One-Pan Sausage with Sweet Potato and Asparagus

This One-pan Sausage with Sweet Potato and Asparagus recipe an easy dinner that cooks in less than an hour. Clean up is easy and a majority of the cooking is hands off. Packed with flavour, it’s the perfect weeknight dinner!

Looking for more recipes using sausages? Try my Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet and Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet, Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil Recipe, and Cabbage and Sausage Skillet Recipe.

Overhead view of a sheet pan containing cooked sausage, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.

If your weeknights are as busy as mine, then you’ll love this simple sheet pan dinner, inspired by my Low-Carb Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies. It is one of the easiest dinners you can possibly make — I always make this sausage with sweet potato recipe when I don’t have much time to make side dishes as it has everything you need for a filling dinner.

I love using sweet potatoes for this dinner because sweet potatoes contains high amounts of fiber and is easier to digest than other types of potatoes. You can always substitute with russet potatoes if you prefer.

You might be wondering why I went with sausage as my protein as sausage has a reputation that it is full of salt and we don’t want that. I chose an organic smoked Canadian sausage that is nitrate-free and is made with good quality meat with low sodium.

It’s always important to read the labels as it really makes the difference between a healthy meal for your family and a less healthy meal.

Best Way To Dice Sweet Potatoes

Want to know how to easily dice sweet potatoes for this sausage and sweet potato dinner? Here’s how!

  • Peel the sweet potatoes.
  • Slice the sweet potato tip to tip, around half an inch thick.
  • Cut each slice width-wise and then length-wise to form cubes. Try to keep each cube similar in size. See the image down below to see what I mean!
  • You can make them smaller for recipes like my Ground Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe.

diced sweet potatoes on the wooden board

 

How to Make This Sheet Pan Sausage with Sweet Potato

Ingredients

  • Italian Sausages — We like smoked sausages as it has a delicious smokey flavour to it. Again, look for nitrate-free sausages made with high quality meat.
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Asparagus — Make sure to purchase asparagus that are firm with the tips tightly closed.
  • Parsley

Instructions

Prepare the Oven and Ingredients

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Dice up your sweet potatoes and trim your asparagus.

Cutting asparagus' tips off.

Bake the Ingredients One at a Time

A sheet pan with five sausages.

  • Add sausage on the sheet pan. Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast it for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove it from the oven and add sweet potatoes.
  • Pour olive oil on the top of the sweet potatoes and season with Italian seasoning, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat. Place it again in the oven and roast for 10 minutes more.

Roasting sausage and potatoes on a sheet pan with 1/3 of the pan empty.

  • Remove the sheet from the oven and add asparagus. Pour more olive oil over the asparagus and season them with salt and pepper. Place it again in the oven and roast for 10 minutes.

A sheet pan with sausage, potatoes, and asparagus.

  • Remove from the oven and top with and top parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Make it spicy: make this sheet pan meal spicier by adding in a sprinkle of cayenne powder or red chili flakes to the seasoning.
  • Change the herbs: don’t have Italian seasoning? Change up the seasoning to different dried herbs such as dried basil, thyme, rosemary, or sage.
  • Make it sweet: roast the sausage and sweet potatoes with a drizzle of honey to add some sweetness to the dish.
  • Change up the vegetables: sweet potato can be subbed with russet or red potatoes. The asparagus can be substituted with another quick roast vegetable such as broccoli or cauliflower.

Sausage with Sweet Potato Meal Prep Tips

  • If meal prepping, you can portion out this sausage and sweet potato meal into air tight containers once it has cooled. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave.
  • If you want, you can cut the sweet potatoes ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. This cuts down on prep time the day of cooking, just grab the diced sweet potatoes from the fridge and toss them on the sheet pan.

Sheet pan with sausage, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.

More Tips

  • Sausage is cooked through at 160 degrees Fahrenheit/ 71 degrees Celsius. You can check the internal temperature with an instant read thermometer.
  • Be sure to not skip cutting off the ends of the asparagus.  The bottoms are woody and tough, making them unpleasant to eat. You can snap the ends off one asparagus and use it as a cut to cut off the rest.
  • If you don’t have a large enough sheet pan to fit everything, roast in two sheet pans.
  • Make sure your sweet potatoes and asparagus in a single layer, if they overlap in the oven, they could steam instead of roast.
  • Got extra sausages? Try my Sausage with Brussels Sprouts Skillet.

Overhead view of a sheet pan containing cooked sausage, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.

More Sweet Potatoes Recipes to Try:

Are you looking for some extra sweet potato recipes? Give these ones a try!

Overhead view of a sheet pan containing cooked sausage, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.

One-Pan Sausage with Sweet Potato and Asparagus

This One-pan Sausage with Sweet Potato and Asparagus recipe an easy dinner that cooks in less than an hour. Clean up is easy and a majority of the cooking is hands off. Packed with flavour, it's the perfect weeknight dinner!
3.58 from 38 votes

Ingredients

  • 5 medium Italian sausages - I highly recomend the nitrate-free sausages from ButcherBox.
  • 2 cups sweet potato, - peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus - trimmed
  • Fresh parsley - (chopped) for garnishing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Add sausage on the sheet pan. Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast it for 20 mins. After 20 mins, remove it from the oven and add sweet potatoes.
  • Pour olive oil on the top of the sweet potatoes and season with Italian seasoning, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat. Place it again in the oven and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the sheet from the oven and add asparagus. Pour more olive oil over the asparagus and season them with salt and pepper. Place it again in the oven and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with and top parsley. Enjoy!
Serving: 1/4, Calories: 355kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 1218mg, Potassium: 518mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g

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One Sheet Sausage with Sweet Potato and Asparagus