Italian Sausage and Potatoes

How to Make Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Italian sausage and potatoes – a dish I grew up enjoying with my family which uses just 2 simple ingredients! Moreover, this puts all the emphasis on enhancing their flavours with delicate seasoning and cooking them just right –  the essence of Italian cooking.

Additionally, my Nonna taught me a small trick to get the potatoes nice and crispy so I have revealed her technique in this recipe. When eaten alongside a quality pork and fennel sausage, they are the perfect match.

Try this for your next Sunday lunch and serve it with my no knead bread #carboncarb.

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How to Make Italian Sausage and Potatoes in the Oven

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Vincenzo’s Top Tip To Make Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Just the RIGHT size

If you cut them too small, they will become soft and if they are too large they will not become crispy or cook through.

Start with the longer to cook

This can be cooked in the same pot but the potatoes take a little longer to cook, so start with those!

Golden Brown

To make sure that your potatoes are ready, it should become golden brown.

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Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Vincenzo's Plate
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • Chopping-board
  • knife Potato peeler
  • wooden spoon
  • Cast iron pot/pan or Medium sized non-stick casserole dish
  • Tongs to serve


  • Royal Blue or Desiree Potatoes
  • Italian pork & fennel sausages
  • Dried mixed Italian herbs
  • Fresh rosemary
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil EVOO


  • Italian sausage and potatoes require the perfect potatoes for roasting! Choose yours then wash and peel them.
  • Cut them into pieces – not too large – trying to make them as even as possible so that they cook evenly and stay crunchy.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/356°F then place a large cast iron or casserole dish on your stove at a medium heat and drizzle 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil on top.
  • Italian sausages and potatoes can be cooked in the same pot but the potatoes take a little longer to cook, so start with those!
  • Add the potatoes to the dish and sauté them gently, stirring them so they do not stick and allowing them to slightly brown for up to 10 minutes.
  • Next, add 2 garlic cloves to the pan and sprinkle dried herbs on top before adding salt, 3 tablespoons of EVOO and fresh rosemary – be generous!
  • Stir this all through and put your potatoes in the oven for approx. 20 minutes or until they become golden brown.
  • While cooking, the potatoes need to be moved around quite a few times to ensure they don’t stick to the bottom and also so they cook throughout.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the pot from your oven and add the sausages in between/on top of your potatoes, before placing the Italian sausages and potatoes back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • Once you remove the pot from the oven, remove the garlic (or leave it and eat it!) and any large rosemary stems and your Italian sausage and potatoes are ready to be served.
  • E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate….Enjoy!


Keyword crispy, Delicate, simple
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How to serve Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Scoop up a generous amount of potatoes and place them on the bottom of  a flat plate, then put your desired number of sausages on top depending on your appetite. Add a sprig of rosemary as a garnish and serve!

You can also add a side salad or some hearty fresh Italian bread to the side…I know I would!

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7 Responses to Italian Sausage and Potatoes

  1. Marianne Jones July 20, 2022 at 11:23 PM #

    I cannot find the potatoes you suggested in the recipe. Do you have any recommendations for substitutes I can find in the US?

    • Vincenzo's Plate May 3, 2023 at 6:55 PM #

      Try using Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes as a substitute for the recommended type in the recipe.

  2. Gregory January 6, 2023 at 5:20 AM #

    So, I made this Italian potatoes and sausage today as a treat on my vacation day off of work. Amazing dish and the pirate heavenly.

  3. Margaret Burke May 2, 2023 at 12:25 PM #

    5 stars
    OH MY GOD, this is good! It took me a little longer to cook, but it was well worth the wait. This will definitely be part of my regular recipe rotation, and I’m going to look around for more! Thanks!

    • Vincenzo's Plate May 3, 2023 at 5:25 PM #

      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! Sometimes, a little extra time is worth it when it comes to creating a delicious meal. It’s always great to find new recipes that you can add to your regular rotation, and I hope that you continue to discover more dishes that you love.

  4. Emily February 19, 2024 at 10:48 AM #

    Hey, Vincenzo! I love all your recipes, I’m Mexican, but I really love italian food. My future husband is from Chicago and we want to cook a pizza with Italian Sausage, could you please give us an traditional italian sausage recipe? Grazie!

    • Vincenzo's Plate February 21, 2024 at 4:09 PM #

      Sure thing! I’ll add that to my list. Stay tuned.

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