Home > Dinner > Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal April 11, 2019 | 33 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. The easiest 20-minute Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal! This simple dinner can all be made in one pan and is loaded with flavor! Pair this dinner with a simple side salad such as this Cucumber Salad, Strawberry Salad, or an easy appetizer such as Bruschetta. Potatoes and sausage in 20 minutes? How can that be possible?! But no gimmicks here. You really can have this delicious, easy, and healthy-ish dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less! What kind of wizardry gets potatoes on your table that fast? A little microwave “hack!” Today our one-skillet dish starts with microwaving baby gold potatoes until just barely tender. They’ll later get crisped up and delicious in the skillet with herbs, olive oil, and a little butter. We’re also using smoked sausage, so all it really needs is to be warmed through in the skillet. And meanwhile, it’s being infused with plenty of flavor, thanks to the seasonings. I like using turkey sausage because it keeps this dish on the healthier side but use any smoked sausage and you’ll be in business for a 20-minute meal. How to make this Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal Microwave baby potatoes: The smaller your baby Yukon golds are, the quicker this will go. Typically, 5-7 minutes and your potatoes will be ready. Prep ingredients: While the potatoes are microwaving, chop the shallot and red pepper. And no judgment for jarred garlic here, because, well, 20 minutes is a priority right now. Cook: In go the shallot and garlic first, followed by red bell pepper. And while the pepper is cooking, you can chop the tender potatoes so they’re ready to add the skillet. Potatoes are in now and finally, sausage. Sauce: While everything is getting crispy, you can whip up a creamy Dijon sauce if you’re someone who enjoys a creamy element. The sauce uses only three ingredients, so it goes quickly. It’s also totally optional; my family loves this meal whether I include the sauce or not. QUICK TIP What makes smoked sausage so special? It’s (generally speaking) the only sausage that is already cooked, so it only needs a few minutes to heat through. Breakfast sausage, Italian sausage links, brats, chorizo and many other sausages are sold raw, and therefore need additional cooking time before adding to the skillet. Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal variation ideas I mentioned the Dijon sauce, which goes well with the sausage and potatoes, but another great topping is Parmesan cheese. Freshly grated with a microplane is the best! While we love and I highly recommend the baby Yukon gold potatoes, baby reds will work here as well. The shallot delivers a bit more of a sweet and mild flavor, but a yellow onion will also work in its place. Any sweet bell pepper or even a green bell pepper will work well in this dish. Add 1 cup frozen corn right at the end when adding in the sausage. Try an herby sauce in place of the Dijon sauce topping this skillet dinner. The sauce on this Chimichurri Chicken would be delicious! Different sausage: We love using turkey sausage, to keep this on the healthier side, but use whatever sausage you like best. If it’s not smoked, you’ll want to cook it first and then set it aside on a separate plate while preparing the rest of the dish. (This obviously will increase prep time a bit.) Don’t want to use the microwave? You can parboil your potatoes instead; it will just increase prep time! A note about Spices The intensity and quality of spices varies from brand to brand. I recommend good-quality spices for this Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal. Depending on the spices you have, you may need to increase the amount. I love, love roasted California garlic powder; it adds so much to this meal. This is a Private Selection® brand from Kroger stores (not sponsored, just a fan!). Or course, any garlic powder works, but make sure to give this dish a taste and increase as needed. With so few spices and ingredients, the ingredients you use matter. Now you’re all set to make this Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Meal. And that will probably go quicker than reading this post did! More healthy-ish ONE-PAN sausage meals Healthy Italian Sausage and Veggies Garlic-Herb Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya Healthy Sausage and Veggies Sausage, Veggies, and Smashed Potatoes More easy ONE-SKILLET meals Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini Lemon Parmesan Chicken Sausage and White Bean Gnocchi Tomato Tortellini with Sausage Creamy Tuna Pasta FOLLOW ALONG! 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Course Dinner, Main Course Cuisine American Keyword Sausage and Potatoes Skillet Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 2 -4 servings Calories 423kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients▢ 1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes▢ 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot▢ 1 large red pepper chopped▢ 2 tablespoons olive oil divided▢ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided▢ 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 2 cloves)▢ 1 package (13 ounces) smoked sausage (we use turkey sausage to keep this on the healthier side!) sliced into coins▢ 1 teaspoon paprika▢ 1/2 teaspoon roasted garlic powder▢ 1/4 teaspoon onion powder▢ Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper▢ Optional: fresh chopped parsley▢ Serve with: freshly grated Parmesan cheese or dipping sauce (Note 1)US - Metric USMetric InstructionsPlace potatoes in a single layer on a large microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Flip potatoes over and continue to microwave for about 2-3 minutes longer. (If the potatoes are larger, they'll take a couple of minutes longer; pierce each potato once with a fork if needed) The potatoes should be tender. Let cool slightly then cut in half then half again to get quarters.While potatoes are cooling, finely chop the shallot and chop the red pepper.Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a large heavy-bottomed pot (12 inches or larger). Heat to medium heat, and as soon as the butter is nearly melted, add in the shallot. Stir for 1 minute and add in the garlic and stir for about 20-30 seconds. Lower heat if either are cooking too quickly. Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and chopped red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon for 3-4 minutes.Meanwhile, slice the sausage into coins on the diagonal. Push the red pepper to the side and add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and the potatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the potatoes and coat all ingredients. Push everything to the side, add in the sausage, and cook for another 2-4 minutes, until all the oil/butter is fully absorbed, veggies are crisp-tender, and sausage is heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (I add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.) Increase any spices as desired. (Spices can greatly vary based on brand, so you might want more.) Serve with freshly chopped parsley and sauce (See Note 1) if desired. Recipe NotesNote 1: To make the creamy Dijon sauce, whisk together 1/3 cup whole grain (or stone ground) Dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice. (This sauce is likely more than you'll need for this dish unless you like a lot of sauce, so feel free to halve the ingredients.) Nutritional information does not include Parmesan cheese or Dijon sauce. Nutrition FactsCalories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 1238mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2994IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.