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Pumpkin Potato and Sausage Bake

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Pumpkin Potato and Sausage Bake

Pumpkin potato and sausage bake – a surprisingly delicious sheet pan dinner perfect for the season.

No time to spend in the kitchen? Well, a sheet pan dinner is always a good way out of that situation. Just a bit of chopping put the pan in the oven and you will have a wonderful, delicious, and real dinner in about an hour, with only maybe 15 minutes of actual work.

And this particular pumpkin potato and sausage bake is the perfect easy, quick and delicious seasonal dinner.

Roasted Potatoes Pumpkin and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

I do make sheet pan dinners from time to time, but I realize now that they mostly revolve around chicken, for instance, these delicious Turmeric Chicken Legs or Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Vegetables or these Sticky Roasted Chicken Legs .

Well, this time I used sausages instead of chicken and what a delicious twist that was!

Roasted Potatoes Pumpkin and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

What do you need?

I adapted a recipe found in a wonderful Saxon cookbook including many typical Saxon recipes. It was made on a whim, I did not even plan to post it, but while reading the recipe I realized I still had a piece of pumpkin in the fridge and, untypically for me, a rather large cabanossi sausage. The original recipe calls for bratwurst or bacon, but I ignored that and used what I had.

Sausage:

  • I had cabanossi and they were delicious.
  • However, as already mentioned, you can use bratwurst or thicker bacon chunks.
  • Italian sausages, kielbasa or other similar sausages would be fine as well.

Pumpkin:

  • I always use either Hokkaido pumpkin (red Kuri squash) or butternut squash, they have the best flavor.
  • If choosing another sort, make sure it is a flavorful one.

Other ingredients: potatoes, a little sugar and cinnamon for the pumpkin, and a little oil.

Roasted Potatoes Pumpkin and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Also, another change: the recipe calls for sprinkling the pumpkin slice with 3 tablespoons sugar. Well, I did not dare to do that. Sprinkling sugar and cinnamon on pumpkin which is part of a savory sheet pan dinner was already a wild idea for me and I just could not bring myself to use so much.

So I only sprinkled the pumpkin with 1 tablespoon sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon and that was just perfect for us. Much better than I thought it would be, the sweet cinnamon pumpkin was a perfect fit for those roasted potatoes and cabanossi, you should really give this dish a try, I think you would love it!

Roasted Potatoes Pumpkin and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

More pumpkin recipes:

Turkey Roast with Potatoes and Pumpkin

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Pumpkin Potato Bake

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

potato pumpkin sausage bake served with salad

Pumpkin Potato and Sausage Bake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pumpkin potato and sausage bake – a surprisingly delicious sheet pan dinner perfect for the season.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg/ 2.2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 450 g/ 1 lbs pumpkin (Note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 250 ml/ 1 cup water
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz cabanossi (Note 2)
  • fine sea salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the potatoes and slice them. Place them on the baking tray. Rub them with the oil, arrange them on ¾ of the tray and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the pumpkin into wedges. Arrange the wedges on the other side of the tray. Sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Carefully pour the water into the tray taking care not to wash away the spices or the oil on the vegetables.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until almost done.
  6. In the meantime slice the cabanossi into thick slices. Add them to the sheet pan on top of the potatoes and continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes or so until the vegetables are soft and the sausages cooked through.
  7. Serve with a green salad.

Notes

  1. I had Hokkaido, but butternut squash or another flavorful sort of pumpkin would be fine as well.
  2. Or bratwurst, Italian sausage, kielbasa, etc.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 of the dish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information is not always accurate.

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KR

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

I am very glad to see so many pumpkin recipes. (your earlier was amazing as well). Pumpkin is not very common in my menu, so I am glad for inspiration and ideas, how and what to prepare and cook :) :)

Marcellina

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Looks delicious! Your cabanossi sausage looks a lot better than the ones I see here. I love traybakes and like you, I mostly do chicken but I also traybake locally made sicilian sausages with potatoes, tomatoes and capsicum (sweet peppers). I actually like the flavour of cinnamon with pumpkin and always use it in my mashed pumpkin. Thanks for sharing!

Nammi

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

I love sheet pan dinners, less washing and minimum fuss.

Agness of Run Agness Run

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

This is an awesome dinner recipe, Adina. Can't wait to prepare it for my family.

Katerina

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Roasting vegetables gives them such a profound taste! Love them!

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