Enjoy an easy dinner with this Sheet Pan Sausages and Brussel Sprouts recipe. Made with simple ingredients and steps you can have a delicious dinner ready with little time or effort.
One of our all-time favorite meals has to be this sausage and Brussels sprouts sheet pan dinner. Why? Well, it's because it combines two of my kids' absolute favorite foods into one delicious dish. It's like a culinary dream come true for them, and that makes it a winner in my book!
Now, let me tell you, we're huge sheet pan meal enthusiasts over here. It's like my secret weapon for those busy days when I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. Sheet pan dinners are a lifesaver, and this one, in particular, is a real gem.
You've got these crispy, roasted Brussels sprouts that are just a perfect complement to the juicy, crispy sausages. It's all about the simple things, and this dish nails it. It's the kind of tasty magic you can whip up without breaking a sweat.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Minimal dishes. For this recipe, we're keeping the dish count low, and if you're all about minimizing the cleanup, here's a neat trick. Instead of using extra bowls, just toss your Brussels sprouts with olive oil and seasonings right on the baking sheet before you throw on the sausages. Fewer dirty dishes? That's always a win when you're trying out a new recipe!
- Basic ingredients. We don't need anything too fancy, just a package of your favorite sausages (we use Brats), some brussel sprouts, and some seasonings from your pantry. You more than likely have most (if not all) of the ingredients on hand already.
- It's a faster dinner solution. In under 30 minutes, you can have a delicious dinner. Pair it with instant mashed potatoes, rice, or any side you like. It's that versatile and quick.
Sausages- You'll need several sausages for this recipe. I like to buy 2 of the 5 count packs because then there's enough for everybody to get two and some leftovers as well.
Brussel sprouts- Use fresh brussel sprouts that have been washed and trimmed.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Swap sausages. You can easily swap out the sausages in this recipe for ones that you'd prefer like chicken sausage, kielbasa, or brats. If you still have sausage leftover, check out How to Cook Brats in The Oven.
Swap veggies. You could even change out the brussel sprouts for broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, or trimmed green beans.
Add potatoes. For a fuller meal, you can add quartered red potatoes in with the brussel sprouts (remove 1 pound of brussel sprouts and add in one pound of potatoes) so that there is room on your baking sheet. Make sure that the potatoes are well coated in olive oil before baking.
🔪 Instructions for Sheet Pan Sausages and Brussel Sprouts
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil (if desired).
Step 2: Evenly space your brats on the baking sheet so that they are not touching. Set aside.
Step 3: Wash your brussel sprouts. Cut off the bottom ends and slice them into halves (quarter them if they're really large).
Step 4: Place the brussel sprouts in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and then add the seasonings.
Step 5: Toss the brussels well until well coated.
Step 6: Place the brussel sprouts onto the baking sheet, around the sausages as they can fit.
Step 7: Bake for 15 minutes, flip the sausages with a pair of tongs and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
The sausages are finished cooking when they reach an internal temperature of 160F degrees.
🍴 Recipe Tips
You can adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastebuds.
Brussel Sprouts Prep
To prepare the brussel sprouts, wash them all well in a colander in the sink under cool running water. Then transfer to a towel to drain as you work your way through the batch, chopping off the wooden-like bottom ends of the sprouts.
After the bottoms have been removed, sit the brussel sprouts upright on the cutting board and use your knife to slice them into halves (if small) or quarter sized pieces (if larger).
If the brussels are smaller than a quarter, simply cutting them in half is sufficient. You can either discard or keep and use the loose leaves that fall off of the sprouts.
🥗 Side Dishes
We like serving up these sausages and brussel sprouts with simple starches like rice or potatoes. You can serve yours up with just about anything you desire and it's sure to taste great either way!
Just place a serving's worth of food onto a plate and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high. Or place it in the air fryer and heat at 360 degrees F for about 4 minutes, checking or mixing everything around after 2 minutes. You can also reheat everything in the oven.
💭 Recipe FAQs
You can keep the leftovers from this recipe for up to 3-5 days in an airtight container. Reheat again before serving.
You can prepare the brussel sprouts with the olive oil and seasonings in a covered mixing bowl, gallon sized baggie, or airtight container and keep them stored for up to 24 hours in advance in the fridge.
Yes, trimming brussel sprouts is what helps to remove the bad leaves (leaves with holes, or unsightly spots) as well as remove the wooden-like ends at the base. The hard bottoms of brussel sprouts do not soften while baking and can be very unpleasant to chew on.
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Sheet Pan Sausages and Brussel Sprouts
- 2 packages (5ct or 6ct) Brats or Sausages ($8.74)
- 2 pounds Brussel sprouts ($5.96)
- 3 Tablespoons Olive oil ($0.42)
- 1 teaspoon Salt ($0.01)
- ½ teaspoon Black pepper ($0.04)
- ½ teaspoon Onion powder ($0.04)
- ½ teaspoon Garlic powder ($0.04)
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning ($0.04)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil (if desired).
- Evenly space your brats on the baking sheet so that they are not touching. Set aside.
- Wash your brussel sprouts. Cut off the bottom ends and slice them into halves (quarter them if they're really large).
- Place the brussel sprouts into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and then add the seasonings.
- Toss the brussels well until well coated.
- Place the brussel sprouts onto the baking sheet, around the sausages as they can fit.
- Bake for 15 minutes, flip the sausages with a pair of tongs and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- The sausages are finished cooking when they reach an internal temperature of 160F degrees.
- Swap sausages with alternatives like chicken sausage, kielbasa, or brats.
- Replace brussel sprouts with broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans.
- For a heartier meal, add quartered red potatoes (replace 1 pound of brussel sprouts with 1 pound of potatoes), ensuring they're coated with olive oil before baking.
- Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or in the air fryer at 360 degrees F for about 4 minutes, checking and stirring at the 2-minute mark. Oven reheating is also an option.
- Cut off the tough ends and remove any outer leaves. Slice the sprouts in halves or quarters, ensuring each section remains intact at the bottom. Use as directed.