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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner -Brian Shrader

Brian shared a recipe he enjoys that was in Our State Magazine (September 2018) by food blogger and photographer, Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr. This is a simple and tasty meal that features many North Carolina ingredients.

Servings: 4
Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 55 minutes
Meal Type: Entree
NC Ingredients: sausage, sweet potato, eggplant, red potatoes, tomato

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Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner:
lb. Neese’s Country Sausage
white onion
small eggplant
small sweet potato
small red potatoes
Tbsp. olive oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon
tsp. paprika or chipotle powder
Toppings (optional):
large tomato (or a pint of cherry tomatoes)
to 4 radishes


Heat oven to 375º. Thinly slice the sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and eggplant. Peel, halve, and slice the onion. Spread evenly on a large sheet pan, leaving 3-4 inches of room for the sausage. Crumble the Neese’s Country Sausage at the top. Evenly salt and pepper the ingredients and drizzle olive oil over the top. Cook for 20-25 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.

While the sheet pan is in the oven, peel and slice the avocado, dice the tomato, and slice the radish. To make the aioli, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and paprika in a small bowl.

Plate the sausage, potatoes, onions, and eggplant, and top with avocado, tomatoes, and radish. Drizzle aioli on top and serve.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.