Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Our Sausage and Potatoes Skillet recipe is an easy recipe that’s packed with flavor and is a cinch to prepare. It’s made with creamy, baby gold potatoes, chicken apple sausage, bell peppers, onion, and Italian seasonings.

Breakfast and brunch don’t have to be complicated. We love to make them simple with lots of flavor. A few of our favorites are this easy breakfast scramble, steel cut oats with blueberries, breakfast cookies, and sourdough waffles.

Looking for other sausage and potato recipes? You may love our smoked sausage and potato casserole or sausage and sweet potato hash.

Sausage potatoes and peppers in cast iron.

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Recipe:

One of things I love to do on the weekends is cook a meal the entire family will love. We all have our favorites, but one-dish meals are something we all enjoy.

They’re packed with a protein and tons of veggies, so it’s a great way to start the day.

Our sausage and potatoes skillet recipe is so good and so easy to make. It starts with a single frying pan and baby gold, fried potatoes that are cooked until they’re crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

Add some chicken apple sausage and fresh veggies, and you’ve got a full meal.

We like to serve this sausage and potatoes recipe immediately with fresh fruit. There’s enough for a large crowd or leftovers for later.

How to Make Sausage and Potatoes Skillet:

You’ll find the exact measurements and full instructions in the recipe card near the bottom of the page.

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add the potatoes, and cook until they’re browned and fork tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Push the potatoes to one side, then add the oil and sausage.
Top down view of potatoes cooking in cast iron.
Top down view of sausage and potatoes in a pan.
  1. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the sausage begins to brown.
  2. Add the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Serve hot!
Top down view of peppers and onion being added to a skillet.
Top down view of potatoes and sausage in a pan.

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Tips and Variations:

  • Potatoes: I love using small, baby gold potatoes for this recipe. They cook fairly quickly, are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and have a great flavor. You can always parboil the potatoes before adding them to the skillet. That will cut down on some of the skillet cooking time. If there’s a different variety of potatoes you love, swap the yellow potatoes for those.
  • Sausage: I love chicken apple sausage for this recipe. Smoked sausage, kielbasa, turkey sausage, or Italian sausage would all work great in place of the chicken sausage.
  • Vegetables: Bell peppers and onions are staples in our house, and they add a great flavor to this dish. If you have other veggies on hand, use those. It’s important to use your favorite!
  • Seasonings: I keep it simple with basic pantry staple seasonings like Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Any of these can be omitted or adjusted as needed. Another favorite is a sprinkling of Baked Potato Seasoning. Any of the three flavors gives this dish variety and changes things up a bit. If there are other seasonings you love, toss those in, too!
  • Skillet: You’ll need a large skillet for this recipe; a skillet at least 12-inches in diameter or larger will work well.
Close up view of sausage and potatoes on a wooden spoon.

How to Store Skillet Potatoes and Sausage:

Room Temperature: Sausage and potatoes skillet should be served hot/warm, but needs to be refrigerated within 2 hours after it’s cooked.

Refrigerator: Store leftover sausage and potatoes in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezer: We do not recommend freezing the cooked sausage and potatoes.

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Top down view of sausage potatoes and peppers in cast iron.

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ pounds baby gold potatoes, cut into ½-inch thick cubes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 12 ounces sausage links, cut into ½-inch thick pieces (We used chicken apple sausage.)
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, and allow it to melt. Once the butter melts, add the potatoes in an even layer. Allow them to brown on one side, the flip so the opposite side is able to brown. Continue to cook the potatoes until brown, crispy, and fork tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 ½ pounds baby gold potatoes
  • Push the potatoes to one side of the pan, and add the oil and sausage. Cook the sausage until lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    1 tablespoon avocado oil
    12 ounces sausage links
  • Stir in the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
    ½ cup white onion
    ½ cup green bell pepper
    ½ cup red bell pepper
    ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    Salt and pepper
  • Serve hot with fresh fruit. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Suggested Equipment

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cup of sausage potato skillet. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CupCalories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 11gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 589mgPotassium: 552mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 757IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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  1. Ratios of veg etc. are great – some steps took longer while others cooked quicker – each cooktop is different – it’s a delish combo ❣️