Italian Sausage Bake: One Pot, One Hearty Meal

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina
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This Italian sausage recipe can be concocted in one pot - and is guaranteed to fill you up with hearty goodness!

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Do you ever dream of a recipe? I find that I often dream about food.

I just so happened to dream up this recipe for Italian Sausage Bake. Since most of the time you only remember about 1% of an actual dream, this is what I would like to think the dream was about.

I dreamed I was in the kitchen and craving Italian food. I wanted a hearty meal for a Sunday supper and I wanted to use up quite a bit of produce I had on hand. I also wanted to give my husband the evening off from doing dishes, so I knew I needed to make this a one-pot meal.

Get where I'm going with this dream? A hearty one-pot meal fit for any weekend supper. To be honest, my Spicy Italian Sausage bake doesn't have to be reserved for a weekend supper. It can be cooked on a week night. That's when I made this dish: after a busy day at the office. We may or may not have eaten dinner around 9 that night (but let me just tell you it was well worth the slow-roasting wait).

Italian Sausage Bake Picture

The baked sausages taste just as good as my Grilled Italian Sausage with Grilled Sweet Peppers. Oh, and did I mention that the flavors develop even more if you happen to use leftovers. Both the first and second time I made this recipe it was just my husband and I dining on this baked gem.

Each time we ate more than our share in servings, leaving us with a small amount of leftovers for work the next day. Whether you are entertaining or just want a simple meal, my spicy Italian sausage bake is sure to please any crowd!

(NOTE: For a similar meal, check out this Paleo sausage and cauliflower rice recipe!)

    4 Servings


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, red and yellow variety
  • 1 pound honey gold potatoes, quartered
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped length-wise 1-inch
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 6 links italian sausage, spicy
  • 5 sprigs dried thyme
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large baking dish, toss grape tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, and red onion with one tablespoon olive oil and chopped garlic.
  3. Mix well until incorporated and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the sausage links on top of the vegetables. Place sprigs of thyme throughout the dish. Cover with foil and bake for 90 minutes.
  5. Remove tinfoil from baking dish, mix vegetables around, and bake for an additional 30 minutes until sausage is golden brown. (*You may need to turn the sausage to prevent from burning). Serve immediately.


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Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.

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Amber @ Carrie La Mar

Hi Carrie,
The sausages are supposed to be raw at the start of cooking. Hope you love this recipe! Amber | Managing Editor, Food Fanatic


I made this 2 weekends ago and it was awesome. I made in the crock pot and we all loved it. The burst of the cherry tomato was yummo. The sausage was not crisp but it was so juicy and tender we did not miss the crunch. I am making again this week. Might try in the oven and see the difference but it so good in the crock pot. Keeper.


I cook with Community Cooks where each cook makes a part of a meal at home, and putting the casseroles together we do a meal for a whole homeless shelter or program! The assigned meal for March is 'sausages and vegetables' This will be perfect! Thank you!


This dinner is awesome. My whole family loves it. The only difficulty is remembering to start it 2 hours before we want to eat.


It will not let me print the recipe.


Sounds yummy! Wondering if the veggies are really mushy after being baked for 2 hours?


OMG, this was great. The anticipation of eating this, from the picture to the smell of it did not disappoint. My carnivore of a toddler ate all her veggies tonight....yay! Adding to the rotation, for sure.


I love how easy this is! I want to try it with kielbasa too.