Smoked Sausage with Tomatoes

This dish is one of the easiest  I have made that packs flavor just about too good to describe.  When I made it for my classes this week I am telling you that people were coming out of the woodwork to find out what I was cooking.  It was so bad that my students said, “Mrs. Lupo we are just going to have to close the door all these visitors  stopping by are very distracting!”  This dish smells so good! It is unbelievable that just two ingredients  can meld such a rich flavor in such a short time.  I was surprised and so were my students.  Trust me on this one.  It is a keeper!   

I first had this dish at my friend Glynda’s.  I was standing there watching her prepare the smoked sausage and tomatoes thinking – this is going to be good.  And I was 100% correct.  I can even tell you what else she served, a gorgeous bowl of fruit and frozen Pillsbury biscuits with peach jam. She served it on beautiful china set on a perfectly ironed tablecloth along with flowers she had plucked from her garden that morning.    Just her style, charmingly southern.   It was a perfect combination topped with some great coffee.   Since that time this dish has graced my table on numerous occasions.  I’ve served it for breakfast, brunch , lunch, dinner, and even as a snack.  It is great mixed with pasta.  I love it best with grits, but you choose your favorite side dish and I am sure that you too will find that it will show up on your table numerous times. 

Smoked Sausage and Tomatoes       from Glynda

  • 1 pkg. Smoked beef sausage  sliced crosswise ( I use Hillshire Farm)
  • 1  28- ounce can diced tomatoes   

Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat.  When it is very hot add sausage and cook until very brown, almost black, but not quite there.  Drain the grease if you insist.  I don’t. While your skillet is hot pour tomatoes with juice over the sausage.  Cook over a medium heat uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the juice from the tomatoes is reduced by half.  The sausage and tomatoes should turn a dark burgundy color and the gravy will be thick.  If you are using this with pasta add some pasta water if needed. 

Enjoy,

The Teacher Cooks

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149 responses to “Smoked Sausage with Tomatoes

  1. Tot Free

    Never thought of this combination, but it looks great! Enjoying your blog, Wanda!

  2. Linda Stagner

    Sounds great. I’m trying it tomorrow!

  3. Sally Rhodes

    Wanda,
    Great recipe! Of course I have been making this for years! I usually tweak Mom’s original dish to give it a mexican feel. Try adding 1/2 can of Ro-tel to the diced tomatoes, and serve over yellow rice with black beans on the side. My family loves it this way!

  4. Simple is always best. That is my motto – not always my practice, but it has proven to be true over and over! :)
    Valerie

  5. Wow, what an easy, fast lunch! Sounds delicious.

  6. it looks so delicious, definitely it would be on my to do list this week

  7. jonathan 1st

    can u use a chicken instead of sasuage

  8. Katy Burger

    I didn’t think tomatoes and sausage would go well together but this was absolutely delicious!

  9. Heather

    I wasnt here to taste this demo but it looks very good and i learnd that you could drain the grease if you wanted too

  10. nicole

    You have to cook the sausage and tomatoes together until half of the tomatoe juice is gone.

  11. Jessica Headen

    This lab was great. I never even thought about combining tomatoes and smoked sausage before. It tasted like a Slim Jim.

  12. Pookie5098@hotmail.com

    This was good. Its good that you can drain the grease because i hate greasy foods and i was wonderin if the different kinda of sausages would make it more or less tangy?

  13. KhaMaria Jones

    The tomato and sausage combination was really delicious, I will have to make this for breakfast at my house.

  14. Bethanie1st

    i don’t like tomatoes so I just ate the sausage.

  15. Kayla Daniels

    I learned that you can make tomatoe sauce with smoked sausages.

  16. Haley V.

    I learned that you can eat this meal anytime of the day. Breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.

  17. Jessica Turner

    Its great that you can drain them because i hate greasy foods!

  18. Megan W

    I had no idea these two things would taste so good together, but they did! I also learned that you can eat this whenever.

  19. Mandi mills

    This was really good! i learned that you can put these two foods together, it sounded like those two wouldn’t be a good combination, but they were!

  20. Adam G

    I learned that this combination goes best with a tornado warning.

  21. Le'Keitha 2nd

    I learned that this meal makes a perfect starter for breakfast

  22. Denisse

    this was i really simple recipe i will most likely try this at home!. i learned that an iron skillet gives the food more flavor!.

  23. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that you can drain out the grease.

  24. Liz 2nd

    I didnt really like the can tomatoes, can you use fresh tomatoes?

