One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs

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This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs dish is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese.  Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan – and believe me there is plenty of food to go around!

This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!

I mean, just look at this eggy goodness nestled into the veggies and sausage with cheese melted on top…YUM!

My Hero: One Pot/Pan Dinners!

Lately I’ve heard from so many Moms and Dads saying that while they appreciate prep-ahead instructions for recipes, they still need even easier recipes.  They need ULTRA EASY!  So, I asked, what would make recipes ULTRA EASY?  The answer was either (a) Few Ingredients or (b) Everything cooks in One Pot/Pan.  Of course, there were those that want both too!  Stay tuned for a new series of 5-Ingredient recipes that are coming!  But today, I give you another One-Pan Wonder: One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs.

Here are a couple other One Pan/Pot Meals that you may love to try!

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR COOKING ‘KIT’

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge…

(See the recipe below for more details)

  • Since this recipe is all about simplicity – and of course flavor! – it calls for store-bought Italian Sausage.  However, you can very easily make your own homemade turkey Italian Sausage ahead of time and even make a few batches and freeze!  CLICK HERE for the easy recipe for Turkey Italian Sausage.  If you do make the Italian Sausage, it can be made ahead and stored in a bag or container.
  • Trim bottom of Brussel sprouts and cut them in half. Put in large storage bag.
  • Cut 1 sweet bell pepper into bite size pieces (red, yellow, or orange will all be great). Add to same bag as Brussel sprouts.

This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!

  • Mince the garlic and add half to bag of Brussel sprouts/peppers. Save half for the potatoes. (you will wait to cut and season potatoes the night you cook).
    • Tip!  To make mincing garlic SUPER EASY, I use a Garlic Press.  I crush the garlic with the back of a knife and remove the skin.  Then I place it in the press and scrape the minced garlic off with a knife.  So simple and my hands don’t smell like garlic for the rest of the day!
  • Chop the parsley, adding 1 tbls to veggie bag and saving rest in storage bag.
  • Grate cheese (if needed) and put in storage bag.
  • Place the bag of brussel sprouts and peppers, the extra garlic, the parsley, the Italian Sausage and the cheese on a sheet pan or in a large bowl to keep together as your Meal KIT! The potatoes and tomatoes can stay out of the fridge.
COOK YOUR MEAL:
  • On the night you’re ready to cook, pull your KIT out from the fridge!
  • Preheat oven to 400, then spray the bottom of a large sheet pan with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cut the potatoes into quarters, season with extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Roast in oven for 25 minutes.
  • To the bag with Brussel Sprouts & peppers, add the salt, pepper, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Gently rub around to completely coat the veggies.
  • Quarter the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • After 20 minutes in the oven, remove the pan with the potatoes and add the seasoned veggies from the bag plus the tomatoes. Also add pieces of the sausage around the pan.   If the sausage came in links, then squeeze it out of the casings.  Place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the pan and create 6 holes in the veggies for the eggs.

  • Crack 1 egg into each of the 6 holes.

This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!

  • Then, add the shredded cheese all over the top of the veggies, sausage, and eggs. Last, sprinkle parsley over top. Place back in the oven for a final 10 minutes to cook the eggs and melt the cheese, slightly browning it on top.

Serve this complete one pan meal on a plate, garnish with a bit more fresh parsley and Enjoy!

😍 Carrie

One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs

This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword eggs, Italian sausage, potatoes, sheet pan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 553 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Potatoes

  • 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Veggies

  • 16 oz Brussel Srouts
  • 1 Yellow Pepper (any color sweet pepper will do)
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Other Ingredients

  • Spray Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 oz Raw Sweet Italian Sausage (removed from casing)
  • 8 Small Tomatoes (Campari or Plum or on the vine)
  • 6 Eggs
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese, aged white
  • 1 oz Parsley, about 1/4 cup chopped

Instructions

Prep-Ahead and make your Meal 'Kit'

  1. Trim bottom of Brussel sprouts and cut them in half. Put in large storage bag.  

  2. Cut 1 sweet bell pepper into bite size pieces (red, yellow, or orange will all be great). Add to same bag as Brussel sprouts.

    This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!
  3. Mince 2 cloves garlic, add 1 to bag of Brussel sprouts and peppers.  Save the second minced garlic clove for the potatoes (you will wait to cut and season potatoes the night you cook).

  4. Chop the parsley.  Place 1 tbls in with the brussel sprouts and peppers.  Place the rest in a storage bag.

  5. Grate cheese (if needed) and put in storage bag.

  6. Place the bag of brussel sprouts and peppers, the extra garlic, the parsley, the Italian Sausage and the cheese on a sheet pan or in a large bowl to keep together as your Meal KIT!  The potatoes and tomatoes can stay out of the fridge.

Cook

  1. On the night you're ready to cook, pull your KIT out from the fridge!

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray the bottom of a large sheet pan with extra virgin olive oil.  

  3. Cut the potatoes into quarters.  Place on the pan and drizzle with 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, then toss with 1 clove minced garlic, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Roast in oven for 25 minutes.

    This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!
  4. To the bag with Brussel Sprouts, peppers, garlic, and parsley, add the salt, pepper, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Gently rub around to completely coat the veggies.  

