Have you been thinking about how to cook potato sausage? It’s simple – just preheat the oven to 325 F, place the potato sausage into the oven in a shallow baking dish covered with aluminum foil and let it cook for 30 minutes. That’s all there is to it!
Well, not really. Although we have given you the basic steps of how to cook potato sausage, there’s still a lot more you need to know before embarking on the culinary journey of cooking potato sausages.
Just keep scrolling the article to find out every useful tip and trick in the book!
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What Is Potato Sausage Made Of?
Potato sausage is made of just what the name says – potatoes and pork cracklings, although some also refer to the latter as shkvarki. There are plenty o
Of course, to make the most delicious potato sausages out there, you are going to need a few other ingredients as well. We’re thinking a bit of seasoning and a bunch of herbs!
To find out more about all the delicious ingredients that go into each potato sausage recipe, keep scrolling down!
How Long To Cook Potato Sausage?
The cooking time for potato sausage may differ depending on your culinary ambitions.
Are you planning just a simple boil? Do you want to grill it? Or are you a grill fanatic?
In any of the above cases, you’ll need to first boil the sausage for a bit, so it can cook through nicely. You’re wondering what ‘a bit’ of times is, right?
The best answer we have is – boil the sausage until its internal temperature reaches 165 F. This way, you’ll know it’s done and ready for any grill or oven you have in mind!
How Do You Know When Potato Sausage Is Done?
It’s done when crispy and has that perfect golden brown color.
Yeah, that’s a bit vague for us too. The soundest way to ensure your sausage is done is by using a meat thermometer and checking its temperature.
Anything below 165 F won’t do, bot taste and health-wise. SO, when the thermometer shows 165 F, it’s time for a feast!
How Do I Cook Frozen Potato Sausage?
In lots of different and one-of-a-kind ways, that’s how!
Cooking frozen potato sausage leaves a lot open to your culinary imagination. You can boil it, bake it, throw it on the grill – anything goes really.
Whatever you choose to do with it, just know it’s going to come out tasting delicious since the ice from the frozen sausages melts during cooking and prevents the sausage from burning.
As for the rest? Keep reading to find out about all the different ways to make shot-stopping Swedish potato sausage!
How To Cook Frozen Potato Sausage?
We’ve already told you the benefits of cooking frozen potato sausage. Now, it’s up to you to decide what you’d like to do with it. Bake it, grill it, or boil it. Once you decide on the cooking method, head down to this article to find out all the ways how to cook frozen potato sausage!
How To Cook Potato Sausage In Oven?
We will start you off with something easy – cooking potato sausage in the oven. This is one of the simplest recipes out there, and it’s bound to produce delicious results.
Just follow our cooking process below:
- Before doing anything, make sure you preheat your oven to 325 F.
- While it’s preheating, place the sausage in a shallow baking dish and cut a few onions around it – this is guaranteed to add to the taste!
- Cover the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil. The aluminum prevents any flavors from escaping and the water from evaporating!
- Once the potato sausage is in the oven, cook for about 30 minutes and remove the foil.
- Keep cooking the sausage until you see it turn golden brown. We know this description is a bit vague – to know your potato sausage is done, check its internal temperature with a meat thermometer.
- When the temperature reaches 165 F, congratulations, you have cooked sausage on your hands! Enjoy!
How To Cook Potato Sausage On The Grill?
If you’re a fan of potato sausage but also prefer to grill, then you’re in luck. We’re feeling generous and have decided to share just about the best potato sausage recipe for the grill out there!
If you stick to the recipe, you’ll be eating sausage off the grill in no time!
- First things first – before you crank up the grill, we need to boil the sausage – take a large cooking pot filled with water and a bit of seasoning and bring it to a boil.
- Once the bubbles appear, place the sausages into the pot and cook at medium-high heat until the sausages are warm all the way through. If you’re unsure of when this is, take a meat thermometer to check – when the internal temperature is 165 F, it’s time to take the sausage out.
- Now finally and as promised – the grill! Preheat it to medium-high heat and first cook the sausages over indirect heat.
- For the finishing touch – place it over the direct heat so it can get those legendary grill marks. Remember, this should only take a few minutes since the sausage has already been boiled.
How To Bake Potato Sausage?
Well, this one should come as no trouble to you since we’ve already shown you how to make potato sausages in the oven.
When it comes to baked potato sausage, you’re already an expert. But don’t worry, we know even experts may need a refresher or to, so just scroll a bit up and check if you’ve remembered how to bake the most delicious Swedish potato sausage!
