A delicious, easy, flavorful one pan dinner! This creamy Italian sausage and potato skillet packs in lots of protein, vegetables, and has the most amazing flavors. This is, hands down, one of my new go-to dinner recipes!

Once I made this a couple times, I honestly could just whip it up without even following the recipe- it’s that simple and straight-forward!

All you need for this healthy dinner recipe is:

  • Italian sausage (pork or chicken will work)
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Olive oil (or sub butter)
  • Potatoes
  • Broth
  • Heavy cream
  • Spinach
  • Parmesan

Plus a few simple seasonings and that’s it!

This one pan skillet dinner is:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Soy free
  • Egg free
  • Nut free

Plus, it’s high in protein for a filling and satisfying dish. You can serve it on it’s own, or add an extra side of veggies. I served this with a side of roasted broccoli and it was perfect!

I am so excited for you all to make this new recipe! This creamy Italian sausage and potato skillet is such a great staple weeknight dinner. If you make it, be sure to let me know what you think! Enjoy! xo

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Creamy Italian Sausage + Potato Skillet

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 45 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Skillet dinner with Italian sausage, potatoes, spinach, peppers, and a simple creamy sauce!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 of an onion, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage (chicken or pork)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb baby gold potatoes, quartered
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup low sodium veggie or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, or more to taste


  1. Sauté onions and peppers in olive oil for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add Italian sausage; cook, breaking up, until no longer pink. Stir in potatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt + pepper. Let cook for 1 minute.
  3. Pour in broth and heavy cream. Cover pan with lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. Turn off heat and stir in parmesan and baby spinach.

Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes


Feb 13, 2023

Creamy Italian Sausage + Potato Skillet

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  1. Sarah says:

    Another amazing recipe!!! Every recipe I try from gathered nutrition is perfect and this one is so so good. I made it and added orzo and a little splash of Raos and it is perfection!! Thank you for this recipe- this is going to be a weekly staple

  2. Nakisha says:

    Perfection! This reminds me a bit of italian wedding soup…I just LOVE the flavor…so much flavor! Awesome recipe!

  3. Kathryn P says:

    This recipe was fantastic! Will be in our regular rotation going forward.

  4. Lindsay C says:

    I love everything about this meal! So easy and so yummy. I replace the cream with Nutpods creamer to make it a little lighter and it’s still perfect.

  5. Christine says:


    Can you please tell me how much orzo you used in this recipe?


  6. Jennie M says:

    This was SO yummy! My kids devoured it and there was none leftover! I doubled the potatoes and added diced zucchini. Will add diced carrots next time too. I also used a couple spoonfuls of pasta sauce instead of tomato paste since I had an open jar in the fridge. Creamy and spicy!

  7. Diya says:

    will frozen spinach work?

  8. Sandra says:

    This was so delicious and easy to make! We had it with garlic bread and my family loved it! I am definitely making this again.

  9. Beausejour says:

    So glad I found this recipe!! I made it without spinach and added mushrooms instead, also added paprika in there. Instead of breaking up the sausage, I cut mine up (personal preference). Husband enjoyed it also, making it again today but with chicken! I like dipping sourdough bread in the broth because it is simply delicious.

  10. Stacey says:

    Chock full of flavor with little effort! I’m pleased with how easy this came together. I swapped out frozen cauliflower flowers for the potatoes. This cut down the cooking time by about 10 minutes. Added some fresh ground pepper at the end. No salt needed! Thanks!

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