Great taste and texture come together with sausage, potatoes, and peppers. You can have a complete meal in 20 minutes that the family will rave about. Plus it’s even healthy. Give it a try tonight.
We are always on the look out for easy weeknight recipes. Here we have a really good meal with some of our “always on hand” ingredients that can come together quickly. We have spontaneously done similar dishes. Turkey Smoked Sausage and Kielbasa are standards in our refrigerator. They have great taste and are much healthier.
This is a 4/5. It is “really good” and we will do it over and over but it is a weeknight recipe and just doesn’t deserve to be up with filets and carrot cake cookies.
Notes: Raw sausages would be a problem since the cooking that is done here is not adequate for any ground meat. Our turkey products are great here.
There are several similar recipes out there, but I’ll go with Cooks.com and The Two Bite Club as the most useful “inspired by”here.
Some of the recipes cooked by using only one pan moving components in and out of the pan. Sounds like a prolongation of cooking time to save washing a pan. Several had just a lot of potatoes and pepper. We tend to be more “meat people” and the ratio of meat to veggies are just right to us.
I used frozen hash browns because I’m lazy and just see that as the way I will be doing this in the future.
Final note. Don’t cook the potatoes and other components together. The moisture of the pepper and onion cooking would make the potatoes mushy and destroy the taste and texture. So this is a two pan meal, not a one panner.
Start with 1 pound of frozen hash browns in a large skillet (I used cast-iron) with 1-2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Stir and flip occasionally. They will take about 15 minutes to get crispy brown. Salt and pepper to taste. I did about a teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. The hash browns should be the little cube ones, not the shredded ones. You can do raw potatoes if you want.
Chop one green pepper and one medium onion. Cut sausage into 1/2 inch medallions. Cook in a second large pan in 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high to high heat. Cook until onion and pepper are tender, and sausage is browning. About 10-12 minutes.
Both pans will get done about the same time. If one pan is done first, then remove from heat and cover. Combine with the hash brown potatoes and serve.
Stove Top Sausage and Potatoes
- 16 oz precooked smoked sausage - or kielbasa - turkey works well
- 1 green pepper
- 1 onion - large
- 1 pound hash browns - frozen cubed
- Start hash browns in a large skillet (I used cast-iron) with two tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Stir and flip occasionally. They will take about 15 minutes to get crispy brown.
- Chop one green pepper and one medium onion. Cut sausage into 1/2 inch medallions. Cook in a second large pan in 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high to high heat. Cook until onion and pepper are tender, and sausage is browning. About 10-12 minutes.
- Combine with the hash brown potatoes and serve.
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Nutrition is for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.
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