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Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet - Dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! This easy weeknight meal is one that your entire family will love!

We created this incredible Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet as part of a sponsored post for Hillshire Farm and Ahold USA. All opinions are 100% mine. #SausageSoSimple

Growing up in a big Polish family, kielbasa and other smoked sausages were a frequent (and favorite) part of many family meals! Kielbasa is ‘in my blood’ – and today – it takes just one bite and I’m happily reminded of my childhood dinners.

So I am incredibly excited to partner today with Hillshire Farm and Ahold USA to share this easy-to-prepare, delicious Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet recipe with all of you as part of their Smoked Sausage #SausageSoSimple program!


Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet - Dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! This easy weeknight meal is one that your entire family will love!

Hillshire Farm is our go-to brand anytime we buy smoked sausage and kielbasa. And all Ahold USA Supermarkets (including Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s grocery stores) carry all of the brands I trust in a friendly, convenient atmosphere.  I shop there because I know I will find all of the ingredients I need to prepare quick meals that my family loves.

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet - A Family Feast

Our recipe today uses Hillshire Farm Beef Polska Kielbasa – but any of Hillshire Farm’s other delicious smoked sausage products would be great in this Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet. Simply sauté diced russet potatoes, onions, and green bell pepper in a skillet – then add in your favorite sliced Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage. Finally, pour a simple and cheesy sauce over the top – and dinner is ready!

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage is pre-seasoned, so even if you haven’t cooked with smoked sausage before, it adds quick, foolproof flavor to any recipe.


Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet - Dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! This easy weeknight meal is one that your entire family will love!

This Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet is pure comfort food with fantastic flavor. And – even better – it only takes about 30 minutes to get a delicious and filling dinner on the table for your family!

Create your own weeknight meals with Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage! Visit for more recipe inspiration, and share your recipes over on Pinterest using the hashtag #SausageSoSimple. (We’d love to see your creations!)

You may enjoy these other quick weeknight meals:


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Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound russet potatoes (approximately one large potato)
  • 1 cup diced onion, ½ inch dice (approximately one medium onion)
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper, 1 inch dice (approximately one medium pepper)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 12-ounce package Hillshire Farm Beef Polska Kielbasa, cut into 1-inch half circles
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ pound sliced yellow American cheese, diced
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Small pinch of freshly ground nutmeg


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into one-inch dice and place in a bowl of water. Let sit in the water until the other ingredients are prepped and you are ready to cook.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, melt two tablespoons of the butter with the olive oil over medium high heat.
  3. Drain the potatoes, then add to the skillet along with the diced onions. Cover and cook for five minutes.
  4. While potatoes are cooking, place milk, American and cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, mustard and nutmeg in a microwave-safe container and microwave for 90 seconds on high. Whisk the mixture together and microwave again just until the cheese melts and a cheese sauce is formed. Remove from the microwave. Hold for later.
  5. Add the remaining butter and green pepper to the potato mixture in the skillet and turn and mix using a spatula. Cook for 8 minutes turning occasionally with the spatula, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Add the smoked sausage, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for two minutes covered and turn off the heat under the skillet. Pour cheese sauce into the skillet and stir to coat. Serve immediately.


Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet

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  • Amy wrote:

    Could you just melt the cheese in the skillet?

    • Martha wrote:

      Sure Amy, I suppose you could…we melted the cheese as a separate step because we hadn’t finished using the skillet for other cooking and browning steps before combining.

  • Cindi wrote:

    Having a son in sports I needed a quick recipe but my family gets tired of the shelf skillet kits. My son loved the look of this recipe. To cut down on time I substituted a bag of Potato O’Brien. We also used turkey kielbasa. It was a great simple dinner. Served with steamed broccoli on the side and a dinner roll. Thank you for sharing.

    • Martha wrote:

      Sounds like a great meal Cindi! Thanks for the short cut suggestions too – I’m sure other readers will find your ideas very helpful!

  • Valorie Harper wrote:

    Recipe is great. We substituted the potatoes with turnips and used one boneless chicken breast and 6 oz. of the kielbasa. It was delicious.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Valorie! Great substitutions!

  • Heather wrote:

    Could I somehow make this on the crock pot?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Heather – We’ve only made this as written. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare on the stovetop so I’m not sure about a long and slow cooking time in a crockpot, but you could certainly keep it warm in one if you’d like. Hope that helps!

  • Kat wrote:

    This was delicious! I made some modifications based on my diet (ketogenic), what I had on hand, and my own mistakes (lol). Instead of potato, I used 200g small cauliflower florets and threw it in there at the same time as the peppers and onion. I added the kielbasa a little bit after, and sauteed it all on medium-high to get some nice color on there. For the sauce, I accidentally added 1/2 cup cheddar (haha but who’s complaining?). I didn’t have white pepper or dry mustard like I thought I did, so along with the salt, I added black pepper, a touch of smoked paprika, garlic powder, and just a dash of prepared mustard. It turned out wonderfully. Thanks for the awesome, quick recipe- I’ll definitely use it again.

    • Martha wrote:

      Glad you found a way to make the recipe work for your diet Kat! Thanks for letting us know.

  • Michele wrote:

    Mmmm…I made this for dinner tonight. Family loved it! I used Hillshire Farm SmOkey Bourbon smoked sausages and also used broccoli slaw and mushrooms. Yum!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Michele!

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