October 29, 2021

Vegan One Skillet Dinner with Potatoes and Sausage

A easy skillet meal featuring vegan sausage, potatoes and peppers.
Serves 4

This vegan one skillet dinner that makes meal time a breeze! Crispy seasoned purple potatoes, plant-based sausage and peppers. A family-friendly dinner that doesn’t require much effort or clean-up. 

Thanks to the Little Potato Company for sponsoring this post. We love their little potatoes in my house! 

If you’re in the mood for easy and convenient, this vegan one skillet dinner is it. I like to call this my back-pocket dinner because it takes very little effort to put together, doesn’t really require a recipe and is loved by everyone in my family. A meal I can pull out of my back-pocket when I’m short on time or patience to cook– or both. 

Ingredients for this Vegan One Skillet Dinner

In true back-pocket meal fashion, this one contains just a handful of ingredients. To make this simple skillet dinner you’ll need:

  • 1.5 pounds of Little Potatoes; I prefer the Purely Purple variety but any of their creamer potatoes will work
  • 1 package or 4 links of vegan sausage of choice 
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion
  • garlic powder

That along with some olive oil, salt and pepper is all you need to create a delicious, vegan skillet meal. 

Skillet Pan Meal with Sausage and peppers

Build the Meal 

You hardly need a recipe for this one, a foolproof dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Start out by heating the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. From there, add in the halved Little Potatoes and cook until very crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, about 15 minutes. Remove from the pan. 

Next, add the onions and peppers to the same skillet and cook until tender. Lastly, add in the sausage and cook until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Finish with a generous sprinkle of parsley and dinner is served! 

What Size Skillet Do I Need?

You’ll need a large skillet for this, so if you only have a small one then I recommend halving the recipe or using the sheet pan option– directions below. 

One Skillet Meal

How to Make this as a Sheet Pan Dinner

If you don’t have a large enough skillet, you can make this vegan one skillet dinner in the oven. Toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper as directed then crispy in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through. 

Add in the peppers, onions and sausage with 10 minutes left of cooking to soften and brown. Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley as directed in the original directions. 

Vegan One Skillet Pan Meal

Purely Purple Potatoes from The Little Potato Company

Not only are these potatoes vibrant colored raw, but they don’t loose their pigment after cooking. This variety is a new, limited harvest for The Little Potato company and offers a well-balanced, slightly exotic flavor compared to other creamer potatoes. You’ve gotta try them! You can find where to locate them in your area here.

purple potatoes in a bowl

Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes

Look at the color of those potatoes! Aren’t they gorgeous? And all that color means they are not only bringing vibrance to your dinner table, but a healthy dose of antioxidants as well. As with other colorful fruits and vegetables, the bright color of the purple potato is a clear sign they are high in antioxidants, specifically anthocyanin. This is the same antioxidant found in other purple foods like blueberries and blackberries.

Antioxidants are simply plant compounds that help to protect your body from the harmful effects of oxidative stress.  Anthocyanins in particular are linked to better cholesterol levels, a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. 

Another study in men who ate 5 ounces of different colored potatoes each day for 6 weeks observed that the purple potato group had higher levels of antioxidant capacity and lower levels of inflammatory markers. Pretty interesting, right? As if we needed more reasons to eat these gorgeous purple potatoes! 

More Easy Dinners with Potatoes:

Little Potato Company Potatoes with Sausage and PeppersI hope you love this Vegan One Skillet Dinner with Potatoes and Sausage as much as we do! If you try it, come back to leave a rating and a comment. Your feedback helps other readers and seeing you make my recipes makes my day! 

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Vegan One Skillet Dinner with Potatoes and Sausage

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner, main dish, healthy, vegan
  • Method: one pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan one skillet dinner makes meal time a breeze! Crispy seasoned purple potatoes, plant-based sausage and peppers. A family-friendly dinner that doesn’t require much effort or clean-up. 


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner, main dish, healthy, vegan
  • Method: one pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner, main dish, healthy, vegan
  • Method: one pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pound bag Purely Potato variety from The Little Potato Company, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (4 links) vegan sausage of choice, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • fresh parsley, for topping

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes along with a generous pinch of salt, pepper and the garlic powder. Cook, stirring often, until the potatoes are softened and the edges are browned and crispy, about 15 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a plate.
  2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add in the onions and peppers along with another pinch of salt and pepper and cook until the peppers are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Push the vegetables to the side and add in the sliced sausage links. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until crispy and browned. Add the potatoes back to the skillet and stir together, seasoning to taste as needed with more salt/pepper/garlic powder.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

Notes

If you can’t find the Purely Purple bag of potatoes from LPC then any type of little potato will work, try the Boomer Gold or Dynamic Duo!

I prefer either a Field Roast Italian or Apple Sage Sausage or this or Beyond Sausage.

 

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Thanks again to the Little Potato Company for sponsoring this post. We love their little potatoes in my house! 

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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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