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! You’ll definitely want to try this Paleo pesto sheet pan dinner later!
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.
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.
Even if you buy organic potatoes in a five pound bag, you’re still usually getting a decent bang for your buck. However, you can just buy the conventional potatoes and peel them. Sadly, potatoes are high on the dirty dozen list put out yearly. Therefore, I just peel the conventional ones to save money and get rid of as many pesticides as I can!
Need some good sheet pans? These are the ones I like to use. They are made of stainless steel, not aluminum! Aluminum is toxic to our bodies, and when heated can get into your food more easily.
Sheet Pan Paleo Pesto Dinner
- 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.
Lifestyle Friendly Paleo Pesto Sheet Pan Dinner
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. It’s sugar free and Whole30 compatible!
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.
I also love that this meal is high in fat. Fat keeps you full longer since it’s the last thing to leave the digestive tract. Oils are high in fat, and since pesto is oil based, you’re getting in a lot of fat right there! I like to serve it with even extra pesto and soak up all that garlicky goodness!
To keep it nut free, the pesto I like to use has pumpkin seeds instead of tree nuts, as commonly used. Not only does this allow those with nut allergies to enjoy it, but seeds are also high in fat! If you’re doing the Whole30 and working on having a plated fat at each meal, this pesto is a great option!
The pesto also has lots of garlic, great for immunity!
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