Sausage potato skillet with rice is a classic comfort food recipe that is perfect for an easy weeknight meal. It is hearty, satisfying, and easy to make. The combination of smoked sausage, tender potatoes, and rice is a delicious dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.
Growing up, my mother always made dishes that were big and hearty. Pot roasts, stews, skillets – the kinds of recipes that stick to your bones and make dinner leftovers for a couple of days. When I became a mom, I quickly understood just why that was, especially when my kids hit their tweens and teens. Good gravy, they could eat! I soon found myself making all the same kinds of recipes for my family. Actually, I should say my family and my kids’ friends. One of the biggest reasons I made hearty dishes is because their friends would descend on our home like locusts after school!
One great, hearty meal that I made often, and still do, is this sausage potato skillet with rice. It’s hefty, hearty, meaty, and full of flavor. And the best part is that it’s easy to make and the leftovers are delicious!
Sausage Potato Skillet
This recipe starts with browned smoked sausage and tender sautéed onions and garlic. I combine it with a creamy tomato-based sauce, zesty seasonings, and potatoes and cook it until the potatoes are tender. Then, I stir in cooked rice and just watch it disappear. It’s a delicious dish that can feed an army, so it makes the perfect family meal or potluck dish.
Why You’ll Love This Sausage Potato Skillet
- It’s easy to make, hearty, filling, and flavorful.
- It uses simple ingredients that are easily found at the local grocery store.
- It’s a skillet meal that can be ready in about 35 minutes making it a great option for busy weeknights.
Sausage Potato Skillet Ingredients
You’ll only need a few basic pantry staples to make this recipe. Outside of the sausage, you might have everything you need in your kitchen right now. If you don’t, you can find everything you need in one quick, in-and-out trip to the grocery store.
- Olive oil
- Smoked sausage
- Cloves garlic
- Diced tomatoes
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Dried parsley or fresh parsley
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Russet potatoes
- Cooke rice
Actual measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How to Make Sausage Potato Skillet
This recipe is the easiest thing in the world to make. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in just about 30 minutes!
Step 1: Cook the Sausage, Onions, and Garlic
Slice the smoked sausage. Add it to a large skillet and brown both sides in oil over medium heat. Then, add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent – about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add the Remaining Ingredients
Stir in the potatoes, diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, water, parsley, and seasonings.
Step 3: Cook
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Step 4: Add the Rice
Stir the cooked rice into the sausage and potatoes and enjoy hot!
- Slice the smoked sausage into ⅓ to ½-inch slices for even cooking and easy eating.
- Place the diced potatoes in a bowl of water to keep them from turning brown until you add them to the sausage mixture.
- Simmer the potatoes, don’t boil them. This keeps them from falling apart why they cook.
- Use your favorite brand and variety of smoked sausage.
- Try adding your favorite vegetables like carrots, celery, green bell pepper, or peas.
- For a mild version of this recipe omit the red pepper flakes.
- Add diced jalapenos for even more flavor and heat.
What to Serve with Sausage Potato Skillet
This is a super hearty dish, so I suggest keeping things simple. Pair it with things like:
- Crusty bread and butter
- Garlic bread
- Garlic breadsticks
- Your favorite vegetables
- Side salad
There is no single best way to cook smoked sausage. It’s delicious grilled, pan-fried, or simmered in soups and stews.
You can use your favorite variety of smoked sausage for this recipe. Summer sausage, kielbasa, or any of your favorite smoked sausages will work.
Yes, water works great and that is what I usually will use. Also, cooking sausage with a bit of oil helps to keep it from sticking until the fat inside begins to render. Both ways will work.
Yukon Gold, red potatoes, white potatoes, baby potatoes, and fingerling potatoes are your best bet for soups, stews, and skillets like this one.
Absolutely. You can add your favorite diced vegetables to this recipe for a delicious flavor boost.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Sausage Potato Skillet
Place this dish in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat this skillet, place it in a skillet or saucepan with a bit of water, then cook over medium-low heat until heated through.
Try This Delicious Sausage Potato Skillet Recipe Today
This sausage potato skillet is hefty, hearty, and flavorful, and it can feed an army. On top of that, it’s ridiculously easy to make, making it an excellent weeknight meal or addition to any gathering. With a combination like that, there’s no reason not to give it a try. Make this recipe just one time, and I guarantee it will become a permanent part of your rotation.
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Sausage Potato Skillet with Rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cups cooked rice
- Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or large frying pan over medium heat.
- Add smoked sausage and cook until browned on all sides.
- Next, add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the potatoes, diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, water, parsley, and all the seasonings. Stir.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Aa cooked rice into skillet, stir to combine and serve hot.
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