How To Make Potato Sausage Hash?
From a fancy Saturday dinner to a lazy Sunday brunch, potato sausage does go with everything and anything. Here is a delicious way to turn potato sausage into the ideal comfort food in just a few quick steps!
- Start by heating some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add diced potatoes and generously season with salt and pepper.
- Cook the potatoes until they begin to soften or in non-culinary terms for about 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, add some chopped onions into the mix and stir until they become translucent.
- Break up the sausage and add it into the mix with some red and green bell peppers.
- Let everything cook for another 10 minutes, so the potatoes cook all the way through. If you’re in a hurry, just cover the skillet with a lid to speed up the process.
- Final seasoning check – if everything is good, transfer into a bowl and enjoy a lazy and tasty weekend.
How To Make Potato Sausage Soup?
Since we’ve already covered some more advanced recipes, it’s time to slow down a bit. We’re going back to the basics with a one-pot recipe for potato sausage soup!
- First, I will need you to find a large pot or Dutch oven. Place it over medium heat and add a touch of olive oil to it.
- When the oil warms up, add the sausages and cook them at medium heat for about 10 minutes – this should bring the outside to just the right degree of crispy.
- Now add some chopped onions to the mix and stir until they soften. To the non-culinary experts, unlike us, that means for about 5 to 6 minutes.
- After the onions soften, pour in 4 cups of stock and 1 1/2 cup of milk.
- Add some diced potatoes into the pot once the stock and milk are in.
- And now comes our favorite part – seasoning. For this recipe, we recommend using salt, of course, but also black pepper, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes. For an extra kick of flavor, add a couple of bay leaves and thyme.
- You’ve got all the ingredients in now, so turn the heat up to medium-high and bring everything up to a simmer. Not a boil! Before it has the chance to boil, bring the heat down to medium-low cook for about 15 minutes – or until the potatoes soften, with the lid half-closed.
- At the end of cooking, make sure to take the thyme and bay leaves out -they’re great for adding flavor, not so great for eating, though. Since you’ve already uncovered the lid, put a little grated parmesan and kale into the pot.
- Close the lid and cook at low heat for five more minutes – just enough time for the kale to soften.
- Then add – no, we’re just kidding! The soup is all done and ready to warm you up on a chilly winter evening.
How To Make Potato Sausage Stuffing?
Now, we have an idea in mind, and it may be a bit out there, but since the Holiday season is just around the corner, you may just have some extra time for it. We’re thinking about making the potato sausage stuffing from scratch! You in?
Don’t worry, even if it sounds douting now, it’s going to be easy if you just stick to our recipe. Here we go!
- The potatoes – boil them until they’re slightly tender. Don’t cook them all the way through! Just before they’re done, stick them into a pot of cold water and let them cool off, then cut, slice, and dice them.
- Grind the diced potatoes along with two or three onions – the amount is up to you at this point.
- Combine this mixture with ground beef and ground pork.
- Once this is done, add the seasoning! When it comes to seasoning, stick to your preferences, but a bit of oregano and crushed red pepper flakes may come in handy!
- Now, get you’re mat grinder or sausage stuffer out of the box and get it ready for action. Make sure to carefully follow the instructions on the casing.
- The number of sausages you make is your decision alone – it can all be one giant sausage, or you can use a butches twine and make a whole bunch of little ones.
- Once this is done, all that’s left is to decide how to cook them, and for that, we have a bunch of amazing recipes above!
How To Cook Andouille Sausage On The Stove?
Although it may sound fancy and complex, cooking Andouille sausage on the stove is a pretty simple undertaking. With our easy recipe, a mouth-watering Andouille sausage is guaranteed on your Christmas table!
- Before doing anything else, cut sections in half lengthwise or, in other words, into 1/2 slices.
- Place a medium-sized pot over a stove at medium heat and add two to three cups of water.
- Once the water is boiling, carefully place the Andouille sausage into the pot and cook for between 10 and 12 minutes.
- When all the water has evaporated, take the sausages out and place them on a non-stick skillet covered with olive oil over medium heat.
- Grill them for another 1o minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown. Once this happens, feel free to take them off the stove and serve them up with some delicious mashed potatoes.
You’ve just learned how to make potato sausage. Congratulations!
And let’s not be modest. You don’t know just the basics after this article. You know everything! How to boil it, bake it and grill it. You’ve even learned how to make sausage stuffing from scratch, and for that, you deserve a good pat on the back.
All that’s left is to dust off your meat grinder and make a show-stopping holiday dinner for the whole family!