I love a good dish my husband can easily put together without a lot of instructions. When I say my husband can easily put together, I mean just that. After having an emergency appendectomy in January, I quickly realized I needed more recipes that my husband and son could easily put together when needed. Baked Polish Sausage and Potatoes is just that kind of recipe I wish I would have had ready for them in January.
When my sister and I spent the summer with my oldest brother and his wife when we were teenagers, my sister in law fried polish sausage and potatoes one night. I loved it! I loved the recipe enough to bring into my kitchen when I got married and the best part about it is it’s FRUGAL.
When I taught school, a former student brought baked sausage and potatoes for lunch one day. After a little quizzing, I realized their mom basically used the same ingredients for garlic roasted potatoes and added the sausage. I knew I had to try baking the potatoes and sausage together and that is what I did.
Several weeks ago, I was digging through a pile of cookbooks and scrap paper where I had written recipe notes down. On one little 3x5 card, I found Baked Sausage and Potatoes. There was nothing else written down, but I quickly remembered baking the dish and how good it was. I knew I had everything on hand except for garlic. So I wrote out some ingredients for my husband to fix one night for supper when I had to work. All I’m going to say is YUMM!!!!!
He had the bright idea of sprinkling paprika for color and adding cheese at the end. Did I tell you how yummy it was? YUMMM!!!
You do need a little oil in this recipe so the seasonings will coat the potatoes and sausage. BUT, you can leave it out if you wish and then just lightly oil your baking dish.
Baked Polish Sausage and Potatoes
1 package of polish sausage cut in rounds or diced
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
4-6 potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size cubes
oil - just enough the coat the potatoes and sausage
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese
Paprika for color *optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking dish with aluminum foil.
In a large bowl combine the sausage, onion, and potatoes. In a small bowl mix together oil and seasoning and mix well. Pour oil mixture over the sausage and potatoes. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes then stir the mixture and continue baking another 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Top with cheese and bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.