Paleo Pesto Sheet Pan Dinner

Who doesn’t love a good sheet pan dinner!? They are so easy and convenient! Many of them are also one pan meals, which make cleanup SO. MUCH. EASIER. Click the pin button below to save for later! If you make it, tag me @thecleanhappylife on Instagram! I love seeing when people make my recipes and share their photos!


Pesto from the store contains soybean oil, basil, tree nuts, cheese, garlic, and various spices and additives. Sadly, anyone with a tree nut allergy or dairy intolerance can’t eat them! Since I have a tree nut allergy myself, I make my own pesto myself. I also actively avoid soy since it’s so problematic, so even if there was a nut free pesto I wouldn’t buy any of them with soy on the ingredient list. While you can use any pesto you like to make this meal, why not a more unique pesto? Try this fennel frond pesto! It contains no soy, tree nuts, or dairy! It’s Whole30 compliant and Paleo friendly.

Budget Friendly

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it’s so budget friendly. It’s only 5 ingredients, including the salt! Potatoes are extremely budget friendly, and I feel as if I use them all the time in my paleo or Whole30 cooking! They’re extremely versatile, and one of my favorite foods.

Sheet Pan Paleo Pesto Dinner

This is a one pan, paleo dinner made with Italian sausage and veggies flavored with pesto!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • 3 large potatoes chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage


  • Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
  • Chop the potatoes and onion and place on the sheet pan.
  • Mix together with the pesto thoroughly, and spread the veggies apart as much as possible.
  • Place the Italian sausage on the sheet pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the sausages reach 165F internally.
Keyword Italian Sausage, one pan, pesto, Sheet Pan

Lifestyle/Allergen Friendly

If you’re doing the Whole30, add this to your weeknight dinner meal plan! It’s fast and easy, and hits all the Whole30 requirements. Shoprite Markets have storebrand sausage that is Whole30 compliant, but be sure to check the label because you never know when a recipe gets updated! Another good brand is Lamberti’s, which is based in New Haven, CT. This meal is also paleo friendly. Some paleo followers debate if white potatoes are paleo or not. The final decision is up to you, however most people against white potatoes are following older, sometimes even outdated paleo literature. Many modern Paleo leaders have accepted white potatoes into the paleo world.

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