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How Long to Cook Sausage in Oven

This is how long to cook sausage in oven with peppers and onions for a quick, cheap pork dinner you can serve on hoagie rolls or with rice. If you loved our Crockpot Sausage and Vegetables recipe but want a crispier outside with that snap you’re going to love this way to bake them on a sheet pan.

How to Cook Sausage in Oven

Sausage in oven is a quick meal. Add some peppers in there and it is almost like a baked stir fry you can make in under 30 minutes. We will talk about How to Cook Bratwurst in the Oven, raw Italian sausages or kielbasa will take even less time. Easy sheet pan meal that costs less than ten bucks to feed everyone. (affiliate links present)

How to Bake Italian Sausage

This is the pork sausage we are talking about, not the small sausage links you make like breakfast sausages, though you could do the same thing with those. The type of sausage (flavor or brand) doesn’t really make a difference, the size will vary the cooking time though.

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Sausage in Oven

There are turkey sausage varieties and Venison Sausage that may not take as much time, but we are talking pork this time friends. To cook in the oven you just need a baking sheet lined with parchment or non stick aluminum foil for easier clean up. Bake sausages with the casing on for the snap you love or remove it with a sharp knife at the beginning.

How to Cook Johnsonville Sausage

How to Cook Johnsonville Sausage

So for years we used this brand to make our Crockpot Cabbage and Sausage recipe. That one turns out amazingly well but I don’t always have all day to cook dinner. If I only have 30 minutes to throw something together that is hearty, protein packed and full of flavor this is always a family favorite meal.

  • 4-6 sweet Italian sausages we love, fresh is best or frozen links
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

If you wanted to make Sausage and Potatoes you could. Now remember that you want everything to be done at the same time so you want to dice those into small pieces. What I do once in 1″ squares I will toss with some olive oil, add seasonings, toss in a bowl and spread out on to the sheet pan.

You can still add the bell peppers and sliced onions along with those if you want too. Biggest thing to remember is everything needs to be in a single layer so they get tender. Overlapping will not allow the heat to surround your pieces adequately. OR cook veggies separate like Cabbage and Bacon Recipe on the stove at the same time.

How to Bake Italian Sausage

Frozen Sausage in Oven

Believe it or not it doesn’t really matter as far as the baking or Johnsonville Italian Sausage Air Fryer timing goes whether they are frozen or fresh!! With either of these you always need to check the internal temperature before consuming to ensure it is 160 F when done. Even if they take a bit longer because of their thickness the veggies can take a bit more baking.

We have cooked air fryer frozen sausage this way and I was surprised at how easy it was, fast, and the outcome was super delicious.

  • Preheat oven temperature to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place sausages in a single layer on the baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Cut and seed peppers, slice and place into a bowl with the onions.
  • Add oil and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle peppers and onions around the sausage on the pan.

Cook Italian sausages for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the sausage is 160 degrees and outsides are as browned as you’d like. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Like How to Cook a London Broil in the Oven you want to check often so they don’t over-cook and dry out.

frozen sausage in oven

How to Cook Rope Sausage in the Oven

Now you can often times find them connected at your local butcher shop. Those are kinda’ fun when serving. You will need a large pan in order for them to fit, and may not have space for the veggies. First preheat your oven to 375°F.

  1. If in casings, you can leave them intact for cooking. If you prefer, you can pierce the sausages a few times with a fork to allow excess fat to escape while cooking. This can help prevent the sausages from bursting.
  2. For extra flavor and color, you can sear in a skillet before transferring them to the oven. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add a small amount of olive oil if desired, and sear until they’re browned on all sides. This step is optional but can enhance the overall taste and appearance.
  3. If you like, you can rub or brush the outsides with olive oil and sprinkle them with your favorite seasonings, such as herbs, spices, or a BBQ rub.
  4. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. You can also place a wire rack on the baking tray to elevate the sausages and allow excess fat to drip away during cooking.
  5. Place the baking tray in the preheated oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Cooking times may vary based on the thickness of the string and your oven’s characteristics.
  6. They are ready when they reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) for pork-based sausages and 165°F (74°C) for poultry-based. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature by inserting it into the thickest part of the sausage.
  7. While they are resting, you can use the baking tray to cook onions and bell peppers in the residual fat and juices. This creates a flavorful topping to accompany your meal.
  8. Serve with your favorite sides, such as on buns with our hot dog mustard, vegetables, salads, or condiments.

Cooking rope sausage in the oven is a straightforward method that yields delicious and evenly cooked results, making it a great option for a variety of dishes and occasions.

How to Cook Chicken Sausage in Oven

How to Cook Chicken Sausage in Oven

Now let’s answer a few questions you might have before you get started. First off if you have leftovers they save quite well if packaged up properly from the get go. Let them cool first. Seal in airtight freezer bags and you can reheat the next day, or slice and make into one of our Crockpot Sausage Recipes.

How long does it take to cook sausages in the oven?

About 20 minutes is perfect for raw sausage in oven to reach the safe internal temperature of 160 degrees F. This will vary depending on thickness and size but typically you’ll achieve tender insides with a crisp snap in the casing. Precooked kielbasa can be cooked in half that time since you’re just warming it up.

Do you need to flip sausages in the oven?

It isn’t entirely necessary unless you want to make sure you get a golden brown crispness on the outsides all the way around. If so you will want to rotate them to the other side halfway thru and not overlap any vegetables, onions or peppers on the top of them.

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How Long to Cook Sausage in Oven

This is how long to cook sausage in oven with peppers and onions for a quick, cheap pork dinner you can serve on hoagie rolls or with rice.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked, bell peppers, italian, kielbasa, oven, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sausages in a single layer on the baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Cut and seed peppers, slice and place into a bowl with the onions. Add oil and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle peppers and onions around the sausage on the pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the sausage is 160 degrees and outsides are as browned as you'd like. Remove from oven and serve immediately

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Nutrition Facts
How Long to Cook Sausage in Oven
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 545mg24%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 2859IU57%
Vitamin C 117mg142%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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