Smoked Sausage Dinner

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2023
The V8 gives this smoked sausage dinner a really unique flavor. —Raymond Bell, Thornton, Colorado
Smoked Sausage Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 1-1/2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Minced fresh oregano, optional


  1. In a large skillet, saute the sausage, green pepper, onion, oregano and basil in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in V8 juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened and heated through, 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with rice. If desired, garnish with fresh oregano.
Smoked Sausage Dinner

How can you replace the V8 juice in this smoked sausage dinner recipe?

If you find yourself without the V8 juice, you can use pantry staples to replace it. Try using tomato sauce or puree instead.

How can you make smoked sausage dinner your own?

A quick and easy swap to make in this recipe is using spicy V8 juice or a spicier smoked sausage like andouille to punch up the heat. You can also use cooked brats or chorizo.

How should you store leftover smoked sausage dinner?

Store leftovers of your smoked sausage dinner in the fridge, where they should last for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. If you liked this recipe, keep more of our sausage recipes in mind next time you create your meal plan.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 603 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1518mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.