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Sausage and Potatoes

Sausage and Potatoes ~ The Complete SavoristCooking doesn’t always have to involve every measuring spoon, three pans, two pots, several bowls, and six utensils in the kitchen to be delicious.  Sometimes, just one of each of these items each is needed to make a delicious, hearty, and soul-satisfying meal.

Some days, I have a lot of time to play Julia Child in the kitchen, and other days, I have mere minutes to feed the child. Today was one of those days, feed the child or pay the consequences.I wanted to use up some potatoes that had been lingering about, and I didn’t want to take the time to roast or even cook them in a pan. So, I poked holes all over them with a fork and tossed them in the microwave for five minutes, cubed them and then finished cooking them in the pan. This cooking method cut the total cooking time by at least 15 minutes, if not 30. This dish isn’t the most pretty but it is hearty and very tasty, plus it covers all the food groups, if you put the potatoes in the grain category.

Sausage and Potatoes

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 2-3 russet potatoes (depending on their size)
  • 2 green bell peppers; diced
  • 1/2 onion; diced
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 1-14 oz . pkg. Polska Kielbasa; sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp . paprika
  • 1/2 tsp . oregano
  • Salt/pepper; to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean the potatoes and poke holes all around the potato with a fork.
  2. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes, depending on how large the potatoes are.
  3. Once done, remove from the microwave and allow to cool slightly before handling.
  4. While the potatoes are cooling, prepare the veggies and other ingredients.
  5. Heat a large skillet/pan on medium high heat.
  6. Once the pan is hot, add about two tablespoons of olive oil and add the onions and bell peppers.
  7. Stir them around and add the garlic.
  8. Add a bit of salt and pepper.
  9. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  10. Add the sausage and cook for another couple of minutes.
  11. Cube the potatoes and add them to the pan.
  12. Add more olive oil if needed.
  13. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked and the sausage is heated through.
  14. In a small bowl, add the sour cream, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  15. Once the potatoes are fully cooked and the meat is warmed through, remove from heat and fold the sour cream sauce into the pan.
  16. Taste for seasoning and add any additional salt and pepper as needed.
  17. Serve immediately.
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Sausage and Potatoes ~ The Complete SavoristNote: I used all-beef Polska Kielbasa in this recipe. What is your favorite way to use kielbasa?

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole
    August 6, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Yum! Sausage & Potatoes … pure comfort food!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 8, 2014 at 1:42 am

      Nicole, I completely agree!

  • Reply
    Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    August 6, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    One of my all time favorite comfort foods!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 7, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Can I come for dinner?

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 8, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Sure, I serve at 6. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim - Liv Life
    August 7, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love, love love this recipe!! I see a back to school dinner here.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 8, 2014 at 1:45 am

      Exactly Kim, school is coming way to soon, or not soon enough (it all depends on the day). Enjoy.

  • Reply
    Marye
    September 3, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Sausage and potatoes is like a comfort food in my house. This looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you Marye. It’s comfort food here too.

  • Reply
    Christie
    September 3, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I adore the combination of potatoes and sausage. They are a marriage made in heaven.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Couldn’t agree more.

  • Reply
    Susan | LunaCafe
    September 3, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I call this “emergency cooking.” It’s a necessary life skill. i.e. using what’s immediately available to make a tasty, nutritious meal for the family. Love what you came up with. Hard to beat potatoes, peppers, and sausage. 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      Love it “emergency cooking”. Great term.

  • Reply
    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
    September 4, 2015 at 1:28 am

    This looks like a great dish the whole family can enjoy! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you Sabrina.

  • Reply
    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)
    September 4, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Wait a sec. I don’t have to use every pot, pan and utensil when I cook?!? Ha! I find that I do that way too often. But I love dishes like this too. Sounds like a perfect quick and easy evening meal!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      You should see my kitchen now….Sometime the simplest looking dishes take so many items….

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