  25. Adam G

    I learned that it is better to use canned tomatoes for the juice.

  26. Miya dixon 1st

    This was really good and fast to make

  27. anissagbeason

    can you use something other than tomtoes?

  28. Thomas Harris

    I learned that draining them will help the flavor

  29. shiya hargrow

    it is an easy thing to make i didnt taste it because i dont like grits but i had awesome color.

  30. Myah Edwards(:*

    I like sausage but i dont like tomatoes so i thought it wouldnt be too good but it turned out to taste very good.

  31. Abigail Kremer

    This was really good! I didn’t know you could make a dish out of two ingredients.

  32. Lucinda

    I learned that a cast iron skillet can never be submerged in water.

  33. Savoi

    I learned that the sausage should be cooked well, brown, and ready to mix with the tomatoes.

  34. kristin

    I didn’t know there were only two ingredients involved in this recipe. awesome!

  35. Kamron Munch

    I learned that you have to cook the sausage until it is almost black.

  36. Andrew E.

    This is one of my favorite recipes of all times, I love this stuff! I could eat this in my sleep.

  37. Rachel Carvalho

    I realized here that the simplest of recipes can taste so good! :)

  38. BrittanyJ

    I didn’t think two simple things would taste so good together!

  39. alaina blackstock

    i leanred you had to cook over a medium heat for about 20 minutes.

  40. Leka Labat

    I learned that you have to cook the sausage untill it is almost black .

  41. william

    i learned that it takes alot of different steps to make this one dish turned out great.

  42. willam

    i learned that the easiest thing can be better and turn out great.

  43. kelsey r

    i learned that these 2 recipes go great together.

  44. jasmine mccoy

    i learned that u have to use Smoked Sausage with Tomatoes and cooked together

  45. Chase DuCharme

    I learned that tomatos and sausage compliment each others taste.

  46. seth moss

    I didn’t think tomatoes and sausage would go well together but this was absolutely delicious!

  47. Daniel Vinson

    This was really good! i learned that you can put these two foods together, it sounded like those two wouldn’t be a good combination, but they were!

  48. Olivia Jarriel

    I learned that you can use the tomato paste as a gravy

  49. Kaytlyn 2nd per.

    I thought sausage and tomatoes would be gross together but it turned out really well.

  50. Ladd Morgan

    I learned it works best if you use a cast iron skillet.

  51. Mariama

    This Demo was great! I didnt know sausage and tomatoes went so well together. I Learned its better to use canned tomatoes because of the juice. The cheese grits was my favorite!

  52. jamal 2ndpd

    i learned you should drain the grease

  53. Mallori

    i learned you cook the smoked sausage until its black.

  54. linds

    i learned that you can use tomatos as a dressing

  55. cory m

    so easy and simple. great! i learned that 2 ingredients can make the best food!

  56. Ashton- 1st :)

    I learned that you can add tomatoes or another vegetable to add flavor and texture to the sausage. :)

  57. Noelle 1st

    I learned that you dont have to use an iron skillet to cook it, it just works better.

  58. grace wilemon

    I learned by watching the demo that you must brown the sausage all the way

  59. Kaley G. 1st pd

    I learned that you should use canned tomatoes for the juice.

  60. wayne

    i learned how to easily make sausage and mix it with tomatoes, and make it taste good.

  61. Evan Foerster

    I liked this food because it was easy to cook and was made very quickly, yet it still was full of flavor and nutrition. It would be a great meal for anyone that is busy but still wants some homecooked food. I learned that mixing different foods can create a mixed taste that is very pleasant.

  62. Haley

    I learned that sauasage and tomatoes actually go great together!

  63. DMS1st

    I didn’t know tomatoes could go with sausage without spaghetti or some kind of pasta

  64. victoria 1st

    you add the sausage when the cast iron skillet is very hot then cook it until they’re dark brown almost black

  65. Bailey Barnett

    These two together were pretty good! I didnt think they would be that great.. The tomatoes moisten the sausage which gave it a pretty good flavor!

  66. amanda ricciardi

    During the cooking session, I learned that you must heat your skillet BEFORE you place your sasuage on it to cook. I loved this dish!

  67. Taylor Miles

    i learned what an iron skillet is!

  68. dre dat guy

    While cooking i learned that the tomatoes gives a good extra taste to the sausage. even tho i dont like tomatoes

  69. janasia

    i learned that you have to cook the sausage until its very brown, almost black.

