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Sheet pan dinners are all the rage right now, and rightly so. You throw your favorite items on a cookie sheet, roast with abandon, and pull it out of the oven, all ready to be eaten. It’s like having dinner fairies, except YOU are the fairy! Nothing wrong with that.
One day, I decided to think up a sheet pan dinner that would be epic. Easy and epic. With Johnsonville Brats in the fridge, and lots of peppers, it dawned on me: Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner. Sausage and peppers is one of the best meals, period, so why not turn it into a sheet pan dinner? It was genius, and turns out, it was also delicious.
This sheet pan dinner is super easy: slice red onion, peppers (we used green, orange and red), and grab 2 handfuls of baby potatoes. Place your Johnsonville Brats on one side of the sheet pan, your peppers in the middle, and your potatoes on the other side. Place the onions ON TOP of the brats.
Drizzle the peppers and potatoes with olive oil. Drizzle the brats and onions with balsamic vinegar. Ok, this is optional, but it’s so good. Sprinkle garlic salt over everything. Place in a 425 degree oven and let the magic happen.
Here’s what’s going to happen: the delicious juices from the Johnsonville Brats will make their way onto the onions, then over to the peppers. The potatoes will roast, but will still be done once everything else is done. The peppers will caramelize, thanks to the sausage juices and olive oil. Your mouth will water about halfway into the cooking process, because you will smell the sausage juices mixing with the balsamic vinegar. You’ll cry a bit, because you KNOW you can’t take out the sheet pan yet, since the potatoes will need the full time to cook. The sausages will come out with crispy skin, as will the potatoes. You’ll cry again, then eat everything in site. It’s OK; dinner fairies are allowed to cry.
You need this recipe in your very busy, back-to-school, life. This is also the PERFECT Bratsgiving recipe, since it can be doubled or tripled. Invite the neighbors over for dinner, and just add another sheet pan dinner to the oven. Booyah.
Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
1 Package Johnsonville Brats Original Bratwurst
1 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1/2 green pepper, sliced
1/2 orange pepper, sliced
1 pound baby or fingerling potatoes
7 cloves fresh garlic (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place Johnsonville Bratwurst in one side of sheet pan. Top brats with sliced onions.
Place sliced peppers in the middle of sheet pan.
Place potatoes and garlic cloves on other side of the sheet pan.
Drizzle brats and onions with balsamic vinegar.
Drizzle peppers, garlic cloves and potatoes with olive oil. Rub oil all over potatoes.
Sprinkle garlic salt over the potatoes, peppers, onions and sausage.
Place sheet pan in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
Take sheet pan out after 15 minutes, and turn potatoes. Bake for another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, and serve. Enjoy!