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Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Skillet with Onions and Peppers

If you are in search of easy dinner ideas, look no further! This Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Skillet with Onions and Peppers recipe has the cozy, rich flavors you are craving. Bonus: it’s a quick one-pan meal so it helps make cooking and clean-up easy.

If you enjoy making one pan meals on the stove, try my Apple Chicken Skillet next time!

Simple Sausage Skillet with Onions, Peppers, and Potatoes in a cast iron skillet
Smoked Sausage and Potato Skillet with Onions and Peppers in a skillet.

This simple dinner recipe is a 20-minute meal that’s full of protein, healthy carbs, and veggies. This sausage and potatoes skillet is one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes to make because I can cook it in one-pan, the ingredients list is short, and clean-up is quick and easy.

Ingredients Needed:

Sausage with peppers, onions, and potatoes is a classic flavor combination and this recipe highlights each ingredient!

  • Smoked Sausage or Kielbasa – I prefer to use skinless sausage links because I don’t like the chewiness of sausage casings. I grew up eating Eckrich sausage, so that is the brand I use most when cooking smoked sausage.
  • Baby Gold Potatoes
  • Bell Peppers – Any color of bell pepper will work. I like to use a combination of red and orange bell peppers. Play around with your favorites.
  • Onion

How to Make Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Skillet with Onions and Peppers

First, microwave the baby gold potatoes in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Depending on the size of the potatoes, you should microwave them for about 2 minutes on each side.

The baby gold potatoes should be tender and able to easily be pierced with a fork when ready. Microwaving them first will help to soften them and will make pan frying potatoes in a skillet easier.

While the potatoes are still in the microwave, cut the onions and bell peppers into thin strips. You can slice the smoked sausage into coins at this point or wait. To make life easier, I prefer to wait and brown the sausage whole in the skillet before I cut it into slices. Dice the potatoes when they have cooled.

Potatoes, onions, and peppers sautéing in a skillet.
Potatoes, onions, and peppers sautéing in a skillet.

Next, add butter, diced potatoes, onions and peppers to the skillet and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add in garlic, salt and pepper. Stir less frequently if you want the potatoes and veggies to char. When the potatoes, onions, and peppers are tender add the sliced sausage back to the skillet.

Finally, cook all ingredients in the skillet for about 3 more minutes to reheat the sausage and meld all the flavors together. Grab a big bowl and enjoy!

How to Cook Smoked Sausage in a Skillet

Add an inch of water to a skillet. Cook whole sausage links in a skillet on the stove on medium heat for about 8 minutes. Flip the sausage half way through. Once the sausage is browned on all sides, take it out of the skillet and slice into rounds. Set aside.

Close up of the finished one pan meal. Yum – I can taste it now!

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Smoked sausage and potatoes with peppers and onions in a skillet. The skillet is sitting on a black and white checkered cloth.

Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Skillet with Onions and Peppers

You will love the cozy, rich flavors of this sausage skillet with potatoes, peppers, and onions.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz. smoked sausage (or kielbasa)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb. baby gold potatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Microwave the baby gold potatoes in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Depending on the size of the potatoes, you should microwave them for about 2 minutes on each side. The baby gold potatoes should be tender and able to easily be pierced with a fork when ready. Dice the potatoes when they have cooled.
  • Add an inch of water to a skillet. Cook whole sausage links in the skillet on the stove on medium heat for about 8 minutes. Flip the sausage half way through until browned on all sides. Take it out of the skillet and set aside. Slice sausage when it has cooled.
  • Add butter, garlic, diced potatoes, onions and peppers to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • When the potatoes, onions, and peppers are tender add the sliced sausage back to the skillet. Cook all ingredients in the skillet for about 3 more minutes to reheat the sausage and meld all the flavors together

Notes

I used red and orange bell peppers for this recipe, but any color will be great. My favorites for this recipe are red, orange, and yellow.
I prefer to use skinless sausage because I don’t like the chewiness of sausage casings.
Keyword onions, peppers, potatoes, sausage

15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! Super easy dinner that feels like fall. I am excited to try the sausage skillet with onions, peppers, and potatoes for dinner this week!

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  8. 5 stars
    This looks amazing. A simple dinner that is filled with amazing flavors.

  9. 5 stars
    What a great, simple recipe! Perfect for a quick dinner 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    This sounds like a great comfort food recipe. But what I like best is that it’s easy and quick to make (and surely delicious)

  11. 5 stars
    This looks amazing and really simple to make. My husband is a big lover of sausages so I’m putting this is on my list to try!

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  13. 5 stars
    This recipe used to be on smoked sausage packages in the 70’s. My dear Hoosier mother-in-law taught me to make it in 1981. It’s quick and delicious and leftovers with eggs for breakfast is the best part.

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  15. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing taste and so so easy to make. Looks like a professional made it when plated. My kids even loved it and they are the world’s pickiest eaters. Thank you