Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Skillet in Just 30 Minutes

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This Italian Sausage Pepper and Potato Skillet is loaded with bright and tasty peppers, potatoes, fabulous flavor and is ready in 30 minutes.

sausage, pepper and potatoes in a large skillet, on a cutting board


Do certain flavors or foods bring back memories for you?  This Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Skillet is the perfect example of a food memory, for me.  The combination of sausage and peppers truly transports me to a simpler time.

Sausage Pepper and Potato Skillet

I developed this skillet to create a healthier version of the sausage and peppers that I remembered.  Loaded with bright and tasty peppers, potatoes, fabulous flavor and a secret weapon that will pack your dish with healthier lean protein.

This Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Potato skillet can be on your table in 30 minutes. You can also try my Italian breakfast skillet, sausage and potatoes skillet, or my beer bacon skillet, that is amazing!

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Italian sausage pepper and potato skillet

Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Skillet in Just 30 Minutes

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This Italian Sausage, Pepper and Potato Skillet goes from prep to plate in only 30 minutes.
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Method Stovetop
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (A pinch to ½ tsp- add less if you do not like spicy.)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth, (or 1 cup water and 1 tsp chicken bouillon)
  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 bell peppers, (I used 1/2 red, orange, yellow and green)


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add oil and chicken. Break up chicken with a wooden spatula. Add remaining sausage ingredients and stir to combine.
  • While chicken is cooking, wash and slice potatoes into coins. Add to skillet and stir. Add chicken broth and cover skillet. Cut onion into ¼” thick slices, add to pan. Stir and cover.
  • Cut peppers into 1/4” thick slices. Add to skillet. Stir to combine. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle with parsley (if desired). Stir and cover. Leave cover on until you are ready to eat. Enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 341cal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 901mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. I made this for dinner last night…it is delicious. Perfect blend of flavors. The only mistake I made was that I doubled the recipe (I have big eaters) and didn't have a skillet big enough to put it in…

    And as an added bonus, the one bowl I had left over I ate for breakfast this morning with two over easy eggs and toast….amazing! I might just use this recipe for a holiday breakfast at some point.

    So glad my search for a candy cane martini recipe at Christmas led me to you… 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I love skillet meals because it’s all in one pan and so easy to throw together! I like making this on the weekends, it’s such a nice meal to have on a day off.

    1. Hi Gayle,
      This skillet was developed to create a healthier version of sausage and peppers with a healthier lean protein, chicken 🙂 It is full of flavor and you will not miss the sausage. Hope this helps.
      TSRI Team Member,

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