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Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes Skillet (One Pot)

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This easy one-pot skillet dinner is made with chicken sausage, bell peppers, zucchini, baby red potatoes and fresh herbs.

Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes Skillet
Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes

I love a meal that only dirties one pot because although I may love to cook, I really don’t love to clean! You can see all my one-pot recipes here, in fact I even have a one pot cookbook (affil link) dedicated to one pot cooking!

Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

This dish is so simple to make but full of fresh flavor! I love using multi-color peppers so it’s also colorful since we eat with our eyes.

You can use Italian chicken sausage or turkey sausage depending on what is available to you in your area. I’ve tasted several brands and really came to love Al Fresco’s sweet chicken sausage or Premio’s chicken sausage. My local health food store and Italian deli also carry their own homemade sausage which is wonderful.


  • If rosemary isn’t your thing, use fresh thyme instead.
  • I used multi-color peppers because I love the color, but you can stick with one color to make it easier.
  • Make it vegetarian with Vegetarian sausage.

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Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

4.87 from 37 votes
This easy one-pot skillet dinner is made with chicken sausage, bell peppers, zucchini, baby red potatoes and fresh herbs.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes Skillet
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes, cut in half or quartered
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 14 oz Italian chicken sausage, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of the knife
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, or other fresh herb such as thyme
  • 2 cups zucchini, 1/2 inch thick and quartered


  • Place oil and potatoes in a large, deep non-stick skillet with a tight fitting lid on high heat; season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    potatoes in a skillet
  • When the skillet gets hot and starts to sizzle, reduce heat to low and cook with a tight lid on for about 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent the potatoes from burning.
  • Remove from heat and let them sit 5 minutes without removing the lid, then set the potatoes aside on a dish.
  • Add the sausage to the skillet and saute on medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until browned but not quite cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Season chopped vegetables with salt and pepper. Add onions, peppers, garlic and rosemary to the skillet and mix.
  • Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions and peppers become slightly browned.
  • Add zucchini and cook an additional 5 minutes, mixing as it cooks until cooked through.
    sausage, bell peppers, zucchini and potatoes
  • Return the potatoes back to the skillet and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper as needed; cover and cook 5 more minutes.

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Makes about 7 1/2 cups.


Serving: 1 3/4 cups, Calories: 307 kcal, Carbohydrates: 33.5 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 10.5 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 844 mg, Fiber: 4.5 g, Sugar: 9.5 g


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284 comments on “Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes Skillet (One Pot)”

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    Alberta Peterson

    This is absolutely delicious, & nutricious. I love the combo/muxture. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. I struggle to cook meals that require my attention for more than 10 minutes at a time. Do you have a suggestion for sheetpan version where all could be cooked at the same time? Or maybe throw taters in the oven while everything else is chopped and then add those to the pan for XX time?

    1. Delicious!! My family raved about this! I used smoked Turkey sausage, added yellow squash and a can of petite diced tomatoes (drained) and a 1/4 block of low fat cream cheese. (My family likes a creamy sauce.) But the game changer was quartering the potatoes and cooking them in my air fryer while I did all the rest. I sprayed them with pam and seasoned them before. Great recipe! Will be on rotation at our house 🙂 

  3. My meat-and-potatoes husband thinks this one is a winner! I made this with spinach and feta chicken sausage and Yukon gold potatoes cut into small pieces. Served it with steamed broccoli on the side and some beer mustard. Excellent!

  4. I made this today. I used fresh mild Italian chicken sausage, mini red potatoes and followed the directions exactly.

    My potatoes did not cook and I ended up cooking for another 10 minutes on med-medhigh heat. My sausage never browned and neither did my veggies.

    Even with having to add cooking time and not browning, it still was very good. Might use 1.5 t of oil and higher heat next time.

  5. We used polish sausage instead of chicken or turkey as it’s what we had left in the fridge. Added jalapeno and various veggies from the garden and this was a real hit!

  6. I made this last night. My picky-as-a-four-year-old husband loved it. It will go in the thin file of meals we both really enjoy. I used a larger potato (cheaper than the small potatoes) and dried thyme as my spice. Winner-winner for this recipe!! Thank you. 

  7. Another winner! Thank you! I only had Russet potatoes – cut them into 3/4-inch pieces. Toward the end of their cooking time, I increased the heat to brown them. I did not have fresh herbs, but I love thyme, so I added 1 tsp dried thyme leaves at the same time as I sauteed the vegetables. Recipe serves 4 (unless you have a husband who loves meat and potatoes – in which case it serves 3).

  8. This was sooooo good! I read through the comments and used someone else’s suggestion to make a sauce. I added a little Better Than Bouillon (garlic flavor – maybe 1 Tbsp) and a squirt of dijon mustard, stirred it to coat everything, then added some water (maybe 1/2 cup?). I let it simmer for a bit, but since it wasn’t as thick as I wanted, I added a tiny bit of corn starch slurry and cooked for a few more minutes to thicken. I absolutely loved it that night and probably even more so the next day. I used to roast vegetables and chicken sausage in the oven, but I like this much better because it’s not all dried out.

  9. This was so good! I didn’t have any issues with the skillet needing a bit of moisture. I had washed my potatoes right before throwing them into the pot; that might have made a difference!! It tastes so refreshing and yummy. Thank you for this recipe!

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    Stephanie Simpson

    I love this recipe!  I made it a few weeks ago and again tonight.  And I’ll have it for breakfast with scrabbled eggs on top!!!  Great recipe!  Thank you so much!

  11. The first time I made this I did it as is. I loved it. My husband, who wants me took cook healthier for him, said it needed sauce and cheese (did I mention he wanted me to cook healthier???) We compromised this time. Before adding the potatoes back, I added chicken broth mixed with some dijon mustard and let it reduce a bit. It was awesome. I am chopping up the leftovers to make a soup for lunch!!!!
    A very versatile recipe that you can cater to your own likings.

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    Allison Dabney

    An easy one pot summer dinner. I used Hillshire Farms smoked Turkey sausage and only had one green pepper to use (no red, orange, and yellow) but it was a good weeknight dinner. Even with just one pepper instead of 3 this made a ton of food. The serving size is big and satisfying. Will be making this again for sure. Thank you for the recipe and for helping me stay on track with WW and enjoy cooking and eating real food!

  13. This was wonderful – we both loved it!   I did use fully cooked sausage, which I added in about 5 minutes into cooking the onions and peppers.  Thank you so much!