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Family Dinner: Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes

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Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes

It truly does not get easier or yummier than Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes.

It’s time again for family dinners. After work, after school, after sports, after a whole lot of driving around…this needs to be easy. Also delicious. A simple back-pocket response to the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?”

Here’s your answer: Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes. It truly does not get easier or yummier. Easy: you roughly chop some peppers, onions, and potatoes, toss them around on the sheet pan with a little olive oil and seasoning, spread them out, and tuck in some sausages (less than five minutes). Then throw it all in the oven. Yummy: the peppers and onions get super sweet and the potatoes get crispy, and who doesn’t like sausage?

Special note: You will toss the veggies and seasonings directly on an aluminum foil-lined sheet pan. Do you see where I’m going? No clean up! 

This is the kind of family dinner that stands up to the busiest day and says come sit down for a few minutes…without any effort.

Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes

2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, sliced thick
½ yellow onion, chopped in large chunks
½ pound small, red-skinned potatoes, cut in half
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 links mild Italian sausage (use your favorite – pork, turkey, or chicken)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and put the oven rack in its highest spot. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Place the bell peppers, onion, and potatoes on the sheet pan, and toss with the basil, oregano, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the vegetables in a single layer on the sheet pan. Place the sausages in between the vegetables. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until everything begins to brown, stirring the vegetables and rotating the sausages half-way through. 

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