Roasted Italian sausage with Vidalia onions and vegetables – this will become a go-to easy meal for you – it is for us!

Sheet pan with roasted sausage and vegetables on red checked cloth.

I don’t know if you are a meal planner, but I am kind of a half-hearted meal planner. I think it’s a combination of Ben’s crazy work schedule and this blog that puts me somewhere in no-man’s land when it comes to meal planning.

I’ll write a list of recipes I want to develop for this site each week. They could be recipes for clients, or they could be just something I’ve been wanting to share with you. If it’s a dinner recipe, I’ll assign it a day – preferably a night that Ben will be home so I can photograph it while he entertains the kids.

Closeup front view of sausage and vegetables in sheet pan.

Then I’ll fill in days that Ben has a late night at work. The kids and I will either meet him for dinner those nights or I’ll just make something quick and easy (kind of like lunch). That’s usually when I just give up. It’s so bad! I’m really bad at this.

Next thing I know, I’m wandering the grocery store aisles aimlessly, picking up this and that. I know I have a stocked pantry so throwing together a last-minute meal isn’t usually too difficult as long as I have a decent selection of protein in my fridge.

One of the things I’ll commonly pick up is either ground turkey, or turkey sweet Italian sausage. I know I can easily throw together a meal with either one of these two things. A couple of my favorites are Instant Pot pasta with sausage, spinach and tomatoes, or turkey sausage and asparagus quiche

This time I happened to reach for the Italian sausage and decided to share this meal idea with you guys. It’s honestly one of those meals I make over and over and OVER again. It’s ridiculously easy, it’s healthy, and it’s a great way to use up whatever produce you may have in the fridge.

Overhead of a serving of sausage and vegetables on decorative blue plate.

About this Roasted Italian Sausage Dinner

You’ll want to include a couple of sweet Vidalia® Onions. It’s hard to believe this, but they get even sweeter when you roast them. If you remember, as part of my partnership with Vidalia onions, I also made this irresistible onion tart with bacon and kale. That tart may be a fancier use of the Vidalia onions – but this recipe is just as delicious. It’s perfect for those days where you really don’t feel like cooking.

Add some carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms and you have a really delicious, well-rounded meal.

Serve it with a loaf of crusty bread and fresh fruit. Voila! 

Roasted sausage and vegetables on decorative plate with fork and knife.

More easy meal ideas

Roasted sausage and vegetables on sheet pan.

Roasted Italian Sausage with Vidalia Onions and Vegetables

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Roasted Italian sausage with Vidalia onions and vegetables – this will become a go-to easy meal for you – it is for us!


  • one package of sweet Italian turkey sausage (19.5 ounces) – 5 sausages
  • 3 small Vidalia onions, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 large bell pepper (any color), cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, washed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place all chopped vegetables on rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and then place sausage on pan as well. (Note – you may need to divide the ingredients on to two trays if it’s too crowded).
  3. Roast for 20 minutes, stir, return to oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and brown and sausage is cooked through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1 sausage with vegetables
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 767mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 16gProtein: 15g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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Disclosure: This Roasted Italian Sausage recipe is a sponsored post written on behalf of Vidalia Onions. I have been compensated for my time but as always, all opinions are my own! I heart sweet Vidalia onions and I’d buy them no matter what. Thanks for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands I use and love!