  5. Quarter the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

    This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!
  6. After 20 minutes in the oven, remove the pan with the potatoes and add the seasoned veggies from the bag plus the tomatoes.  Also add pieces of the sausage around the pan.  Place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

  7. After 15 minutes, remove the pan and create 6 holes in the veggies for the eggs.  Crack 1 egg into each of the 6 holes.  Then, add the shredded cheese all over the top of the veggies, sausage, and eggs.  Last, sprinkle parsley over top.  Place back in the oven for a final 10 minutes to cook the eggs and melt the cheese, slightly browning it on top.  

    Veggies and raw eggs on pan for One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs. It's LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!
  8. Serve this complete one pan meal on a plate, garnish with a bit more fresh parsley and Enjoy!

Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Casserole

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Welcome to the Cheesy Sausage Broccoli & Rice Casserole post!  Yes, this casserole is a destination and deserves a warm welcome.  When the weather is cold, and you have a list of holiday to-do items the length of your arm what is easier or more comforting than a casserole? Nothing. That’s the answer, nothing.  Ok, maybe a soup or a stew, but a casserole is hearty and filling and if done very strategically, can be an all-in-one dish for you. That’s exactly what I have for you today, an all-in-one, make-ahead, hearty and delicious Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Casserole.

 

Embrace Your Casserole Side

Ok, I’m going to level with you here. When I started my blog, I told myself that I would never post a casserole recipe. I grew up with casseroles. Casseroles are stress-free. They are easy and they can last for more than 1 meal. A delicious casserole is  warm and cozy and comforting. Casseroles are hearty and gooey and fill the whole house with the delicious scent of their ingredients while they cook. Why WOULDN’T I post a casserole recipe!?? Well, I would. And I am.  So, here you go…

Healthy-ish Casserole

If you follow my blog or newsletters at all, you know that I love chicken.  Chicken is high in protein, but not high in calories or fat.  Some of my favorite chicken recipes are… Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken, Chicken, Tomato, Pepper Pasta, Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken & Chorizo Enchiladas Casserole, Mexican Chicken to name a few.

For this recipe, I really wanted to do something a little different, but then I ended up back in the world of chicken after all. Chicken Sausage, that is! That’s different, right? Well, you can definitely use whatever favorite sausage you and your family love, whether it’s chicken or beef or pork. But, chicken does tend to be healthier for you.   I love to use either Aidells Habanero & Green Chile Smoked Sausage with NO Nitrates or HungryRoot Garlic Spinach Sausage!  If you want to check out Hungryroot, you can get $25 off your first order!  Just click here for this deal!

Hungryroot Chicken Sausage slices on plate for Cheesy Chicken Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole

We also love Broccoli in my house. And, by “we” I mean me and the girls. Dave is the type who will quickly eat all the broccoli first to get it out of the way so it doesn’t ruin the rest of his meal. So, I went with broccoli as the veggie hero in this casserole.

 

I love it for its taste, for the beautiful green color it adds, and for the fact that it is packed with vitamins so this Casserole is healthy, right!? Actually, it really is! It only calls for ½ cup of shredded cheese in the entire dish and low-fat milk, not cream, which is just enough to boost the creaminess factor, but not enough to give you guilt pangs.

 

Cooking your Casserole

There are only 3 simple steps for this recipe after you prep the sauce and broccoli by cutting and slicing them. Step 1 is to make the creamy sauce with the sausage. Step 2 is to make the rice. Step 3 is to combine it all with the broccoli.

Then bake it in the oven, with panko breadcrumbs added at the very end.

I hope you try this recipe with your family and love it as much as we did!

Enjoy!

Carrie, Talking Meals

Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Casserole

This is a stress-free, easy, warm and comforting, hearty and gooey casserole with sausage, broccoli, and just a bit of cheese to give it the creaminess you want.  Rounded out with Rice, you have a complete meal! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, casserole, chicken, chicken dinner, chicken sausage, easy dinner, healthy dinner, healthy recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 323 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 4 Cooked Chicken Sausage Links (12oz)
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 tbls All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbls Butter
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar
  • 1 tbls Parsley
  • 3 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook the Rice: Add 1 cup water and 1 cup chicken broth to small pot, then add 1 cup uncooked rice.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cover for 20 minutes.  Once 20 minutes is done, keep lid on pot until ready to mix the rice into the casserole.

  3. Dice the onion, slice the sausage, chop the parsley, cut off the broccoli florets.

    Broccoli florets on plate for Cheesy Chicken Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole
  4. To a preheated saute pan, add 1 tsp olive oil and the sliced sausage.  Sear the sausage until browned on both sides.  If you are using cooked sausage, you just need to sear, not cook through.  If raw, then cook a few minutes longer.  Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside, leaving the sausage bits and juices in the pan.

  5. To the same pan, add 1 tsp olive oil if needed and the onions.  Cook the onions until soft and translucent.  

  6. Add the flour and butter to make a roux and stir until full mixed. Cook for 2 minutes while stirring constantly so it does not burn.  Slowly whisk in the broth and the milk until lumps are gone and sauce is creamy.

  7. Add the shredded cheese and the parsley and whisk to combine.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Finally add back the sausage and stir to combine.

    Cheesy Chicken Sausage in skillet for Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole.
  8. In a casserole dish, mix the rice, the broccoli, and the sausage-sauce.  Once combined, cover and cook in oven for 30 minutes.

    Cheesy Chicken Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole on plate
  9. Remove cover and sprinkle panko bread crumbs, salt & pepper over the entire top of the casserole.  Put back in the oven for another 5+ minutes until the top is lightly browned.

    Cheesy Chicken Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole in dish.
  10. Take the casserole out, serve, and enjoy!!