How To Cook Italian Sausage In Oven With 7 Simple Steps

There are many ways to cook Italian sausages: baking, boiling or grilling. Amongst them, I prefer baking in oven because it’s easy, avoids splattering grease all over the pan, prevents drying out and saves time by creating one-pan meals.

Today, Italian sausage is common in cookouts, pasta and pizza. It’s also a favorite dish on holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you want to know how to cook Italian sausage in oven, this post is just for you.


there are a lot of way to cook italian sausage

Things You'll Need


Italian sausages: There are three varieties of Italian sausage: mild, sweet and hot. All of them can be baked in oven. About the amount, 2 lb is enough for a four-person meal.

it need 2lb sausages

Olive oil: You’ll need 4 teaspoons of olive oil. I prefer olive oil because it’s pure, healthy and common. You can use other kinds of oil, like peanut oil or canola oil, if you want.

it need 4 teaspoons oil

Spices: They include 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and 2 teaspoons of dried and cut cumin leaves. The specific portions depend on your preference, but be careful not to add too much.

Onion: Only 1 onion, either red or yellow, is enough. Make sure to choose the freshest onion you can find, and don’t cut it in advance to keep its punchiness.

one onion is enough

Garlic: 2 garlic cloves are needed. They not only help the dish flavorful but also add an extra crunch in every bite.

2 garlic cloves is enough

Green paprika: Since green paprika is considered as sweet pepper, they have a slightly pungent taste that is not as strong as red paprika.

some of green paprika is needed

Potatoes: You’ll need two potatoes. By using them, you can add a slight sweetness to the dish.

2 potatoes is needed

Kitchen Appliances

There are a lot of useful kitchen appliances that can use in there, but in my point of view I think at least you should prepare some tool below:

Oven mitts : Because they insulate the temperature and guard our hands against burns, they’re a must-have tool when working with an oven.

oven mitt will protect your hand against burns

Baking pan: Whether you choose ceramic or glass baking dish, ensure to choose the right-sized one that fits the number and size of your sausages.

you can use ceramic or glass pan

Sharp knife: Nothing can cut sausages better than a knife. You don’t need a very sharp knife, but it should be sharp enough so that you can do cutting easily.

using a good knife to cut sausages

Cutting board: With the help of a cutting board, cutting will become very easy. Just make sure the board is clear.

Cutting board need to be clear before cutting

Bowl: You need it to stir veggies and seasonings to make sure they’re all well mixed.

using bowl to stir veggies

Thermometer: To check the temperature of foods, this is the best tool you can get.

Serving dish: When you’ve finished your cooking, you’ll serve your food in this dish.

How To Cook Italian Sausage In Oven?

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Bake Sausage​

After all the preparations, now it’s time for the most important step – baking the sausage. Take your pan with both hands and place it on the middle rack of the oven to ensure even cooking.

Bake Sausage

The baking time is 45 minutes which is ideal for cooking the Italian sausage in the oven along with all the veggies inside.

Note: At 20 minutes, take the pan out of the oven using a couple of oven mitts. Then, use a kitchen tong to flip the sausage over so that they’re cooked evenly.

After 45 minutes, take the pan out of the oven again and check the sausage. Did it turn golden brown? Is it firm? Does it swell and plump up? Is it juicy? Do the veggies keep their flavor? Etc.

However, it might be hard to tell if the sausage is fully cooked by just looking at the outside. So, you’ll need to check the temperature with a thermometer. The simple thumb rule is to cook Italian sausage until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Important Tips To Cook Italian Sausage

some notes when cook sausage

Never eat undercooked meats. Bacteria are present in all uncooked meats. In case of Italian sausage which is mostly made of pork (or turkey), you might get trichinosis or salmonella poisoning.

Do not add water to this recipe, because it will boil Italian sausage more than you want.

Another Option: ​Grill Polish Sausage


a simple way to make a delicous dish

Now you know how to cook Italian sausage in oven. As you can see, it’s very simple to make a delicious meal. Not only Italian sausage, but you can do the same baking method with other kinds of sausage such as Kielbasa, Andouille, Bratwurst or Chorizo. You can also change the recipe with other seasonings and veggies to create your own unique touch. There are many interesting tips which I want to reveal to you in How To Class. Let's try it :).

If you have any question, please let us know by leaving your comment in the box below. Thank you for reading!

Kevin Richard

Hi all! I’m Kevin. I spend plenty of time in the kitchen every day because I love cooking healthy and delicious foods for my family and friends. Cooking gives me a chance to be creative and fun. It’s also one of the most meaningful ways to express my love and take care of my little family.

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