One Dish Dinner: Sausage, Potatoes, and Peas

Sausage, potatoes, and peas is a simple one dish dinner for those evenings you want a hearty comfort food kind of meal.

one dish sausage potatoes and peas recipe

Sausage, potatoes, and peas was a family favorite when I was growing up. Coming from a family of 9 (7 kids), we definitely needed two dishes to make this, but for families of 4 or 5, it can still be a one dish dinner wonder in comfort food. It never turns out as a very pretty dish but always hits the spot in terms of flavor.

The taste and seasonings will vary depending what sausage you use but my favorite is a spicy chicken or turkey sausage of some sort. Most recently I used turkey chorizo from Whole Foods and oh was it ever tasty – spicy but delicious. This recipe is for a family of 5 so you will want to add on for a larger family. For a smaller family I wouldn’t change it because leftovers are even better.

I love to make this in my cast iron skillet because there is something that makes food that’s been fried in a cast iron skillet taste better. My pans are well seasoned so I just need 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Sausage, Potatoes, and Peas
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Serves: 5
  • 3 spicy sausage links
  • 1 - 1½ medium potatoes per person - red potatoes are my favorite for this dish.
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cups peas
  • 1 -2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Slice potatoes and onions into thin rounds.
  2. Cut sausage into ¼ inch pieces.
  3. Heat pan with 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. Place potatoes, sausage, and onions in the pan and fry, with a lid over them, until potatoes are soft.
  5. Stir often as potatoes and onions will stick to the bottom of the pan. You may need to add a little more oil at this point.
  6. When potatoes are just soft, take lid off, add peas and salt, and continue cooking until peas are heated through.

What’s one of your family favorite easy meals?


Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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    • says

      Thank you. I will add a picture as soon as I can get a good shot. Since it is all fried together in one pan it can be hard to get a PRETTY picture. This just means I have to make it again…soon. No hardship there.


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