Smoked Sausage & Potato Skillet Dinner

My house is so quiet this week after a crazy busy month.  Out of my 4 children and 1 son in law, we had 3 graduations.  Kelli & Justin graduated in May and we just helped them move last weekend to Chattanooga to begin work there.  My oldest son graduated from college and has now moved to Memphis.  Yesterday morning at 4:15, I took my husband and younger son to the airport for a mission trip.  So for a few days this week, I get to enjoy some time with my sweet Anne Marie as well as get my house in order.

For dinner last night, I remembered an idea that my sister had told me about a few years ago.  Her recipe was different, but it inspired this one.  You can buy the “Potatoes O’Brien” type hash browns in the grocery store. That is just hash browns with added peppers and onions (very little actually).  I thought that more peppers and onions would be a good thing.  Then the smoked sausage cut into little round circles were thrown in the skillet.  So what else, hmmm…..cheese of course.  I especially like sharp cheddar, but use whatever you like.  I like a little  creamy in things, so of course how bad could a “dollop of Daisy” be, (it’s a sour cream commercial in the South). Ok, more than a dollop, but it tasted REALLY good!  Anne Marie said she loved it, too.  She thought the potatoes tasted just like the inside of a baked potato and she was right. It turned out to be a really delicious, one skillet meal that was ready in under 30 minutes.  As Martha Stewart would say, “It’s a good thing!”

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  • Oil
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into round pieces (I used Eckrich Beef Smoked Sausage)
  • 1 3/4 pound package frozen hash brown potatoes (not shredded)
  • 2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

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In large skillet, heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

Add peppers and onions, cooking until softened.

Add smoked sausage.  Cook until starting to brown.

Add frozen potatoes, cooking until they start to brown.  Add more oil if needed.

When everything above is cooked through and browned, turn off heat.

Add cheese and sour cream, stirring until the cheese is melted.


  1. Linda says:

    Looks really good. Did you thaw the hash browns?
    I still have your daughter’s side of the blog bookmarked just in case she ever posts again, but sounds like she is very busy!

    • Kim says:

      I did not thaw the hash browns. They just sat out a little while as I prepped everything else. Kelli is really busy. She just completed a VERY hard 2 years of grad school and is now a full fledged speech/language pathologist!

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