Sausage Peppers Onions and Potatoes Skillet is a classic recipe with smoky and fresh flavors that burst in every bite.
Smoked sausage or Kielbasa, diced potatoes and slices of peppers and onions make an easy and delicious skillet meal. This is one of our family’s favorite meals to make in under 30 minutes!
This post is sponsored by Wisconsin Pork, but all opinions are my own!
Sausage Peppers Onions & Potatoes Recipe
Some parts crispy, some parts tender each bite of this sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes skillet makes my tastebuds happy!
Delicious smoked sausage or Kielbasa with a smoky, salty flavor pairs perfectly with the crunch in colorful bell peppers and onions. Cubes of potatoes add the starch to round out the meal and help fill up our bellies. This is one of those meals that I’m proud to prepare and serve to my family.
Warm pieces or coins of smoked sausage with carmelized edges are the basis of so many delicious meals. From the classic Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans to Sausage Fried Rice or Kielbasa and Cabbage.
It’s important to me to prepare protein packed meals for my family. I love how the pork in this recipe mixes well with vegetables and potatoes to make a meal that’s packed full of nutrients. All of us love the flavors in smoked sausage which frankly makes it easier to eat more veggies.
Pork is a source of key nutrients that are essential in healthy diets. I feel good about serving pork because I know how much hard work farmers put into growing our food. If you would like to learn more check out this resource about how farmers across the United States take care of their animals and farms.
I’ve grown up on a pig farm so I’ve been able to see firsthand where pork comes from. I’ve also seen a lot of improvements over time, like improvements in genetics and swine nutrition that have made pork 16% lower in fat and 27% lower in saturated fat compared to 30 years ago. For more info on pork nutrition here is a great resource.
Smoked Sausage Skillet
Whenever I make smoked sausage in a skillet I like to brown pieces of sausage in vegetable oil. Brown isn’t just a color it is a flavor. Browning not only warms the smoked sausage which is likely pre-cooked (read the package to confirm) but caramelizes the meat.
Once the sausage is browned, set it aside on a plate and work on cooking the other ingredients. In our Sausage and Potato Skillet the next steps are cooking broccoli and potatoes. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut is a classic meal that heats up sauerkraut along with the smoked sausage.
Any type of smoked sausage skillet can be prepared in a cast-iron skillet or a non-stick skillet. The key is to use a large skillet so everything will fit in this one-skillet meal.
Fresh or frozen potatoes can be used. I prefer picking up a bag of cubed frozen southern-style potatoes to save time.
Other appliances like the Air Fryer can also be used to make this recipe in stages. Check out a couple of similar Air Fryer recipes Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions and Sausage, Potatoes and Sauerkraut.
And here are a couple of similar Instant Pot recipes Instant Pot Smoked Sausage, Potatoes and Sauerkraut.
Sheet Pan Variation:
A large sheet pan makes the biggest batch of Sauasge, Peppers, Onions & Potatoes.
The potatoes are partially cooked, then the remaining veggies are added. The smoked sausage or Kielbasa only needs about 5 minutes at the end of baking to get warm and lightly browned.
Air Fryer Variation:
The Air Fryer toaster oven is perfect for making a smaller batch of this meal that feeds 2 – 3 people. The air fryer is quicker than a sheet pan because the machine doesn’t need to pre-heat and takes a similar amount of time to using a skillet.
To use the air fryer partially cook the cubed potatoes first at 350°F and then add the peppers and onions. Finally add the coins of Kielbasa for 3 – 5 minutes at the end.
Instant Pot Variation:
Using the Instant Pot is the most hands off version and probably the fastest, but there is a bit more liquid. Be sure to allow the liquid to drain if making a sandwich so the bun isn’t soggy.
Get the full recipe for Instant Pot Sausage, Peppers and Onions.
Tips & Tricks:
- Green bell peppers can be used, but we like how red, yellow and orange bell peppers add a little bit of sweetness to the dish.
- Fresh or frozen potato cubes can be used to make the fried potatoes
- Veggies can be seasoned with salt and pepper if desired, but we love all of the flavor in the smoked sausage
- Small slices of Kielbasa allow for veggies and potatoes along with each bite of meat
How to Make Kielbasa With Potatoes, Peppers & Onions
Warm half of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown sausage in a single layer with the cut side down. Flip pieces once or twice. Once sausage is lightly browned on each side set aside on a clean plate or cutting board.
Turn skillet down to medium heat and add butter then cubes of potatoes. Place lid on skillet and cook for about 10 – 12 minutes. Potatoes should be stirred occasionally and additional butter can be added if the skillet gets dry. When the potatoes are done cooking set them aside.
Add remaining vegetable oil to the skillet and turn and leave on medium heat. Add sliced peppers and onions and stir a few times until lightly browned for about 7 – 9 minutes.
Return smoked sausage and potatoes to the skillet until everything is warmed. Serve warm and enjoy!
More Easy Meals with Sausage
Instant Pot Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans only calls for a few ingredients to make another delicious meal!
Baked Spaghetti with Sausage is spaghetti bathed in a rich butter and Parmesan sauce layered with red sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and Italian sausage.
Homemade Sausage takes ground pork and adds basic seasoning to make breakfast sausage or homemade Italian sausage.
Printable Smoked Sausage Skillet Recipe
Smoked Sausage, Peppers, Onions & Potatoes Skillet
- 1 pound smoked sausage cut into coins
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 2 cups frozen diced southern style potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced
- Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Brown sausage on both cut sides. Set aside.
- Turn down to medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter to the skillet and add frozen diced potatoes. Cover and cook for 10 – 12 minutes stirring occasionally and adding butter if the skillet gets dry. When potatoes are done cooking set aside.
- Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to skillet over medium heat. Add sliced peppers and onions and stir occasionally until lightly browned, about 7 – 9 minutes.
- Return potatoes and sausage to the skillet until warmed and serve.
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