OH MY LAWD! You are going to LOVE this dish!
Many of you have asked for recipes using the Eckrich Sausage that we just scored super cheap at Publix. I have a really tasty option that is really easy to make that the whole family will love!
Smoked Sausage and Kielbasa is delicious when cooked together with potatoes. There is something about the mix of flavors that is wonderful on the taste buds! My mother is from Louisiana, so I have a lot of cajun influences in my cooking and I love my food well seasoned. The combination of ingredients and seasoning in this dish are just perfect to me, it is not spicy, but extremely flavorful.
Prep time: 10 minutes max
Preparing this dish was really easy for me. In all fairness though, I want to mention that I use a Vidalia Chop Wizard for my potatoes and onions. If you haven’t ever seen one of these, you should really check it out. I have used mine for YEARS and can’t imagine having to chop up potatoes or veggies for soup or stews by hand. Basically, you peel the veggies that you are going to use, put on the chopper and press down. It quickly cuts the veggie into perfect size pieces. I am not sure if it is designed for potatoes since it is called a “Vidalia Chopper” but I have used it for years on potatoes and every other kind of veggie out there. I also use it for eggs when making egg salad and cheese for bite size chunks. You can pick these up on Amazon for $19.50 with free prime shipping. It is worth it to buy the original, the copy cat doesn’t get great reviews. This is what mine looks like, you will see it in one of my prep photos as well:
- FIVE Medium Size Potatoes
- One Package of Eckrich Smoked or Kielbasa Sausage
- One Medium Onion
- Weber N’Orleans Cajun Seasoning ($.15 at Publix now)
- Olive Oil (or vegetable oil if necessary)
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Peel Potatoes and cut into bite size pieces (not too big)
- Peel onion and cut into similar size pieces
- Slice Sausage into small bite size pieces. I have found that if the sausage is almost frozen it is easiest to slice into small pieces.
- For easy cleanup it is best to line your pan with aluminum foil or use a disposable pan, spray or rub bottom of pan with olive or vegetable oil (I use olive oil personally but either will work).
- Mix all ingredients together by hand in pan and sprinkle generously with Weber N’Orleans Cajun Seasoning. I personally like to see the seasoning throughout the mixture like this:
- Place in oven and cook for 75 minutes uncovered, I stirred it once at about 40 minutes to make sure that it was cooking evenly. We like ours to be well cooked with the onions cooked down and the potatoes nice and soft with a little crispy edge on the sausage and potatoes which is why I go 75 minutes.
REMOVE FROM OVEN
- After 75 minutes, remove from the oven and turn the oven on HIGH BROIL. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top and place back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. You can use more cheese, but I find that about a half of a cup to one cup is more than enough for this dish.
Let cool for just a few minutes before serving to allow the cheese to settle and ENJOY!