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Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal is an easy and delicious dinner that’s low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use Sheet Pan Meals to find more recipes like this one.

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A few years ago I got infatuated with a pre-cooked turkey Italian Sausage that I found at Costco and made a few recipes with it. Then Costco stopped carrying it (don’t you HATE IT when that happens) and I never found it again at another store. I am purposely not naming it, because you probably can’t find it either!

So recently I decided to re-do the recipe that used to be in this post and use the Jenni-O Turkey Italian Sausage I’m so fond of, and make it into a sheet pan meal. And since I was switching it up anyway, I got adventurous and switched the red and yellow bell pepper from the original recipe for Sweet Mini Peppers, another one of my Costco faves. (And the original recipe had red onion roasted with the sausage and peppers, which I skipped this time, but you can add that if you’d like. This would also be delicious with pork Italian sausage if you prefer that.)

So here’s the new and improved version of the recipe which I’m now calling Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal. I am happy to no longer have a recipe here that no one can find the main ingredient for, and this Italian sausage and sheet pan meal was a total yum! I especially loved the roasted sweet mini-peppers, which was something I hadn’t tried before.

Trust me when I say you will never miss the old recipe one bit! And if you like Italian sausage and peppers, this is about as easy as it gets for a quick low-carb and low-glycemic dinner. I think this would also be delicious with pork Italian sausage too, if you prefer that.

I’ve been pretty enamored with Sheet Pan Meals this winter, but sheet pan meal weather is slowly changing into throw-something-on-the-grill weather, so don’t wait too long to make this or it might be too hot to use the oven!

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

I used spicy hot Italian turkey sausage, but sweet sausage will also be good. You need to precook the sausage enough to slice then. I poked with a fork and then microwaved for 3 minutes. Let sausage cool enough to handle, cut each one diagonally into four pieces, and arrange on a sheet pan that you brushed with a little olive oil. Roast 20 minutes in a preheated 400F/200C oven.

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

I’d already used some of this package of Sweet Mini Peppers in a new recipe that’s coming next week, but the one pound I had left was plenty; use more if you’d like. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; then use a sharp spoon to scrape out the seeds and membranes. Put peppers in a bowl and toss with 1 T olive oil and 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar.

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

When sausage has roasted 20 minutes, remove the sheet pan and turn sausage over; then arrange the peppers among the sausage pieces. Put back in the oven and roast about 15 minutes, or slightly longer, depending on how much crunch you like in the peppers.

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

Season the Italian sausage and peppers sheet pan meal to taste with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot. This is delicious with a little more oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled over each serving (the fabulous oil and vinegar dispenser you can barely see in the back was a gift from my friend Mary) and sprinkled with some grated Parmesan.

More Ideas with Turkey Italian Sausage:

Low-Carb Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna Casserole ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Turkey Sausage, Spinach, Mushroom Egg Bake ~ Sugar Free Mom
Roasted winter Squash with Turkey Italian Sausage and Herbs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles ~ Two Peas and Their Pod
Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Cherry Tomato, Sausage, Garlic, and Herb Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
6 Cheese Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Barbara Bakes

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal is an easy and delicious dinner.


  • 5 links (19.5 oz) uncooked Jenni-O turkey Italian sausage or other uncooked turkey or pork Italian Sausage of your choice
  • 1 lb. sweet mini peppers (1 sweet red onion peeled and sliced into thick slivers, optional)
  • 1 T olive oil (plus more for brushing sheet pan)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • additional olive oil and balsamic for drizzling over finished dish (optional, but good)
  • grated Parmesan for serving (optional, but good)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Brush a sheet pan with olive oil.
  2. Use a fork to prick holes in the Italian sausagee on all sides; then put sausage into the microwave and cook 3 minutes, or just until they’re firm enough to slice. (You can also cook a few minutes in a pan.)
  3. Let sausage cool enough to handle, then cut each one on the diagonal into four pieces. Put sausage on the sheet pan, put into oven, and roast 20 minutes.
  4. While sausage cooks, cut sweet mini peppers into half lengthwise. Use a sharp spoon to scrape away the seeds and membranes from the insides of each pepper half. (If you want to use onion, peel the red onion, cut off both ends, and cut onion lengthwise into thick slivers.)
  5. Put peppers (and onion if using) into a bowl and toss with 1 T olive oil and 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar.
  6. After 20 minutes remove sheet pan from the oven and turn over each sausage piece. Arrange the peppers among the sausage pieces.
  7. Put sheet pan back into the oven and roast 15 minutes more (or slightly longer depending on how well done you like the peppers. (If you’re using onions they might take longer to cook than the mini-peppers. I might add then to the sheet pan after the sausage has cooked for 15 minutes.)
  8. Serve hot, drizzled with a little more olive oil and balsamic and sprinkled with Parmesan if desired.


Recipe created by Kalyn when she had turkey Italian Sausage in the fridge and some of those amazing sweet mini peppers from Costco and wanted to re-do this recipe that used a sausage that was no longer available!

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Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Suggestions: 
This Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal is made entirely with low-carb and low-glycemic ingredients, and as long as you use low-fat turkey Italian sausage, this would be approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet. It’s also suitable for low-carb diet plans, even Keto, and other low-carb plans might prefer pork sausage.

