This easy sausage and potato skillet is seasoned with a healthy herb ranch blend and topped with a fried egg, making it a perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! Delicious!
I love skillet meals! One dish meals are seriously my go-to for weeknights. Less courses=less dishes=less clean up=more time to read on the couch/bake pumpkin treats/watch tv/brush our little spoiled cats or anything else my little heart desires. Usually my skillet meals include rice, pasta, or quinoa, and cheese. Always cheese! But sometimes you want something a little lighter and fresher. Not that rice or pasta dishes can’t be light, but you know what I mean, right? For me, the key to delicious light meals is lots of flavor. Like ranch! Mmm, ranch dressing. Whoever invented that stuff was a genius!
A few weeks ago, on a whim, I made a batch of healthy herb ranch seasoning and used it for some roasted potatoes alongside a little breakfast-for-dinner meal with cheesy scrambled eggs, oatmeal scones, and berries. Not that you’ll NEED extra ideas for using this ranch seasoning [I think it’s going to become a standard addition to my pantry] but let me just say that ranch seasoning on popcorn is amazingggg! Mmm, it’s 8 am and I want some ranch popcorn. Haha.
Now, that meal was good…but I had visions! Visions of a ranch-seasoned skillet meal with crispy roasted potatoes, crumbled breakfast sausage, bell peppers, onion, garlic, jalapeno and a fried egg on top! Well, my fried eggs are actually over-easy eggs but same diff. 🙂 I am happy to report that this skillet was everything I dreamed it would be… a fresh, filling meal full of ranch flavor AND the best part was that it’s healthy! That’s why I used that ranch seasoning blend… all the flavors of a hearty, creamy ranch without tons of salt, sour cream, or mayo. To make the potatoes super crispy I roasted them in the oven with some of the ranch seasoning, then tossed them with the sausage and bell pepper mixture after everything was cooked. Don’t forget the avocado on the side… a bite of creamy, cool avocado alongside this spicy ranch-y skillet is just divine! Enjoy!
P.S. Don’t forget about my giveaway for Healthy Solutions Spice Blends! Ends Saturday! 🙂
Sausage and Ranch Potato Skillet with Fried Eggs
- 1 pound red potatoes, cut into eighths [quarter, then half each quarter]
- 1 1/2 tablespoon ranch seasoning, divided [see below, or use your favorite]
- cayenne pepper – optional
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 pound breakfast sausage
- 1 cup red onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno, diced – optional
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 eggs
- diced avocado, for serving
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss red potatoes in 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning, a sprinkling of cayenne, and olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fork-tender. I like to bump the heat up to 475 for the last 5 minutes or so of baking to get a nice crispy crust.
While potatoes are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon. Drain grease and return sausage to pan. Add onion, green pepper, red pepper, and jalapeno, if using. Saute for 10 minutes or until onions are soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Cover and remove from heat. When potatoes are done, add to skillet with sausage and vegetables and stir in remaining 1/2 tablespoon ranch seasoning.
Cook fried eggs to desired doneness, then serve a fried egg on top of each serving with diced avocado.
Healthy Herb Ranch Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
Combine all ingredients in a Mason jar and shake to combine. Store covered until ready to use.
Can combine with 1 3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt for a ranch dressing/dip; just mix well and thin with milk or buttermilk to reach desired consistency.
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