Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Celebrating Mardi Gras with an Easy Sheet Pan Dinner

Let the Good Times Roll....at least for today.  Tomorrow starts the first day of the Lenten Season for Christians as we prepare for the Easter Celebration.  We will spend the next 40 days atoning for any failures during the past year, abstaining from excess and suffering the Lord's Passion before we rise with Him in jubilation and joy.

Cajun Sheet Pan Dinner

I decided to share with you today an easy sheet pan dinner for you to celebrate Mardi Gras.  You can make a quick stop at the market and pick up all you need to make this dinner when you get home.  

Many Christian cultures have their own way of celebrating.  My husband, who is Polish, cannot allow Fat Tuesday to go by without enjoying Paczki.  Some call this day Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday.  Whatever you call it, it is a day of excess and celebration filled with good food, good drinks and good times.

We normally enjoy a cocktail with our dinner like these Zombie Cocktails or Hurricanes that were so much fun.  To start your dinner you might enjoy these Cajun Nachos with your cocktail. You can enjoy those while this easy dinner is in the oven.  Remember to save room for dessert.  NOLA residents have their own donut that they like to serve on Fat Tuesday.  Try this recipe for Beignets

Entrees, Pork, Sheet Pan Dinner, Cajun
Yield: 3 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Cajun Sheet Pan Dinner

Cajun Sheet Pan Dinner

Andouille Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes placed onto a sheet pan and roasted to perfection. A delicious and easy dinner ready in less than an hour.1
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min


  • 2-3 golden potatoes, scrubbed and cut into small dice
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, color of choice, I used green and yellow
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion
  • 1 T. olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 link Andouille sausage, cut into chunks


  1. Toss the potatoes with half of the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and place onto a sheet pan. Roast in a hot (400*) oven for about 10 minutes.
  2. While potatoes are roasting, seed the peppers and cut into slices. Cut the onion into large slices. Toss the onion and peppers with the remaining oil, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the sheet pan from the oven, flip the potatoes and push to one side of the sheet pan. Layer the vegetables on the other side and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
  4. Toss the sausage chunks with the peppers and onions. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes until vegetables are tender and sausage is browned.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

5.17 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.76 g

Carbs (grams)

33.7 g

Fiber (grams)

5.29 g

Net carbs

28.42 g

Sugar (grams)

7.21 g

Protein (grams)

4.15 g

Sodium (milligrams)

83.48 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0.29 mg


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