Sausage Peppers and Potatoes Skillet
One pan Italian sausage peppers and potatoes skillet made with just 7 ingredients. Ground sausage, peppers, onions, and potatoes are all cooked together with pasta sauce and then topped with cheese for an healthy and hearty dish. Makes a perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil (or more if needed)*
- 1 1/2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, diced into 1/2-1 inch pieces**
- 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion (150 grams)
- 5 cups diced peppers (600 grams) (I used red, yellow, and green)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup packed shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional toppings: fresh basil, fresh parsley, red pepper flakes....
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add ground pork with a little salt and pepper and break it up with the back of a spoon. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until browned and cooked through. Remove from pan, leaving the grease behind, and place in a bowl.
There should be some leftover pork grease in the pan. Add avocado oil and let it get hot.* Add potatoes with a little more salt and pepper and cook for 10-15 minutes until browned and almost cooked through. I covered them with a lid and added a little water every so often to the pan to help speed up the process. When the potatoes are geting close to being done, add onion and saute for another 5 minutes.
Add the peppers with the Italian seasoning and saute for 5-7 minutes until softened. Add the pork back in with the pasta sauce and mix well to combine. Let everything warm through, about 1-2 minutes. Top with the shredded cheese let it melt, about 1-2 minutes. Top with fresh herbs if using and enjoy!
*if you have enough grease left behind, you might not need any oil. You might need more oil than suggested if you don't have any grease.
**the smaller and more uniform you dice the potatoes, the faster and better they will cook.
Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.8g | Protein: 28.1g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Potassium: 1333mg | Fiber: 9.3g | Sugar: 12.9g | Vitamin A: 6148IU | Vitamin C: 221mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3.5mg