Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal can be on the table in about 30 minutes, and this is great for a low-carb dinner! And check in this post for more tasty ideas using zucchini and sausage!

PIN the Zucchini and Sausage Meal to make it later!

Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal shown on sheet pan with melted cheese

Are you ready to make dinner in the oven yet? For this week’s Friday Favorites pick I’m recommending this Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal that cooks in about 30 minutes. And it uses zucchini, so I think that sounds like a pretty good dinner for summer-into-fall weather, and it’s low in carbs!

This simple recipe was inspired by some zucchini and yellow squash that needed to be used and the Aidell’s Savory Applewood Smoked Chicken Sausage I bought on impulse after I tasted it at Costco.

If you follow that link and check nutrition facts you’ll see that the sausage is really low in carbs (and it’s very tasty) but if you have a favorite pre-cooked sausage with chicken, turkey, pork, or beef you can certainly use any type of sausage you prefer in this easy sheet pan meal.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

(This is only a list of ingredients; please scroll down for complete printable recipe. Or if you use the JUMP TO RECIPE link at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the complete recipe.)

  • zucchini
  • yellow summer squash
  • Olive Oil (affiliate link)
  • Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link)
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper
  • pre-cooked sausage of your choice
  • grated Parmesan cheese 

What is a Sheet Pan Meal?

Sheet pan meals are dinners where the complete dinner is cooked on a sheet pan in the oven, and they’re easy and usually pretty quick to make. Fun fact: in Europe this type of recipe is often called a Tray Bake! Check out Low-Carb and Keto Sheet Pan Meals for more tasty ideas for sheet pan meals!

What if you prefer the zucchini to be slightly crisp?

I want to mention one variation on the preparation method for this recipe if you’re someone who likes your zucchini to still have some crunch. If you follow the cooking instructions the zucchini will be fairly soft, and if you’d prefer zucchini with a little more bite to it, just put the pieces of sausage on the sheet pan first, put the pan in the oven, and let the sausage start to cook while you cut up the zucchini. Then after 5 minutes or so, add zucchini slices to the pan and continue with the recipe.

Want more ideas for Zucchini with Sausage?

I think so many easy dinner ideas can be made with zucchini and sausage, and here are more ideas:

See all my ideas for Sheet Pan Meals:

I’m a huge fan of Sheet Pan Meals that cook an entire meal on one pan. And did you know they are called Traybakes in some parts of the world? You can find all my sheet pan meal ideas in the category for Sheet Pan Meals.

recipe step collage for Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal

How to Make Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal:

(This is only a summary of the steps for the recipe; please scroll down for complete printable recipe. Or if you use the JUMP TO RECIPE link at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the complete recipe.)

  1. Preheat oven and spray a sheet pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Wash the zucchini and yellow squash, then cut off ends, slice lengthwise down the center; then slice into 3/4 inch thick half-moon pieces.
  3. Toss zucchini with olive oil, Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and pepper.
  4. Lay zucchini on the sheet pan flat sides down and so that no squash pieces are touching each other.
  5. (Note: If you prefer your zucchini a bit more crisp, cut up the sausage, put it on the sheet pan, and put the pan in the oven to start roasting the sausage before you do the steps above.)
  6. Trim ends off pre-cooked sausage of your choice. Slice sausage into thick slices and tuck between the zucchini pieces on the sheet pan.
  7. Roast zucchini and sausage pieces 15 minutes. (Or roast sausage 5-7 minutes, add zucchini, and roast the rest of the time if you’re going for crisper zucchini.)
  8. After 15 minutes cooking time, sprinkle zucchini and sausage with coarsely grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Put sheet pan back in the oven and roast about 12 minutes more, or until cheese is nicely melted and starting to brown and zucchini is done to your liking.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal shown on sheet pan on cutting. board

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This sheet pan meal with zucchini and sausage could definitely be a complete meal on it’s own, but if you wanted to add a side dish I’d like it with Pureed CauliflowerMarinated Cauliflower Antipasto Salad, Air Fryer Turnip Fries, or Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts.

More Sheet Pan Meals with Sausage:

Close-up photo for Cheesy Low-Carb Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal
Yield: 4 generous servings

Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

This Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal is a great summer-into-fall dinner idea that's low in carbs if you pick sausage without added sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into thick half-moon slices
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, cut into thick half-moon slices
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Italian Herb Seasoning (see notes)
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 oz. pre-cooked sausage of your choice (see notes)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese (more or less to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C/ Spray a sheet pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Wash the zucchini and yellow squash if needed, then cut off both ends. Cut Zucchini and yellow squash lengthwise down the center; then slice into 3/4 inch thick slices.
  3. Toss zucchini with olive oil, Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and pepper.
  4. Lay zucchini out on the sheet pan, flat sides down, placing it so that no squash pieces are touching each other if you can.
  5. Note: If you prefer your zucchini to stay a bit more crisp, cut up the sausage, put it on the sheet pan, and put the pan in the oven to start roasting the sausage before you do the steps above.
  6. Trim ends off Aidell's Bacon, Mushroom, and Swiss Cheese Smoked Sausage (or pre-cooked sausage of your choice). Slice sausage into 3/4 inch thick slices and tuck between the zucchini pieces on the sheet pan.
  7. Roast zucchini and sausage pieces 15 minutes. (Or roast sausage 5-7 minutes, add zucchini, and roast the rest of the time if you're going for crisper zucchini.)
  8. After 15 minutes cooking time, sprinkle zucchini and sausage with coarsely grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Put sheet pan back in the oven and roast about 12 minutes more, or until cheese is nicely melted and starting to brown and zucchini is done to your liking.
  10. Serve hot.

Notes

Any herb blend labeled Italian Herb Blend or Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link) will be fine for this recipe.

I used Aidell's Bacon, Mushroom, and Swiss Cheese Smoked Sausage for this recipe, and that link will take you to their site if you want to see the nutritional information. Any pre-cooked sausage with good flavor will be great; use four or five sausage links.

This recipe created by Kalyn when she was gifted some zucchini and yellow squash and had recently purchased Aidell's Bacon, Mushroom, and Swiss Cheese Smoked Sausage from Costco!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 304Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 5.9gUnsaturated Fat 7.4gCholesterol 100mgSodium 1023mgCarbohydrates 9.3gFiber 2.2gSugar 3.7gProtein 30g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

Did you make this recipe?

Did you make this recipe? Please leave a star rating (under the PRINT button in the recipe) or share a photo of your results on Instagram! THANKS!

Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal square image of meal on baking sheet

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal is a great dish for low-carb and Keto diets. Personally I’d eat this for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, but a meal with this much Parmesan cheese and some fat in the sausage would definitely be a personal choice for South Beach.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Sheet Pan Meals for more recipes like this one. Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest, on Facebook, on Instagram, on TikTok, or on YouTube to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This sheet pan meal with sausage and zucchini was first posted in 2019. The recipe was last updated with more information in 2023.

Pinterest image of Cheesy Zucchini and Sausage Sheet Pan Meal

Share This: