Sausage with Jalapeno Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
While we were in Texas, my husband and I came up with this dish for weekend cookouts. This one is for meat and potato lovers everywhere. —Rose Smith, Royalton, Illinois
Sausage with Jalapeno Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, sliced and seeded
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, halved and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 medium sweet yellow or orange peppers, halved and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 5 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • Chopped fresh basil, optional


  1. Place the first seven ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker; toss to combine. Top with sweet peppers and onion.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown sausages on all sides; place over vegetables. Cook, covered, on low until potatoes are tender, 5-6 hours.
  3. Remove sausages; cut diagonally into 2- to 3-in. pieces. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon; serve with sausage. If desired, sprinkle with basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 518 calories, 29g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g protein.