Potato Pottage with Smoked Sausage

My attention just got called to the fact that I hadn’t posted the recipe for this Potato Pottage. Can you imagine? I’ve had this picture on Instagram, Twitter, BBM, etc, and I can’t believe I haven’t posted the recipe yet. Ma binu (no vex) abeg. At least it’s coming just in time for Easter.

Potato Pottage with Smoked Sausage

Potato Pottage with Smoked Sausage

I used Smoked Kielbasa sausages for this recipe, but you can you any type of sausage you like or you can make your own sausage. I would, however, recommend that it be smoked. See, the smokiness of the sausage lends the dish a certain bushmeaty flavour, you get? Kai, I don’t know how to explain it well. If you can’t find smoked sausage, you can use smoked chicken. You will love it!

How is your Easter going to be? Will you be eating in, or going out? As for me, no plans at all! I dey house kampe. I have also decided that I’m not going to go mad with cooking this year. In fact, my table will have:

  • Vegetable Fried Rice
  • Gizdodo
  • Oven Roasted Black Pepper Chicken in Red Sauce
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato Pottage
Potato Pottage

Potato Pottage

You didn’t think I would leave this out of my Easter Menu, did you? Absolutely not!

I never try? That’s all folks! I plan to eat, drink, and be merry…all the while giving thanks to my wonderful Saviour for paying the ultimate price for me.

This dish is hearty. As with all things potatoes, a little goes a very long way. It’s creamy despite the addition of dairy, and I boiled the potatoes till they were so soft, they literally melted in my mouth. Yum!

I didn’t want a gravy-like dish, so I used minimal water to cook. Feel free to add more liquid to get the consistency you want.

Potato Pottage with Smoked Sausage

Potato Pottage Recipe


  • 10 large Irish Potatoes (About 5 big sweet potatoes), diced
  • 3 large smoked sausages, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 100g of green beans, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 3 atarodo/scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt, divided


Boil the potatoes with 1 teaspoon of salt till very soft, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving some of the potato water, and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large pan or wok for about 1 minute.

Add the onions, saute for 2 minutes.

Add the green pepper, carrots, atarodo, green beans, and sausages. Stir fry for 3 minutes.

Add the potatoes, remaining salt, stock cubes, and 2 tablespoons of the potato water. Stir well, and simmer for 2 minutes.


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Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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Margot - September 27, 2016

I would love to try this with smoked chicken or turkey 🙂
Thank you for sharing with Inheritance Recipes.

    Chidinma - September 29, 2016

    I am glad to hear that 🙂 Thank you Margot

Corina - September 28, 2016

I bet the sausage gives this such a lot of flavour! It sounds like a lovely tasty meal!

Pebble Soup - September 28, 2016

Indeed this recipe should have been posted a long time ago :)) where has it been all my life long. I am going to make it straight away thank you for linking with the Inheritance Recipes

Eb Gargano / easypeasyfoodie.com - September 29, 2016

This sounds delicious – I love all the flavours: especially smoked sausage!! Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe with #CookBlogShare this week 🙂

Limda - September 30, 2016

These look delicious. Thank you for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

Wishes for tasty dishes,

Carol - October 7, 2016

This recipe looks delicious. I’ve just joined and I’m looking forward to a new, healthier life. I just wish the recipes would include nutrition counts.


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