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Italian Sausage and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

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This dinner is full of flavor and fresh summer vegetables, making it a perfect easy sheet pan meal. The sausage gives so much flavor to the vegetables, and together, they are hearty and delicious. Serve it over rice or pasta, and dinner is done.

Dinner plate with rice under roasted Italian sausage chunks and vegetables including zucchini, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, and more.

Turn fresh garden vegetables into a hearty meal with the help of Italian sausage and a sheet pan. Marinating the vegetables for a few minutes adds another layer of flavor, and everything is roasted together, making it irresistible.

Summer brings a lot of things to be thankful for.  Whether it is more sunshine after the short dark days of winter or the warmer weather, even if it always turns to oppressive heat faster than I think it should.

It also brings the summer produce!

Ingredients including Italian sausage links, zucchini, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, basil, spring onions, banana peppers and button mushrooms ready to be made into sheet pan meal.

Maybe you grow your own, or maybe you get your fresh produce from the farmer’s market.  We belong to a CSA, have our own small garden, and are the benefactors of family members with huge beautiful gardens.

No matter where it comes from, this is the time of year when fresh produce is plentiful.  Thank goodness, too, because all of those casseroles and braises we love in the winter are hard to fathom in the heat of summer.

Instead, we tend to turn to more fresh and fast food.

This dinner is both fresh and fast too! Since my sweet tooth got the best of me yesterday and I shared a mock apple crisp made from zucchini, I figured I had better give you a dinner idea today.

This was definitely a hit with our family, and I can’t wait until the next zucchini season to make it again!

Sheet pan filled with marinated vegetables and Italian sausage, ready to cook.

Making This Easy Sheet Pan Meal

During the summer, the last thing you want to do is spend all night in the kitchen. There are many more fun things to be doing, and the evenings are filled with sports and activities.

Luckily, this recipe comes together really quickly. Just chop your veggies and toss them in a simple marinade.

Allow them to soak up all of that flavor. Then drain the excess liquid and spread everything on a rimmed sheet pan.

Top the vegetables with chunks of Italian sausage. That will add even more flavor as it cooks.

While that’s all in the oven, make some pasta or rice.  Top it with a bit of Parmesan cheese at the last minute, and dinner is ready. Easy peasy!

It was fun to use so much homegrown produce in this dinner. My brother grew the squash and onion. The cherry tomatoes were from the plant Little Dude has been lovingly caring for.

We even make our own Italian sausage, so all we have to do is figure out how to get a mushroom farm going we’d really be in business!

Close up of Italian sausage and vegetables served over rice with sheet pan of remaining sausage and veggies in the background.

I don’t make many sheet pan dinners, but after seeing how quick and tasty this one was, I think that is about to change. What are your favorite sheet pan dinners?

Dinner plate with rice under roasted Italian sausage chunks and vegetables including zucchini, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, and more.

Italian Sausage and Summer Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

Carlee
This dinner is full of flavor and fresh summer vegetables! It is quick to make and is perfect as is or served with a bit of rice or pasta.
5 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinners
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 408 kcal

Ingredients
 

Marinade

  • cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons basil chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Veggies & Meat

  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 banana peppers
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • 4 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F and grease a half sheet pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients.
    ⅓ cup olive oil, 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 3 teaspoons minced garlic, 2 Tablespoons basil, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cut the vegetables into large bite sized pieces. Toss with marinade and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
    1 medium yellow summer squash, 1 medium zucchini, 2 cups cherry tomatoes, 1 medium onion, 2 banana peppers, 8 oz mushrooms
  • Drain Marinade from vegetables and arrange veggies on the sheet pan.
    1 lb Italian sausage links
  • Cut Italian sausage into about 1″ pieces. Arrange over the top of the vegetables.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the veggies are cooked to your liking and the sausage is cooked through. Grate some Parmesan cheese over the pan and return to oven for just a minute or two to melt.
    4 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Serve over pasta or rice if desired.

Notes

Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand or like best. Sometimes I add peppers, or if I don't have mushrooms I just add more zucchini. Mix and match however you would like, but use somewhere between 10-14 cups of vegetables.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 18gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 989mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8g
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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

We had this for dinner tonight. Delish!

Carlee

Monday 5th of August 2019

YAY! I am so glad you liked it!

Books n' Cooks

Monday 11th of September 2017

Made this for dinner last night - yum! Love it. The sausages and warm tomatoes were my favorite part. Great easy dinner to serve a crowd too.

Carlee

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Hoooooray! I am a sucker for warm tomatoes like that too! Thanks :-)

Chris

Monday 21st of August 2017

Love love LOVE these meals! I have one that's similar with turkey kielbasa. So good, so easy, and so delicious.

Carlee

Thursday 24th of August 2017

Aren't they great?

Debbie

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Hi Carlee, This sounds like my kind of meal, full of veg and few dishes! I'm sure our local village sausage would go well in this. Unfortunately my veggie garden didn't do as well as I had hoped, heatwave Lucifer took it's toll. Supermarket veg it will have to be!

xx

Carlee

Monday 21st of August 2017

It will still be great with supermarket veg! I am with you, simple, nutritious, delicious meals are a must especially in this heat!

Carlee

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Thank you!