This smothered potatoes and sausage recipe is a great option with simple ingredients that you can find in any grocery store.
I love the fact that this easy recipe can be a main dish or a complete meal. Add a great side dish to make your dinner complete.
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.
I appreciate any dish that requires very little prep time, and this is one of those meals. Just chop a few ingredients and toss them into your skillet or pan, and you’re good.
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.
If you already have potatoes, use what you have. I like russet potatoes, red potatoes, and even Yukon gold potatoes. They’re all good in this recipe.
You can also substitute sweet potatoes for some or all of the white potatoes. That adds a completely different dimension to this meal.
You can use whatever type of broth you have on hand. I choose to cook with bone broth because it offers so many health benefits, and it tastes great.
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.
In order to add even more protein, you can throw in some bite-size chicken pieces, beef, or even shrimp. If you add shrimp, do so during the last few minutes of cooking because overcooking them will make them rubbery or grainy.
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.
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.
Serve this yummy southern sausage and potato dish alone or with a side of steamed green beans, peas, or broccoli.
Can You Refrigerate Potatoes and Sausage?
Yes, you can refrigerate leftover potatoes and sausage for several days. Put the leftovers in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days.
When you want to eat the leftovers, you can either microwave them or heat them up in a skillet or pan on the stovetop or in the oven.
Can You Freeze Sausage and Potatoes?
If you don’t think you’ll want to eat the leftovers right away, seal them in plastic wrap and put them in a freezer safe bag. This meal should last in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Before heating up the leftovers, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Then heat them either in the microwave, on the stovetop, or in the oven.
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.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan – This delicious Italian dinner is all made in one pan with just a few simple ingredients! And since it doesn’t have breadcrumbs, it’s gluten-free!
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.
Pineapple Dump Cake – This dessert is perfect for anyone who enjoys the tropical flavor of pineapple. Serve it with your favorite topping (mine is ice cream) or all by itself!
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 350˚ F.
- Pour the olive oil into a large skillet on medium heat.
- Add the sliced sausage and cook until brown on both sides. Remove it from the skillet.
- Put the potatoes and minced garlic in the hot skillet and cook until the potatoes turn golden brown.
- Add the onions, and peppers to the skillet. Stir.
- Add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed by the other ingredients.
- Serve hot.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 431Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 47mgSodium 763mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 12g