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Peasant Skillet

I prepare this supper frequently throughout the year, substituting whatever vegetables are in season. No matter how often I make it, I'm always asked for the recipe. —Lisbeth Whitehead, Watertown, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 6 bacon strips
  • 4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fully cooked Polish sausage


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Add next five ingredients to drippings. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut sausage diagonally into 1/2-in. slices; place on top of vegetables. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Crumble bacon; sprinkle on top.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 382 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 707mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • hunters13
    Nov 18, 2020

    I just made this tonite. I agree with another viewer that the way they tell you to make it the veggies wouldn't be done. I sliced the carrots, potatoes and celery. Put a little bacon grease and some butter in pot and added the veggies. I cooked these until mostly done. Then I added the onions and garlic and broccoli. I added salt, lemon paper, basil, another mixed seasoning and white pepper. I kept checking the potatoes and carrots to make sure they were almost done. I had sliced the sausage and heated it in a frying pan. Doing the sausage separately gives it a better flavor. Then added it to the mix, stirred it and had on stove about another 15 min. Served it with garlic french bread. It was quite tasty with the changes. I didn't put the bacon in it as I felt there was enough meat in it. Lots of cutting up but easy. You can add or delete items according to your taste.

  • Cy
    Feb 26, 2020

    Cooking g time, heat, and size of vegetables leaves the potatoes still hard. The sausage as well. Carrots crispy. No flavor with the listed seasoning. Waste of food.

  • Baking Diva
    Feb 19, 2020

    I made this for supper this evening and it was surprisingly good. I left out the broccoli because my hubby doesn't like it. I will make it again as it was simple, went together quickly in a skillet and was tasty.

  • Nancy
    Jan 20, 2020

    Made it last night for a family of five very picky eaters. I followed the recipe exactly as shown and to my surprise they gave it a ten out of ten and requested I make it every week. Not a crumb left in the skillet.

  • Carol
    Jun 12, 2019

    I took this recipe and changed it up a bit. I loved the idea of this recipe but thought perhaps brussel sprouts world be a better fit with the kielbasa I had (not that I don't like broccoli, I do). I also try to watch or at least try to control the fat intake. Keeping this in mind, I didn't use bacon..........instead, I sauteed the onions, celery, added garlic, and the kielbasa in olive oul until the kielbasa started to brown and the onions started to turn translucent. Add the brussel sprouts, potatoes and a 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup chicken broth.........cover and throw it in the oven. I baked it for a little over an hour. Take it out, stir it, and cover.......let stand for 10 to 15 min. It came out AMAZING........

  • kerry123
    May 25, 2019

    We loved it, but we put in the whole package of bacon, and doubled the veggies, also red pepper, and others.

  • Martha
    Dec 7, 2018

    My husband and I did not care for this - it was very bland, and the different ingredients did not "blend" together. Because I was concerned that some vegetables might be overdone and some underdone, I cooked them all separately according to our taste. I fried the potatoes and onions (and added some garlic) and at the same time I boiled the broccoli according to package directions. I steamed the carrots and celery, and then just combined everything, putting the sausage pieces on top as directed. It didn't taste bad, just not good. The broccoli seemed out of place and it was too dry. At the end I added about 1/2 cup of chicken broth, to help "steam" the sausage and warm it through.

  • Derrell
    Nov 22, 2013

    This sounds delicious . I like vegetables in meals . I saved this recipe for later because I just made a big pot of chili . This will be the next meal after my chili is gone .