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Cajun Spiced Potato Hash with Sausage

One of my favorite breakfast meals is a Cajun Spiced Potato Hash with Sausage and eggs of my choosing on top. There is a local diner that makes a similar skillet with Louisana style Hot Links which is my breakfast fave but for this recipe I use Andouille chicken sausage, alternately any spicy or breakfast sausage will work. Mexican Chorizo works beautifully in this recipe as well. (If you like Chorizo, try my Baked Mexican Chorizo and Eggs or Easy Baked Chorizo Egg Bites) For an added spice kick, I add a good amount of Cajun spice which can be easily found in most grocery stores.

cajun spiced potato hash with sausage in skillet

What is Potato Hash?

Hash has many interpretations here in the United States and we most identify with classic Corned Beef Hash which is a quintessential New England dish. The word hash is derived from the French word hacher which means to chop. The trio that is always in this dish is potatoes, a meat and fried onions as the basic ingredients and from there stem the many regional variations.

How to make Cajun Spiced Potato Hash with Sausage

Making the recipe is easy. It’s 5 main ingredients plus seasoning.

  • 3-4 small to medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper and 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Cajun seasoning*
  • 12oz of Andouille sausage (chicken or pork), or Hot Links, sliced
  • olive oil

*A note on Cajun spice blends: the blend I used for this recipe is from Penzey’s spices which contains a lot of really flavorful spices. It contains: paprika, salt, celery, sugar, garlic, black pepper, onion, oregano, red pepper, caraway, dill, turmeric, cumin, bay leaf, mace, cardamom, basil, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Additionally, some spice blends may fall short, so you can add more spices if you wish.

potatoes peppers onions and chopped for hash

Let’s cook this spicy Potato and Sausage skillet breakfast

Now we are a few steps closer to this delicious breakfast. Over medium high heat, start with a hot, non stick skillet. Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or canola if you are using chicken sausage, if you are using pork sausage, you can omit oil.

Since most sausage is precooked, you just need to give the sliced sausages a little char and allow to be heated through. About 5 minutes.

Remove sausage from pan and set aside. Add 1 tbsp of oil and allow to heat until glistening but not smoking. Add potatoes, peppers, onions, 1 tsp of Cajun seasoning, pinch of salt, and pepper. Sauté potato mixture well. Give the potato mixture a turn every few minutes, you want a little char, but not to burn. About 20 minutes.

Taste for salt, and add more salt and Cajun spice if needed.

Now add sausage back in to the pan and allow to completely heat through.

Serve this Cajun Spiced Potato Hash and Sausage hot with eggs of your choice on top. You can add cheddar cheese or pepper jack as an option.

cajun spiced potato hash with sausage with two eggs over medium in plate
Can I use frozen potatoes?

Yes. I would recommend adding the potatoes first and cooking for about 5 minutes. Add peppers and onions and cook as you normally would. Frozen potatoes may take a few minutes longer to brown.

Is there a Vegan or Vegetarian option?

Just substitute sausages with your preferred choice of plant based meat alternative. This recipe should come together exactly the same. You can top with Just Eggs for a fully plant based skillet.

For a Southwestern twist:

Replace bell peppers with roasted hatch chiles and white onion. Follow the rest of the recipe the same.

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Cajun Spiced Potato Hash with Sausage

Ana P @ Claudia’s Table
November 17, 2021
One of my favorite breakfast meals is a Cajun Spiced Potato Hash with Sausage and eggs of my choosing on top. This is a great recipe for a crowd.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 8
Calories 393 kcal

Equipment

  • skillet, non stick

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 whole potatoes, small-medium russet peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 whole red bell pepper, seeded chopped
  • 1/2 whole green bell pepper, seeded chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 12 oz Andouille sausage, or Lousiana style Hot Links chicken or pork
  • 1-2 tsp Cajun spice blend
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin or canola or vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Over medium high heat, start with a hot, non stick skillet. Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or canola if you are using chicken sausage, if you are using pork sausage, you can omit oil.
  • Add sliced sausage to hot skillet.
  • Since most sausage is precooked, you just need to give the sliced sausages a little char and allow to be heated through. About 5 minutes. 
  • Remove sausage from pan and set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil and allow to heat. Add potatoes, peppers, onions, 1 tsp of Cajun seasoning, pinch of salt, and pepper.
  • Sauté the potato mixture well. Give the potato mixture a stir every few minutes, you want a little char, but not to burn. About 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Taste for salt, and add more salt and Cajun spice if needed. 
  • Now add sausage back in to the pan with the potato mixture and allow to completely heat through. 
  • Serve this Cajun Spiced Potato Hash and Sausage hot, with eggs of your choice on top. You can add cheddar cheese or pepper jack as an option. 

Notes

Nutrition information is based on Pork Andouille sausage. 
This recipe make 6-8 servings. Nutrition information is based on 8, 1 cup servings. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 393kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

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