Sweet Potato Harvest Hash—A Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner to Satisfy Cravings and Stay on Track

Winter weeknights call for a dinner that’s nourishing and healthy—and let’s be honest, that comes together in less than 30 minutes. This Sheet Pan Harvest Hash checks every box, and it also happens to be low-carb, paleo, whole30, grain-free, gluten-free, and whatever other dietary train you’re on right now. January is a time when many of us are looking to clean up our diets—but as we near the end of the month, our best intentions often fade (and the ease of pizza delivery is tempting.) Which is why I love this simple sheet pan dinner: it comes together faster than takeout, and if you’re lucky, there’ll be leftovers. Scroll on for a few keys to success on whipping up this simple dinner. Bonus points for the lack of dishes to clean at the end at the end of the night! You’re welcome.

Why you’ll love this Sheet Pan Harvest Hash:

  1. It’s incredibly easy. With just a few readily available ingredients, you can create a tasty and satisfying dinner in less time than it takes to order takeout.
  2. It fits (almost) ever diet. Whether you’re following a paleo, whole30, or grain-free diet, this recipe fits right in. It’s an ideal choice for those looking to embrace a healthier way of eating without compromising on a really delicious dinner. And if you’re eating vegetarian? Just swap the sausage for vegetarian sausage, tofu, or tempeh.
  3. Customizability. You can easily experiment with this recipe by swapping out ingredients to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions. It’s a versatile dish that welcomes culinary creativity.
sheet pan harvest hash with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sausage - ingredients - vegetables - winter produce
sheet pan harvest hash with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sausage - ingredients - vegetables - winter produce

Ingredients You’ll Need for Sheet Pan Harvest Hash

  • Sweet potato: my favorite root veg adds natural sweetness
  • Brussels sprouts: they get crispy and delicious when roasted at a high heat
  • Bell peppers and red onion: they get really sweet when roasted and add gorgeous color
  • Garlic salt: easy way to add tons of flavor
  • Italian seasoning: infuses the dish with aromatic herbs.
  • Italian sausage: I love that it’s preseasoned so half the work is done for you
sheet pan harvest hash with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sausage - ingredients - vegetables - winter produce

Simple hacks and shortcuts

  1. Pre-cut Vegetables: When I’m really in a time crunch, I’ll grab pre-cut veggies at the grocery to save some prep time. Choose colorful veggies like bell peppers, sweet potatoes, onions, and zucchini to add variety and visual appeal to your sheet pan hash. Then all that’s left to do is literally throw them on a sheet pan and let the oven do its job.
  2. Use Parchment Paper: Line your sheet pan with parchment paper to make cleanup a breeze. It also prevents sticking and promotes even cooking.
sheet pan harvest hash with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sausage - ingredients - vegetables - winter produce
sheet pan harvest hash with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sausage - ingredients - vegetables - winter produce

Ingredient swaps to customize your sheet pan harvest hash:

  • Switch up the sausage: Switch up the Italian sausage with chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or even plant-based sausage for a different flavor profile.
  • Omit the goat cheese based on your diet: If you’re dairy-free or following a strict paleo diet, substitute goat cheese crumbles with avocado slices or a dollop of compliant paleo mayonnaise.
sheet pan harvest hash with sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and sausage - ingredients - vegetables - winter produce

Health benefits that make this harvest hash so nourishing:

  1. Nutrient-Rich: The colorful array of vegetables in this recipe provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They contribute to a well-balanced diet and support overall health and well-being.
  2. High-Protein: Italian sausage is a great source of protein, which plays a key role in muscle development, repair, and overall satiety.
  3. Paleo, Whole30, and Grain-Free Friendly: This recipe aligns with various diets due to its exclusion of grains, processed ingredients, and added sugars. It focuses on wholesome, natural ingredients that promote optimal health and well-being. It prioritizes real, whole foods that nourish and serve as a true reset for your body.
  4. Gluten-Free: The recipe is naturally gluten-free since it excludes grains, making it suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  5. Low-Carb: With its focus on vegetables and protein-rich sausage, this recipe is relatively low in carbohydrates, making it a great choice for those sticking to a low-carb or keto diet.

