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Au Gratin Sausage Skillet Recipe

Au Gratin Sausage Skillet Recipe

Using frozen vegetables and a package of au gratin potatoes, I can get this satisfying stovetop supper on the table in no time. Even our oldest daughter, who can be a picky eater, loves it - and it is an excellent way of getting her to eat her vegetables. —Penny Greene, Lancaster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 package (4.9 ounces) au gratin potatoes
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables
  • 1 to 2 cups (4 to 8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage in oil until lightly browned; drain. Add potatoes with contents of sauce mix and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 18-20 minutes or until the potatoes are almost tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Add vegetables; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: The milk and butter listed on the potato package are not used in this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 660 calories, 47g fat (18g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 2093mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

Reviews for Au Gratin Sausage Skillet

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Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 265361
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"This was an easy weeknight recipe with simple ingredients! My husband loved it a lot it's very nice comfort food. We also baked it in the oven with a little extra cheese."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 255935
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"quick and easy the whole family loved it!"

meaganteal User ID: 814898 86668
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"This was ok. I used turkey sasauge and didn't add cheese on top to cut some of the calories. not that impressed"

dwellnhim User ID: 6180715 72124
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"I did not remember the recipe when I was in the kitchen so followed the directions on the augratin box and added the milk and unsalted butter, it was very creamy and delicious, my neighbors enjoyed it as well. I noticed previous comments about being too salty, this was not salty at all. I am thinking that the milk and butter act as a catalyst and reduce the salt from the cheese powder and smoked beef sausage. Thanks! Going to try this with some turkey ham, and maybe even some thick chili."

Michele R User ID: 5948281 72663
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"The family loved it! Its a keeper."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 52609
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"Surprise! This is a great recipe. Was a little worried it would taste too much of 'fake' cheeseo-- it did not! Great taste and easy to put together. It is now on our Boy Scout camping menu rotation. They replace frozen veggies for canned to save ice chest room. easy enough for teenagers to preprare and hearty enough for men to eat!!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 26218
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Surprise! This is a great recipe! I was afraid that it would have a 'fake' cheese taste from the Au Gratin potatoes. It was delicious. This is now going to be in our Boy Scout camping menu rotation. It is easy to prepare and equally good with two cans of vegetables instead of frozen to save on ice chest room. easy enough for boys to prepare and hearty enough for the men to eat!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 68816
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Surprise!!! This is a great recipe! I made this because half of the family loves boxed potatoes. To my surprise even the half who don't normally care for this style of cheesy potatoes LOVED this. There is absolutely no taste of 'fake cheese' in this creamy hearty dinner. It is very easy to prepare so it is now apart of our Boy Scout camping dinner menu. We have used two cans of vegetables instead of the frozen to free up ice chest space --- just add them at the end only to warm up. Simple enough for boys to make and hearty enough for men to eat!"

afschaak User ID: 4514466 58085
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Made this tonight, so easy. I did not have a box of au gratin potatoes but I did have a box of scalloped and it worked out great. I also just used what I had in the freezer for a mixed frozen veggie. My kids and husband had it gone in a flash. Will be making again soon!"

Jen Wiebe User ID: 2681734 20416
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"I used smokies instead of the sausage, and it turned out great!"

acooley1 User ID: 62623 70628
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"I liked this pretty well, but my husband LOVED it. I don't make it often because it's far from healthy (although there are veggies nicely hidden in the cheesy sauce), but it is very simple to prepare and the taste is great."

gillettcookie User ID: 3422974 33437
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"we like this recipe because I always have the ingredients on hand, and it is great for super busy nights! (or when you'd rather not do much in the kitchen at all!) thanks again!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 68785
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I've been making something similar to this for years only i don't use boxed potatoes, i use fresh potatoes and no oil. I lightly saute the sausage and the potatoes, then add the vegetables, and enough water to barely cover the meal. Then cover with a lid until potatoes and vegetables are done to your liking. Add shredded cheddar to taste on top of each serving. My husband liked this with the au gratin potatoes, i did not."

clorr11 User ID: 5847433 25893
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Not a bad concept, but mine was WAY too salty. So much so that I couldn't even eat it. I may try it again with a reduced sodium pack of potatoes but I'd rather just have Kielbasa sauteed with onions and green peppers. Disappointing because it was simple and easy."

jakjak2012 User ID: 6104511 72122
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"My fiancee loves kielbasa and potatoes. This was a real treat for him. I don't think I've ever seen him so anxious to eat a meal ever. It was definitely yummy, quite salty and not the healthiest but you could exchange the sausage for a turkey sausage variety and use a reduced sodium package of au gratin potatoes."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 33203
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"My Granddaughter (8 yrs. old) loves to cook with me. I am always looking for something simple. She practices her reading as she reads the recipe first all the way through and then I stand back and watch and play consultant. Simple with wonderful flavor."

Lphant User ID: 1877414 25891
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"This was a great weeknight dinner recipie. What could be better than a whole dinner made with au gratin potatoes!"

jobr0501 User ID: 4345954 25890
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Very easy to prepare when you have zero energy after work! I used smoked sausage, and the mix of meat, potatoes and veggies in one worked very well together!"

Maryrose90 User ID: 179832 70627
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"My teenage boys are not only the pickiest eaters on the planet but they like entirely different things making meal planning a chore. I made this recipe and they both globbied it up and wanted to know why I didn't make more. I'll double the recipe next time!"

jenmaro User ID: 497457 70617
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"I've been making this for years and it's a great quick recipe. I don't really like brocolli or cauliflower, but in this dish it tastes wonderful with the turkey kielbasa I used and creamy sauce. I had the potatoes break up a bit as they absorbed water as someone else said, but overall it was good to eat."

dawnhall725 User ID: 5219393 72120
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"Very good recipe. We enjoyed it very much. However water seemed to start evaporating before potatoes were even partially done. Overall it took abit of ajustment...but thank you for posting a great switch up from plain au gratin potatoes."

Mellerfly User ID: 1555291 26217
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"So easy! May boys love it."

MissyQueen User ID: 4951015 68717
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Very tasty! easy! Family gobbled it up. I think the flavors blended well...I added some spices to suit our family's taste, onion powder and pepper. Good solid recipe that will become a busy night standard. The potato cook time seemed a bit long....but it didn't really make a huge difference. Yum"

kdhop63 User ID: 3159820 20415
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"This is delicious and easy to prepared. My kids and my boyfriend loved it. I have made a few time. I used turkey sausages and it's very good."

Mouse_Nibbles User ID: 2747948 72659
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"This has been a quick "go-to" recipe in my home for several years now. I disagree with the previous post and say the California Veggies are PERFECT in this...a nice meal medley!!!"

nschueller User ID: 589157 86666
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2009

"My family loved this recipe. Changed and used broccoli florets. Even my son who doesn't like broccoli said it was good."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 52607
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"When I make this, I choose beef sausage; I also do not use the "boxed" au gratin potatoes since there's too much salt; I prefer to make my own au gratins. Turns out delicious every time."

sarahsomerlot User ID: 3916644 68716
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"This was delicious. My children, who are usually pretty picky when it comes to veggies, loved this dish"

jrandle318 User ID: 3763169 49869
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2009

"This was a little salty for my taste. Maybe a different type of sausage would work better next time."

pinkirishlace User ID: 3336096 70616
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"This was wonderful! Very quick and easy to prepare. No leftovers with this one!! Thank you for posting this recipe."

luvbug14 User ID: 2404628 68666
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2007

"this was delicious & easy to prepare, even my 4 year old asked for more!! next time i would try a lower fat type sausage."

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