Instant Pot Sausage and Potatoes
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Easy Instant Pot sausage and potatoes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 30 minutes. Full of diced sausages, potatoes, Italian herbs.
This recipe is a family comfort food. It is delicious, hearty, and full of flavor. To top it off, it only takes one pan and a short amount of time to put together. This is the kind of dinner that makes my heart happy! Check out these other yummy sausage recipes for another great meal at home: Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers, Sausage and Rice (One Pot), and Instant Pot Sausage Pasta.
How to make instant pot sausage and potatoes recipe from scratch?
- Place a steamer basket– In the pressure cooker
- Put water and potatoes In the basket.
- Cover- And cook.
- Remove lid -And take out steamed potatoes.
- Cook sausage– And remove from pressure cooker.
- Saute potatoes– And be sure to add seasonings.
- Mix in sausages -And enjoy
What to serve with Italian sausage and potatoes?
This simple recipe pairs well with many tasty sides. Here are just a few to get your mouth watering:
Salads are always a great side to a hearty meal
- Creamy Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad (One Bowl)
- Cucumber Onion Salad (One Bowl)
- Easy Kale Salad (One Bowl)
Coleslaw is an excellent pair to skillet meals
You can also add bread:
- Hearty dinner rolls
- Sandwich bread slices
Variations for Kielbasa and potatoes
Switch up the meat – If you aren’t a fan of sausage, you can substitute with chunks of chicken or turkey, stew meat, or even bacon.
Try other types of sausage – There are a variety of different sausages to choose from, so pick one that suits your taste and matches the spices you choose. For example, use Italian sausage with Italian seasoning. You can even use ground sausage.
Sprinkle cheese – if you are a cheese lover, sprinkle some freshly shredded cheddar, mozzarella or your favorite type of cheese over the top of this dish.
Serve it for breakfast – With breakfast sausage and eggs sunny side up.
Sausage and potato bake or casserole- Try a new way of cooking. Put this yummy combination into a greased casserole dish with lots of shredded cheese on top and pop it in the oven. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. You can also try cooking this in a skillet on the stovetop as a one pan meal.
Add vegetables – You can bulk up this dish with various vegetables, including green or red peppers, onions, zucchini, or mushrooms, depending on your taste. Sauté them in butter and some herbs and spices.
Use sweet potatoes – Instead of using potatoes, you can choose a healthier option to fit your needs. Sweet potatoes require less cooking time, depending on their size, so adjust time as needed and make sure they are fork tender.
Spice it up – If you like a more spicy dish, add red pepper flakes.
Try other herbs and spices– You can also change the flavor with a variety of combinations, such as garlic salt and rosemary, cumin and curry powder, or Mexican seasoning.
Tips and techniques
For crispy potatoes – Work in batches (don’t let them overlap) and cook potatoes on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
Do a quick pressure release – Because if the pressure releases naturally, the potatoes will end up soft, over-cooked and mushy.
Use a steamer basket – As opposed to placing potatoes directly into the instant pot. This allows the steam to cook the potatoes evenly and prevents food from sticking or burning to the bottom of the pot.
Be sure to dump out water – This has to be done before sautéing in the instant pot or food will be more soft than crisp.
Line plate with paper towels to place cooked sausages on– Because this helps to eliminate extra fat and grease.
Gently mix all the ingredients together– Because this prevents breaking or mashing of potatoes.
Thoroughly cook sausage – Make sure no pink is visible inside, because uncooked sausage can make you sick.
Use nonstick pot in your pressure cooker, if possible- These can be bought online and prevent sticking and burning.
Refrigerate – Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheat– In the microwave or on the stovetop.
Freeze– Let cool, divide into gallon sized freezer bags, place date on the bag, and store for up to 1 month.
More Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Jambalaya (Chicken, Sausage, Shrimp)
- Instant Pot Stewed Tomatoes
- Instant Pot Beef Bolognese Sauce
Instant Pot Sausage and Potatoes
- Place a steamer basket in the Instant Pot and pour water.
- Add the potatoes in the basket.
- Put the lid on and turn the valve to “Sealing.”
- Select “Manual” mode and set the timer for 6 minutes.
- When the cook time is over, do a quick pressure release.
- Remove lid and then, remove basket with steamed potatoes. Keep this aside.
- Remove/ discard water from the pressure cooker.
- Turn on the "Saute" mode and heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil.
- Add sausages and cook until golden brown.
- Remove from pressure cooker onto a plate, lined with paper towels.
- Add remaining 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in pressure cooker.
- When the butter and oil get hot, add steamed potatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, parsley and cook for a few minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Optional: For crispy potatoes, work in batches and cook potatoes on each side for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the cooked sausages and gently mix everything together. Enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop.