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One Pan Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

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

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On a busy day when you’re looking for a quick dinner solution that doesn’t compromise on great flavor, turn to this smoked sausage, peppers, and onions recipe. This easy sausage dish is a lifesaver, combining the savory smoked sausage with the medley of peppers, onions and potatoes.

In just a matter of minutes, you can transform these simple ingredients into a satisfying and delicious meal. So, whether it’s a hectic workday or a bustling evening with a packed schedule, this smoked sausage with peppers and onions recipe is your ultimate go-to for an effortless, yet incredibly tasty, dinner option.

Overhead view of smoked sausage, peppers and onions in cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

Okay-  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.  

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 add 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 meal 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.

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

Ingredients for Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Smoked sausage– I used beef sausage, but you can use your favorite. I like the smokey flavor. Hillshire Farms has chicken and turkey sausage. I think they even have Italian sausage and kielbasa sausage. You can use the kind of sausage that you like the best.

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

Sweet Bell Peppers– I used one yellow bell pepper 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. You can use a green pepper too. They 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 can 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. Fresh herbs always taste better but are not always necessary. 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!

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

Step 1

Add cubed potatoes into a greased large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes, occasionally stirring or until golden brown.  

Step 2

Add in chopped peppers and onions.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add sausage slices to the skillet. Cook for another 3 minutes.

Step 4

Mix in basil and serve.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Note: My husband adds some red pepper flakes or cajun seasoning 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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I hope you enjoy this easy weeknight meal that’s even better the next day!

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Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers & Onions

This is an inexpensive one-pot easy meal for busy weeknights.  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


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


  • Add cubed potatoes into greased medium-high heat skillet. Cook for 10-12 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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