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Potato and Pepper Sausage Bake

When my family smells this dish baking in the oven, they know they are in for a treat! If you like spice, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or switch the mild Italian sausage to hot Italian sausage. —Ashli Claytor, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 5 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large sweet orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (19 ounces) Italian sausage links
  • Minced fresh thyme, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place the potatoes, sweet peppers, shallot and garlic in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with seasonings; toss to coat. Spread evenly over pan, leaving room for the sausage. Add sausage to pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in sausage reads 160° and vegetables are tender, 30-35 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Arrange the sausages directly onto the pan instead of on top of the potatoes, so the potatoes cook evenly.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sausage link with 3/4 cup vegetables: 446 calories, 26g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1021mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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    • Lauren
      Feb 11, 2021

      This was delicious and easy to make. The shallots in particular were a lovely addition. I think the key to making just about anything taste good is enough seasoning, and this recipe has a delicious combination. I'm sure I will make it again at some point.

    • jrox
      Mar 14, 2020

      this was delicious and so simple to make. instead of the yukon gold potatoes, I used the little yellow ones and cut them in half and put them cut side down in the pan. everyone loved them. this is definitely a keeper.

    • tippybenny2
      Oct 23, 2019

      I made this tonight and the four of us loved it. I didn't change a thing.

    • Ashley
      Jul 23, 2019

      Made this using homemade venison sausage and the family loved it! I was afraid that the smaller pieces of shallot and garlic would burn, but everything turned out tender and delicious!

    • oreo95
      May 18, 2019

      Love the idea of a one pan meal! Overall a good recipe but so glad I only used 1 tsp. of paprika, and that was still a little overpowering for our taste. Will definitely make again but will try with 1/4 tsp. paprika.

    • Grammy Debbie
      Mar 13, 2019

      Very good and oh so easy! I didn't have shallots, so I used red onion instead and also added a little seasoning salt. Love the potential of varying this recipe, too!

    • Beema
      Feb 28, 2019

      This is the type of recipe I often make, as it is perfect for two meals for two people. I prefer to use one large red potato, as they seem to hold their shape better. I suggest 3 tablespoons olive oil, and add the seasonings to the oil, whisk ad then drizzle over the mixture in the baking pan for a more even distribution of the flavors (one tablespoon oil = the potatoes stuck to the pan). If the sausage has skins, puncture them before baking.