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Sausage and Potato Bake

I hope your holidays were happy!  Our holiday time was nice… Mom and sister visiting and spending time with the in-laws too.  Too much food prepared and eaten, for sure!!  The craziness of the holidays (for the most part) is over… those busy days of baking and cooking for a house full of relatives are just about to come to an end. For many of you though, those relatives are still lingering, right? Here’s a very simple one-dish, delicious dinner to make for one of those “Oh my gosh, I have to feed all of these people and I don’t feel like cooking!” nights: Sausage and Potato Bake

The recipe comes from Hillshire Farm, and it utilizes their Turkey Smoked Sausage. You can print out a coupon for the sausage here.

Here are all of the ingredients you need for the recipe (I used fresh herbs, but you can most certainly use dried).  I do like to use Hillshire Farm smoked sausages in recipes because they’re  so easy to toss it into soups, casseroles, and eggs.  And they’re totally kid- friendly too.  Oh, and another bonus… this product doesn’t contain any gluten- so when my gluten-free Mom is visiting then she can eat what we’re eating!

For the recipe- the sausage is sliced, and the potatoes are cut into chunks.

The potatoes are boiled for a short time then drained.

Peppers are chopped, onions are sliced and garlic is pressed.  As I mentioned before, I used fresh herbs since I had them growing in my backyard, but you can most certainly used dried instead (see the recipe below for specifics on measurements).

I whisked the seasonings separately to make sure they were well- combined before adding to the rest (olive oil, garlic, herbs, broth, pepper).

If you don’t want to wash another bowl, you can choose to toss the seasonings in the baking pan with the veggies/sausage.  I quickly tossed them in a bowl instead…

… then transferred everything to my festive baking dish.  That’s it!  Easy meal, completely prepared and ready for the oven.

30 to 45 minutes in the oven and your Sausage and Potato Bake is totally done- potatoes delightfully crispy on the edges, and peppers and smoked sausage perfectly roasted.  We enjoyed the warm comfort of this dish at the end of a busy, rainy day of holiday shopping.  Loved the simplicity of the recipe and ease of clean- up too.  We served it with a big, green salad, and everyone in the family was pleasantly stuffed and happy 🙂

Coupon shoppers- look for your Hillshire Farm® Turkey Smoked Sausage coupon HERE.

Yield: 6 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each)

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Sausage and Potato Bake


1 package Hillshire Farm® Turkey Smoked Sausage
6 cups red new potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 large onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed (or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped)
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed (or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Place cut potatoes in medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes or until crisp- tender. Drain potatoes.

3. Combine sausage, potatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic, chicken broth, olive oil and seasonings in a 12x8-inch pan (I used 13x9-inch); mix lightly. (Alternately, you can mix the sausage and vegetables in a large bowl, whisk the seasonings together separately then pour over and toss- then transfer the mixture to the pan).

4. Bake for 30 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned and vegetables are tender. For crispier potatoes, bake 10 to 15 minutes longer.


*This recipe is easy to make gluten- free: Just be sure to use a brand of broth that is known to be GF.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories per serving: 260
Fat per serving: 10g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2.5g
Sodium per serving: ,span class="sodium">570g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Protein per serving: 12g
Cholesterol per serving: 40mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 32g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 7 Old Points Program: 5

Source: (Reprinted with permission from Hillshire Farm)

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Hillshire Farm, who wanted to share their Sausage and Potato Bake recipe with RecipeGirl readers.  All opinions shared are my own.

Other delicious- looking Smoked Sausage recipes on the blogs:
Smoked Sausage and Veggie One- Skillet Meal by Coupon Clipping Cook 
Slow- Cooked Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup by RecipeGirl
Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo by Food for My Family 
Swiss Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Sausage by Eat at Home 
Lentil Stew with Sausage by Simply Recipes 

19 Responses to “Sausage and Potato Bake”

  1. postedDec 26, 2012 11:13 AM

    Made your spinach and cheese strata for Christmas breakfast. Everyone approved, even with doubled spinach! This recipe looks good – simple, fresh, easy. Good idea for dinner next time I have sausage on hand..

    Breakfast After 10

  2. postedDec 26, 2012 2:46 PM

    Oh, I love the looks of this! So warm and comforting.

  3. postedDec 26, 2012 8:27 PM
    Lisa Cornely

    What a great dinner idea. It looks fabulous. I love how simple and delicious. Looks like another perfect weeknight meal Lori.

  4. postedDec 27, 2012 5:41 AM

    yum – sounds similar to something I’ve been doing for years,except on top of the stove – will definitely try it this way

  5. postedDec 27, 2012 5:42 AM

    Yummy! I love potato and sausage bakes, so good!!! Yours looks amazing!! I never had Turkey Sausage, I’m curious to try it. Wonder if my Husband would notice a difference?

    • postedDec 28, 2012 6:16 PM

      I doubt it. Smoked Sausage is smoked sausage… I think it’s tough to distinguish between turkey, beef or pork.

  6. postedDec 27, 2012 8:45 AM

    I love savory bakes! Sausage and potato is definitely an approved combo in our family!

  7. postedDec 28, 2012 7:02 AM

    This looks so good, Lori! Hope y’all had a great Christmas!

  8. postedDec 28, 2012 8:32 AM

    absolutely love this recipe. this will feed the hungry crowd as well as lazy me on weekdays 🙂 I hope you are having a great time with the family.

  9. postedDec 28, 2012 1:18 PM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    Loved the post and enjoyed the naturally GF meal. Have lots of new GF recipes to try thanks to you.

  10. postedDec 28, 2012 5:48 PM

    Tried this tonight with a couple of minor substitutions – still delicious! Well done, Hillshire Farm (& Recipe Girl)!

    • postedDec 28, 2012 6:17 PM

      Glad to hear it!

  11. postedDec 28, 2012 10:12 PM

    This sounds great. I love easy meals like this.

  12. postedJan 1, 2013 9:11 AM

    I have this prepped and ready to take to a New Year gathering. Hope everyone likes!

  13. postedJan 2, 2013 9:28 AM
    Ceri Y

    THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD LORI! I bought Apple & Chardonnay Chicken Sausage from Trader Joe’s and forgot all about getting some more rosemary – but this recipe is a keeper for sure! We took it to our New Year’s Eve party and it was a hit!

  14. postedJan 3, 2013 8:43 AM

    Is it possible to substitute chicken breast and what would the cooking difference be?

  15. postedJan 6, 2013 5:20 PM

    Made this tonight – not impressed – and that was even after adding extra spices because it seemed so bland. The potatoes came out like mush after baking.
    And also, I’ve never seen Turkey smoked sausage in any stores I shop at – they only sell the Hillshire Farms Turkey Kielbasa, so I had to use that. Definitely won’t be making this again.

  16. postedDec 16, 2013 9:44 PM
    Stacy I.

    I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I was searching for a recipe using potatoes and sausage and your picture was so enticing I had to give it a try. I’m so glad I did!

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe that’s will be going into regular rotation 🙂

  17. postedApr 4, 2016 9:14 PM
    Simplement D Liche

    This is an Italian comfort food classic! Super simple to put together and the flavor was just awesome <3

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