The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Simply Potatoes 5 Ingredient Fix Recipe Contest + Sausage, Potato, Sauerkraut One Pot Meal Recipe!
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Simply Potatoes 5 Ingredient Fix Recipe Contest + Sausage, Potato, Sauerkraut One Pot Meal Recipe!

You all know I am all about food. I love cooking and I love eating. I am always looking for delicious and easy recipes to make and share. I also love entering food contests although I rarely win. I did win once though! I recently saw a new contest that I am all over. The Simply Potatoes 5-Ingredient Fix recipe contest asks people to submit a 5-ingredient recipe starring Simply Potatoes. This is perfect for me because I am a huge fan of Simply Potatoes. You can submit a main dish, side dish or even an appetizer.

Enter the contest and you have a chance to win some fantastic prizes. the Grand Winner will receive $3,000! Two other winners will receive $1,250 or $750. How great is that! The contest is easy. You have to use on of the following Simply Potatoes products: Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns, Simply Potatoes® Diced Potatoes With Onion, Simply Potatoes® Traditional Mashed Potatoes and four other ingredients. Salt, pepper, oil, cooking spray are all considered ingredients and count towards your total of the 4 other ingredients. That's the tough part but that definitely makes you more creative! If you are going to enter, do it now because the deadline for submission is March 12. And the best part, you can submit up to 3 recipes!

I want to share my 5 ingredient recipe using Simply Potatoes. I always have at least 2 bags of Simply Potatoes in my refrigerator. they are easy to use and very tasty. When I am in a rush and need a quick side dish, out come the Simply Potatoes. Making a delicious dish with only 5 ingredients is tough though. But I did get a little creative.

The 5 ingredients I am using are Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onions, turkey sausage, oil and sauerkraut and an apple. Believe it or not, I did not use salt or pepper in this recipe and it worked. I am making a quick and delish one pot meal. I love German food and although this is definitely not close to German, it has the same flavor notes you would find in a dish. It will also be a hearty meal for a cold night.

This is how I made 5 ingredient meal:

I fried the Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with onion with a some olive oil.

After the potatoes were browned, I added some diced Turkey Kielbasa Sausage. After the sausage was browned I added some of the diced apple so the apple flavor would permeate the potatoes and sausage.

I then added a can of crispy sauerkraut. I let the mixture cook together. Before serving, I added more diced apple so there would be raw and crispy pieces of apple.

What can I say? It was actually quite good. This is a totally willy-nilly recipe but I knew it would be good. It was also easy to make. It took less than 30 minutes. I also did not miss the salt. The sausage already has some salt and the sauerkraut adds an extra layer of flavor.

This is why I love having Simply Potatoes around. They are always fresh and never frozen. That makes them more delicious. They make a quick and easy entree or side dish. And if it is quick and easy, I am a happy camper! Plus, Simply Potatoes are always delicious.

So remember, if you have a delicious 5 ingredient recipe, go enter the Simply Potatoes 5 Ingredient Fix Recipe Contest!

For rules on how to enter the Sweepstakes click here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. That awesome sound! Pictures look will be superb. Everyone wants delicious and new recipes.

  2. I am not a fan of kraut but I bet my fiance' would love this!

  3. I love adding jalapenos, chicken sausage, mushrooms, green/red pepper, and some seasonings. YUM!

  4. I have used these potatoes and added smoked sausage and onions, never thought of sauerkraut or apple but it turned out good and I also had green peppers in mine. I want to try with the sauerkraut