Au Gratin Sausage Skillet Recipe
- 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.
Editor's Note: The milk and butter listed on the potato package are not used in this recipe.
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
"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."
"This was ok. I used turkey sasauge and didn't add cheese on top to cut some of the calories. not that impressed"
"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."
"The family loved it! Its a keeper."
"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!!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"I used smokies instead of the sausage, and it turned out great!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"So easy! May boys love it."
"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"
"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!!!"
"My family loved this recipe. Changed and used broccoli florets. Even my son who doesn't like broccoli said it was good."
"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."
"This was delicious. My children, who are usually pretty picky when it comes to veggies, loved this dish"
"This was a little salty for my taste. Maybe a different type of sausage would work better next time."
"this was delicious & easy to prepare, even my 4 year old asked for more!! next time i would try a lower fat type sausage."