  70. Olivia Walker

    I learned that to get good flavor from the smoked sausage cook it in a cast iron skillet and get it very brown almost black but not quite.

  71. andrea brown

    i learned that you have to cook the sausage and tomatoes together

  72. Cristian Valencia

    I learned that you are able to drain the grease of the sausage.

  73. britnee williams

    during this demo i learned that after you have cooked the sausage you dont have to drain the grease off of the sausage if you dont want to. its optional i always thought that you had to drain the grease off of meats when they are done and if you didnt itd be bad for you. but i guess not:)

  74. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that it works better to use an iron skillet, and that your not supposed to get your iron skillet wet.

  75. Angel W.

    While cooking i learned that the tomatoes gives a good extra taste to the sausage.

  76. Brittany

    i learned that you can use tomatoe as a gravy

  77. archie

    i learned draining the grease helps the flavor .

  78. Hector Melara

    i learned not to drain the tomatoes

  79. Tiffany Brown 2nd

    This was so good. I learned that you have to heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. When it is very hot add sausage and cook until very brown, almost black, but not quite there.

  80. Jessica Shearer

    During the demo I learned that using a cast iron skillet is a really good choice, because it gives the sausage a smoked taste, and I learned that you don’t have to drain the grease.

  81. Hayley

    This recipe tasted wonderful! I learned that when you cook the sausage, you make it almost black but not quite. You have to let it brown as much as you can before it burns too much.

  82. Erin

    I learned that the tomato can give a lot of extra flavor and color to the sausage. It was delicious.

  83. Paige S

    I liked this one cause it was a weird mixture. You never think of tomatoes and sausage together, but it was really good.

  84. Courtney Thompson

    i learned that you cook the sausage until its almost black, and you should keep the water in the diced tomatoes.

  85. Paige Horton 2nd.

    I learned that you can make sausage with tomatoes and drain the grease along with it.

  86. Olivia S. 2nd Period

    I learned that the sausage she be cooked until its almost black, but not quite. It should be a dark brown.

  87. Bria Roberts

    I learned that tomatoes go very well with grits.

  88. Grayling

    I never thought sausage so close to being burned would taste as good as it did with the tomatoes, and i usually hate tomatoes.

  89. whitney hobbs

    After reading, I learned that the sausage and tomatoes should turn a dark burgundy color and the gravy will be thick.

  90. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    Through watching the lab, I learned that a cast iron skillet is a wonderful tool to have in your kitchen. It can make a number of things and works perfectly for this dish!

  91. Brittany Collins

    I learned that just because you put tomatoes with sausage, doesn’t mean it will taste bad. :)

  92. Beth 3rd

    I learned that an iron skillet gives the food more flavor and that using tomato sauce isn’t bad with it.

  93. mallory l.

    i learned that it is best to use canned tomatoes.

  94. Tyra Alston 3rd

    I learned that using canned tomatoes is better than using a regular tomato.

  95. Austin Cunningham

    I learned that smoked sausage with tomatoes can be served at any time of day, breakfast, lunch and dinner

  96. Kori Howard

    I learned that the cast iron stone helps alot with the flavors of foods !

  97. Jude Thornton 3rd

    I learned that it is okay to not drain the grease, and that as you cook, the tomato juice cooks out of the food leaving an amazing flavor.

  98. Catie M. 3rd

    I learned that you don’t drain the tomatoes.

  99. Tiffany Swanson

    i learned that you dont have to drain the tomatoes. Most of the time you do drain juices when your cooking with canned vegetables.

  100. frederick welch

    i learned that you should cook the sausage until it is very brown and then add the tomatoes. this dish taste better than what i thought it would.

  101. Morgan Woods

    I learned that it is better to use canned tomatoes for the juice.

  102. brianna oliver

    i learned that the sausage and tomatoes should turn a dark burgundy color and the gravy will be thick once they are mixed together.

  103. mary depaola

    I learned that it is better to use canned tomatoes for the juice.

  104. Sarah Jeffcoat

    I learned that when making the sausage and tomatoes that it is better to use an iron skillet, and you shouldnt get the iron skillet wet.

  105. Payton Horton

    I learned that cooking the tomatoes and juice over medium heat can reduce the amount of juice after 20 minutes.

  106. Joseph Loomis

    I learned about a new recipe to fix for breakfast.

  107. courtney vasquez

    i learned you’re not suppose to submerged the skillet in water.

