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Breakfast :: Potato and Sausage Hash

For Sunday brunch this past weekend I made the Lazy Sausage and Potatoes from My Fridge Food.

My Fridge Food is a website where you can punch in what you have on hand and it will suggest recipes for you to make based on what you have. I was looking for a good Kielbasa recipe and this is what was suggested.

I took one look at it and automatically pictured an egg on top, as you do.

This is one where I followed the directions (except that I forgot the onions) and I wish I hadn’t. The result was good, but needed work.

Here’s why:

  • The kielbasa ended up being overcooked, it was almost hard in some spots.
  • The potatoes needed their own seasoning: I didn’t add salt because I didn’t think the recipe called for it*, and since kielbasa is salty, I skipped it. Though I did add some oil.
  • *The recipe is written poorly. It says, “Toss everything EXCEPT the cheese, into a bowl and combine well.” So the cheese should be the last thing on the list of ingredients. Why would you expect people to look past the cheese when the cheese is added at the end? The ingredient list should be written in the order you use the ingredients.

So I’ve rewritten it with more clear directions and altered the method so that the meat doesn’t overcook.

Breakfast Sausage and Potato Hash

Roasted potatoes and peppers in a bowl


1 medium onion
3 medium russet potatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
8oz of smoked sausage (about half of a package)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese  
4 eggs (optional)


Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large sheet pan (with sides) with foil. Use cooking spray or drizzle oil onto the pan to keep from sticking.

Prep the ingredients:
Onion: peel and chop into 1 inch cubes chunks
Potatoes: chop into 1 inch cubes (unpeeled)
Peppers: chop into 1 inch chunks
Put onions, peppers and potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the thyme or whatever spices you want, s&p, and toss.
Put the veggies onto the sheet pan and jiggle the pan so that everything is “single file” (not on top of each other).

Put that in the oven and set a timer for 15 minutes. While the potato mixture is roasting, slice the kielbasa into ½” rounds.

When the timer goes off, add the kielbasa to the sheet pan of veggies and set the timer for about 10 minutes. But keep checking and take out when the potatoes are golden brown.

Turn off the oven. Sprinkle the cheese over top of the cooked meat and potatoes, and pop back into the oven a few minutes to melt the cheese.

Eggs on hash in bowl

You can eat it just as is, or use this cheese-melting-time to make some sunny side up eggs to put on top.

Ready for the yolk p+rn?

broken yolk on plate of hash

If you try it let me know what you think!

Original Recipe: Lazy Sausage and Potatoes 

My Recipe on Copy Me That

Kielbasa, peppers, and cheese were from Imperfect Foods.

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