Sausage Potato Hash

by Lana Stuart on November 19, 2009 · 53 comments

Sausage-Potato Hash from @NevrEnoughThyme

Today’s post marks a milestone here at Never Enough Thyme. This is the 100th post! When I started this blog back on Super Bowl Sunday, I wasn’t sure exactly where it was going. But over the following weeks it settled into a rhythm of recipe posts based primarily on my southern culinary roots. I’m sure you’ve heard me say that I enjoy all types of food, but my heart will always belong where my roots are planted…firmly in the deep south.

To celebrate the 100th post and to thank all of you who are so kind to stop by and read the recipes that I post, I’m doing a giveaway. The prize is a gift box of some of my favorite south Georgia food products from Stripling’s. Details of the giveaway and how to enter are at the end of this post. (CLOSED)

If you don’t know about Stripling’s, let me introduce you! Stripling’s is known all over south Georgia for their sausage. They started out years ago as a small family-run grocery store. Today they still maintain the family atmosphere but they ship their wonderful products all over and their super-secret, famous sausage recipe just cannot be topped by anyone. They even have a web site now so you can order your favorites online.  They’re located on Georgia Highway 300 near Lake Blackshear and Cordele. If you ever find yourself driving on I-75 in Georgia, take exit 99 and drive a few miles down the road to their store. You won’t be disappointed. I promise! I still travel down to south Georgia about once a month and on my way back I always stop at Stripling’s to pick up some of my favorites. Whether it’s their fresh pan sausage, their smoked sausage, the Mayhaw jelly, or pickled okra, I know that whatever I bring back with me will be wonderful.

So, of course, the recipe that I’m sharing with you today uses a Stripling’s product – their mild smoked sausage. It’s a sausage potato hash and I hope you’ll like it. Of course, you can substitute any smoked sausage, but it won’t be quite the same!

1  (16-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
1  medium onion, chopped
1  medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/2  (32-ounce) package frozen Southern style hash browns
1/2  tsp  salt
1/2  tsp  pepper


Start with 1 pound of smoked sausage. Your choice of mild, medium or hot! That’s a pound of Stripling’s mild smoked sausage in the photo.


Cut the sausage crosswise into slices and brown them in a large nonstick skillet (about 5 minutes on each side). Remove sausage slices from the pan. Drain off the fat, reserving about a tablespoon of drippings in the skillet.


Sauté the onion and green pepper in reserved drippings 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. You’ll notice my little bag of chopped onion in the picture. That’s because I can’t stand to cut onions or garlic first thing in the morning, so I did that the night before and it was all ready for me the next day.


Add 1/2 of a 32-ounce package of frozen southern style hash browns, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are browned. Stir in the sausage, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Now wasn’t that easy? Put a couple of fried eggs on the side and a hot, buttered biscuit and you have a memorable southern breakfast.


Sausage Potato Hash
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A quick sausage and potato hash - great for weekend breakfasts.
  • 1 (16-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 (32-ounce) package frozen Southern style hash browns
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Brown smoked sausage slices in a large nonstick skillet (about 5 minutes on each side).
  2. Remove sausage slices from pan. Drain fat, reserving a tablespoon of drippings in skillet. Sauté onion and green pepper in reserved drippings 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Add hash browns, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until brown. Stir in sausage, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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Giveaway Details!  Giveaway ended in November 26, 2009! Thanks for entering.

Now for the giveaway!

One lucky entrant will win a Stripling’s Southern Breakfast Gift Box. The prize includes 2 lbs. of Stripling’s Smoked Sausage, 1 lb. of Stripling’s Sliced Country Cured Ham, 1-16 oz. jar of Stripling’s Mayhaw Jelly, 1 lb. Red Rind Hoop Cheese, 1 bottle of Cane Syrup, and 1 package Biscuit or Pancake Mix. If you don’t know what Mayhaw jelly or cane syrup, or red rind cheese are, just send me an email and I’ll be glad to explain! They are very southern, very south Georgia food products!

All you have to do is leave a comment to this post! That’s it. We don’t make you jump through hoops here! Be sure to include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you if you’re the winner. The contest will run through 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. The winner will be announced later that evening. One note: because the gift box contains refrigerated items, it can only be shipped to US addresses. Good luck!

And, most of all, thanks to all the wonderful people who have supported me and encouraged me to keep posting to Never Enough Thyme. You all mean the world to me. I wish I could give every one of you one of these gift boxes!

