Skillet Sausage and Potatoes


Cook this outdoor breakfast recipe over a campfire. It's a meal rich in protein and carbs and will fuel energy levels until it's time for lunch.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
43 mins


  • ½ pound cooked smoked turkey sausage

  • 3 - 4 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil

  • 1 ¾ pound unpeeled red-skinned potatoes

  • 2 medium onions

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 ½ - 2 teaspoon cumin seed, slightly crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. To transport, pack ingredients, transporting sausage in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

  2. To cook, pour 3 tablespoons oil into a heavy 12-inch ovenproof skillet; place directly over campfire or on range top. Lift and tilt skillet to cover bottom with oil. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes; cut onions into thin wedges or chop. Cook potatoes and onions, uncovered, in hot oil over medium-high heat about 12 minutes or until potatoes are nearly tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Diagonally slice sausage 1/4 inch thick; add sausage to potato mixture. Add 1 tablespoon oil if necessary to prevent sticking. Cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until potatoes and onions are tender and slightly brown, stirring often.

  4. Stir in thyme, cumin seed, salt, and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute more. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

    Skillet Sausage and Potatoes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
10g Fat
36g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 419mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 20.7mg 104%
Iron 3.2mg 18%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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