Roasted Potato and Sausage Dinner Recipe

Roasted Potato and Sausage Dinner

The Spruce

Ratings (37)
  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
608 Calories
36g Fat
55g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 608
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 775mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 19g
Calcium 134mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple meal makes a nice everyday dinner, perfect for any busy weekday or weekend. The andouille sausage is spicy and wonderful, but feel free to use different smoked sausages, such as kielbasa or seasoned chicken sausage.

Cajun or Creole seasoning adds flavor to the roasted vegetables, but this dish could also be made with another seasoning salt blend.

Serve with freshly baked biscuits or rolls and a simple salad for a complete and satisfying family dinner.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked sausages (such as andouille or kielbasa, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds)
  • 1 1/2 pounds gold potatoes (or red potatoes, cut into 1 to 2-inch chunks)
  • 3 to 4 carrots (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 medium onions (cut into wedges)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
  • 1 large clove garlic (crushed and finely minced)
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme (or about 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oven to 425 F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Combine the sausage pieces, chunks of potatoes, carrots, and onions in a large food storage bag or bowl.

    Mixed vegetables for roasting.
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  4. Toss with the pepper, salt, Creole seasoning, garlic, thyme, and olive oil. 

    Seasoned sausage and potatoes.
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  5. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

    Baking sausage and potatoes.
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  6. Roast for 45 to 60 minutes, until vegetables are fork-tender, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes.

    Roasted potato and sausage dinner.
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  7. Serve with a salad and biscuits for a complete, delicious meal.

Tip

  • Some Cajun and Creole seasoning blends are unsalted; make sure to taste and add salt, to taste.

Recipe Variations

  • Use diced leftover ham instead of sausage in the dish.
  • Make the dish with browned fresh bulk sausage—chorizo, breakfast sausage, or mild Italian sausage.
  • Add sauteed sliced mushrooms to the mixture.
  • Replace some of the carrots with sweet potato cubes or butternut squash cubes to the mixture with the potatoes.
  • Add a cup of halved brussels sprouts to the potatoes.
  • To lower the carbs, replace the potatoes with chunks of cauliflower and omit the carrots or slice them thinly or julienne. Roast for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • After about 40 minutes of roasting, toss the vegetables with about 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Return the dish to the oven and continue roasting for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the cheese has browned.
  • Add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary and/or parsley to the vegetables along with the fresh or dried thyme.