Sausage and Peppers with Onions, Potatoes + Hot Honey Sheet Pan Dinner

A comforting sheet pan dinner of caramelized sausage and peppers with onions and potatoes baked in the oven, and served with a drizzle of hot honey.

sausage peppers and onions sheet pan dinner with hot honey sauce in a bowl

There’s just something so classic about sausage and peppers with onions. Hearty, comforting, crowd-pleasing, simple and delicious, especially with the addition of earthy rosemary. But even classics could use reimagining once in a blue moon…

Top it all off with hot honey, and you’ve got a beautifully complex dish that comes together quickly, even on busy weeknights. The savory, roasty, umami flavors of the sausage, peppers and onions are at their best with a touch of sweetness and spice. Flavor party on your taste buds!

This recipe is a natural fit for a sheet pan recipe. Just throw in some potatoes and you’ve got protein, veggies and starch all in one.

Plus it’s SO pretty, with the red peppers and green peppers and the gooey hot honey… ?  We eat with our eyes too!

sausage peppers and onions sheet pan dinner with hot honey sauce

Broiling this meal in the oven brings out a whole new level of flavor in the sausage, pepper and onions. The ultra-high heat not only makes everything (potatoes included) cook quickly, but the veggies get this caramelized, umami-ish vibe that is so cozy and delicious. (My mouth may or may not have started watering while I typed that. Don’t judge me, OK?)

This is perfect for cozy fall/winter nights, but you can also summer-ify it by throwing in some corn, maybe some okra and tomatoes. Another idea: Omit the potatoes and serve the sausage, peppers and onions in a hot dog bun, with hot honey drizzled on top! Mmmmm…

Get To Know Hot Honey

sausage peppers and onions sheet pan dinner with hot honey sauce drizzled on top

If you’re not familiar with hot honey, I think you’ll like it regardless of your tolerance for spice. That’s because it is SO easy to customize it to whatever your tastes are. Traditionally, it’s equal parts honey and hot sauce. Give it a taste, and if that’s too much on you, simply add some more honey until you’re comfortable with the flavor. I promise, even the spice-averse people in my life will eat hot honey, with the hot sauce in small amounts!

Use whatever hot sauce or honey you like. I’ve tried a bunch of different ingredients hot honeys and found I’m partial to the combination of Mexican-style hot sauces and fruity honeys. I love Valentina hot sauce, which can often be found in the Mexican section of supermarkets (at least in California), but Cholula hot sauce is also very yummy and usually easier to find at the store. I normally love Sriracha on everything, but it’s just not my fave in hot honey for some reason. Feel free to experiment and give it a go! There are no rules ?

Cooking for the Whole Family

One final note before we get into the good stuff: Please note that this recipe serves three people, though it’s really easy to scale up. If you’ve got more people in your family, consider using one sausage link per person, and throwing another pepper or couple of potatoes into the mix (or more, if you’re serving a bigger group). And please please please be sure to use an extra sheet pan! If you don’t, you will likey see your veggies getting sad and soggy, without those yummy caramelized flavors. And nobody deserves sad veggies with their beautiful sausage and hot honey.

Sausage and Peppers Ingredients

sausage peppers and onions sheet pan dinner with hot honey sauce
  • Sausage links
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Yellow onion
  • Red potatoes 
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

Hot Honey Ingredients

  • Hot sauce of your liking
  • Honey

How To Make Sausage and Peppers with Onions

Preheat the oven and chop up your potatoes nice and small, to ensure they cook evenly. Slice your peppers and onions.

On your sheet pan, zig-zag some olive oil across the pan, and add potatoes and rosemary into the mix. Toss together and spread evenly across the pan before adding the bell pepper, onion and sausage and spreading evenly across the pan. Drizzle some more olive oil in a zig-zag pattern and season with salt and pepper.

Bake, flipping halfway through to ensure the ingredients get a nice, even caramelization.

How To Make Hot Honey

Stir together your honey and hot sauce in a small bowl. It might help to microwave the honey, if it’s in a glass jar, to ensure it mixes evenly.

Drizzle hot honey on top of your sausage or serve on the side for dipping. Enjoy!

sausage peppers and onions sheet pan dinner with hot honey sauce
sausage peppers and onions sheet pan dinner with hot honey sauce

Sausage and Peppers with Onions, Potatoes + Hot Honey

A comforting sheet pan dinner of caramelized sausage and peppers with onions and potatoes baked in the oven, and served with a drizzle of hot honey.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sausage links sliced into bite-sized coins
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 4 c. red potatoes cut into medium dice/small bite-sized pieces (approx. 4-5 average-sized red potatoes)
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot honey:
  • 3 tbsp. Honey
  • 1-3 tbsp. Hot sauce depending on your taste preferences

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Drizzle olive oil in a zig-zag pattern across the pan. Add potatoes and rosemary, then toss together and spread evenly across pan. Add bell pepper, onion and sausage, and spread evenly across pan. Drizzle another zig-zag of olive oil on top of the mixture, season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the ingredients halfway through to ensure they are all being evenly cooked.
  • Combine honey and hot sauce in a small bowl, and drizzle on top of plated sausage bake or serve on the side. Enjoy!
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