Who doesn’t love a one-pan dinner recipe? On top of being simple to prep, these easy meals make dinner clean-up a breeze! And when you make a freezer to sheet pan meal, you can whip up a delicious dinner ahead of time to make prep work at meal time even easier. With this sausage and vegetable sheet pan dinner, your family can enjoy a delicious and healthy meal. And you can enjoy dump and go meal prep on a busy weeknight!
Sheet pan freezer meals are rapidly becoming some of my favourites. I love how easy they are to throw together and how few dishes need to be done afterwards! Some of our staples are the Pesto Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan Meal and Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. My husband really likes the Beef and Broccoli one.
Cajun Sausage and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe
- 1 smoked garlic sausage ring, sliced (Ukrainian sausage)
- 1 small zucchini, very coarsely chopped
- 1/2 small sweet potato, coarsely cubed
- 1/4 butternut squash, coarsely cubed
- splash olive oil
- Cajun seasoning
- Add all the ingredients to a large freezer bag.
- Shake the bag to combine the ingredients, making sure all the veggies and sausage are coated in oil and seasoning.
- Remove excess air from the bag, then seal and freeze.
- Transfer the bag from the freezer to the refrigerator and allow to thaw.
- When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Spread the thawed ingredients evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
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Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas
What I love most about this freezer to sheet pan dinner is how simple it is to customize! Since it’s made with just a handful of ingredients, you can easily adjust the recipe to suit your family’s preferences. Try these recipe ideas when you’re putting together your own freezer meal:
- Try different sausage flavours. Garlic sausage is a great choice for this simple sheet pan meal because it’s packed with flavour. But there are so many other sausage varieties to choose from, which means you can easily adjust this recipe to include your family’s favourites. Add some smoked sausage for a quick dinner option or mix in some chicken or turkey sausage for a healthier alternative.
- Mix in different veggies. When it comes to adding veggies to your sheet pan meals, it’s important to consider the cook time of your ingredients. Since you’ll need to roast your meat and veggies for an extended period of time, it’s a good idea to avoid quick-cooking vegetables like peas or corn. Instead, try adding veggies that benefit from slow cooking, like Brussels sprouts, potatoes, onions, broccoli, carrots, and squash.
Can Sheet Pan Meals Be Frozen?
If you love sheet pan meals and freezer cooking, you’re probably wondering if you can combine the two to create a quick and easy frozen dinner. And I have good news for you! Most sheet pan meals can be frozen!
The key to making freezer to sheet pan meals is taking the time to prep all the ingredients before they’re placed in the freezer. Make sure to clean and chop all your veggies, slice your meat accordingly, and season your sheet pan ingredients before freezing. That way, your entire meal will be ready to cook when it’s time to pop it in the oven!
After your prep work is done, the only thing left to do is freeze. Depending on the space you have in your freezer and how easy you want it to be to heat up your dinner in the evening, you can store your frozen sheet pan meal two different ways:
- Freezer bags. My favourite way to store my freezer meals is using bags because they take up less space in the freezer and make meal prep a breeze. That’s because all you have to do is dump all the ingredients into the bag and freeze. When you’re ready to cook, you can transfer your meal to your sheet pan and pop it in the oven to heat it up.
- Sheet pan. If you prefer for your dinner to be ready to go straight into the oven when it’s thawed, you can also freeze your sheet pan meal directly on the pan. Since sheet pans are made of metal, they’re naturally freezer friendly. To freeze your meal right on the pan, toss all the ingredients in oil and seasoning and spread them out in an even layer on your pan. Cover the pan with foil, then tightly wrap it in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. When you’re ready to cook, all the ingredients to thaw, then remove the cover and bake the dinner according to the recipe instructions.
How Do You Prepare Oven Ready Freezer Meals?
Freezer cooking is all about making oven-ready dinners that help you cut down on your dinner prep work. But if you’re not sure how to put together a meal that’s ready to cook from the freezer, don’t worry! It’s a pretty easy process.
To prepare oven ready freezer meals, there are four basic steps:
- Prep all the ingredients. This is often the most time-consuming part of meal prep. Chop up all your vegetables, slice the meat, and take care of any other prep work that needs to be done before your recipe can be cooked.
- Cook the ingredients. Some ingredients (like ground meats, pasta and rice) should be cooked before they go into the freezer. After all the ingredients are prepped, take the time to precook those ingredients and allow them to cool.
- Add the seasoning and sauces. Once the ingredients are prepped and cooked, the last step is to add any seasoning and/or sauces that go into the recipe. You can usually combine all those ingredients right in your freezer bag for easy prep work.
- Freeze the meal. Transfer your ingredients to your container (freezer bag or freezer-friendly container) and place it in the freezer. And don’t forget to write down the name of the recipe and the date it was frozen on the container so you know exactly what’s inside.
- 1 smoked garlic sausage ring sliced (Ukrainian sausage)
- 1 zucchini very coarsely chopped
- 1/2 sweet potato coarsely cubed
- 1/4 butternut squash coarsely cubed
- splash olive oil
- Cajun seasoning
Add all the ingredients to a large resealable freezer bag.
Shake the bag to combine the ingredients, making sure all the veggies and sausage are coated in oil and seasoning.
Remove excess air from the bag, seal, and freeze.
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Spread the thawed ingredients evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.