Portuguese Roasted Potatoes

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These Portuguese Roasted Potatoes are so much more than regular roasted potatoes!

overhead shot of two white bowls of portuguese roasted potatoes garnished with fresh parsley with pan of potatoes in the background

What makes them different?  Well, they’re potatoes that are kicked up a notch by adding in smoked sausage, veggies and spices. You can eat these Portuguese Roasted Potatoes as a main dish, or serve them as a side to chicken, beef or roasted pork.

sheet pan filled with roasted portuguese potatoes and sausage

How to make Portuguese Roasted Potatoes:

First you’ll pour water into a roasting pan (or you can use a sheet pan). Then you’ll stir in red wine vinegar, paprika and sugar. Chopped baking potatoes, sliced sausage, sweet onions, tomatoes, fresh parsley and salt/pepper are added to the water.  All is tossed, and then it’s roasted for just under two hours. 

sheet pan with roasted potatoes and portuguese sausage

The long baking time gives the water a chance to evaporate- leaving the added flavor behind, and it results in crisp and wonderful potatoes.

close up of portuguese roasted potatoes and sausage

What is Portuguese sausage, and where can you find it?

Look for Portuguese sausage (also known as Linguiça) at Whole Foods (that’s where I’ve had luck finding it). Linguiça is a mild sausage. Chourico (chorizo) is its spicy twin made different only by the addition of hot peppers. But if you can always used regular smoked sausage if you can’t locate the Linguiça or the Chourico.

sheet pan of roasted portuguese potatoes and sausage showing wooden spoon serving

I’ve served these Portuguese Roasted Potatoes before at a Portuguese themed dinner party that I hosted.  They were a bit hit. Everyone loved them! And they were the perfect accompaniment to pork stew.

overhead shot of white bowl of portuguese roasted potatoes garnished with fresh parsley

Consider making something different for dinner, and try making these Portuguese Roasted Potatoes. I think you’ll be pleased with the flavor and texture. They’re definitely different than plain roasted potatoes. They’re better. Enjoy!

Here are a few more recipes for roasted potatoes that you might like to try:

overhead shot of white bowl of portuguese roasted potatoes garnished with fresh parsley
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Portuguese Roasted Potatoes

The best potato- sausage dish!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 518kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine Portuguese
Keyword portuguese, roasted potatoes


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • medium sweet onions, chopped
  • large tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 large baking potatoes (Russet), washed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • pounds smoked sausage, thinly sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Pour water into a roasting pan. Add the vinegar. Sprinkle paprika and sugar over the water; mix to remove the lumps. Add the salt, pepper, onion, tomato, parsley, potatoes and sausage. Toss and mix well.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 1½ to 2 hours. Stir a few times while cooking.


  • Whole Foods actually sells Portuguese smoked sausage, which is what I used for this recipe. If you can't find it, go ahead and use any kind of smoked sausage.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 1575mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2177IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg


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  • Anne wrote:

    This was good, I must not have had enough potatoes because it came out soupy, but still good. I used a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes instead of fresh. We’ll give it another try though.

  • Vicki Aaron wrote:

    Can this dish be made using sweet potatoes

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I haven’t tried it with sweet potatoes, but you can experiment!

  • Melissa Centeio wrote:

    The Portuguese smoked sausage is called Linguica. It can be ordered online at http://www.gasparssausage.com
    My family is Portuguese and we us Linguica in many recipes. It can be found in links, patties even ground up.

  • Jenny wrote:

    This is such a simple but tasty recipe. I don’t actually eat meat, so I made 2 pans, one with meat and one with out. both were very enjoyable, unfortunately mine did not look as nice, so I didn’t photograph it, but hopefully next time

  • Anna Carvalho Norfolk wrote:

     Acually it’s Chourico as well

  • Mary Jane wrote:

    Is portuguese sausage (linguesa)

    • Lori Lange wrote:


  • Marty Tod wrote:

    This was a fantastic, very flavorful dish that we had at a recent party for an upcoming Portugal trip. The smoked paprika and sausage made a wonderful tasting casserole.