30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

Back to school means quick weeknight dinners are a must. A quick weeknight dinner that also includes veggies and creates very few dirty dishes? It’s a done deal!

Believe it or not, this is our first week back in school, and I’m not going to lie, I’m thrilled. Don’t get me wrong, this summer was filled with lots of fun – various camps, extended vacations for the kids to both grandparents, an anniversary getaway with my hubby… but as summer has wound down, I’ve been missing the routine that the school year brings. Yes, weeknights are busy. Weekends too. But we get into our groove and generally, things run fairly smoothly.


This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

This year, we have after school activities 3 days a week. One of those days isn’t so bad because Miss. Hazelnut stays after school, and we just pick her up a little later. LOVE not having to do extra drop offs or pick ups, or even having to stay for the activity. I always enjoy watching but it makes it hard to finish everything that needs to be done.

So with the start of the new school year, I’m pulling back out my slow cooker and my cookbooks, and flagging old favorites and looking for new, easy recipes (READ: quick with minimal prep) that will not only please everyone in the house, but that will make the evenings a bit easier for me. I won’t share the new recipes with you until I’ve tried them, but some old favorites include:

Don’t want to wait for more quick recipes? Check out some of the ones that have caught my eye recently, pinned to my 30-Minute (or Less) Meals Pinterest Board or my Slow Cooker Pinterest Board.

This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

Today’s recipe is one that I’ve been making various iterations of for a few years now – Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner. I tweak it according to what veggies I have in the house, whether someone has a preference for sweet or spicy Italian sausage, but the outcome is usually the same. Sausage + roasted cherry or grape tomatoes (because they’re my fave, when they get all sweet and bursty) + squash. As you see in these photos, I also included sweet Italian peppers (a cousin to the bell pepper) but I’ve also made it with mushrooms in the past. I don’t usually bother with seasoning the sausage and veggies, as the spicy Italian sausage tends to flavor the veggies enough, but you can easily marinate the sausage and veggies or sprinkle with your choice of seasoning. This sheet pan dinner can be served as is, for a lower-carb meal, but I really enjoy it over a bit of brown rice.

So tell me, what are some of your favorite meals for busy weeknights? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 346 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes destemmed and cleaned
  • 1 small yellow squash or zucchini cleaned, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet Italian pepper (or bell pepper) cleaned, seeds removed, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage still in casing, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • kosher salt (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.

  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Add chopped vegetables and sausage. Spray again with cooking spray. If using, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are softening and sausage is cooked throughout.

  4. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestion: Serve on top of white or brown rice. 

This 30-Minute Spicy Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is quick weeknight dinner with very few dishes and lots of fresh veggies, making it an awesome option for busy weeknights. 

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