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One-Skillet Sausage, Peppers, Potatoes, and Onions

August 10, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

Don’t you love when the recipe title is also the ingredient list? I do. This one-skillet dish is as easy (and delicious) as a weeknight dinner gets. If spicy Italian sausages aren’t your favorite, sub in any other fresh sausage link; I bet chorizo would be great. —Emma Laperruque

Test Kitchen Notes

This is one of our Big Little Recipes. Read more here: Sausage & Peppers Become Their Best Selves With These 2 Ingredients. —The Editors

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One-Skillet Sausage, Peppers, Potatoes, and Onions
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 2 to 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 spicy Italian sausages
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, ideally assorted colors, or yellow, halved
  • 2 pinches kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 bell peppers, roughly chopped (circa 1-inch chunks)
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped (circa 1-inch chunks)
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Directions
  1. Set a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. After it gets good and hot, add the olive oil, then the sausages. Brown all over—about 2 minutes per side—then remove to a waiting plate. We’re not trying to cook them through, just sear ’em!
  2. Add another tablespoon olive oil to the skillet, followed by the potatoes, cut side facing down. Season with a big pinch of salt. Cook these for 5 minutes until browned, then flip and cook another 5 minutes. Transfer these to the plate with the sausages.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil, then the peppers and onion. Season with a big pinch of salt. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender—about 10 minutes. Add the sausages and potatoes back to the skillet. Pour 1/3 cup water evenly over the top and cover the pan with a lid.
  4. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the sausage is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, lifting the lid for the last few minutes. Taste and adjust the salt accordingly.

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Emma is a writer and recipe developer at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles "on the fly," baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., reviewing restaurants, and writing stories about everything from how to use leftover mashed potatoes to the history of pies in North Carolina. She now lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's cooking column, Big Little Recipes, which is all about big flavor and little ingredient lists. And see what she's up to on Instagram and Twitter at @emmalaperruque.