This turkey sausage sheet pan dinner is the perfect healthy meal for a busy night! Turkey sausage, bell peppers, onions and green beans seasoned with olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning and roasted to perfection.
There is nothing worse than getting home from a long day, opening the fridge and having zero motivation to cook and no idea what to make. That is why I have become the queen of what I like to call "throw together meals." Meals that required VERY minimal prep, and can be made using whatever I have in my fridge (for more inspiration check out my stuffed sweet potatoes, stuffed peppers, and ratatouille stew).
That is why I love this turkey sausage sheet pan dinner. All you need is one pan, some vegetables, some turkey sausage and basic seasonings and VOILA in 20 minutes you have dinner- it really doesn't get any better than that in my opinion!
What is a sheet pan meal?
If you've never heard of it before, you might be wondering what a sheet pan meal even is.
A sheet pan meal is a super simple way to cook both meat and vegetables at the same time. All you have to do is cut up your protein of choice into small pieces, add some chopped vegetables, a little oil and some seasonings and then bake a specified temperature for about 20-30 minutes (depending on your meat of choice) and you have a dinner!
By combining everything on a single pan sheet pan meals make for quick, easy, and nutritious dinners (and very easy clean-ups) meaning they are perfect for weeknight meals or meal prep!
What about the carbohydrates?
Now as easy as it is to just throw everything on a pan and only have one dish to clean I typically like to add some sort of carbohydrate with my sheet pan meals as well. So as much as I hate the few extra dishes it creates, it's worth it to help give me a more balanced healthy dinner that will keep me full for a longer period of time.
Some of my favourite healthy carbohydrate options include:
- brown rice
- roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes
- or even pasta!
What Ingredients do I need for this turkey sausage sheet pan dinner?
Turkey sausage- Turkey sausage is the protein of choice for this sheet pan meal! I love Italian turkey sausage but the choice is yours! You can also easily substitute this with vegetarian or pork based sausages as well.
Bell peppers- I love bell peppers. To me they are like the candy of vegetables. I honestly could eat them all the time. I personally love red and yellow pepper the most so that is what I chose to use, however choose whatever colours your heart desires.
Onion- I decided to go with red onion for this turkey sausage sheet pan dinner. Now I'm normally not the biggest biggest fan of red onion. I find it can be very overpowering and take over a dish but in this turkey sausage sheet pan meal it bring just the right amount of extra flavour! However if you prefer red or white onions you can use those no problem!
Italian seasoning- The one stop shop for easy flavour. I love adding Italian seasoning for a punch of flavour without needing to have 500 spices on hand. The beauty of this sheet pan meal is that it is completely customizable, so if you prefer a different spice blend feel free to yes that!
Olive Oil- A little oil to help roast the vegetables perfectly. Olive oil can also be substituted with avocado oil, or any other cooking oil you typically use.
Garlic- Garlic just makes everything taste better.
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you make this turkey sausage sheet pan dinner don't forget to tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment below!
Turkey Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
- 1 lb turkey sausages
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 medium bell peppers sliced
- 1 medium red onion
- 1 cup green beans ends removed
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 large clove garlic pressed
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare a large baking tray.
- In a large bowl, add veggies and garlic. Drizzle veggies with olive oil and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Toss veggies with your hands until they are fully combined and coated with olive oil and spices.
- On one side of the baking tray, add the full sausages. On the other side of the tray add coated veggies (you may have to use two trays if it's too full. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, flipping the sausages and shaking the veggies halfway.
- Remove from oven, slice the sausages into 1 inch rounds and mix everything together. Serve with one of the serving suggestions listed above (ie. quinoa, rice, pasta, potatoes)!