Italian Sausage & Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Great, simple recipe I received in the mail from my friend Nicole. She said her Mom used to cook this when she was married to an Italian man. A good idea is to mash the potatoes a little and add some butter, and serve with Italian bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 package Italian sausage (hot or sweet or turkey, it doesn't matter, it is all good!)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 -5 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper (to season)


  1. Cut sausage in half, and put all ingredients in a casserole dish with 1 cup of water.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and cover.
  3. Bake at 350 for an hour (or until potatoes are tender).
  4. Remove lid for the last 15 minutes to brown.


Most Helpful

When I prepare this dish I leave the sausages whole and add green and red pepper chunks, cut the onion into chunks and add garlic. I do not add the water. Instead I lightly sprinkle olive oil, salt and pepper over everything, cover it and bake it for 1 hour, uncover and bake till brown. This is the version given to me by an Italian patient of an office I worked in years ago. Hope this helps you out, Rosemary.

Cathie/Catherine July 26, 2003

I tried this because I like getting new recipes with Italian Sausage. We enjoyed it quite a bit but if anyone can come up with an ingredient that would add a little more flavor, I would like to know what it would be. I'm not one for experimenting much with recipes (alas!). But I will make it again. Thanks for submitting.

Rosemary Chapman July 14, 2003

I used hot Italian sausage and did not cut them in half. I found that there was too much water it over cooked the onion & potatoe. I would cut back to 1/2 cup but watch that it does go totally dry as it cooks. The sausages browned nicely after being uncovered for 20 minutes and turned once. I had them 6" below the broiler. I added carrots to the recipe so my whole meal was in this one dish. When I uncovered the dish I tasted and felt it needed a little more pep so added some hot pepper flakes. This is a nice busy day meal and I will make it again modifying the water etc Thanks Melanie

Bergy January 21, 2004

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