Scroll on to grab the recipe to this Sheet Pan Harvest Hash. It’s a wholesome, flavorful meal that’s low on effort and high on deliciousness—I think you’ll love it as much as we dol!


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This sheet pan harvest hash with sausage and sweet potatoes is a simple and healthy dinner that’s low-carb, paleo, whole30, and gluten-free.

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 red onion
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • For garnish: goat cheese crumbles and Italian parsley

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop vegetables in 1 – 2” pieces and place on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, and italian seasoning, then spread out in an even layer and roast for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, sauté Italian sausage in a skillet over medium-high until cooked through. Use the back of a wooden spoon to break it up into large chunks.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, sprinkle the Italian sausage over the top, then make 4 indentations in the vegetable mixture. Crack an egg into each indentation, season each egg with salt and pepper, and place back in the oven for 10 minutes until eggs are cooked to your liking.
  5. Remove pan from oven and top with Italian parsley and goat cheese crumbles. Serve!


*Ingredients swaps to try: Switch up the sausage: Switch up the Italian sausage with chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or even plant-based sausage for a different flavor profile.

Omit the goat cheese based on your diet: If you’re dairy-free or following a strict paleo diet, substitute goat cheese crumbles with avocado slices or a dollop of compliant paleo mayonnaise.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: dinner

Keywords: sheet pan dinner, whole30, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free

15 Delicious Pumpkin Pasta Recipes That Will Satisfy All Your Fall Cravings

Pasta is the quickest way to nourish your soul while devouring lots of fresh, seasonal ingredients. You just can’t go wrong with a warm bowl of satisfying carbs combined with colorful veggies—it sets off all the pleasure receptors in the brain. Because we find ourselves in October—the true start of cozy season—let’s cruise into fall with these absolutely delectable pumpkin pasta recipes.

Though I love pasta during every season, there’s something extra special about making an indulgent pasta dish as the weather starts to get crisp and cozy. And what ingredient says fall more than pumpkin? The creamy consistency and savory-meets-sweet flavors of roasted pumpkin are a feast for the senses. It’s practically autumn on a plate.

15 Pumpkin Pasta Recipes

You’ll want to bookmark these pumpkin pasta dishes, whether you’re planning a dinner party or looking to treat yourself to a seriously delicious weeknight dinner for one. Consider this your “fall eats bucket list,” and enjoy them before the season is over. We’ve included vegan and vegetarian options as well, so that everyone can enjoy this utterly delicious flavor combination.

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi

Why We Love It: This pumpkin gnocchi is my idea of a perfect fall meal. It’s sweet, savory, and packed with beautiful, herby flavor. And out of all the pumpkin pasta recipes on this list, this one is the sauciest—spooning up almost like an indulgent soup. The best part? It comes together in just 30 minutes. So the next time you want to whip up something special on a weeknight, make this your go-to.

Hero Ingredient: Nutmeg is a seriously underrated spice when it comes to creamy, rich pastas. In this dish? It’s perfect.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pasta

Why we love it: It couldn’t be easier to make this warming, too-good-to-be-true pasta. Put a new twist on the classic fall pumpkin flavor by peeling it, roasting chunks with honey, and tossing it into the pasta. The nutty brown butter sauce takes less than five minutes to make and packs a flavorful punch.

Hero ingredient: Don’t skip the fresh sage.

Pumpkin Cheese Stuffed Pasta Bolognese Bake from Half Baked Harvest

Why we love it: Can’t you practically smell this pasta bake through the screen? It doesn’t get much cozier than his dish. Jumbo shells are stuffed with pumpkin, cheese, and fresh sage then baked in a spicy bolognese-style sauce. Yum!

Hero ingredient: The sauce is spicy, creamy, and damn delicious.

Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna from Ambitious Kitchen

Why we love it: It’s a cheesy, squashy, savory, saucy delight sprinkled with parsley and sage. What a dream! This dish is easy to portion out and loaded with delicious flavors like ricotta, parmesan, and sage that are layered with pumpkin, more cheese, and crunchy/creamy lasagna noodles.

Hero ingredient: The trifecta of mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta blends together for some serious indulgence.

Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti with Garlic Kale from Pinch of Yum

Why We Love It: There are countless pumpkin pasta recipes, but what really sets them apart is the unique spin they each bring to the table. This recipe makes it happen with a side of garlicky kale, perfectly offsetting the creamy, tomato-y pasta sauce. Served together in a bowl, it’s a complete meal that needs nothing else.

