veggies. Lay Italian sausages over the vegetables in a single layer and bake until golden brown.
Sheet pan with sausage, peppers, and onions in oven.
Serve. There are so many ways to serve this hot Italian sausage sheet pan dinner, but I like serving them in garlic toasted hoagie or hot dog buns with marinara sauce, grated Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes for some heat. More ideas below if you’d like to serve them a different way.
Sheet pan with sausage peppers and onions after baking.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

How to Serve Sausage and Peppers

Italian sausage and peppers in the oven is a healthy, versatile, and a great option for a busy weeknight dinner. There are multiple ways to serve it:

  • Serve over pasta. You can use white, whole wheat, gluten-free pasta, or spaghetti squash depending on your needs and preferences for an Italian sausage and peppers pasta.
  • Serve as sausage and pepper sandwiches. I like serving the sausage and peppers on a garlic toasted bun with marinara on the side or drizzled over the top.
  • Serve with a salad. Bake sausage, peppers, and onions in oven and then serve with a kale salad or 5-minute chickpea chopped salad.
  • Rice bowl. Serve sliced sausages and lots of peppers over white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice.

FAQs

How long will it take to cook sausages in the oven?

These oven cooked sausage and peppers take about 15-20 minutes in a 425 degree F oven. You can also broil for a few minutes at the end if you want to brown them up a bit.

How do you cut onions for onions and peppers?

Slice the peppers and onions into thin slices so they cook in 15-20 minutes.

Are baked sausage peppers and onions gluten-free?

Yes, the sausages and peppers are gluten-free, just make sure your Italian sausage is gluten-free!

To serve this as a gluten-free meal, use a gluten-free bun, gluten-free pasta, or with cauliflower rice.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to reheat

Reheat in a hot skillet or microwave until heated through.

Can you freeze sausage and peppers recipe?

Yes, you can also freeze leftovers for 2-3 months in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Sheet pan sausage and peppers stuffed in hoagie rolls with marinara sauce.

What to Serve with Sausage and Peppers

Serve this best sausage and peppers recipe with a simple side:

How to Feed Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

I would recommend serving sliced sausage and a piece of pepper in a pinch bowl (taster bowl) if it’s a new or learning-to-like it food and let everyone make their own sandwich. Serve the meal with a few items you know your kids will eat, like fruit, milk.

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Sheet pan sausage and peppers stuffed in hoagie rolls with marinara sauce.

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Sheet pan sausage and peppers stuffed in hoagie rolls with marinara sauce.

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers in the Oven

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sheet Pan
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Description

This sheet pan sausage and peppers in the oven recipe is ready in less than 30 min and made with just 6 ingredients, perfect for weeknights.


Ingredients

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  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 5 raw (about 20 oz.) Italian sausages (any variety)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 buns

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Slice peppers and onion and place onto a large baking sheet.
  3. Mix together oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Drizzle over vegetables. Toss to coat vegetables evenly and place Italian sausages over veggies. 
  4. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. You can broil for 1-2 minutes, 6 inches from broiler to brown sausage a bit. 
  5. Serve with buns or refer to other ideas above, along with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes if desired. 


Notes

  • Nutrition facts do not include buns, marinara sauce, or Parmesan cheese. 
  • I like to broil the hoagie rolls/hot dog buns with butter and garlic salt (aka garlic bread) before serving. 

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