15 Minute Supper: Spicy Sausage and Tots

15 Minute Sausage and Tots

This dinner is so simple and easy it really doesn’t need a recipe. After making it millions of times it has become a serious staple in our dinners at home but it’s something that not everyone would think of making. I have to thank my mother-in-law and husband for coming up with this idea. We might starve without it some nights!

I also have to mention that it takes way less than 15 Minutes to make this, it took me about 7 minutes today but I had my sausage already chopped up from yesterday. We ate this last night and there weren’t any leftovers so I had to make a second batch today.

15 Minute Supper: Spicy Sausage and Tots
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Monica
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Serves: 2-4
  • 4 Spicy Hot Smoked Sausages
  • 3 Cups Frozen Tater Tots
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Olive Oil Spray (Or another oil)
  1. First spray your skillet with the olive oil spray and let it heat up.
  2. While your pan is heating up, slice your hot sausage.
  3. Put your sliced sausage on the skillet, on medium heat.
  4. While the sausage is cooking, defrost the tater tots in the microwave. I usually will just microwave them on normal heat for 1-3 minutes.
  5. Move the sausage to one side of the pan. While doing so try to make sure that they are all flipped over so that they can cook evenly. They will cook until slightly blackened.
  6. Add your defrosted tater tots to the skillet. Roughly chop them up with your spatula and add the steak seasoning to them. Mix them and let them cook until they start to turn golden brown and a little crunchy.
  7. The sausage and tots should both be done cooking around the same time, if not either one should be fine if it cooks a little extra. They can be mixed up before being served (or even while they finish cooking).

The best part of this recipe comes from the ingredients- usually I am one to buy generic brands but not with these things- the Hot Smoked Sausage Links are from Bar-S and the Montreal Steak Seasoning is by McCormick. I’m not paid to advertise these brands, but I should be!

Cooking Sausage and Tots

I love that we can make this with just a few dishes too- I tend to slice up the entire bag of sausage the first night we cook it and freeze it so that it’s even easier to make the next time. Sometimes I get crazy and put them in single portion sizes with the tots so that if hubby or I want an easy lunch its right there and easy to make (and tons cheaper than a tv dinner).

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Sausage Link Crockpot Chili

Sausage Link Chili and Cornbread
I went to go make my version of my mom’s favorite chili (everyone who tries it immediately claims it as their new favorite chili) and as I pulled everything out to make it I realized I didn’t really have all the ingredients that I thought I did.

Go check out >Mom’s Favorite Chili here, then come back and see my changes!

I start off by cooking my tomato sauce. I buy tomatoes in bulk sometimes and freeze them so I first have to defrost them and the zucchini I add to them and puree them. I then let them cook on high in the crock pot for an hour, or for 15-20 minutes on the stove.

Next I add all of the ingredients my mom does, except this time I used sliced sausage hot links instead of ground beef. I also add a little extra chili powder.