Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes

Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes


  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced pole to pole about 3/8ths of an inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups (more or less) seedless red grapes (1 1/4 pounds), destemmed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel, coriander, cumin, caraway or other complementary seeds, lightly crushed (see note)
  • 1 package or amount needed, any sausages, poked all over with a fork 
  • 1/2 cup parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar or sherry vinegar, plus more to taste


Heat oven to 425 degrees. On a large, heavy (13-by-18-inch) rimmed baking sheet, toss together onion slices, 2 tablespoons oil, salt, and pepper, and spread in an even layer; do not spread too thinly. it’s okay to have a lot of space around the edges. Roast for 8 to 12 minutes, until the onions turn translucent and the thinnest pieces take on a pale gold color at the edges.

Add grapes, seeds and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan with onions, and toss well. Spread in an even layer and nestle sausage into the mixture.

Roast until sausage has browned, 25 to 30 minutes, flipping sausage and tossing grapes and onions halfway through. If at the halfway point it looks as if the sausages are a little pale and/or the onion mixture is getting a bit dark, move the sausages towards the edge of the onions and grapes where they’ll brown better and protect the onions from the heat.

Transfer sausages to a platter or to individual plates. Add parsley and chives to pan with grapes and onions and gently toss (this warms up and wilts the herbs). Sprinkle with the herbs and vinegar and toss the sausage grape mixture gently (do not break open the grapes) with a spatula, scraping any browned bits up. Taste and adjust for salt and/or vinegar. Add grapes and onions to the sausages and drizzle any juices over.


Keywords: Bargain Meal of the Week, German, Grapes, Italian, Italian sausage, kielbasa, Pork, Sandwiches, Sausage, sheet tray

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