Sometimes it seems challenging to make something quick and easy that I also can feel good about serving to my family. Not to mention coming up with a dish everyone will like – I have quite the picky crew here. With a mid-western meat and potatoes man and a terrific two year old to please, I went back to basics. This Hearty Italian Sausage and Potato Skillet is just that, with simple and delicious flavors that everyone loves.
This fabulous Italian-inspired dish comes together all in one skillet and the herbs and spices really make the flavors pop. Plus, the sausage and potatoes make this perfect for my meat and potatoes man. I am also pleased to announce this dish is officially a member of the clean plate club–everyone loves it so much that there is absolutely no hope of leftovers. And as if that wasn’t enough reason to make this– it’s only 30 minutes prep to plate with little clean up. Triple bonus!
With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours!
Easy One Skillet Meal: 30-Minute Hearty Italian Sausage and Potatoes
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb basil chicken sausage (any sausage can be used)
- ½ sweet onion, chopped into ½-inch pieces
- 1 lb red potatoes, chopped into ½-inch pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (divided)
- 1 Tbsp chopped rosemary
- 1 Tbsp chopped basil
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sausage and cover. Cook until browned, turning once. After sausages are browned add potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Cover. Stir often.
Remove sausages once they are mostly cooked through. Spread potato mixture across skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Slice sausage into ½” pieces and return to pan. Add rosemary, garlic and ½ of tomatoes. Cook about 5 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked. Add basil, remaining tomatoes and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
Time-Saving Tips: Time saving tips: Start your sausage and then do your prep; potatoes and onions, then garlic, tomatoes and herbs. You will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!