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Smothered Potatoes and Sausage Recipe

This smothered potatoes and sausage recipe is a great option with simple ingredients that you can find in any grocery store.

This easy recipe can be a main dish or a complete meal. Add a great side dish to make your dinner complete.

pan and plate of smothered potatoes and sausage

You can use a casserole dish, a cast iron skillet … or a dutch oven if you’re making a larger quantity. This is a great recipe for weeknight dinners or any time when you don’t feel like standing in the kitchen for hours.

Southern Comfort Food

Although I’m sure most people, regardless of where they’re from, would enjoy this meal, I put it right up there on my list of southern comfort foods.

Here are some of my other favorites—all simple recipes:

Chicken Pot Pie – We enjoy the blend of warm, comforting flavors in this delicious dish. I make it without flour, but you can add a crust if you like. 

Ham and Potato Casserole – This is another potato recipe that will have your family going back for seconds. So be sure to make enough.

Crock Pot Lasagna – When you want lasagna, but you don’t feel like dealing with all the steps in a classic version, this one is for you.

Smothered Potatoes and Sausage Ingredients

You can find all of these ingredients in almost any grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sliced potatoes
  • Cut onions and bell pepper
  • Sliced sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Garlic powder
  • Chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

You can use any type of potatoes, onions, and smoked sausage. I used standard baking potatoes, a frozen onion and pepper blend (red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper), and smoked sausage with pork, beef, and turkey.

Normally, I would use spicy sausage, but we’ve had a lot of spicy foods lately. I figured it would be good to take a little break from that.

You can also substitute sweet potatoes for some or all of the white potatoes. That adds a completely different dimension to this meal.

Other ingredients you can include are green onions, cajun seasoning, creole seasoning, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper. If you don’t have olive oil, you can use vegetable oil.

smothered potatoes and sausage on a plate with green beans.

How to Make Smothered Potatoes and Sausage

Preheat your oven to 350˚ F. Now it’s time to put all of the ingredients together.

First, pour the olive oil into a large skillet (or cast iron casserole) and heat it over medium heat. Secondly, add the sliced sausage and cook until it browns. Remove it from the skillet.

Next, put the potatoes and minced garlic in the hot skillet.

Cook the potatoes until they are are golden brown and tender.

Add the cut onions and peppers to the potatoes.

Next, give it a quick stir. 

onions and peppers added to the potatoes

Then, sprinkle in the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. If you’re adding other seasonings, do it now.

Once you have the seasonings you like, put the sausage back in the pan and pour the chicken broth over everything. Gently mix everything together until it is all combined.

If you’re cooking this in a standard stovetop-only skillet, pour the mixture into a casserole dish. Or if you’re using an iron skillet or dutch oven, leave the mixture in the pan.

Now put it in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until all of the broth has been absorbed by the rest of the ingredients and the potatoes are fork tender.

smothered potatoes and sausage in a pan with a spoon.

Serve this yummy southern sausage and potato dish alone or with a side of steamed green beans, peas, or broccoli.

More Delicious Dinner Recipes

Over the years, I’ve continued to add new recipes to our meal rotation. So now we seldom eat the same thing twice in one month … well, except when we have leftovers.

Here are more delicious dinners:

Italian Chicken Zucchini Casserole – This yummy dish has a delightful blend of flavors enhanced by Italian seasonings. It’s so good I could eat a whole pan of this by myself.

Chicken Rice Casserole – When you want a tried-and-true classic, all you have to do is make this casserole for your next meal.

Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole – If you like Tater Tots (and who doesn’t?), you’ll love this delicious dinner.

sausage and potatoes on a plate with green beans next to a pan of potatoes and sausage.

Favorite Desserts

I like to make dessert a couple of times a week. Here are some of our favorite dessert recipes:

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie – When you want cookies, but you don’t want to make a huge batch, this is the perfect recipe.

Peanut Butter Mug Cake – Each person gets his or her own cake. We especially like this one because it is flourless. So it’s perfect if you follow a gluten-free diet.

Butterscotch Pie – Julie offers this delicious recipe on her blog, Back to My Southern Roots.

Creamy No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie – We enjoy this when we want something light, sweet, and refreshing.

sausage and potatoes on a plate with green beans

Smothered Potatoes and Sausage Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

When you need a delicious, easy, and budget-friendly meal, cook this smothered potatoes and sausage dinner.


  • 2 large sliced potatoes (cut into thin rounds)
  • 1 cup of cut onion and bell pepper blend (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 pound of sliced smoked sausage (pork, beef, or turkey)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth (regular or low-sodium)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚ F.
  2. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the sliced sausage and cook until brown on both sides. Remove it from the skillet.
  4. Put the potatoes and minced garlic in the hot skillet and cook until the potatoes turn golden brown.
  5. Add the onions, and peppers to the skillet. Stir.
  6. Add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  7. Put the browned sausage in the pan with the mixture and pour the chicken broth over all of it. Fold all of the mixture until it’s evenly combined.
  8. If you’re using a cast iron skillet or dutch oven, place it in the hot oven. If you’re using a stovetop-only skillet, pour the mixture into a casserole dish and place that in the oven.
  9. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed by the other ingredients.
  10. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 431Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 47mgSodium 763mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 12g

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