One day, years ago, I had an idea for a dish. Before that day, my husband and I had enjoyed this dish simply prepared with potatoes and onions baked in the oven. I came up with the brilliant idea of adding a sausage to it, turning a side dish into a meal. Eric seemed hesitant as he can be sometimes when faced with my epiphanies, but I forged ahead and made this dish. He's never regretted it. One evening, my father-in-law visited and I prepared this dish for our dinner. He's never stopped raving about it! I just keep telling him, "It's easy really - sausage, potatoes, and onions." But still, he remembers. So, I humbly present to you this simple supper.
Sausage and Potatoes
1-16 oz. kielbasa or smoked sausage, sliced
5-6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large onions, cubed
Seasonings to taste
Olive oil to drizzle
Combine the sausage, potatoes, and onions in a lined and greased 9"x13" baking dish. Sprinkle with your favorite seasonings and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees until potatoes are done, about one hour, stirring every 10 minutes or so to keep potatoes from sticking.
Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.
I always line my pan for easy clean-up. Potatoes go first.
Followed by the onions.
I season the potatoes at this point before adding the sausages. I used my usual combination of seasonings: seasoning salt, garlic salt, and pepper. But, just when you think you've got me all figured out, I'll spring a new one on you...
Add the sausage, drizzle with a little olive oil, and get your hands in there to make sure that all of the seasonings are equally distributed. Bake at 350 degrees until potatoes are done. This will take about an hour. You'll want to stir often to keep the potatoes from sticking.
The caramelized edges are the best part. Sometimes, simple is better!
I actually make something just like this. I season with white pepper and in addition to the sausage, onions, and potatoes I add green peppers. I had it at a carry-in at work several years ago and copied it from my coworker. I'd love to add mushrooms but my husband does not like them.ReplyDelete
Bell peppers are a good idea. My husband would love the mushrooms. I'll have to throw them in next time! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I make this in a skillet with corn... We gave it the very elegant name of "Potatoes, Sausage, and Corn" but it does indeed, have onions in it as well. I'll need to try it with the mushrooms also. My husband and I both enjoy them.ReplyDelete
I am definitely trying this tonight! Sounds like my hubby will dig it! :)ReplyDelete
Single guy here. Easy, quick and filling. Figure I'll get three meals from this. I like leftovers.ReplyDelete
Im cooking it now, thankyou, simple but smells great! And i think i have made way too much, which is great i can eat more later. :)ReplyDelete
I'm thinking this recipe would taste fabulous with a bit of finely chopped fresh rosemary thrown in.ReplyDelete
I have added rosemary before when I have it. It was delicious!Delete
I will make extra just to be sure I have enough for breakfast and add it to my scrambled eggs :)Delete
I use sweet potatoe in this recipe, they brown up and are so tasty..............no mushrooms...........great little recipe.ReplyDelete
Sound great, think i would sprinkle a little cheese on top just before it's done.ReplyDelete
I have been looking all day to try and make this into a crockpot meal. Ant ideas on cook time??ReplyDelete
Here I was...looking into the fridge, thinking okay, what's for dinner? And I noticed a package of smoked sausage in the deli drawer -- then I looked at what my wife had bought..."pineapple&bacon smoked sausage"!?! What is this? Oh yeah, gotta try this! It is now in the oven. Update y'all in a while...ReplyDelete
-(Joe Roberts in Texas)-
Mmmm...nom,nom,nom! And my 8 yr. old daughter, who normally won't touch onions, just went back for seconds! I'm already thinking of additional ingredients to try nexttime, thanks to the other comments above.Delete
Thank you for the inspiration!
-(Joe Roberts in Texas)-
Glad you enjoyed it, Joe. Make it your own with your favorite ingredients.Delete
OMGosh I love that pineapple and bacon sausage. Wasnt sure I would like it but it's fantastic!!! Wonder how this dish would be with some petite peas in it at the last moment.ReplyDelete
I make something very similar but on the top of the stove. It did start out as a casserole but when our oven broke down one day I threw everything in an electric frying pan and the kids loved it and have ever since. They're adults now but all I have to do is call them and say I'm making sausage and potatoes for dinner to get them to visit.ReplyDelete
I go to a church meal on Wednesday nights and she puts kielbasa and mixed veggies and potatoes all mixed up and baked together. she said she put garlic salt, pepper, thyme, and a bit of rosemary. all I know it was so delicious!!! She cooks for about 100 folks and when she makes this dish there is rarely leftovers for the "guests" usually eat it all up.ReplyDelete
YUM! Will try it with the rosemary. I have a huge plant wintering over in my house and always looking for ways to use this tasty herb. 1/2 for us and 1/2 for sharing. Thanks.ReplyDelete
That was delicious. After it was roasted/baked I served it with corn and broccoli. A big hit. For leftovers I mixed the veg with it and put in frig.ReplyDelete
I've found this recipe made with some seasoned mustard and brown sugar in the skillet, and had been looking for that recipe when I found this one, and decided to try something between the two. I used thyme and rosemary, but a dash of mustard powder, the onion, Tastefully Simple's Garlic Garlic because I had it, salt and pepper. I used the same sausage as above cut in slightly smaller bits and frozen southern style hashbrowns. It was soooooo good! I'd love to try roasting it, but I'd already made my husband schlep the electric skilled upstairs!ReplyDelete
My husband and daughter loved this dish they ask for it at least once a weekReplyDelete