  108. morgan jones

    i learned that you can cook this in a cast iorn skillet and put the whole can of tomates in in skillet

  109. aimee stephens

    this was very good in my opionon. i learned that the mixture of the sausage and warm tomatoes is a great combination.

  110. ashley cunningham

    i really liked this alot. i went home and made it the next day for my family and i learned that you need to make sure to cook the sausage first before adding the tomatoes.

  111. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you can put sausage and tomatoes with grits together in a dish, and it actually taste really good.

  112. Rebecca Bass 4th

    I learned your supposed to use a whole can of tomatoes, and that you’re supposed to cook it with the sausage.

  113. jamile.h

    i learned that when you cook the tomatoes they will turn a brownish color when they are done

  114. Morgan Barnwell 4th

    i learned that you can mix foods with many different combinations, and that almost burnt sausage isn’t always bad.

  115. Maeghan D

    i learned that because the cast iron heats up so quickly you want to set the temperature to medium

  116. tahir

    i learned that leaving in the fat adds flavor to the meal.

  117. Chelsea Tidwell 4th

    I learned that you can leave the grease in the pan and then add the tomatoe sauce. The grease adds flavor and thickness to the sauces.

  118. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that the texture and taste of sausage can be improved through the addition of diced tomatoes.

  119. ashley cousin

    i learned that cooking the sausages for a while, doesnt mean that they are burnt, it just taste really good.

  120. Raenah B. 4TH

    I learned that when making these you let the sausage turn slightly brown but don’t burn it.

  121. morgan hollomon

    i learned you can drain out the grease

  122. Cole Small

    I learned while making the sausage and tomatoes that it is better to use the iron skillet.

  123. Jared Miller 4th

    I learned that when sausage and tomatoes are cooked together they ad flavor to each other.

  124. nikki burns 4th

    i learned that the tomato sauce will reduce by half and that the gravy will be thick.

  125. katie schindehette

    i learned that an iron skillet gives the food more flavor!.

  126. Melijah Mason

    I learned that you can drainout the grease. You also have to make sure the sausage is cook/brown.

  127. travis a platt

    I learned that you have to cook the sausage almost burned before you add the tomatoes to the pan.

  128. ALEXX:)

    I LEARNED YOU CAN USED CHICKEN OR ANY OTHER KINDS OF MEAT TO COOK THIS TOO.

  129. Ali Nayeem

    I learned that you have to cook the sausage first before putting in the tomato sauce.

  130. arkell evans

    i learned that the tomato sauce thickens up and turn gravy like

  131. audreycarroollll

    I learned you can leave the grease in the pan it wont make it taste bad it will actually add flavor. : )

  132. regan greer

    i learned that you can’t use eggs in the same pan as what you use meat in.

  133. alina m

    I learned that you have to cook the sausage very brown!! but not burnt!

  134. Jorman 4th

    i loved the sausage, i wasnt much of a fan about the grits, but i loved the sausage, i will definitly try and make them one day

  135. Jackie

    I learned that this was a very good meal for breakfast.

  136. Noel

    I learned that this is a good meal and that you can eat it at any time of day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  137. Case Munro

    I learned that you don’t have to use an iron skillet to cook this, it just makes it better.

  138. tyler edenfield

    I learned that a cast iron skillet can never be submerged in water

  139. astrid 1st pd

    i dont really like tomatoes but with the sausage it was very good.

  140. Destiny Williams

    I’ve never had a combination of tomatoes and sausage with grits but I learned it actually was a good meal.

  141. Ivry

    I have never thought of mixing sauges and tomatoes together until I learned in class and it turned out to be very delicious

  142. Antione

    I was not aware of the amount of flavor that the tomatoes would add the sausage. I’m not even a fan of tomatoes at all. But that was amazing!

  143. Cassendra Allen

    The sausage and tomatoes dish was very good. I had no idea that this would be a good combination. I learned that you brown the sausage first and then add tomatoes. Cassendra Allen

  144. Maryann Rodriguez 3rd.

    You have to cook the sausage and tomatoes together until half of the tomatoe juice is gone

  145. madison hayes

    tasted really good and learned a new way to cook sausage!

  146. I learned that the sausage should be cooked well, brown, and ready to mix with the tomatoes.

  147. Gracie Nauman

    i have learned that this looks like a really hard dish to make, but its actually really easy to make.

  148. Courtney

    I learned that you can use pasta water to add flavor

  149. Ondea Stokes

    This meal was delicious! It was also quick to make

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