Cajun Potato and Andouille Sausage Bake

One sheet pan is all you need for a new weeknight dinner staple of spicy Cajun Potato and Andouille Sausage Bake.  Toss everything together, set it and come back and hour later to a delicious no-fuss dinner. 

Cajun Potato and Andouille Sausage Bake from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen | A no-fuss, on sheet pan dinner that's a set it and forget it type meal.

I think it’s safe to say that summer has officially passed us by.  While it’s still about a week awhile from the first official day from fall and there still are summer temperatures outside – that lazy summer feeling has washed away.  The desire to skip a work day to spend it at the beach has been replaced with a need to be productive.

We don’t have kids but it’s easy to get washed up in that back to school frenzy with Braden’s work schedule and just being surrounded by it all.  Some how after Labor Day a switch was flipped and now I feel like I have no time (but I’m pretty sure nothing has really changed).  Funny how a new month or season will do that to you.

With any busy household, dinner still needs to get on the table.  In ours it’s usually late at night and if I hadn’t cooked something earlier in the day to be reheated, I want an easy one pot/sheet pan meal.  I mean we have no dishwasher after all, so who wants to be washing a ton of dishes late at night?  My go-to for these sheet pan dinners?  Potatoes and sausage.

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We always have a stocked pantry of Idaho Potatoes at home.  From Russets to Yukon Golds to Red Potatoes, there’s always at least 2 varieties represented, sometimes 3! You never know what mood you’re going to be in and each potato has it’s own special merits.

For this time though, it was about the reds – with their waxy texture, thin skin but creamy interior they stand up to roasting beautifully.  Red Potatoes are mildly sweet, which means they are the perfect contrast to spicy cajun seasoning.

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Like I said, you can’t get any easier than a one sheet meal.  The potatoes go into the oven for a little pre-roast and crisp up and while they are cooking, you start prepping the rest of the ingredients.  I use pre-cooked andouille sausage (pick your favorite, the chicken or pork kind works) and some peppers and onions to round it out.

They get tossed in the pan after 30 minutes of potato roasting and back in the oven for another 30-35 minutes.  When you’re done you have perfectly roasted potatoes, sweet onions and peppers to go with your spicy andouille.  Perfect as it or for a little extra treat topped with a fried egg (it’s so good, I promise you that)!

Cajun Potato and Andouille Sausage Bake
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Idaho® Norland {Red Potatoes}, quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 – 12 ounces package andouille sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • avocado or grapeseed oil

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F and spread the quartered potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of avocado or grapeseed oil and season with 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning. Roast for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the potatoes from the oven flip the potatoes around on the baking sheet with a spatula to make sure they roast evenly. Then mix in the diced bell peppers, onion and andouille sausage. Drizzle another 1/2 tablespoon of oil on top and season lightly with salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. Return to the oven to roast for 15-30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and crispy on the outside, the vegetables are tender and the sausage is warmed throughout.
  3. Before serving sprinkle the remaining Cajun season and adjust salt and pepper as necessary.
Recipe Type: Main
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13 thoughts on “Cajun Potato and Andouille Sausage Bake

  1. Cookin Canuck

    I agree with feeling the need to be productive and fall into a schedule…one of the many things I love about autumn! How I love sheet pan and one pot meals, and this one is right up my alley.

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  2. Carla

    This dinner sounds so easy to throw together, especially since most of the time is hands off. Sounds like it’ll warm you up on those chilly fall days too.

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  3. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Isn’t it so weird how even without kids, the fall seems so darn busy? That’s definitely happening over here too, and I almost can’t figure out why. But whatever the reason, I’m always in search of easy meals, especially ones with fewer dishes. And andouille is one of my favorite ingredients that I always seem to forget about. Time to get reacquainted!

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  4. FanC

    Have made this once and have put together my second pan tonight. We love it! My Louisiana raised husband is crazy for it.

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