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Skillet Sausage and Potatoes Recipe – A Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe Ready In Just 30 Minutes!

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy dinner that requires few ingredients, like this Skillet Sausage and Potatoes Recipe. With just 6 ingredients, in addition to oil, salt and pepper, you can have a delicious and filling dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

And if you want to make this recipe even faster, you can do so with some basic meal prep a day or two in advance. Start by parboiling and refrigerating the potatoes earlier in the week.

Then when you are ready to make dinner it can be made and on the table, ready to eat in just 15 minutes! It is a fantastic recipe to serve on a busy weeknight, and one that is inexpensive to make.

skillet sausage and potatoes
A quick, easy and healthy dinner recipe that is ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

In fact, I made this entire recipe for under $5.00. That means I was able to feed my husband and myself a full meal that required no other side dishes for $2.50 per person.

Although, the cost is actually even cheaper per serving when you consider that this recipe makes enough for 3 servings. Therefore it is a great recipe to keep on hand not only for its fantastic flavor, but also as a low cost recipe as well.

Customize The Ingredients

And best of all, you can easily customize the ingredients for this Skillet Sausage and Potatoes Recipe to make it to your liking. For instance, the type of sausage that I used for this recipe was chicken sausage.

We tend to eat chicken sausage in our house more often than pork sausage for health reasons. However, you can use whatever type of sausage that you like.

From sweet Italian, hot & spicy sausage, or chicken sausage that is stuffed with cheese and spinach, they all work in this recipe to make a fantastic dinner.

Not a fan of green pepper, or don’t have any on hand? You can use red, orange or yellow sweet peppers instead.

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The ingredients in this recipe can easily be adjusted to your liking.

And the same holds true if you don’t have any sweet bell peppers on hand. You can a full size green pepper to make your dinner.

Like things spicy? How about adding in diced jalapeños? And don’t forget the Tony Chachere’s More Spice Cajun Seasoning.

Regardless of how you choose to customize your ingredients, I am sure you will come back to this recipe over and over again! It is that good and that easy.

Skillet Sausage and Potatoes Recipe

*A printable recipe card is located at the bottom of this article which contains the specific measurements, temperatures and cook times. However, continue reading below to learn about more helpful tips about this specific recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 lb. red or gold new potatoes
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 links chicken sausage (6 ounces)
  • 3/4 small onion, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1 clove, garlic minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step to making this recipe is to prepare the potatoes. If you are using small, new potatoes, place them in a large pot whole and cover them with cold water.

Then place the pot over medium-high heat and bring the water a boil. While you are waiting for the water to boil for the potatoes (because this seems like it will take forever if you just stare at it), prepare the sausage, onions and peppers for the skillet.

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The easiest way to cut uncooked sausage is to freeze it first just until firm. Then use a sharp knife to cut the sausages in bite size pieces.

Start by slicing two cold, dinner size sausage links into 1/2 inch rounds. Then chop the green and red bell peppers and onion into 1/4-1/2 inch size pieces or slices and set aside until the potatoes are finished cooking.

Once the potatoes can be penetrated with a fork, but are not yet fall apart tender, turn off the heat. The time required for boiling the potatoes to this point will depend on the size of the potatoes.

For small new potatoes, it will take approximately 8 minutes. However, larger potatoes can take up to 12 minutes to reach this level of doneness. Therefore, it is best to choose potatoes similar in size or cut larger potatoes in half prior to cooking.

Once the potatoes are ready, stop the cooking process by draining them in a colander and then running cold water over top of them. You could also drain the water and place them in an ice water bath instead.

The key here is that you don’t want the potatoes to continue cooking once they have been drained. Now let the potatoes cool until they can be handled.

Then dice the potatoes, skin and all, into 1/2 – 1 inch sections. Set the potatoes aside while you prepare the skillet.

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Toss the remaining ingredients in the pan with the sausage and potatoes and continue to cook.
Skillet Cooking Instructions

In large skillet placed over medium heat add the extra virgin olive oil. Once the oil is hot and shimmering, add the diced potatoes to the pan.

Cook the potatoes until lightly browned on all edges, flipping frequently so that all sides are evenly brown. Then add the sliced sausage, onion, red pepper and green pepper to the skillet.

Continue to cook the ingredients in the skillet until the sausage pieces turn light golden and the potatoes, onions, and peppers are tender, yet still slightly crisp.

Right before you are ready to serve this delicious dinner, add the minced garlic and Cajun seasoning (if using) and toss and cook for 1 minute. Finally, taste and season with salt, pepper and additional Cajun seasoning if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are new potatoes and where can I find them?

Red and gold new potatoes are basically potatoes that have started to grow in the ground and are picked before they reach full size. They are very tender in texture and have an extremely thin skin.

You can find new potatoes at most large grocery stores. Look for a bin of tiny potatoes or a bag of multicolored potatoes next to the more well known Russet potatoes.

If you buy a bag, be sure to save a few to make Air Fryer Roasted Red Potatoes. The are super easy to make and are a great side dish to serve with just about anything.

red and yellow potatoes
Most new potatoes will come in red and yellow, and both or a mixture of both can be used in this recipe.

2. Can I use Russet potatoes instead of new potatoes?

I highly recommended using new potatoes for this recipe because of their creamy texture and crispy exterior when par boiled then put in the skillet. However, if you have extra Russet potatoes in the pantry, and aren’t planning to make a trip to the grocery store, go ahead and use them.

Although, it would be best to peel and cut the potatoes before boiling them. Russet potatoes have a thicker skin that doesn’t cook down well in this recipe and will leave an odd texture.

Therefore, if you are going to use Russet potatoes for this Skillet Sausage and Potatoes recipe, be sure to peel them first.

3. How do I store and reheat leftovers?

If you have any leftovers, store them in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Then reheat in a skillet over medium heat with 1 teaspoon of water until warm, approximately 5 minutes.

4. What can I do with the other sausages in the package?

If you purchased a pack of 4-5 sausages, you will have 2-3 leftover. Therefore try these delicious recipes later in the week:

Enjoy! Mary

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skillet sausage and potatoes

Skillet Sausage & Potato Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy and delicious skillet dinner recipe made with sausage, potatoes and peppers. The perfect dinner for two.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. red or gold new potatoes
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 links chicken sausage (6 ounces) cut in 1/2 inch slices
  • 3/4 small onion diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper diced
  • 1 clove, garlic minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the potatoes by boiling the whole potatoes in a large pot of water until fork tender, approximately 8-12 minutes. Stop the cooking process by draining them and then running cold water over top of them or by placing them in an ice water bath. Once cool enough to handle, dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Set aside.
  2. In large skillet placed over medium heat add the oil. Once hot add the diced potatoes and cook until lightly browned on all edges.
  3. Add the sliced sausage, onion, red pepper and green pepper to the skillet. Cook until the sausages are browned and vegetables are tender, yet still slightly crisp. Add garlic and Cajun seasoning, to taste (if using) and toss and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Season to taste with salt, pepper and additional Cajun seasoning if desired.

Notes

Recipe provided by iCookfortwo.com

Nutrition Information
Yield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 492Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 80mgSodium 1867mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 27g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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