Quick, Easy Meal for Fall: Rustic Italian Sausage and Potatoes

As a busy mom and blogger, I love an easy, one-pot meal.  However, I’m not a fan of the “let’s throw any old thing together in a pot and call it dinner” type of meal.  I hated that growing up.  If I’m going to make a one-pot meal, it’s going to be full of flavor and include a few of my favorite ingredients.  I put together the perfect rustic meal for fall that includes red potatoes, fresh herbs and Johnsonville Naturals Mild Italian Sausage.  These sausages are 100% natural with no fillers, zero trans fat, no msg added, and gluten-free.  The simple ingredients list: Pork, water and less than 2% of the following: salt, natural sugar, spice, paprika, natural flavors.  The Johnsonville Naturals line includes italian sausage, brats, and even breakfast sausages.  What a great way to make a healthier meal for the family!

Johnsonville Naturals Italian Sausage Recipe

This recipe for Rustic Italian Sausage and Potatoes will have dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes.  I love it because the potatoes, fresh rosemary, fresh basil mix well with the flavor of Johnsonville Naturals Mild Italian Sausage.  Our family was already a fan of the Johnsonville brand and after testing the Naturals line, it is now a true favorite.  The taste is fresh and reminds me of the sausages that you might pick up at your local Italian deli.  

I hope you enjoy this easy and hearty meal for Fall!

Cooking with Johnsonville Naturals

One Skillet Meal Potatoes Johnsonville Naturals Italian Sausage

Rustic Italian Sausage and Potatoes


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg Johnsonville Naturals Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb red potatoes, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half and divided
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sausage and cover. Cook until browned, turning once. When sausages are browned (about 4 minutes on each side) add potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and stir often.
  • Remove the sausages once they are mostly cooked through. Stir potato mixture across your skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
  • Slice sausage into ½ inch pieces and return to pan. Add rosemary, garlic and ½ of tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked. Add basil, remaining tomatoes and stir to combine. Enjoy!

One Pot Meal Italian Sausage Potatoes Fresh Herbs

Disclosure: I received free product coupons and a promotional item from Johnsonville to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Sally Wilsey
    December 9, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    This sound so yummy. I love using sausage in recipes. This is a definate keeper.

  2. Karen S.
    November 7, 2015 / 12:53 am

    Yum. I’ll have to try this.

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