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Sausage Traybake

Sausage and Apple Traybake Recipe 

Traybakes (or sheet pan dinners) are super quick to make.

An easy midweek dinner that can also be made as a meal for one. Delicious!

Sausage and apple traybake or sheet pan dinner
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*Post updated January 2024

Jamie Oliver adds parsnips to his sausage bake but I love the sweet potatoes in my recipe.

Okay, readers of this blog will know I'm supposed to be trying to lose a bit of weight here (again)!

So whilst my recipe isn't exactly calorie-free as it contains potatoes, I used reduced-fat sausages so they are far fewer calories than regular pork sausages.

This is an easy midweek dinner, all you need is a suitably sized large baking tray (non-stick) that's big enough for the ingredients to be spread out evenly. Or, you could use a shallow roasting tin.

If you don't have one then you can use one of the disposable foil ones from the supermarket; just be careful that it doesn't bend when removed from the oven.

The roasting tray I used was my beloved SCANPAN. At the time of writing, do you know I have now had that pan for 10 years and it's still non-stick! 😃

Which oil to use on non-stick pans?

The secret to looking after any non-stick cookware is the type of oil you use.

Most of those low-calorie oils ruin the coating because they contain something called lecithin.

Lecithin has the unfortunate ability to stick to a nonstick coating and will, over time, ruin your pans and air fryers. 😱

I use Crisp 'n' Dry spray oil in my pans and air fryers. 


For a veggie sausage traybake just use vegetarian sausages, such as Linda McCartney's.

However, you would need to add them to the potatoes and apples, after say 10 minutes, and not from the beginning of the recipe.

Sausage traybake ingredients

  • olive oil - or rapeseed oil (vegetable)
  • reduced-fat sausages
  • onion
  • sweet potatoes
  • small potatoes 
  • a few fresh sage leaves
  • runny honey
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • eating apples, I used Braeburn 
  • Knorr chicken stock cube or you can use vegetable stock
  • freshly chopped flat leaf parsley

Other traybake recipes you might like

Easy meal for one

This recipe can easily be cooked for just one person, or if there are more than two of you, just add more of everything, including sausages.

It's important not to overcrowd the tray though, otherwise, it will not cook properly.

Sausage traybake - or sheetpan dinner with potatoes and apples.

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Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Sausage Traybake

Sausage Traybake

Traybakes or sheet pan dinners are some of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. Throw everything onto a tray and bake it!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 45 Min


  • olive oil - or vegetable oil
  • 4 - 6 reduced-fat sausages
  • 1 large onion - peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 sweet potatoes - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 small potatoes - skin on and cut into chunks
  • a few fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of runny honey
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 eating apples, I used Braeburn - cored and cut into wedges
  • ½ of a Knorr chicken stock cube - dissolved in just 100 ml hot water
  • freshly chopped flat leaf parsley - leaves only


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F or Gas 6
  1. Put the sausages, onions, sweet potatoes and potatoes into a baking tray and drizzle with a little oil and the runny honey.
  2. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper then give it a mix to coat.
  3. Make sure the sausages are on top of the other ingredients and pop into the oven for 20 minutes (set a timer so you don't forget).
  4. After 20 minutes remove from the oven and spoon off any excess liquid there may be.
  5. Add the apples and sage leaves then give it all a quick mix.
  6. Now pour in a bit of the stock; enough just to add a bit of moisture (I used 80 ml out of the 100 ml).
  7. Be sure to bring the sausages to the top again so they brown.
  8. Now put it back into the oven for another 20 minutes.
  9. When it's all cooked nicely sprinkle over the chopped parsley and prepare to dive in.
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