Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn (One Skillet)

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Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn is a hearty & filling meal made in one skillet! We combine smoked sausage, golden potatoes, crisp corn, and tender spinach and cover it all in loads of melted cheese!

Overhead image of the smoked sausage, potato, and corn (one skillet)

This Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn meal is part of our “Back-To-School Lifesavers” — a series of recipes that are intended to have little (or no) veggie chopping, minimal prep time, around 10 ingredients or less (not including pantry staples), and use kid-friendly ingredients. Click here to see all the recipes in the series!

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn

This dish does have a bit more chopping involved than most of the recipes in the series, but the lack of dirty dishes (ONE pot!) should make up for some of the chopping involved! 🙂

And with a few other short-cuts, plus minimal ingredients required, you’ll be amazed how quick this smoked sausage, potatoes, & corn dish ends up on your dinner table!

This dish is savory with a subtle sweetness from the corn and a delicious tanginess from the dijon sauce we add in. If you enjoy a good dijonnaise with smoked sausage (like in this Cabbage Potatoes and Sausage meal), you’ll love this dish!

Ingredient shot-- image of all the ingredients used in this dish

SHORTCUTS

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn Short-Cuts

  • Grab pre-diced onions. Most grocery stores sell diced yellow onions in the produce section of the store. Alternatively, frozen diced onions are often found by the other frozen veggies and can be used in this recipe. Or, use a food processor to quickly chop an onion.
  • Frozen corn. Instead of slicing fresh corn off the cob or dealing with grabbing a strainer to drain & rinse canned corn, we use frozen corn — easy and tasty!
  • Minced garlic. We love Dorot’s cubes which have crushed garlic that you can keep handy in the freezer and pop into this (and other) recipes when needed. (Check if you local store carries them; they’re typically found with frozen veggies in the grocery store). Another option is to use refrigerated minced garlic in this Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn meal.
  • Steamable potatoes. This is the biggest short-cut of the recipe — we all know how long potatoes can take, but buy grabbing baby golds in a steam-able bag we’re saving loads of time. Not only do these potatoes not have to be peeled, they also don’t need to be boiled or roasted first. Simply throw them in the microwave (according to package directions) and then quickly chop them up for the recipe. The chopping is so much quicker/easier because the potatoes are soft and tender.

Process shots-- images of the onion, sausage, and garlic being sautéed for this smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn dinner Let’s Chat Sausage

Choose your favorite smoked sausage. We love smoked pork or beef sausage best in this Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn dish.

To keep things on the more nutritious side, feel free to use smoked turkey or chicken sausage. As long as it’s pre-cooked (smoked), any sausage should work, so use your favorite here!

Process shots-- images of the potatoes being diced and added in, corn being added, and the sauce being whisked together

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn Tips

  • Grab baby spinach for this dish. There’s a lot of spinach, but it cooks/wilts down quickly! We like using baby spinach so the pieces aren’t overpowering. If you’d like the spinach more evenly dispersed throughout the meal, give it a quick coarse chop. This is optional of course, because “lifesaver” meals and all 🙂
  • Use a whisk to combine the sauce. The sausage needs to be throughly whisked for the ingredients to emulsify and not separate in the final meal. If you don’t have a whisk, try adding all the ingredients to a small mason jar and shake to combine. The sauce can be made ahead of time, you’ll just want to give it a quick whisk (or shake) before adding into the dish.
  • Add your favorite cheese. We’ve tried this Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn dish with smoked gouda and sharp cheddar cheese — we loved both! It depends on who you asked, but cheddar was most likely the favorite with gouda as a close second! We also tried mozzarella, and felt it didn’t add as much flavor as we liked.

Process shots-- images of the sauce, spinach, and cheese being added

STORAGE

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn Storage

This meal is best enjoyed right after being made. It’s not a great candidate for making ahead, storing, or freezing.

Up close image of the smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn ready to be served

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Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn is a hearty & filling meal made in one skillet! We combine smoked sausage, golden potatoes, crisp corn, and tender spinach and cover it all in loads of melted cheese!
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Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn is a hearty & filling meal made in one skillet! We combine smoked sausage, golden potatoes, crisp corn, and tender spinach and cover it all in loads of melted cheese!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Corn
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 663kcal
Cost $12.74

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (454g) Microwave/Steam-able baby yellow potatoes Note 1
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 cup (135g) diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup (140g) frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp (15g) minced garlic
  • 1 pkg (14 oz.; 396g) smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces Note 2
  • 2 tbsp (31g) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon each: dijon mustard, dried thyme, honey
  • 3 cups (79g) baby spinach
  • 1 cup (74g) grated sharp cheddar or Gouda Cheese

Instructions

  • POTATOES: Microwave potatoes according to package directions until tender enough to easily dice. Set aside, let slightly cool, and dice into small 1/2-inch pieces (no need to peel).
  • SAUSAGE: Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon (13g) oil to a large skillet. Once hot, add in the onion. Saute, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Add in the sliced sausage and saute for another 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add in the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • SAUCE: Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil (43g), lemon juice, dijon, thyme, honey, salt & pepper to taste (I add 1/2 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp pepper). Vigorously whisk until emulsified.
  • CORN & POTATOES: Add diced potatoes and frozen corn to the skillet. Stir to incorporate and then pour in the sauce, using a spatula to scrape every bit of it from the bowl into skillet. Stir until sauce has incorporated and veggies are glossy, about 1 minute. Add in the spinach (give it a quick coarse chop first IF desired) and stir until just wilted, about 1-2 more minutes. Turn off the heat and sprinkle cheese on top. Cover pot and let cheese melt, about 3-5 minutes. Remove lid and gently mix the cheese in. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: We use steamable potatoes for this recipe! Not only do these potatoes not have to be peeled, they also don't need to be boiled or roasted first. Simply throw them in the microwave (according to package directions) and then quickly chop them up for the recipe. I usually microwave for the least amount of time directed on package (4 minutes for the potatoes I buy) and add more time IF needed.
Note 2: Any smoked sausage works. We typically use beef or pork smoked sausage (or a combo of the two) for this recipe. Use chicken or turkey sausage for a more nutritious meal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.5g | Protein: 22.6g | Fat: 53.2g | Cholesterol: 93.1mg | Sodium: 1072.2mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4.4g

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! Both my husband and I enjoyed this recipe. Came together easily, even with me needing to boil my own regular baby Yukon potatoes as it was what I had in hand.

  2. This cooks up so pretty! It had ALL of the things in it that my family loves but it wasn’t a big hit.
    Lots of prep work, too.
    And the thyme was very noticeable which wasn’t a good thing.

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