Oven-baked sausage with veggies

Oven-baked sausage with veggies

Low carb? Absolutely. Scrumptious? Oh, yeah. Both light and hearty? You know it! Enjoy this easy one-pot meal on any weeknight evening.

Oven-baked sausage with veggies

Low carb? Absolutely. Scrumptious? Oh, yeah. Both light and hearty? You know it! Enjoy this easy one-pot meal on any weeknight evening.
4 servingservings


  • 1 oz. 30 g butter, for greasing the baking dish
  • 1 1 small zucchini
  • 2 2 yellow onionyellow onions
  • 3 3 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 513 oz. 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 7 oz. 200 g fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried basil or dried thyme
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 lb 450 g sausage in links, in linkssausages in links, in links
For serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a baking dish with butter.
  2. Divide the zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Peel and cut the onion into wedges. Slice or chop the garlic.
  3. Place zucchini, onions, garlic, and tomatoes in the baking dish. Dice the cheese into inch-sized pieces and place among the vegetables. Season with salt, pepper and basil or thyme.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables, and top with sausage.
  5. Bake for at least 40 minutes or until the sausages are thoroughly cooked and the vegetables are browned and caramelized.
  6. Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise.


Play around a little bit! Swap the plain mayo out for chili aioli, tzatziki or one of our flavored butters. This dish is also the perfect crowd pleaser, so double or triple the recipe for a party!

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  1. AH
    Hi there, how much squash is in this recipe?
  2. pat m.
    zucchini is the squash, recipes says one small zucchini. I am sure you can use basically as much or as little zucchini as you like.
  3. Nicole
    The counts of this recipe are WAY off. People forget onions have a ton of carbs 15 per onion and this calls for 2 (in my calculations I only used nutrition of half an onion as that is what I used, thank goodness), Mozerella has 8, garlic has 1 per clove, a zucchini has about 6, the tomatoes have about 12, Thyme alone has 3. From my calculations the recipe nutrition per serving ( 1/4 of dish) looks like this:
    Cal 630.25
    Carb 14.6
    Protein 29
    Fat 53.175

    That being said it is SUPER DELICIOUS, just not Keto friendly. This is very misleading. It makes me nervous about other recipes on this site.

    Reply: #14
  4. Cynthia
    Nicole: You need to factor in the fiber. Add up the fiber for the ingredients you listed and then subtract that number from the total number of carbs. This will give you the total net carbs.
  5. Karen
    My guide says a large onion (5&1/2oz.) is 15 carbs. I would consider that 2 onions. I noticed in my cookbooks they will call for a large onion but also give a measured amount. A large onion today is always double or triple what it calls for. I personally have never thought of counting spices. Maybe it would be nice if they put in ounce values for the veges.
  6. Helen
    This recipe is so good, though I would advise if using pre grated mozzarella to add it half way through cooking. I also only used half a large courgette (zucchini), red pepper in mine and half an aubergine (eggplant). A good dish for using up veggies and the flavours were great. Thyme works much better than basil inn my opinion too.
  7. Angela
    What sausages are people using? Regular have high carb content.
  8. Peter
    You can always spice up the recipe with some chillies and add cream cheese at the end instead o Mayo. Like a Mexican fusion...
  9. Karrie Phillips
    I did half the cheese (used cheddar and cream cheese as I was out of mozzarella ) didn’t have tomatoes so I used red/yellow peppers instead. Also I used just a quarter of an onion. This is a low carb dish not a keto dish, but with some simple changes it’s easily made keto. Yum
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  11. Gertrude
    This was delicious. I used only half an onion and red pepper and mushroom. I also only used abut three ounces of the cheese. I used mild Italian sausage. It was so good! ?
  12. Ivy
    I used one large onion, and it came out really, really wet. The onion released so much water into the dish, it was like soup at the bottom. It was tasty, but nothing special. If I were to make it again, I’d up the zuchini, maybe add some mushroom, and decrease the onions.
  13. alexis
    recipe says 14g carbs , so your calculations are correct.
  14. Brenda
    My husband and I didn’t enjoy this recipe, it turned out to dry for me must have done something wrong,
  15. Ashleigh
    We'll definitely be making this again- YUM
  16. Cheryl
    Excellent recipe the whole family loved and one tray to prepare. Not an onion fan I replaced with small amount of shallots and mushrooms. Used dried rosemary and oregano. Also used about half the oil.
  17. Wendy
    What sausages did you use in the recipe? Thanks
    Reply: #19
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You can use Italian or German, or whichever other version are available to you locally and suit your taste preferences.
  19. Carrie
    So sausages are ok to count no carbs? #newbie!
    Reply: #21
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    So sausages are ok to count no carbs? #newbie!

    That is going to depend on the type, source and brand of your sausage. Some have carby fillers, so you will want to read the ingredients and nutrition label.

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