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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. – Anne of Green Gables
The temperatures dropped down into the 60’s this week. I’ve got my long boots and wool scarves ready to go. It’s my favorite time of year.
Fortunately for my family, it’s also the time of year where they’ll find me in the kitchen more. Fall means warm meals straight from the oven or stovetop.
Mmmmm…there’s nothing like autumn.
But let’s be real for a minute. Though I’m in the kitchen more (because the oven won’t make it miserable like it tends to do during Texas summers), I’m still a busy mom. I’ve got deadlines. Kiddo has homework. After-school schedules are hard to keep up with. With fall comes more cooking, but I find that simple, one pot meals, are a still great time-saver.
Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite one pot meals – smoked sausage and potatoes!
I love smoked sausage recipes…and with Eckrich, a brand that has been around for generations, there is a true smokehouse taste. I regularly choose Eckrich Original Natural Casing Smoked Sausage for many fall recipes, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Why One Pot Meals?
They are a time-saver, plain and simple. For this mom, being able to throw everything (protein, veggie, and starch) into one large skillet and cook helps me be efficient. It couldn’t be easier and I’m hoping to find other one pot meals to add to my recipes.
I adore using my cast iron skillet for one pot meals, but you can make anything work (electric skillet, etc). That’s why this recipe is perfect for busy moms.
My smoked sausage and potatoes recipe has been around for a long time. I first tasted it when my mom’s friend was babysitting, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
First things first, you have to find the right smoked sausage.
For that I head to my local Kroger, where I find Eckrich Original Natural Casing Smoked Sausage in the refrigerated section close to breakfast and lunch meats.
While I choose the Original Natural Casing Smoked Sausage, you could also use Polska Kielbasa Skinless Smoked Sausage.
I’ve had both with this particular recipe and it is incredible either way.
One Pot Meals: Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
Let’s get into the kitchen and get to work.
I package of Eckrich Original Natural Casing Smoked Sausage 14oz above
1 yellow onion, chopped
2-3 medium brown potatoes, peeled and then diced (add more potatoes to stretch the meal farther)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil (extra virgin not necessary)
A pinch of salt
Optional: 1 green bell pepper, diced
Cut smoked sausage into slices 1/4 – 1/3 inch thick. Then take each slice and cut into fourths, so they are smaller and a uniform size for easier cooking.
Prepare your skillet over medium heat.
Once your skillet is warm, add olive oil.
Add onions and smoked sausage to skillet.
Cook until tender and the smoked sausage is browning just a bit.
Add in potatoes and reduce heat to medium low.
Cook while stirring often, so as not to burn, until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Varies from 15-30 minutes depending on how small you diced your potatoes.
(Optional – Add in green pepper as you see your potatoes are almost done)
Add a pinch of salt to taste.
We love this for both a warm breakfast on a chilly fall day or for dinner!
One pot meals help ensure that I get a hot meal on the table (and don’t cave and order-out)! Be sure to check out this great resource for weekly meal ideas!
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Lewis Emma says
This is just the kind of recipe I gravitate towards. I ve used roasted potatoes in salads before to beef them up but haven t ever done it with sausage. I can t wait to try this one out. Pinning this for sure. Thank you! This was so delicious and perfect for an easy weeknight meal. I used turkey sausages (the raw kind) and they were done closer to 25 minutes. My (almost) 7 year old will not eat anything leafy, but will happily scarf down grape tomatoes by the pint, so he had those on the side instead. Leftovers also reheated surprisingly well for lunch (I reserved some arugula to be added to the reheated roasted parts).
Dewayne Agin says
This recipe looks delicious!
Amy D says
Our family loves Eckrich sausage. This recipe looks delicious. We could enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yum! 🙂
Mary Gardner says
We are a big meat and potatoes family so this will be a big hit at my house. Thank you for sharing!
Donna L says
This recipe looks and sounds delicious and it’s so easy to make.
Thanks Donna! It’s delicious!
Julie Wood says
My Dad and husband would love this recipe! I will have to make it and have for a Sunday dinner. Thanks for sharing.
Looks delishes! I’ve made a dish similar to this. I used ham instead of sausage.
Oooh, interesting. I will have to try that Connie. Thanks!
Christin W says
Yummy! Love one pot meals; quick and easy!
Ah, my husband would enjoy this! I love one pot meals.
Sara Phillips says
This looks so good! I make something similar but in the oven and with green beans instead of peppers.
Green beans sounds like a great addition too. I’ll try that. Thanks Sara!
Samantha K says
One pot meals are a must in my busy house! The less dishes the better 🙂 This looks delicious! (client)
HaHa – so true! Less dishes makes this mom happy!
Cathi Crismon says
Delicious comfort food at it’s best! Even my grandkids would love this easy one pot meal. I can already smell the aroma filling the house on a cool October evening. Thanks!!
It dipped down into the 50s this morning here in Texas, so it was the perfect day for this meal!! 🙂