Fried Potatoes and Onions/Peppers with Smoked Sausage

Fried Potatoes and Onions/Peppers with Smoked Sausage is a hearty and flavorsome dish that’s perfect for a satisfying meal any day of the week. This recipe combines tender potatoes, sweet onions, crisp bell peppers, and savory smoked sausage, all roasted to perfection with a blend of herbs and spices. The addition of mushrooms adds an extra layer of umami, making this dish not just comforting but also rich in flavor. It’s an easy one-pan meal that’s sure to become a family favorite.


  • 2 lbs baby red potatoes (or regular red or gold potatoes), cut into 1 – 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced into thick half circles
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 oz smoked sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms (baby Bella, white button, etc.), cut in half or quarters
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon spice/dry herbs blend
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (parsley, thyme, chives, dill, etc.)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a large rimmed baking sheet inside to heat up.
  2. Prepare the Potatoes: Scrub and cut the potatoes into pieces. Boil them in water until halfway cooked, about 5 minutes. Then drain.
  3. Prepare Other Ingredients: Cut the mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, and sausage as described.
  4. Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and dry herbs.
  5. Toss Everything Together: Add the halfway cooked potatoes and sausage to the bowl. Gently toss to combine.
  6. Roast: Carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven. Spread the mixture in an even layer on the sheet. Roast for 20-30 minutes, turning halfway through, until everything is cooked and golden brown. Optionally broil for a few minutes at the end for extra crispiness.
  7. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, chives, or dill before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 350-400 kcal
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 15g

Bonus Tips:

  • Make-Ahead: Prep all ingredients and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready, preheat the oven with the baking sheet and proceed as instructed.
  • Sausage Varieties: Feel free to experiment with different types of sausage to find your favorite flavor.
  • Vegetable Variations: This recipe is versatile; try adding different vegetables like zucchini or cherry tomatoes for variety.

FAQ Section:

  1. Can I use different types of potatoes? Yes, any variety of potatoes that hold up well to roasting can be used.
  2. How do I store leftovers? Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  3. Can this dish be frozen? While you can freeze it, the texture of the vegetables may change upon reheating.
  4. Is it necessary to boil the potatoes first? Parboiling ensures the potatoes are fully cooked and tender. Skipping this step may result in uneven cooking.
  5. Can I make this dish in a regular oven if I don’t have convection? Yes, it can be made in a regular oven, though cooking times may vary slightly.

Fried Potatoes and Onions/Peppers with Smoked Sausage is a robust and delightful dish that’s both easy to prepare and delicious to eat. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or when you need a satisfying meal that’s full of flavor.