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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Italian Sausage and Summer Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner #FarmersMarketWeek

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.

    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!

      Maybe you get your fresh priduce from the farmer's market.  Maybe you are lucky like us and get all you can use from the back yard and the generous gifts of family members with huge gardens. (Thank you, K.C.) Either way it is a 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 sweet zucchini recipe, I figured I had better give you a savory one today. This was definitely a hit with our family and I can't wait until next zucchini season to make it again!

     The best part is how quickly it comes together. Just chop your veggies and toss them in a simple marinade. Drain them and top with bits of Italian sausage. 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. All we have to do is figure out how to get a mushroom farm goung and have a sausage making party and we'd really be in business!

     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?

Yield: about 6 servings

Italian Sausage and Summer Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

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.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 35 mins


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes or a 2-3 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
Veggies & Meat:
  • 2-3 pattypan squash or yellow summer squash
  • 1-2 medium zucchini
  • 1-2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • 3-4 T Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 F and grease a half sheet pan.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  3. Cut the vegetables into large bite sized pieces. Toss with marinade and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain Marinade from vegetables and arrange veggies on the sheet pan.
  5. Cut Italian sausage into about 1" pieces. Arrange over the top of the vegetables.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve over pasta or rice if desired.
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Shared at Meal Plan Monday


  1. I LOVE a one pan dinner and these are my kind of ingredients!!! How I love a good Italian sausage!! happy Wednesday sweetness!!

    1. Me too! Italian sausage is one of my favorites. My husband isn't huge on sausages, brats or any sort of link... so I try not to make them too often but I didn't hear one complaint about his! Thanks, Andrea!

  2. This looks so good! I roast vegetables all of the time. Never would I have thought to marinate them. Great idea. As far as Italian sausage goes you should put in you request soon. Dad and KC will be making plans for pork soon.

    1. Hmm. I'll have to place an order! I don't usually marinate my roasted veggies either, just a bit of oil and salt and pepper usually. But now I think I am going to have to start!

  3. I love sheet pan dinners and I love all the roasted vegetables you've included in yours!

    1. I think I'm hooked on sheet pan dinner now! I don't know why it took me so long to start making them!

  4. I love roasted veggies and sure the sausage addition makes a tasty meal.

    1. My husband requires meat to make it a meal, so it is a quick way to get it all done at once. Thanks, Caroline!

  5. We do love sheet pan dinners and this one looks fabulous. I love that you have access to so much produce. Invite me over when you have your sausage making party! Another great way to use that zucchini. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It sounds like we may be having that party soon. My dad and brother love processing their own meat. We are definitely lucky to have access to so much produce, meat and fresh eggs!

  6. Ok, I seriously need to get on the sheet-pan-dinner bandwagon. They all sound so delicious and it would make my nights sooo much easier.

    1. You really should too! I am a late adopter as well, but now I'm hooked!

  7. I have never made a sheet pan meal! I need to change that and start with this one. Love how quick they come together.

    1. They are so quick and easy and the options are almost limitless. You really should give them a go!

  8. This sheet pan recipe will have great flavor! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  9. Sheet pan dinners are the best! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! XOXO

    1. I am hooked on sheet pan dinners! Thanks, Kelly!

  10. 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!


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

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

  12. 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.

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


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