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One Pan Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

This is a super easy and inexpensive one pot meal.  Don’t you love anything that you can cook in one pan? Try this smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions.

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Ok-  I’ve had a crazy week and have had NO time to cook dinner!   Don’t you love anything that you can cook in one pot? When you have three kids running to three different practices and in entirely different directions, it can be difficult to get dinner on the table.  

Overhead view of potatoes, sausage, pepper and onion in cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

My family is doing a no eating out challenge for the month and it’s been VERY difficult.  Sometimes it would be so easy to grab fast food, but we’re all very competitive and not going to fail.  We’re getting tired of slow cooker and Instant Pot meals so I thought I would change it up and added this to my meal plan. I’m going through my normal dinner recipes quickly.

This smoked sausage recipe with potatoes and peppers is an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family likes. Make sure to save your leftovers or even double the recipe! This is a delicious breakfast. You can add a fried egg on top.

Doesn’t it look so good?? The cooking time on this is only 15 minutes and no baking dish is needed.

Here are three more reasons this is such a great dinner if you need more convincing to make this recipe.

  1. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now. This recipe doesn’t have any weird ingredients that you never buy. Just normal items that your kids will eat.
  2. The ingredients to make this one pot wonder are inexpensive. You aren’t going to break the bank making this dinner.
  3. You don’t have to turn the oven on. I love meals that don’t go in the oven. It’s hot in North Carolina and I love meals that are grilled or on the stovetop.

Kitchen Tools to make sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes

Cutting board mats– These are so easy to clean and use when cooking. You can bend them easily so that makes it easier to add ingredients to other bowls or pots and pans. I use these exact ones almost every day. They can even go in the dishwasher for cleaning.

Cast Iron Skillet– I love my cast iron skillet. You don’t need one for this recipe, but if you have one then you need to pull it out for this dinner. If you don’t have one, then I would invest in one.  They are awesome!

Wooden Spoons– I have about a dozen wooden utensils for all kinds of recipes. This is a great set with different kinds. I love that they are inexpensive and work on all kinds of surfaces.

Ingredients for Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Smoked sausage– I used beef sausage, but you can use your favorite. Hillshire Farms has chicken and turkey sausage. I think they even have Italian sausage.

Potatoes– I like to use red potatoes, but you can even switch this out and use sweet potatoes if you prefer.

Bell Peppers– I used one yellow and one orange, but you can use whatever you have at your house. I normally get one of those colored 3-packs at the grocery store so I use what comes in that. Green bell peppers are usually cheaper than the colored ones and I usually save my red bell pepper to snack on because I love its flavor.

Olive oil

Onion– You ca use a white or yellow onion.

Basil– This recipe calls for dried basil, but if you use fresh you’ll need to reduce the amount you use. You can also use Italian seasoning. Everyone usually has that in their seasonings.

Salt and black pepper to taste

Optional- This tastes great with a little shredded cheddar cheese on top too!

view of potatoes, sausage, pepper and onion in cast iron skillet

How to make Smoked Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potato Skillet Recipe

Step 1

Add cubed potatoes into a greased large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 8 minutes, occasionally stirring.  

Step 2

Add in chopped peppers and onions.  Cook for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Slice smoked sausage and add to skillet. Cook for another 3 minutes.

Step 4

Mix in basil and serve.

Note: My husband adds some red pepper flakes on top to give it a little kick.

Overhead view of potatoes, sausage, pepper and onion in cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

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Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers & Onions

This is a super easy and inexpensive one-pot meal.  Don't you love anything that you can cook in one pan? Try this smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword one pot, peppers, potatoes, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 11 oz package beef smoked sausage sliced
  • 3 potatoes cubed
  • 1 orange pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add cubed potatoes into greased medium-high heat skillet. Cook for 8 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  • Add in chopped peppers and onions. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Slice smoked sausage and add to skillet. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Mix in basil and serve.
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