Liz’s Kitchen: Turkey Sausage and Potato Skillet Recipe
Ok. This meal was purely picked on the ingredients. How can you go wrong with sausage, bacon and potatoes? I found this on the Emily Bites blog, there hasn’t been too much on their that hasn’t bee delicious. The broccoli added something to the dish that took it up a level. It took it from a heavy dish to a well rounded meal. I will say that using a nonstick pan is the way to go. My deep pan is not a nonstick and I had some problems because of how you cook the dish. This is a great meal to serve a lot and it doesn’t take very much to fill you up! Especially when you have a moment and use liquid measurements to figure out how much broccoli you need, needless to say…we had a lot of broccoli. The dish probably would have cooked better too if it wasn’t overflowing with the vegetable. It happens.
Turkey Sausage and Potato Skillet
- 6 strips center cut bacon, chopped into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon reserved bacon grease
- 1 tablespoon light butter (I used Land O’Lakes)
- 24 oz potatoes, thinly sliced (I used fingerling potatoes)
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 14 oz pre-cooked smoked turkey sausage, sliced diagonally
As always, get your mise en place out of the way! There is a lot of chopping in the dish! Chop you onions and thinly slice your potatoes and carrots. Then chop your bacon and slice your turkey sausage on the bias.
Next start to cook your bacon in the pan. Once done drain and set aside the bacon but keep about a teaspoon of the grease in the pan. Then add the butter and let it melt in the pan with the bacon grease. Next you’re going to add your potatoes, carrots, onions and broccoli to the pan (this will be easier if you don’t over add the broccoli like I did lol). Stir everything up and try to get everything coated with the grease and butter mixture. You’re going to put the lid on and let that cook over medium heat for 10/15 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes. Make sure to also salt and pepper at this point.
Next your going to add the sausage to the dish and continue cooking with the lid on for another 10 minutes, stirring every couple minutes. Once done add the bacon to the top and serve it up!
A couple of changes I would make. Obviously, don’t use too much broccoli…that mistake was on me. However, I felt like it was missing some seasoning so I would probably add some garlic to the pan with the butter and grease and let that add some flavor to the dish. Another thing is that I would make sure that you’re salting enough. I found myself adding more salt to the dish once it hit the table. Other than that I think this is a really solid and simple one pan dish.
Get the FULL recipe at EmilyBites.