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36 comments on “Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal”

  1. I followed the directions exactly.  Although the concept is good and the combination
    of flacors very good, the sausage was dreadfully overcooked.  3 minutes in the microwave,
    20 minutes in a 400 degree oven, then 15 more with the peopers produced tough,
    rubbery sausage!  I will make again, but adjust times accordingly!  Fair warning!

    • I’m sorry to hear that. If you started with uncooked sausage as the recipe says, I wonder if the sausage pieces you used were thinner than our sausage? I’m not sure what happened because our sausage was fine. Thanks for letting me know.

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  9. Ashthecat, love hearing that!

  10. I made this tonight with a spicy Italian chicken sausage. It was ridiculously easy, and super yummy.

  11. Good luck with your move. (I'm sure I'm late with this comment…sorry.)

  12. This really sounds like an easy recipe! Love that you serve turkey sausages with roasted veggies. Better than fried or raw! I LOVE the flavor of roasted red bell pepper and onion! Best wishes for your settling in your new home!

  13. Recipe looks delicious! I'll have to use my regular turkey sausage since we don't have Costco in Oklahoma (I'm very jealous of those who have Costco!).

    So glad the big day is almost here! Congrats, and have fun "settling"!

  14. This looks really good Kalyn – and I am trying really hard not to accumulate too much "stuff" these days, but it is not easy!
    cheers, from Donalyn @ http://thecreeksidecook.com

  15. Made this for dinner tonight – it was very good & simple! I was worried my veggies wouldn't be roasted in 25ish minutes but they came out great. I tossed everything together and even threw in a chopped head of brocoli (steamed) that I found in my crisper. Gave it all a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar and we chowed down. This made a ton of food for my hubby & I – yay, leftovers for tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Kiran, will definitely share a few photos of the kitchen.

    Thanks Karen, yes it's pretty awful, lol!

    Kendra, you can contact me using the information in "Contact" at the top.

    Thanks Sarah! Very excited about the house.

    Barb, this would be good with Jenni-O or other brands of uncooked turkey Italian Sausage.

  17. Hi Kalyn…..just called my Costo here in Frisco, Tx. and they don't have the sausage. 🙁 but I'm sure I can find something similar. Good luck on your move……I know it's A LOT of work as I moved from San Diego to Texas about 18 months ago. Like you, I had been in my house for a long time, 26 years.

  18. That looks incredible! YUM. I really need to rejoin Costco. Best wishes for a smooth and easy move, and I cannot wait to see what you come up with in your new surroundings.

  19. Hi there,

    I have a quick question about "Kalyn's Kitchen!" Could you email me when you have a chance? Thanks so much 🙂

  20. Good luck with your move! It's seriously the worst isn't it??? Getting rid of stuff, figuring out which stuff to keep, cleaning etc etc!!!

  21. Roasted onions and bell peppers are so comforting. I'm sorry you are going through so much with your arm at the time of move. I have everything goes smoothly and I can't wait to see your new home, if and when you decide to post 🙂


  22. Thanks everyone for the good wishes on the move. I have been labeling my boxes, but love the idea of labeling the rooms too so people know where to put things. Counting down the days now!

  23. Best of luck on your move, Kalyn! Just be sure you write a list of the contents of every single box on the outside. It also helps to put stickies on the walls of each room to tell your movers & helpers exactly where to put things. That way, stuff has a hope of winding up where you want it! (How can you tell we've moved numerous times?)

    The most important thing to know is that it will take a good 3 months to get settled in your new place, so try not to do too much and exhaust yourself!

    Looking forward to some photos of your new kitchen! Judith from Calgary, AB

  24. Oh, Kalyn, this is my kind of recipe and one you excel in creating–thank you!

    Best of luck on everything with the move! I'm glad you're taking this brief leave from blogging to get done what you need to get done. That week will fly by I'm sure. It is amazing how much stuff we accumulate, even when we think we're being really good about decluttering. 😉 Can't wait to hear from you in your new spot!


  25. I love the colors in that dish.
    good for you taking a break while you move – if you don't you will feel even more pressured and guilty.

    we'll still be here when you get back.

  26. Just wanted to say best wishes for a trouble free move and thank you for your wonderful recipes! I started SBD (my way/your way-not by the book) again a few weeks ago. Your recipes have made all the difference in the world in sticking with it this time! I know you will need time off to settle, but just know you will be missed and I so look forward to your return and more delicious dishes! Take care Kalyn!! Your food fan, Taya

  27. Looks delicious. Good luck with the moving. I've been in my house for over 20 years too, but there was a time when I moved three times in one year. I've found color coding the boxes helps.

  28. Moving is never fun, and with a houseful of 25 years of stuff–I salute you for all your efforts. 🙂 This sausage and pepper melange looks great! I make a similar dish on the stovetop, with chicken sausage and whatever vegetable jumps out at me when I open the crisper.

  29. You make me wish I liked bell peppers… sigh… looks delicious!

  30. I love these flavors – so comforting. Good luck with the details and getting orgazined!

  31. Thanks Joanne. Although I would not consider this to be "time off", lol!

    Lydia, I am very excited to cook in the new kitchen after I get settled.

    Thanks Hari!

  32. I hope the move goes smoothly and that you enjoy some time off to settle in. New kitchens inspire new dishes, so can't wait to see what you cook in the new house. Congrats!

  33. You deserve some time off anyway! Good luck with everything!!!

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