Disclosure: I am in no way whatsoever affiliated with Stripling’s. They have absolutely no idea who I am. I could walk in there right now and nobody would know me from anyone else in the store. I just like their products and want to share some of them with you!

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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz Brooks November 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Please enter me! This dish sounds divine:)


2 redakthy November 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Oh Lana this is a great recipe. Looks really delicious. My DH is a big breakfast fan, and my youngest son, a big sausage fan. This recipe is a win win for me! Congrats on the 100. I’m looking forward to 100 more!


3 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie November 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Congrats on the 100th post! The sausage-potato hash sounds awesome!


4 Kristen November 19, 2009 at 1:18 pm

This hash looks amazing!!! I love potatoes for breakfast. Congrats on your 100th post!!


5 MaryMoh November 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Congrats on your 100th post. Well done! You have a lovely blog. Your sausage-potato hash looks very delicious. I’m not from the States but I’m happy whoever gets the giveaway.


6 jenn (Bread + Butter) November 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Woohoo for 100!! You couldn’t have picked a more fitting recipe to post of it, too. Yummy hash!!!!


7 Mike Bragg November 19, 2009 at 2:23 pm

We make Striplings a regular stop as we’re back and forth to Panama City Beach! Sausage, potatoes and onion: how can you go wrong!


8 Nora November 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I can’t enter because I’m in the UK, so this comment is purely to say congratulations on the 100th post and that hash looks so scrumptious and warming! Sausages and potatoes are two of my very favourite things, so this was always going to be winner for me. :D


9 Michael Bass November 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Great recipe… I plan on making it Sunday morning!!


10 Peggy November 19, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Mmmm, sound so good. We will be camping next week and this will probably be cooked over the campfire one morning. Thanks for the recipe.

Photography of the food is great.


11 Janis November 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Congrats on 100! Giveaway is awesome. I sure would love to win it.


12 Jackie November 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Love this store – especially the sausage. Sure would love to win!


13 Cajun Chef Ryan November 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Congratulations on your 100th post! Oh…and the recipe is great! Love me some hash potatoes.


14 Karen November 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm

That looks so yummy! I’m always interested in trying some great southern foods, especially country ham.


15 Jeanine Kramer November 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Hi Lana! I found you from Bree’s blog. If you follow her blog, I am the taxi driver she shadowed one day :) When I am up on the island I don’t have a kitchen so I checked out your blog there but just found myself drooling over everything you made, so I bookmarked it. Now that I am back “in the real world” I am trying some of your recipes and they are delicous! I look forward to trying this one :D



16 Tokyo Terrace November 19, 2009 at 7:56 pm

What a delicious looking hash! My mom used to make hash for us when I was a kid. I loved it and haven’t had any in a very long time. My mom is from the south and I’m sure she would LOVE this gift basket. I’ll enter (even though I’m in Tokyo) and if I win it will go to my mom in MN! Congrats on your 100th post!!!


17 Eva November 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I am surprised you are only at 100 posts. I would have thought it was longer. Congrats!


18 Miranda November 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Congrats on your 100th post. It is a great one! I love a good potato hash for breakfast!
Enter me in your giveaway…


19 vi November 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

congradulations lana, and congradulations for staying true to your roots and your vision



20 L November 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I really liked your disclaimer. =)


21 A. Kelly November 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Please enter me in the giveaway..the recipe sounds delicious and I am a sausage lover so will have to try this recipe!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes Lana!!:)


22 Diane S November 19, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Your recipe sounds delicious and I think I am going to try to make it this weekend.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift basket, would love to taste some of that Georgia sausage!


23 Andrew Castleberry November 20, 2009 at 2:31 am

I travel from Missouri just to get stripling jerky and sausage
just learned i could order it from your website


24 Dale November 20, 2009 at 5:41 am

Congrats on your 100th post!!!(:>).I enjoy your Blog and recipes very much. I make the same basic Hash dish about 3-4 times a month. Instead of Striplings’, (not avail. here in Tn.) I use a Sausage called Connecuh’s. It is also made in Ga. and almost identical in flavor & texture/grind to Stripling’s. Only difference in mine is, I add a couple of sliced up fresh Serrano or Jalapeno peppers to the mix. I call it Cracker Stir Fry instead of Hash….


