This Simple Chupacabra Sausage Skillet is packed with lots of flavor and comes together in no time and is a full meal in one skillet!
Simple Sausage Skillet
A few years back, my hubby and I were casually browsing through our local Ace Hardware store. Do you guys have one near you?? Well, if not, its typically a smaller hardware store, but it carries EVERYTHING!
Things for your yard, fertilizers, hardware, plants, garden, BBQ supplies, grills, and an extensive line of seasonings. I haven’t been to many Aces, but I would think that each store carries different seasonings. Some are local, others are hidden secrets but amazing!
The seasoning aisle was where my hubby and I were browsing because who doesn’t love a good seasoning for just about everything, right?! Well, I had a few in my hands when the sales associate came over to ask if we needed help. I decided to pick his brain and ask which one he recommended. Turns out, he had made pork carnitas the evening before and used Chupacabra Seasoning. He had brought a large container in for the employees to try and ended up giving us a sample too. Not only was that some of the best pork I had ever tried, but the seasoning was incredible!
We immediately put our original choices back and went over to where they sold the Chupacabra line! Since that day, we use their product on just about EVERYTHING! It is by far the best seasoning (and I am not even getting paid to say that…. I truly love it). I reached out to them letting them know what a big fan I was and they sent more even more product last year! Quite nice, huh?
Their Cluckalicious seasoning, Cajun blend, Special blend, and of course…. their original rub are all tasty! We use it on veggies, pork chops, chicken, sausage, beef, and more! The exciting thing is, they just announced a new steak seasoning coming out! I cannot wait to try it!
Anyways, back to this Simple Chupacabra Sausage Skillet recipe! This weekend, my hubby and I were tied up with my daughter’s swim meet, a housewarming party, and lots of chores around the house. We didn’t have a lot of time to think about dinner come Sunday night, so I grabbed some on hand ingredients…. tossed them into my cast iron skillet, sprinkled some Chupacabra on top and dinner was done!
Not only did my hubby and I love it, but even my three kids went crazy and had seconds! We enjoyed the leftovers the next day for dinner, and they were just as good! Talking about a crowd pleaser! Safe to say it is a new favorite in our household! And all it takes are a handful of simple ingredients! Your taste buds are going to be delighted too!
Not only can you change this recipe up to fit your desired wants, but you can use as much or as little seasoning desired! I used zucchini, onions, potatoes, and jalapeno cheddar sausage but you can use peppers, mushrooms, chicken, steak bites, etc.
This is a one pan meal, meaning dinner is ready in no time and cleaning up is a breeze! This simple recipe is perfect for summer weather and keeping the heat out of the kitchen!
Chupacabra Sausage Ingredients
- Smoked sausage
- Russet potatoes
- Chupacabra seasoning
*For exact measurements, see the full recipe card below
Chupacabra Sausage Directions
- Combine all ingredients into a 12-inch skillet. *Desired amount of seasoning
- Place skillet on grill, medium-high heat, and cook about 25-30 minutes, just until potatoes are tender as those take the longest to cook.
- Serve immediately so you are sure to eat it warm. Pair with a nice glass of orange juice or your morning coffee and enjoy!
Helpful Must-Have Cooking Items
I find these cooking items are super helpful in the kitchen—not just with this recipe but with many others too! This Cast Iron Skillet is hardy and reliable—perfect for cooking! And this Chupacabra Original Seasoning (our most used) is perfect for this recipe: https://amzn.to/2F4PfIh
Chupacabra Sausage Skillet Variations
Other popular skillet ingredients:
Next time you try this great recipe, you can consider trying these toppings, spices, and more. Finding new ways to change up a recipe in the kitchen can be tons of fun!
- Bell pepper
- Red onions
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Lime juice or lemon juice
- Avocado slices
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Italian seasoning
Add spice and heat
- Add red peppers for a little kick of heat
- Red pepper flakes (adds more heat)
- Add cayenne pepper or chili powder
- Add hot sauce or sriracha sauce
- Parmesan cheese or feta cheese to top it off
- Mozzarella cheese
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Chopped green onions make for a great topping
- Pico de Gallo
- Light sour cream
Make it vegetarian or vegan!
- Make this recipe vegetarian by replacing the sausage with black beans.
- Replace the butter with olive oil to make this recipe vegan friendly!
What do you think about this simple Chupacabra sausage skillet recipe? Don’t forget to tag me over on Instagram if you’ve made this recipe (or any of the others) so I can see what you’ve cooked up! You can also use #thecookinchicks too!
Simple Chupacabra Sausage Skillet
- 14 oz smoked sausage
- 4 zucchini's, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 Russet potatoes, quartered *or any potato desired
- 4 tablespoon butter
- Chupacabra seasoning
- Combine all ingredients into a 12 inch skillet. *desired amount of seasoning
- Place skillet on grill, medium high heat, and cook about 25-30 minutes, Just until potatoes are tender as those take the longest to cook.
- Serve immediately!