Sausage and Potato Skillet

Gluten Free Living – 2016

Sausage and Potato Skillet is a delightful one-dish dinner entree that’s so quick and easy to make. Oscar Mayer now makes a sausage without nitrates and preservatives. When my husband found a bunch of them on close out at Kroger he bought them and stashed them in the freezer. Back in August I decided to try the sausage with this recipe. It was wonderful.

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Back in 1999 I went back to work full time after years of being home with my kids. I worked in a church office in Cedar Hill and one of the other secretaries made this one time for a luncheon. When she gave me the “recipe,” there were no amounts given and just a cursory explanation of what to do. She only jotted down three ingredients: sausage, potatoes and cheese.

While I can wing it on recipes with the best of them, I’ve found it easier to have more of a guide than what she gave me. For this one-dish skillet entree, I sautéed red potatoes in avocado oil. Then I added onions, bell peppers, leeks and seasonings, followed by the sausage. After everything was cooked I topped it with Gouda cheese and a little Fiesta blend cheese. If you’ve never used Gouda before it has a smoky, deep, rich flavor that works perfectly with sausage. But if you don’t have that on hand, you can easily substitute cheddar, Monterey Jack or even a Jalapeno cheddar cheese if you want more kick.

The original recipe called for the ingredients once sautéed to be spread with cheese and baked in the oven. But I decided to make it even simpler by adding the cheese to the skillet and then covering it with a lid until it was melted. Did I mention this recipe is super easy and fairly quick? 😉

Sausage and Potato Skillet is a tasty and healthier alternative to whipping out boxes of macaroni and cheese when you’re short on time for dinner preparations. It’s not necessarily low calorie, but it is gluten free for those with gluten intolerance and a great way to use up some garden produce if you have it. Not only that, but you will enjoy every mouthful. It’s total comfort food that’s hearty and satisfying.

This recipe was featured at Favorite Southern Recipes here.

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Sausage and Potato Skillet is a delicious one-dish meal that’s very quick and easy to make.

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This gooey dish is absolutely delightful.

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I used nitrate-free, preservative-free sausage to make this a healthier meal option.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. I had gouda cheese on hand that I wanted to get rid of, but Cheddar will work fine too.

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Heat avocado oil in a large skillet. Add potatoes, onions, leeks, red and orange bell peppers.

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Saute until potatoes are fork tender.

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Add seasonings and sliced sausage.

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Stir and heat through.

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Top with gouda cheese and fiesta blend cheese. Cover with lid and allow cheese to melt.

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Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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Every bite of Sausage and Potato Skillet is terrific.

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This savory dish has rich, deep flavor because of the Gouda cheese.

 

Here’s the recipe.

SAUSAGE AND POTATO SKILLET

(Recipe adapted from Chris O’Campo, when we worked together at Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)

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This savory and delicious sausage recipe can be made for breakfast or dinner. It's quick and easy and uses nitrate-free sausage, red potatoes and Gouda cheese. Gluten free.
Sausage and Potato Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious one-dish supper is super quick and easy to make. I used nitrate-free #sausage #redpotatoes & #goudacheese. #pork
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 10m
Cook Time 15m
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 10m
Cook Time 15m
Servings
Ingredients
Sausage and Potato Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious one-dish supper is super quick and easy to make. I used nitrate-free #sausage #redpotatoes & #goudacheese. #pork
Instructions
  1. Melt avocado oil in 12” skillet over low to medium heat.
  2. Add potatoes and sauté about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add bell peppers, onions and leek.
  4. Cover with lid and continue to stir and sauté about 10 minutes longer.
  5. Add sausage and seasonings and cook until veggies are fork tender and meat is heated through.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over top and cook until cheese melts.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The original recipe placed the ingredients in a casserole dish after sautéing, then covered with cheese and baked at 350° for about 10 minutes until the cheese melted. Either way will work.

 

NOTE: I used Gouda and Fiesta blend cheeses because that’s what I had on hand. This works equally well with sharp cheddar cheese. If you want a little extra bite to it, I would use Pepper Jack cheese.

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Cheese, sausage and potatoes work really well together.

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Serve Sausage and Potato Skillet with fruit or a side salad.

Sausage and Potato Skillet | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious one-dish supper is super quick and easy to make. I used nitrate-free #sausage #redpotatoes & #goudacheese. #pork

This is a great meal to serve when you’re short on time.

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2 Replies to "Sausage and Potato Skillet"

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    Joanne September 4, 2016 (1:54 pm)

    My mom used to make sausage and potatoes, and it was always good! I like your version with the added cheese.

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa September 4, 2016 (8:10 pm)

      Thanks, Joanne. It’s a great comfort food with all that cheese. 🙂

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