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How to Cook Smoked Sausage in the Oven

Fresh, savory, flavorful and COOKED TO PERFECTION! If you ever wondered HOW TO COOK SMOKED SAUSAGE IN THE OVEN, I’ve got the answers for you! It’s easy and effortless and almost ZERO cleanup when you do BAKED SMOKED SAUSAGE, is there anything better than that?

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Cooking Smoked Sausage in the Oven

COOKING SMOKED SAUSAGE couldn’t be easier. Check out this Story for more info!

Here’s What You’ll Need for Oven Baked Smoked Sausage

piece of kielbasa sausage
  • Sheet Pan – one with a rim works best.
  • Some Aluminum Foil – I like the “heavy” best because it’s less likely to get holes.
  • SMOKED SAUSAGE – or any other sausages in a casing.
  • An Oven – and really, thats all!

Here’s How You Do It

  1. Place the foil on the baking sheet – secure it by crimping it around the edges unless you are feeling daring.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350.
  3. Space your SMOKED SAUSAGE out so that heat can circulate around them.
  4. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 160.
  5. Try How to Make Bratwurst in the Oven too!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is Smoked Sausage?

A delicious seasoned meat that is packed into a casing! Smoked Sausage usually comes in “regular” and sometimes with flavors added.

Can I Cook Frozen Smoked Sausage in the Oven?

Actually, you CAN cook them from frozen in the oven. The most important thing is that you cook them to an internal temp of 160. So a thermometer is a must. It will take about 10 minutes longer than the recipe below calls for.

How long do I cook sausages in the oven at 350?

You’ll need to cook them to an internal temp of 160 and this takes about 25-35 minutes usually.

How long to cook Smoked Sausage in oven at 200?

Again, cook to the inside temp as indicated, but it takes about 35-45 minutes.

Well, what about cooking sausages at 400?

This takes a little less time, cook for about 15 minutes. The higher temp, the more you risk over browning the outside skin.

Can I cook my sausages with onions and bell pepper?

You sure can! It makes them even more delicious. You’ll want to add some salt and black pepper to the onions and peppers.

How Do I know when the sausages are fully cooked in the oven?

Use a thermometer and when the inside of the sausages reach 160, you are there!

how to cook smoked sausage in the oven

Do I Need To Prick the Skin on the Sausage First?

Who told you to do that old tale, precious? I know I didn’t! Where do you think the flavor and juiciness comes from in sausage?

That’s right! It’s in the juices in the meats that are INSIDE the casing! If you poke a hole, all the goodness will just run right out onto the sheet pan!

Get in my mouth delicious juices!

Don’t let someone tell you all that ugliness, you don’t need that kind of hatefulness in your life.

Kielbasa baked in a pan

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Baked Smoked Sausage

  • Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or a silpat. These sausages sometimes leak and you don’t want to be cleaning pans all evening.
  • You can sometimes find flavors like cheddar.
  • Don’t pierce the skin before baking. The good stuff will run out.
  • Lay the individual pieces so that air can circulate between them. Preheat the oven and put the sheet on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Invest in a good kitchen thermometer for recipes like this. You really want the internal temp to 160. Don’t just dig in with a knife, the juices will run out.
  • You do not have to turn these half way through, but you can if you want.
  • Serve these delicious links over spaghetti with tomato sauce, over grits (heck yeah, ya’ll) or as the main meat with a green side salad.
  • Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about sausage from the American Hot Dog and Sausage Council (did you know there was such a thing?)

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How To Cook Smoked Sausage in the Oven

Fresh, Herby, Savory and delicious! Baked Smoked Sausage is the best way to enjoy these affordable sausage with almost no clean up!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Cook Smoked Sausage in the Oven
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Smoked Sausage any flavor

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Cover your baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Lay the Sausage out so that they have space between to allow air to circulate in the oven.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes to internal temp of 160.

Notes

  • Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or a silpat. These sausages love to leak and you don’t want to be cleaning pans all evening.
  • Look for Regular Smoked Sausage. You can even find flavors like cheddar.
  • Don’t pierce the skin before baking. The good stuff will run out.
  • Lay the individual pieces so that air can circulate between them. Preheat the oven and put the sheet on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Invest in a good kitchen thermometer for recipes like this. You really want the internal temp to 160. Don’t just dig in with a knife, the juices will run out.
  • You do not have to turn these half way through, but you can if you want.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Smoked Sausage in the Oven
Amount Per Serving (1 sausage)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 962mg40%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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cat

Saturday 21st of January 2023

Thanks!

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

you are so welcome!

Marilyn

Friday 6th of January 2023

Hi Wendi. Thank you so much for the great tips on roasting smoked sausage. We made smoked kielbasa tonight and they turned out beautifully. This is the first time I have been able to get them juicy and flavorful instead of dry and "meh". My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed them. So happy to have found your site!!

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 8th of January 2023

Glad you enjoyed them!

Laura

Monday 26th of December 2022

Thanks so much for all the wonderful recipes! I love the way you give the rational for not doing things or for doing things. I especially liked the advice you gave to not prick the skin and let the juices flow out. I love that you suggested such an easy method of cooking that leaves you free from minding a pan on the stove for half and hour and yet leaves you with a wonderful home cooked meal!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 28th of December 2022

Thank you Laura

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