Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

skillet potatoes with peppers, onions and sausage

I look for every opportunity I can to cook in my cast iron skillet.  I love that thing!  When Johnsonville  asked me to come up with a recipe using their Premium Smoked or Cooked Sausage along with the “secret ingredient” of peppers I decided to pull out my cast iron skillet.  If you don’t own a cast iron skillet, no worries!  This recipe is totally doable in any skillet or frying pan.

In addition to the Johnsonville Sausage and red and yellow peppers I used some onions, potatoes and fresh herbs from my garden.  Dried herbs will work too.

Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

First I sauteed the chopped up onions and peppers in some olive oil until they were nice and soft.  The great thing about the sausage is that it is pre cooked so I threw it in the skillet at the last minute just to warm in through and brown it up a bit.  The cast iron skillet does that really well.

Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

I then sprinkled with some fresh herbs – I used a combination of thyme, oregano and tarragon.

Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

In another pan (one of my three cast iron skillets) I cooked the potatoes.  I had cut up the potatoes and boiled them first until just barely fork tender.  This cuts down on the cooking time of the potatoes in the skillet.  You can even do this step ahead of time and then just refrigerate the potatoes until you are ready to use them.

I then browned the potatoes in some more olive oil in my cast iron skillet until they were nice and golden brown on the outside.  I like my potatoes well done but cook them to your desired doneness and then just add them in with the peppers, onions and sausage.  Give it a few stirs on the stove to get it nice and combined and warm!

Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

The great thing about this dish is that it can be a meal in and of itself.  Serve it up with a few eggs for breakfast, eat it as your main meal at dinner or lunch or use it as a side dish too!

Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage

For some other yummy potatoes dishes try these:

Roasted Bacon Cheesy Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Fingerling Potatoes with Prosciutto


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Skillet Potatoes with Peppers, Onions and Sausage
  • 1 C of precooked Johnsonville Sausage
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • ½ yellow pepper, chopped
  • ½ medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh herbs, combination of oregano, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, etc.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 russet potatoes, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp olive oil
  1. Brown onions and peppers in 1 Tbsp olive oil until soft.
  2. Add in sausage and garlic and stir until sausage is headed through and slightly browned.
  3. Boil potatoes until almost fork tender.
  4. Cover bottom of frying pan with 1 -2 Tbsp olive oil and fry potatoes until brown and crispy.
  5. Add potatoes and fresh herbs into onion and pepper mixture and stir to combine and heat through.
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    This looks so good. I make something like this but without the potatoes and just sausage, onions and peppers. I am going to give this a try – pinned it so I won’t forget.

  2. says

    These look delicious. I can remember the first skillet potatoes I made for my husband after we were married. He made the comment “these don’t taste like moms”, Wrong thing to say to a new wife. I picked up the plate and dumped the food in the trash can and threw the plate in the sink while telling him to go home and let “momma” cook for him. He has never complained about my cooking again, never.

    THanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Angel @

  3. says

    Johnsonville is our go-to sausage around this house! We’re actually planning on having these for bunch on Labor Day. We plan on serving this skillet style in small #3 cast iron skillets with made to order eggs. It should be like the skillet menu items from Denny’s just much, much better! Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. forrest wellman says

    wonderful dish with sausage peppers onoins and potatos, with my kick of tomatoe sauce and hot peppers. heat a few tortillas and add some shredded cheese for some kick it up tacos. also have plenty of sweet lemonade ready. happy eating.


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