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Smoked Sausage

Smoked sausage is a hearty and savory main dish that's quick and easy to prepare.  Excellent for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) smoked sausage beef, chicken, pork or turkey
  • water for boiling Use to cover sausage in skillet.
  • yellow mustard (optional)
  • sweet relish (optional)
  • French fried onions For garnish (optional).


  • Rinse sausage in warm water. Slice sausage lengthwise.
  • Make small vertical cuts on casing side to help water penetrate while cooking. This step is optional.
  • Place prepared sausage in a 12" skillet. Cover with water. Place lid on top.
  • Simmer 8 minutes over medium heat. Watch closely so water will not disappear.  Drain the water which contains sodium from the sausage. After draining water, remove sausage. Wipe HOT skillet with a clean/thick towel.
  • Return drain sausage to skillet. Fry over low-medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until brown crust forms (this step is optional).
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.