Hearty sausage and potatoes come together with the vegetables of your choice to make an easy, crowd-pleasing weeknight meal. Plus, you’ve got to check out the mouthwatering breakfast-for-dinner recipe you can make with this leftover sausage and potato skillet.
When I’m looking for or brainstorming easy dinner recipes to make for my family, there are few different things that will make me stop and take notice. First and foremost, I’m always on the lookout for easy weeknight meals. I don’t want complicated ingredients or dozens of steps. Sure, there are times I enjoy more involved recipes, but weeknights aren’t one of those times.
If a recipe can be made using one pot only, I’ll definitely give it a second look. I hate making a twenty minute meal and then spending just as long on clean-up. If the process can be streamlined by using the fewest pots and utensils, I’m much more likely to consider trying it.
Lastly, I love when leftovers lend themselves to a recipe redo. For example, I almost use leftover chicken and salsa from easy weeknight chicken tacos to make nachos or quesadillas. The ingredients may be similar, but the flavors and textures are different enough to feel like a new meal. What I especially love about this recipe is how a hearty dinner becomes an easy, filling breakfast.
As you might can imagine, this sausage and potato skillet recipe checked off all the above boxes for me. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes, and it requires only one pot. You could easily speed up the prep process by using two skillets and cooking the sausage and potatoes at the same time, but I prefer to use the cooking time of one ingredient to prep the next.
The round two sausage and potato skillet recipe is super simple. Just add salsa, a little shredded cheese, and a fried egg to a serving of the original recipe and you’re good to go! This would obviously make a quick and filling breakfast, but it’d also me a crowd-pleasing way to serve these leftovers for supper. Basically, when you take a recipe that was delicious to begin with, add the trifecta of cheese, salsa, and an oozing egg, you can’t go wrong.
Sausage and Potato Skillet
1 12-14 oz. package sausage
2-3 medium potatoes
2 bell peppers
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper
Begin my dicing the sausage into half moon pieces. In a large skillet (I cannot recommend cast iron highly enough), cook the sausage in one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat, for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. While the sausage is cooking, dice the potatoes.
Remove the sausage to drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Add two more tablespoons of oil to the skillet and cook the potatoes. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, sprinkling periodically with salt and pepper and stirring occasionally, until they’re golden and fork tender. As the potatoes are cooking, seed and dice the bell peppers, dice the onion, and mince the garlic (if you aren’t using the jarred kind).
Add the peppers, onions, and garlic to the potatoes, along with a little more salt and pepper, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally. Add the sausage back in and let everything cook together for a minute or two, until sausage is heated through.
For the Recipe Redo
Reheat the sausage and potato skillet. I prefer to do this on the stove, for even reheating and to re-crisp the potatoes, but the microwave is faster and still gets the job done. Fry eggs, one per serving, so that whites are set but yolks are still runny, and serve atop the sausage and potatoes. Garnish with shredded cheese and salsa.
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