Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet

Many moons ago

When I did my first Whole30, I discovered that throwing all the things into a bowl became the easiest, and actually, most delicious, way to eat a meal. It was even a great way to eat leftovers from different meals to create a new meal.

If you knew me growing up, and even into my twenties, you’d be shocked to hear this.  And it’s not because I was a picky eater, or wouldn’t give anything a try.

But I know for a fact that anytime we had a potluck, a holiday, or a buffet, I was very good at compartmentalizing my food.  You know, each of the 7 side dishes, the roll, the dessert, and maybe a meat item if they didn’t look like slime or a mystery casserole.  Mine had a 1×1 space all of its own, not touching anything around it.  Because GOD FORBID if the green beans touched the potato salad or ambrosia salad, I wasn’t eating it anymore.  BTW, WTF is Ambrosia salad?  In all of the recipe creating I have done, I have never thought about recreating the ambrosia salad.

I think I will now though.

Now that I think about it.  Healthy Ambrosia Salad, in your next edition of Sweet Revel.  I can see it now…my most popular post yet.

Yeah.  Back to this Sausage Skillet

So in the spirit of keeping my children from being as damaged as possible, I am forcing them to eat as many jumbled up easy meals as possible.  You know because 30 minute 1 skillet meals, are hard work, and they are just for them, not me.  At all.

So, one very dark and stormy night, I was all alone in my house.  All I had in the fridge was some Pederson’s Smoked Kielbasa Sausage, a couple of Russets, and a yellow squash or two.  I thought, put my Sweet Revel Seasoning on that, and we should be hitting the jackpot! This seasoning, tied in with the spice from the sausage I use, it just the perfect amount of heat!

That is how I found the amazing combo that is my Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet!  What is even better, this meal is completely Whole30 compliant with the brand of sausage I used.  It can be Paleo if you sub sweet potatoes too.

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Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet
Spicy, Fresh, and Bright 30 minute - 1 skillet meal for your whole family to enjoy! Whole30 compliant and easy on the dishes.
Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet
Instructions
  1. Grab a 10-12" skillet. We chose Cast Iron. Turn it on Medium Heat
  2. Drizzle at least 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil in a skillet, and toss in the sliced russet potatoes and onions.
  3. Season the potatoes with 1/2 tsp of kosher salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper, and the Tbsp of Sweet Revel Seasoning. Toss it so all of the potatoes and onions are coated, and are in one layer of the pan to get a nice crisp. You will cook these for 15-20 minutes. You want the potatoes almost finished cooking, and mostly lightly browned.
    Sweet Revel's All Purpose Seasoning Close Up
  4. Scoot the potatoes to one half of the pan, drizzle another Tbsp of oil in the clear half, and add in the sliced yellow squash, and remaining salt and pepper. You will sauté the squash for 5 minutes.
  5. Once the squash has almost cooked all the way through, scoot it to the potato side of the pan. Gently combine the two so nothing is burning on that side.
  6. To the clean side, add your Sausage Rounds to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. They are mostly pre-cooked, so you are just getting them browned on both sides.
  7. Now gently combine the 3 items in your pan, and you have a delicious and complete meal. Season more with salt and pepper if you prefer, but it should be perfect!
  8. Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet Close Up
Recipe Notes

You can substitute any sausage, any type of potato, and any additional vegetable in this dish.  The cook time may vary.

The skillet I used for this recipe:

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

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8 thoughts on “Spicy Summer Sausage Skillet”

  • Heather, are you aware of any other bacon brands that are Whole30 compliant? I can’t find Pederson’s in my area.

    • Hi Jill!
      Yes, US Wellness has a compliant brand, and I believe Trader Joes does also. However, the best thing to do to buy your meats is to use some of the Whole30 partners and buy your meat in bulk if you can afford it. I had a hard time finding the sausage, so I placed one of these orders once and it was great. Now they have started carrying Pederson’s whole line. Check out The Simple Grocer or Paleo On the Go. They ship quick and it all comes frozen. I ordered grassfed beef, sausage, breakfast sausage (which is to die for!), and their chorizo from The Simple Grocer. If you buy enough, I believe each unit is $6, which is the same price at the store, if not cheaper that a normal pound of ground beef. Also, check their website, they do have a store locator, and you may be surprised by their location. Thanks for reading Jill!

  • I made this tonite for dinner – and girrrl it is sooo dang good! I couldn’t resist sneaking bites of each thing as I was making it. The smell is heavenly & the taste is too! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Oh my gosh, makes me so happy to hear this!! I love this recipe too, its my comfort meal for sure. Thank you for letting me know how great it worked out 🙂

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