Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans

Get your deliciousness on with this one pan meal! Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa, potatoes and green beans make up a delicious dinner in no time plus it’s perfect for weekly meal prep…or when you only want to wash one dish!

So with my really being limited to what I can and cannot do in the kitchen, I have to rely on Mr. Fantabulous to do most of the cooking. And since I’m 1-armed if you will he’s also the one that has to do the dishes. Sure we have a brand new dishwasher but we rarely use it. I know, we’re weird. Since he’s bearing the brunt of all of the house work, yard work and construction stuff I try to keep dinner easy as possible while delicious.

When we were at the store he spied fresh green beans. Now this man loves these things. I mean he’ll eat them raw. Now I like many vegetables raw, green beans are not one of them. Growing up he would have loved being in my parents garden with me as one of my jobs was to pick the beans. And having 41 acres, we grew A LOT of beans. Now when I make green beans I tend to go to one of my all time favorite Green Beans recipe – Grown Up Green Beans. It takes all of the elements of that Thanksgiving green bean casserole but makes it all fancy schmancy. And no canned soup. Yes, it’s ok in a pinch but please, make homemade!

Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa, potatoes and green beans

Anyway, there was no way I could ask Mr. Fantabulous to make that as, while it’s not hard or complicated, he’s still not a huge fan of cooking. Eating yes; cooking no. lol While we were shopping I picked up some potatoes and kielbasa just because those are quick and easy meals. And that’s when it hit me – Sheet Pan dinner.


Sheet pan dinners are something I can remember my Mom and Grandma making when they didn’t really want to cook but they had to feed the family. Now when they made theirs they had full size sheet pans and usually made 2-3 pans at a time. Since it’s just us I went with a half-sized sheet pan but you can go with a full one. You don’t want to go smaller as you don’t want to crowd the pan or have things on top of each other.

When it was time to start dinner I could see the look of ‘ugh’ on his face. He’s tired and if you saw our home situation and the amount of work that we’re (he) is doing, it’s unreal that we can get it done. I got the ingredients out and grabbed the pan. As the oven warmed up he went to where the pots hung and asked how many we needed tonight. I said “None, just this pan.” He then went to the cupboard to get bowls and asked how many we needed. I smiled and said, “None, all we need is this pan and a cutting board.” He raised a brow which made me chuckle. As he lined the pan with foil, I rinsed the veggies.

Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa, potatoes and green beans

After he chopped everything I put it on the pan in an even layer and then drizzled with the oil and some seasonings. He put it in the oven then sliced up the kielbasa. He looked at me and sighed “Now what?” I smiled and told him to go sit for 25 minutes. He raised a brow and quickly said “Don’t you do anything. You need to heal and I don’t want you trying to sneak in and cook.”

25 minutes later he came out to the kitchen, flipped the veggies and put the kielbasa on top. Back into the oven for a bit and then it was time for dinner. As he pulled it out he said “Wow, this smells really good. This looks so good!” Now what he said after that first bite, I almost peed my pants from laughing. After he ate his first bite he exclaimed “What the hell???  Why haven’t we made this yet?  I’ve been cooking all this stuff that requires 42 pans and 67 bowls and this was literally a flippin pan! I do NOT want to be Julia Child!”

…and then he proceeded to tell me how to make this in Julia’s voice. OMG I could not stop laughing!  The man is just stupid silly. lol God, I love him!

Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa, potatoes and green beans

Later that night, he kept talking about how awesome dinner was that HE made and that he wanted to make all of the dinners like that – even soup. LOL He said “Honey you’re a genius!  This is ingenious!  I can’t believe you thought of that!”  I laughed and said “Honey, thank you but that cooking method has been around for decades. But I’ll make you more recipes like that again.”

Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa, potatoes and green beans

It’s funny as I forgot about this type of cooking until it started showing up on Pinterest. This type of method is as old as the hills as my Daddy used to say. I have so many recipes from my family that was passed through the generations that all share this common cooking method. So since it’s Mr. Fantabulous approved, look for more sheet pan recipes!

Do you have a favorite sheet pan recipe?

Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans

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Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Smoked Kielbasa
  • 4-5 medium, skin-on Yukon potatoes
  • 1/2 – 3/4 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F, rack in the middle. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil ensuring the foil goes up and over the sides.
  2. Add the green beans to the pan.
  3. Cut the potatoes into 1/2” cubes and place on the sheet pan spreading the beans and potatoes in a single layer. Drizzle the veggies with olive oil. Sprinkle on the salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  4. Roast for 25 minutes. While the veggies are roasting, slice the kielbasa on an angle 1/2” thick.
  5. Remove from the oven, turn the veggies (If the potatoes start to stick, leave them be). Add the kielbasa on top. Return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, flip over the kielbasa and bake for 5 more minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, taste for seasoning and enjoy!
  8. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

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7 Responses to “Sheet Pan Smoked Kielbasa with Herbed Potatoes and Green Beans”

  • Lemmonee says:

    This is a wonderful idea. I gave to my girls, and one who has a meat and tatters family stuck to the plan, the other who’s family likes more veggies added some pretty bell peppers and squash. Anyway this a very easy and yummy dish. Great for working families, prepare ahead or cheat and buy pre-cut veg. Thank you, and love your site.

    • TKWAdmin says:

      That’s awesome to hear and thank you so very, very much! That’s awesome that you got the girls involved! I’ll be posting a ton more sheet pan dinners like this as they are just so simple!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Wanda says:

    He said: What’s for supper tonight?
    She said: Check out the top recipe at the end of the counter (my recipe/meal planning resting place).
    He said: You don’t have to go to all that trouble. Just cook up (saute) the sausage like you usually do.
    She said: We gotta try new things, and this is more time consuming than difficult. Plus, I can do other things while this cooks.
    Later…
    He said (after a taste or two): This is good; a keeper for sure.

    As for me (the “she said” part above), I like the green bean component above. It seems an unusual ingredient with the sausage but is really good with the sausage-plus-potato combo. Add some spicy mustard and you are done!

    My changes: (1) spray the foil with nonstick before the potatoes and (2) blanch the beans and add them with the sausage at the halfway mark (which I will likely pair with a weekend meal prep, saving half for this recipe).

    Yummy!

  • Leticia says:

    Making this tonight!

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