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Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake

 

Whether it’s for a weeknight supper, special occasion or large family gathering, this recipe for Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake will make everyone happy.

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I grew up in a large extended family and many of my childhood holiday celebrations consisted of a bare minimum of 19-20 people. To me, it was fun to get to hang out with all of my cousins, aunt, uncles and grandparents all in one location. But I never really thought about how much work that could be for the person hosting.

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Sure, everyone brought something to help complete the meal and also helped in the kitchen, but a lot of work goes on behind the scenes like planning the menu, shopping, preparing the meal and getting the house in order. Things and tasks that some people might not think about. That is until I got older and hosted parties for well over 100 people myself and realized what a project it was.

So with holidays and graduations on the horizon, I wanted to create a recipe that was not only good for the family dinner table, but was fit for a crowd, and came up with this recipe for Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake.

Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake

I wanted to create another Italian sausage recipe as sausage always seems to find its way in our family gatherings; mostly with sausage and peppers. But this recipe for Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake takes a lot less time to prepare (only 10 minutes!).

This recipe contains Italian sausage links that I cut into thirds (I used sweet, but you can substitute hot), sliced Russet potatoes, fresh garlic, rosemary, Balsamic vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Just mix everything together in a large bowl, place on a baking sheet; then pop it into the oven and let it do all of the work. That’s it! Easy right? I have a very seasoned baking sheet that I use only for roasting, but if you have a newer pan I suggest lining it with aluminum foil before adding the sausage and potatoes for easier cleanup.

This recipe for Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake makes enough to fill a half steam table tray so I’m guessing it will feed about 6-8 people on it’s own if you’re making it for a weeknight family dinner or about 12-14 people if served with other menu items on a buffet.

What I like about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and freeze it; then just reheat when you’re ready to serve and it won’t loose it’s flavor or texture at all!

Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake

My family really enjoyed this recipe. In fact, I wanted to freeze some to give to our oldest daughter in college, but it never made it that far. We just kept picking on it for days! I just love recipes that don’t contain a lot of ingredients and still pack one heck of a flavorful punch. ~Enjoy!

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3.84 from 31 votes
Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake-2
Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Whether it's for a weeknight supper, special occasion or large family gathering, this recipe for Roasted Italian Sausage & Potato Bake will make everyone happy.
Course: Main Entree
Servings: 6
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 14 Links Italian Sausage, sweet or hot
  • 10 Medium Russet Potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2" thick slices
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut the sausage links into thirds and add remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well. 

  3. Place mixture onto a baking sheet (line with foil for easy cleanup) and bake for 1 hour; turning after 30 minutes until sausage and potatoes are cooked through.
Recipe Notes

*Depending on the sheet pan you use, the food may stick a bit. Try turning it more often during cooking or use parchment paper to line the pan first. 

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13 Comments

  1. plasterers bristol
    July 21, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

  2. julie
    November 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Im making right now only addition was I added sweet potatoes and splashed some white ine onto the sheet pan to help them soften up a bit. Smells DIVINE! Can’t wait to dig in!

  3. Nakisha
    March 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    This was REALLY delicious!!!!

    I halved the recipe and only had ground Italian sausage so I made small patties and gave them a quick sear. So much flavor and really easy for a weeknight!

  4. Liz Martin
    January 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My family loves this dish. I just got online to print it out (again!). The kids asked what we were having for dinner, “I LOVE THAT!” Thanks for giving me a new family favorite.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      January 11, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

      I’m so glad to hear this Liz, thank you for letting me know! It’s one of our favorites as well, in fact I’ll be making it myself again this week! 🙂

  5. Christa Tytler
    November 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    What do you think about putting Cannellini beans in it?

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      Sure! Though you may want to wait to add them to the pan until the halfway mark so they don’t overcook and become mushy.

  6. Diane Sullivan
    March 22, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    This makes a wonderful sandwich on a crusty Italian roll

  7. Cat Benner
    May 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure what I did wrong, the potatoes stuck to the pan even though I used oil and used a non stick spray. Tasted delicious, just wondering if there’s any tips to help avoid the food getting stuck….

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 30, 2018 at 5:24 am - Reply

      Depending on the sheet pan you use, the food will stick sometimes. My sheet pan is an old one I use just for sheet pan meals so it’s pretty seasoned. Try using parchment paper, that should help.

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