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Easy Vegan “Sausage” and Potatoes Skillet

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-55 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes (+15 Minute Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


This Easy Vegan “Sausage” and Potatoes Skillet is a budget-friendly weeknight meal that is packed with flavor and simple to prepare.



Skillet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yellow onions, fine dice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 – [ 14.5 oz. can ] lentils, drained and rinsed *
  • 1 ½ lbs. potatoes, unpeeled, thin slice * 

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds *
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves *
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon black pepper (+/-)
  • ¼ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (+/-) (optional)

Optional Toppings:

  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Additional sprinkle ground fennel seeds


  1. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients (except the red pepper flakes) in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add the finely diced onions, sauté over medium-high heat for 7 to 9 minutes to soften, add a splash of water, if needed to avoid burning. Then lower the heat to medium, add the minced garlic, sauté, stir constantly for one minute.
  3. Then add all the remaining Skillet Ingredients (except the sliced potatoes) and the Spice/Herb Mix to the skillet, stir to incorporate, bring the mixture to a boil, then immediately lower to a simmer. Add the sliced potatoes, stir to incorporate the potatoes and to coat them well. Make sure the potatoes are flat in the dish in layers.  Slightly press down on the mixture to ensure that the potatoes are in the liquids (not necessarily submerged but the top layer of potatoes should at least be touching the liquids). Cover with a tight-fitting lid, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove the lid, sprinkle the red pepper flakes over top the mixture, then slightly press down on the mixture to ensure everything is covered by the liquids. Cover with the lid and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are perfectly tender.
  5. Remove from the stove, allow to sit undisturbed for 15 minutes with the cover still on the skillet, then serve, and enjoy.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings:  4-5