25 Miss P November 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

I live close enough to Striplings to run over whenever I am in the mood, so don’t enter me in the drawing. However, as your closest in age relative, I have to say that I am more than proud of my big sister and how her computer/technical skills have married with her culinary skills to create such an inviting environment for food, fun, laughter, ideas and remembering.

Way to Go!

Miss P


26 Jessie November 20, 2009 at 9:32 am

congrats on your 100th post! that sausage potato hash looks so comforting and delicious I can almost taste it!


27 FAITH November 20, 2009 at 10:10 am

This is great! Love the ideas, keep them coming.


28 Rhoda November 20, 2009 at 11:01 am

Congrats and thanks for sharing with your followers! Love your recipes and notes…always look forward to that e-mail! Happy Thanksgiving!


29 Kristin McCann November 20, 2009 at 3:42 pm

My husband would love this recipe! Congrats on your 100th post! I love reading them and following you on Twitter!!


30 Iva November 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Congratulations on your 100th post. I love your blog and appreciate you sharing those good Southern recipes.
Thanks so much.


31 Laura November 20, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I might have this tomorrow for breakfast, it looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!


32 DC November 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Congratulations Lana.

I love reading your post and trying your recipes!



33 Michele P. November 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

congrats on 100 posts and thanks for such a great recipe, I am definitely going to try it out! Also, would love to enter your giveaway-living in New England I rarely get to eat southern food!


34 Denise November 22, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Wow, I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try! Looks terrific.


35 Calamity Anne November 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Happy 100th Anniversary!!! Keep ‘em coming!


36 Rocquie November 23, 2009 at 7:16 am

Your photo is featured as today’s favorite on Serious Eats. . .in case you didn’t know.

Congratulations all the way around!


37 Chris and Amy November 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

Sounds delicious. I used to live in the South and miss those Southern meals!!!


38 Renay Zimmel November 24, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Yum….Yum…..Call me when I win and I will walk on over:)))))


39 denise November 24, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I’m new to your blog, but I love your recipes. Everything looks great! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes out in my kitchen. Thanks for taking the time to share your recipes :) Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!


40 Faye November 25, 2009 at 10:13 am

love the website-please enter me in contest!


41 FAITH November 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

Can’t wait to try the cinnamon pumpkin seed brittle. Wish I were off work right now so I could get started. I’ll have to share this recipe with friends.


42 Christy November 26, 2009 at 6:10 am

I made your pecan cheesecake…and it was TO DIE FOR. love it. I am super interested in your blog and will def. keep reading.


43 Rodzilla November 26, 2009 at 8:36 am

Just found your site. You’re recipes look amazing and this is quite the giveaway!


44 Polly Ferguson November 26, 2009 at 12:02 pm

YUM! Hope I am THE WINNER! Would make my holiday!! Love your site. Hope to grow up and be one of the big girls one day myself! Polly


45 DianasaurDishes November 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Oooh sausage, I’m in! Happy Thanksgiving :)


46 Larry Johnson November 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Hi Lana,

I love your blog and will be a regular visitor now that I found it. I also love Striplings and will be stopping by there on the way home to Florida from Buford, GA. The wife and I are having Thanksgiving with our son and family. I’ve been buying from Striplings for the past 5 years and won’t eat any sausage but their’s.
I love to cook and will enjoy all the recipes from your blog I’m sure.
We are close to publishing our first cookbook for our kids that will have 40 of our all time favorite recipes all from family and close friends. The title will be “Cooking with Giggi & Pa.” Keep up the good work.


47 Debra Wynn December 20, 2009 at 11:48 am

Please enter my name in the drawing. Also the sausage hash sounds wonderful. Planning on trying it.


48 Ida Ballot October 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Love to make breakfast on the weekend, this receipe will work for me.Thanks


49 Jackie Roth April 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I love making breakfast, everyone in my house wakes up starving in the morning. This looks so yummy, I will have to make it.


50 Lana Stuart April 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

It’s a great recipe for a crew of starving folks, Jackie. Always a hit!


51 Mary johnson November 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

Sounds like home Love this food thanks


52 Jamie Stowe November 5, 2014 at 9:12 am

I will be cooking this recipe very soon, it sounds delicious!


53 Donna Cook November 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

I love this recipe — I am even forwarding it to my cousin, who is a great cook and this is something he will also enjoy. I plan to get him to cook it for me too!


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