30 Minute BBQ Sausage, Peppers and Potato Skillet

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4

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This 30 Minute BBQ Sausage, Peppers and Potato Skillet is a hearty, healthy, easy meal that only needs one pot, and it’s gluten free! Packed full of flavor the whole family will love!

overhead image of potatoes sausage and peppers in white skillet with little potatoes

I’m pretty sure I don’t have to express my love for a good 30 minute one pot meal for you to understand how I feel. I mean, don’t we all feel the same way? I have a few favorites: One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta, One Pot Caprese Chicken and Rice, One Pot Ham and Pineapple Rice, and now? This BBQ Sausage and Peppers Skillet with Potatoes.

If you’re one of those people who spends 3 hours every night leisurely cooking dinner, well, you’ve probably ended up in the wrong place (unless you’re here for the dessert section??).

There are just so many different things you can throw into one pot and see what comes out. But this is one of our favorites! I had to add a little barbecue sauce, because, well, we love the stuff (and you can make your own if you want — this Pineapple Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce is one of our favorites!).

sausage potato and peppers skillet in white pan with green onions

I suppose a more traditional  sauce would be tomato, but as I made this the sun was shining and it was an unseasonably warm day, and on those days I just can’t resist that smoky sweet BBQ flavor!

This is an easy, healthy, quick dinner that is made quicker with the microwave packs from The Little Potato Company. If you don’t have the microwave packs, you can definitely quarter some Little Potatoes and cook them right with your sausage and peppers in the skillet. What I love about using the microwave packs is it speeds up the cooking process so much! The potatoes are usually the last thing to be cooked through in a one skillet meal, and the microwave packs takes out the guess work completely. Give them a head start while the rest of the meal cooks in the skillet, and then toss it all together (plus, no extra dishes!).


*If you want to make the dish a little lighter, feel free to swap out regular Italian sausage for turkey Italian sausage to cut calories.

*This dish can easily be made gluten free! Check that the ingredients you’re using is certified gluten free, and you’re good to go! The biggest trouble spots would be the sausage and the barbecue sauce, so check those carefully.

grey plate with sausage potatoes and peppers in barbecue sauce with fresh greens on the side

*This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company as part of my ambassadorship with them, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Thank you for supporting brands that make The Recipe Rebel possible (and keep me working from home with my 2 sweet girls)!

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30 Minute BBQ Sausage, Peppers and Potato Skillet

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This 30 Minute BBQ Sausage, Peppers and Potato Skillet is a hearty, healthy, easy meal that only needs one pot! Packed full of flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 237cal


  • 4 links mild Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 lb Little Potates, microwave pack or 1lb Creamer potatoes — see notes above
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken broth


  • In a large skillet, fry sausages over medium-high heat until browned on the outside (about 3-4 minutes per side). Meanwhile, cook the potatoes according to the package directions and set aside (see notes above for using bagged potatoes).
  • Remove sausages from pan and wipe out with a paper towel. Add canola oil, peppers and onions and cook over medium heat until tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes. While peppers are cooking, slice your sausages.
  • Add potatoes, Savory Herb seasoning pack, sliced sausages, barbecue sauce and water to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the flavors have come together and sauce has coated potatoes, peppers and sausages.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 237cal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 551mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Patricia says

    What is in the seasoning packet? I prefer to make my own seasonings with out the added salt.
    This can be a wonderful base also for adding other canned goods or veggies. Thank you.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      That’s too bad! They should be available in Wal Mart and Sam’s Club in Florida. If you can’t find them, you can always use the potatoes you have, cubed if they are large.

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! This is a one pot meal that has everything! I really love the Little Potato Company microwave packs! They sure do speed up dinner prep. One of our favorite things to do is cook them in the microwave, then smash them and fry them in a little butter and garlic.

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita says

    Microwaving the potatoes makes life SO much easier!! I want to devour this skillet right now…I probably shouldn’t be looking at blogs when I’m STARVING because your photos literally made my stomach growl. Love that you added BBQ sauce, too! 🙂

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