Spicy, sweet and irresistible, this Pizza Skillet Potatoes with Sweet Sausage recipe is perfect anytime of the year. The potatoes are loaded with lean vegetables and spicy meats then topped with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. Warm, comforting and hearty!
Do you occasionally like hearty fried potatoes for breakfast? We sure do, especially hubby Steve. He could eat them several times a week. He’s a real potato lover. That’s why he created this sensational Pizza Skillet Potatoes with Sweet Sausage recipe.
Yes, another wonderful recipe from Steve. As I have said before, he loves to cook, and skillet potatoes are at the top of his list. He likes chopping, frying, seasoning, and making food tasty. I am so LUCKY!
This skillet potatoes recipe is loaded with many of the ingredients you find on a satisfying supreme pizza. It has plenty of green pepper, red pepper, mushrooms, and onions for lean veggies.
Two meats, Italian Sweet Sausage and pepperoni, are added for protein and flavor. Once cooked the potatoes are topped with warmed pizza sauce and shaved mozzarella cheese. Oh yes, maximum pizza flavor for breakfast!
With so many healthy ingredients in this skillet potatoes recipe, I had a hard time deciding on with food to use for the nutritional spotlight. I finally decided on sweet bell peppers since Steve used green and red ones in this recipe.
One cup of sliced, raw bell peppers has:
Vitamin C – 117.48 mg or 157% DRI (Dietary Reference Intake)
Vitamin A – 144.03 mcg or 16% DRI
Vitamin B6 – 0.27 mg or 16% DRI
Folate – 42.32 mcg or 11% DRI
Molybdenum – 4.60 mcg or 10% DRI
Dietary Fiber – 1.85 grams or 7% DRI
Calories – 28.52 or 2% DRI
Bell peppers are extremely low in calories and have a very low glycemic index. They are a very good source of Vitamins E, B2, and B3 plus pantothenic acid and potassium. Bell peppers are a fantastic source for Vitamin C, having twice the amount of a typical orange.
Eating bell peppers helps boost the immune system, lower inflammation in the arteries, and helps protect against osteoporosis. Because of their high Vitamin C content, studies show they help lower risk of prostate cancer.
Bell peppers or capsicums belong to the nightshade family of plants, along with hot peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant. While green is the most common color found in supermarkets, bell peppers come in a wide variety of colors like red, yellow, orange, purple, brown, and even black.
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Did you know that red paprika is dried powdered red bell pepper? Paprika can be made from any color of bell pepper and will be the same color of the bell pepper source. Has anyone ever seen green paprika?
When choosing bell peppers, make sure they are free of soft spots and blemishes and have deep vivid colors. Store unwashed bell peppers in the refrigerator vegetable compartment. They will keep up to two weeks. If freezing, they keep better if frozen whole.
This skillet potatoes recipe does require a little slicing and dicing so start with getting all the ingredients prepped. Then start cooking the potatoes in a medium skillet. While the potatoes are cooking, start cooking the sweet sausage and pepperoni in a small skillet – when done, drain and set aside.
When potatoes are partly cooked, about 10 minutes, add the peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Season with spices and cook until potatoes are tender and browned. Add the cooked sausage and pepperoni to the potatoes. Heat a minute or two while you are warming the pizza sauce. Serve potatoes topped with pizza sauce and shaved mozzarella cheese.
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Tastes like pizza
You’ll love it
Packed with tons of flavor
Great for breakfast or dinner
Steve just loves to make this Pizza Skillet Potatoes with Sweet Sausage recipe. We could eat it every week of the year. It’s that good. I almost always have all the ingredients on hand to make this amazing recipe.
Hint: Keep Italian sweet sausage in the freezer. We do. It comes with several sausages in the package and we usually use only one or two at a time. The rest I wrap in individual freezer bags for later use. They keep for several months.
Don’t have time to make skillet potatoes for breakfast? Then make this delicious recipe for dinner. Top it with fried or poached eggs and your dinner meal is complete. Add in a tossed salad or sliced tomatoes for more veggies. Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner?
By the way, believe it or not, these skillet potatoes go great with fruit – like a fruit salad. Also goes great with a green fruit smoothie, especially for breakfast. If serving for dinner, try them with an ice-cold beer. After all, they do taste like pizza!
Make with any type of potato, golden or red would be quite good.
Use regular sausage if out of sweet sausage. Recipe would also taste great with bacon or ham.
Want more spice? Add in some chopped jalapenos, either fresh or canned.
I haven’t tried with anchovies; let me know if you do. Might be good – they are on pizza.
If you make this skillet potatoes recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it and what you served with it. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your hearty and delicious creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Need more ideas for fixing a healthy breakfast to provide that morning boost of energy? Check out this article on Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings.