Sausage and potato skillet is a hearty and flavorful dish that is the perfect weeknight or casual dinner recipe and is easy to make. The smoky flavor of the smoked sausage pairs perfectly with the tender potatoes.
This easy, delicious recipe has been a favorite of my family. I started making this sausage and potato recipe several years ago, and I’ve never looked back. It’s hearty, flavorful, and so easy to make, so everyone in the house loves it. I love the ease, and we all love the flavor. The best part is that the leftovers might just be even better! This has been a staple of dinner in my home since the kids were in high school, and even now that they’re off on their own, I still make this for myself and my guy. We love it when it’s fresh from the skillet, and we love it even more the next day after the flavors have had time to really meld. You’re going to love it, too!
Sausage and Potato Skillet
This delicious one-pot meal starts with sliced smoked sausage that’s browned to perfection. Then, I add the veggies and cook until they’re softened. Finally, I add diced potatoes, creamy soup, and seasonings, and simmer until everything is tender and delicious! After that, I just serve it over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes and watch it disappear! It’s a hearty dish that’s super easy to make and will satisfy even the biggest eaters.
Why You’ll Love This Sausage and Potato Skillet Recipe
- It’s easy to make and is perfect for those busy weeknights or lazy weekend meals. It only takes a few minutes to prep, and it’s cooked in one skillet, so clean-up is a breeze.
- It is a hearty and delicious dish that is packed with flavor from the smoked sausage and the tender potatoes and is very filling and satisfying.
- It’s versatile and can easily be customized to fit your own taste preferences. For example, you can use different sausage, and seasonings, and you can add additional ingredients, such as cheese, sour cream, and eggs, for a delicious breakfast treat.
Sausage and Potato Skillet Ingredients
You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this recipe. They’re all basic, and they’re all readily available at your local grocery store.
- Olive oil
- Smoked sausage
- Cloves garlic
- Diced tomatoes
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Dried parsley
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Potatoes: Russet, Yukon gold, baby gold potatoes
How to Make This Sausage and Potato Skillet
Making this skillet is a breeze. It only takes a few minutes, a few simple steps, and ONE skillet! It doesn’t get better than that, folks.
Step 1: Cook the Sausage and Onions
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced smoked sausage and brown it on both sides. Then, add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent and softened – about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add the Remaining Ingredients
Stir in the potatoes, diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, water, parsley, and seasonings and stir.
Step 3: Simmer
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender. Enjoy over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.
- Slice your sausage into bite-size pieces that are slightly thick.
- Dice your potatoes small but not too small. They should be the same size as the sausage.
- It’s important that you simmer the potatoes, not boil them.
- You can make this with turkey sausage, kielbasa, chicken, beef, or pork, as well.
- Try adding your other favorite vegetables to this recipe.
- For a mild variation, omit the red pepper flakes.
- Use your favorite brand and variety of smoked sausage for this recipe.
What to Serve with Sausage and Potato Skillet
This delicious recipe is perfect over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes. It’s also delicious with:
- Your favorite vegetables
- Crusty bread and butter
- Garlic bread
Smoked sausage is delicious in a variety of dishes. You can serve it on sandwiches, in sauces, in dishes such as gumbo, and so much more. Its smoky, meaty flavor, pairs well with just about anything.
Yes. In fact, all smoked sausage is cooked. The smoking process not only cures it but it cooks it, as well.
Yes. Smoked sausage is fully cooked so you can eat it straight from the package if that’s what you’re into.
You only need a touch of oil to cook smoked sausage. They’re a fatty cut of sausage, so they’ll release fat as they cook. The oil at the beginning serves to keep them from sticking until the fat inside them begins to render. You can use water as well. Just add a quarter cup of water and cook until the water evaporates and the sausage is browned on both sides.
You can use your favorite brand and variety of smoked sausage for this recipe. They all work!
You can absolutely make this recipe in advance. It’s even better the next day, and it’s super easy to reheat.
How to Store, Reheat, and Freeze Leftover Sausage Potato Skillet
Place in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat the sausage potato skillet, place it in a saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until heated through.
Try This Delicious Sausage and Potato Skillet Recipe Today
This sausage and potato skillet recipe is rich, hearty, and so easy to make. It’s the trifecta of recipes! With its smoky sausage, tender veggies and diced potatoes, all over a bed of rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes, you’ll have a hefty, hearty meal that’s on the table in no time and has everyone coming back for more. Give it a try, and I know you’ll fall in love with it.
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Sausage and Potato Skillet
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 10.5 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 cups diced potatoes, peeled
- Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or large frying pan over medium heat.
- Add smoked sausage and cook until browned on all sides.
- Next, add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent and softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the potatoes, diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, water, parsley, and all the seasonings. Stir.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Serve hot over rice, if desired.
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