These smothered potatoes and sausage make the perfect side dish. They’re easy to make, budget friendly, and of course delicious!
Y’all know how much I love smothered recipes, so I’m back with another one. This time around I’m sharing my recipe for southern smothered potatoes & sausage. In the past I’ve shared a recipe for regular smothered potatoes, but somehow that recipe disappeared (I’m still trying to figure out how!). No worries though, because this smothered potato recipe is even better than the first one!
If you loved my smothered potato recipe, you’ve got to try these smothered favorites:
These potatoes are fried, and smothered with onions and smoked sausage. Everything is cooked until it’s fork tender, and the flavors marry.
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Smothered Potatoes & Sausage
Fried potatoes with onions, smoked sausage smothered in a rich and hearty broth. A comforting, delicious meal any time of the day!
Servings 4 servings
- 5-6 medium russet potatoes washed, peeled, and sliced
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
- 1 large green bell pepper sliced
- 1 lb smoked sausage sliced
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil maybe a tad less than 1/2 cup
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- Start off by washing, then peeling the potatoes.
- Next slice the potatoes in even slices (so that they can cook evenly!)
- Place the peeled & sliced potatoes in a large bowl with water to prevent the potatoes from browning, then dice up the other ingredients.
- Pour the vegetable oil in a large skillet, and heat the oil over medium heat.
- Add in the sliced smoked sausage, and cook until browned, then remove from the pan.
- Now drain, and pat dry the potatoes, then add in the potatoes into the hot oil, and fry.
- Once the potatoes start to get nice and tender, add in the peppers and onions.
- Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, and garlic powders.
- Pour in the chicken broth, and fold the ingredients.
- Toss the smoked sausage back into the pan, and combine the ingredients.
- Cook until everything is nice and tender, and the broth is absorbed by the potatoes.
- Serve and enjoy!
I want to make this for dinner, but it’s 97+ degrees out and I refuse to go to the store!! I have everything except russet potatoes, I do however have gold Yukon. Can I substitute or would it throw everything off? Gorgeous Vegas pic of you btw.
Hi Keisha! You sure can use yukon potatoes! Thanks luv!
I made this awesome recipe for my family.
It is a grand slam! They loved it. My husband that is a potato and sausage lover.
All i can say is Thank you very much.
It doesn’t take long to prepare, i love quick and easy dishes.
Keep the recipes coming.
Hi Nora! Thanks for trying! XOXO
Deb L. Garber says
I don’t need to serve it with anything else. It is a meal in itself. Lovin’ every one of your recipes hun!
I was sitting here trying to think of something simple to fix for dinner, and I saw what it was going to be when I opened your Email. Looks yummy and simple! Thanks for sharing and know it will be good!
Glad that I could give you an idea 😀
It came out really good, and I did something I rarely do on a first time out recipe. It looked really good, and I sprinkled a bunch on cheese on top and put it in the oven until it was all gooey and melted. Hubby had 2 helpings :). It was really good! I see someone else adds cheese the second day.
Hi, great pics. It really has me interested in visiting Las Vegas. I am definitely going to try this recipe. My husband has a love for potatoes and sausage, but i never imagined having them together in this way it looks wonderful and delicious. I will return to let you know the results.
Thank you so much for sharing and I live all your recipes. Nora J
Sorry , I love all your recipes. Sorry for the typo. Nora
OK…. JUST brought back some wonderful childhood memories….. we typically had this dish – usually mid-week – after Sunday leftovers were finished. Just used to love the way the house smelled when they were cooking…. and fast forward 40 years…I never thought to include this in my monthly rotation! Well.. next week – it’s totally ON! Thanks for the REMINDER and simple method of prep. Ours were prepped the same way but “smothered’ with the lid over the cast iron skillet until the potatoes softened. Also, a day 2 variation was added fried bacon strips (cause someone always ate more of the sausage on day 1) and chunk cubes of cheddar cheese mixed in then–topped with green onions.
Yes!! Added bacon is amazing!!!
LindY G Sherrod says
Yummm sounds like a dish I’m going to love. Thank you for sharing
Yvonne Love says
Thank You.. also I’m happy that you went to Vegas. I really love your recipes..GOD BLESS AND PROTECT YOU
I had a wonderful time! Thank you!
Yummy this looks awesome. Only one problem I don’t eat meat. Is there something else I can add to keep the favor. By the way you are amazing
You can use a vegan smoked sausage. Trader Joes has a wonderful one.
kathie barr says
i think i would add some sliced green beans into the mix, mmm sounds good, am going to def make this !!
L. Glover says
Im glad you enjoyed yourself here in Vegas. Today it’s,107 degrees(Super Hot). I will most definitely be trying this recipe. 🙂 Take Care
The smell coming out of this pan was awesome!! What a great recipe!! Thanks so much!!
Rosie, I am definitely making this. It’s going to be the main dish. Girl, a one pot meal!
I’ve been to Vegas a few times since I LOVE the casinos. My favorite trip was staying at the Aria when it first opened. The first time I went ( in April) I thought I was being fried it was so hot lol. Lesson learned, I now go in September. Thank you for sharing.
I made this last night. I make smothered potatoes often, so this time I added turkey sausage according to your recipe and It was wonderful! You asked in your video, what we would serve it with? I actually served it as the main dish, with steamed green beans and apple coleslaw. Light and delicious. Any leftovers, I can serve tomorrow for brunch, with eggs and sliced fruit. It’s a very versatile dish. Thanks for your amazing recipes.
Lavonia Johnson says
I haven’t made fried potatoes in a couple of years. I made this recipe as a side for Sunday dinner. My whole family said they were delicious. My husband went for seconds. I also tried your bake macaroni and cheese recipe, 3 years ago for Thanksgiving. It was a hit! Thanks for all these wonderful recipes.
This recipe is really and I even got my son’s approval. I added broccoli to my recipe in order to squeeze in so veggies. Easy, simple and fast. Great for busy moms.
Could I use red potatoes????
Sure you can.
Hi Rosie. Can I use olive oil in place of vegetable oil for the sausage and potatoes recipe? Thank you
Olive oil might change the flavor a tad.
Omg!! I made this last night for dinner!! Amazing!! I did use spicy sausage what I had in the refrigerator!! Yummy!! Will make again
I used Italian sausage. was really good
Richard Aldaiz says
Hello Rosie I like to make the smothered potatoes as a main dish. Sometimes I even add shrimp and then for the side dish I’ll add some broccoli or asparagus tips.
Oh yummy! That sounds delicious!
Dee Clayton says
Look delicious. Will love to see u cook some chicken and dumplingS.
I added cheddar cheese, rotel original, taco seasoning, and some heavy cream! Off the chain! Thank you for giving me directions to take this recipe into outer space, taste buds deserve creative adventures.
Roberta Jones HIMYM television writer says
I lived in Louisiana awhile when I was a hotel maid. Good times. And this was one of the dishes I loved.
It makes you feel good.
And I like the slow cooking. And putting the side dishes together. And the table clothes..and the glassware & plates.
It brought a crowd to the porch. Was fun. Southern food is delicious.
When I was a Mom (I’m age 60 these days) I had to get the kids eating. This cookbook is in my kitchen. Thanks!