Friday, February 9, 2018

Sausage potato Skillet

A simple, homey, "I wanna be in my sweats all day" kinda meal. With just four main ingredients, this inexpensive recipe is perfect for those busy or lazy nights when cooking is not on the top of my mind. Most of these ingredients are usually always in my pantry. And I can customize the flavors by using any herbs I have at hand. My first preference is always thyme. And garlic, lots of garlic. I use Turkey kielbasa for this dish, but pork or beef sausage works just well.

When I first made this dish, I used one pan and realized pretty early on that it was a mistake. Cooking potatoes in a separate skillet keep them crisp and dry. The other ingredients can be cooked together without the fear of overcooking. I mix the two just before serving.

Make it Vegan by substituting tofu for sausage.

Ingredients: (serves 4)
1 package turkey kielbasa, chopped
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
4 small potatoes, diced
olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp dry thyme
salt and pepper
red chili flakes (optional)
  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the potatoes to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on medium-low for 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and fry until golden brown and cooked through, around 1-2 minutes, stirring to ensure even browning.
  2. In a separate pan, brown the sliced kielbasa for around 2-3 minutes in a little olive oil over medium-high heat.  Remove from the pan and set aside.  
  3. In the same pan add a little more oil followed by garlic and dry thyme. Let cook for a few seconds before adding the peppers and onions. Cook for 7-10 minutes on high, until slightly charred at the edges, stirring occasionally. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  
  4. Add the cooked potatoes and kielbasa to the onions and peppers and mix everything together.  Serve hot and crisp with a chilled beer or frozen margarita (whichever you fancy).


  1. Delicious recipe, I like both types, with sausage and vegan one with tofu.
    Have a beautiful evening.

    1. We enjoy the vegan version too. Thank you for stopping by. Cheers