When I initially heard about sheet pan dinners, I was definitely interested. Who doesn’t like the idea of minimizing the number of dishes that are clammoring to be washed up after dinner? This dinner uses two sheet pans and a mixing bowl and is just as easy to clean up after as it is to prepare. 

I love the combination of sausages and roasted lemons, and an addition of roasted potatoes just enriches the duo. The tomatoes with feta and pesto sauce brighten the otherwise rather heavy dinner and the caramel dipped apples are a sweet treat to enjoy along the way. This dinner was a hit with all concerned!

Check out the easy to follow recipe on page 23 of 20-40-60 Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have.


  • 4-5 medium red or gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 12-16 ounces Polish sausage
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 8-10 ounces feta cheese
  • 8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons pesto
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • 2 medium sweet-tart apples, such as Pink Lady
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce


  • Round toothpicks

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces. Scatter evenly over a sheet pan. Drizzle and toss with oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast the potatoes for about 30 minutes, turning them after the first 15 minutes.

Step 2: Cut the sausage in half lengthwise and then into 1/2-inch slices. Cut the onion into 1-inch slices. Place the sausage and onion on a second sheet pan and toss with the oil and sprinkle with the salt. Add these to the oven after the potatoes have roasted for 15 minutes.

Step 3: While the potatoes and sausages are roasting cut the feta into sizes similar to the tomatoes. Toss these together and place on a serving plate. Whisk together the pesto, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt. Place in a small serving dish with the tomatoes and feta.

Step 4: Slice the apples 1/4-inch thick and place on a serving plate. Consider tossing with a bit of lemon juice if you won’t be eating within about 5 minutes. Drizzle the caramel over the apples or serve in a separate dish. 

Serve the dinner with toothpicks for spearing the food. Or use forks if you prefer. Kids enjoy the novelty of the toothpicks.