Hero Ingredient: I love the use of sun-dried tomatoes in this recipe. They add a rich, briny flavor that rounds out the pumpkin pasta sauce.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage from Platings and Pairings

Why We Love It: For the non-vegetarians among us, this hearty pasta dish is an ideal fall dish. When it’s rainy, gray, and the air outside is crisp, I can’t imagine twirling my fork around anything cozier. Not only is the sauce silky and smooth but this pasta is laced with rich, crispy bits of sausage—and it goes from pot to table in only a half-hour.

Hero Ingredient: The tiniest bit of cinnamon adds a touch of sweetness that’s quintessentially fall.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta from Jar of Lemons

Why We Love It: Alongside soup, pasta is synonymous with fall. And when pumpkin—plus garlic, sage, parmesan, and roasted pepitas—joins the mix, perfection ensues. It’s rich, crunchy, creamy, and totally autumnal. There’s nothing better.

Hero Ingredient: I love the mix of walnuts and roasted pepitas tossed over top. It’s the crunch for me.

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Caramelized Hazelnut Mushrooms from Full of Plants

Why we love it: This ultra-comforting pumpkin pasta recipe is a rustic feast. Soy-glazed mushrooms and caramelized hazelnuts are mixed with creamy pumpkin fusilli to make a perfect fall meal.

Hero ingredient: Golden brown and crunchy caramelized hazelnuts.

Vegan Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese from Minimalist Baker

Why we love it: Is there anything more comforting than macaroni and cheese? This grown-up take on the classic only requires 10 ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make. You can easily roast the pumpkin yourself or buy a canned pumpkin to save time.

Hero ingredient: A pinch of pumpkin pie spice adds warmth and depth of flavor.

Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from Ambitious Kitchen

Why we love it: This is the best dinner to come home to on a chilly fall evening. It’s cozy, is full of fall flavors and nourishing ingredients, and is pretty easy to whip together on a busy weeknight! Treat yourself.

Hero ingredient: Has bacon ever not been a hero ingredient?

Why We Love It: When we’re between the months of September and November, it’s non-negotiable: I need my marinara with a hefty dose of pumpkin. With plenty of the classic herbs (oregano, tarragon, garlic, and cinnamon), it’s clear the Italian classic plus pumpkin is a perfect pairing. Honestly, it’s so good, I plan to make this well into the winter.

Hero Ingredient: The balsamic vinegar adds a complex sweetness with notes of fig and chocolate that are a tasty complement to every pumpkin-y bite.

Pumpkin Cauliflower Gnocchi with Nutty Browned Butter and Whipped Ricotta from Half Baked Harvest

Why we love it: Making this gnocchi is much easier than it looks, trusts us. It’s a cozy, and delicious recipe that uses mashed cauliflower, pumpkin puree, flour, parmesan, and eggs. Simple enough! Light, pillowy gnocchi is the perfect thing to eat on a cozy night in.

Hero ingredient: The delicious, nutty hazelnut and sage browned butter sauce.

Pumpkin & Chickpea Pasta with Creamy Miso Sauce from Full of Plants

Why we love it: Warm your soul with this sumptuous pumpkin pasta dish. Roasted pumpkin, crispy chickpeas, and fettuccine in a creamy white miso sauce make for a seriously joy-inducing dinner.

Hero ingredient: Crispy chickpeas dusted in aromatic spices.

Pumpkin Cacio e Pepe from How Sweet Eats

Why we love it: If you thought that a traditional cacao e Pepe couldn’t be improved upon, then think again! This is a simple, flavorful, and unexpected twist on the classic Roman dish that you’ll come back to again and again.

Hero ingredient: A few grates of nutmeg help to bring out the mild pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin and Pancetta Pasta Bake from Stuck in the Kitchen

Why we love it: Indulge in this cheesy, flavorful pasta recipe next time you’re stuck inside on a stormy night. The taste of pancetta, pumpkin, garlic, sage, and toasted walnuts come together for an almost over-the-top delicious flavor profile.

Hero ingredient: Salty pancetta can’t be beaten.

This post was originally published on September 20, 2021, and has since been updated.