Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes
It was one of those nights I hadn’t even thought about making dinner until maybe 4:30-ish. And it’s not like I had anything in mind. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the epic mess I made cleaning out my upstairs pantry last week. I found so many random cans and jars of things…and it’s now time to use them up.

Anyway, I came across a couple jars of sausage gravy during that clean out. I normally make my own sausage gravy (feel free to do that for this recipe too) but I was too tired, it was late…excuses..excuses.

I saw a gaggle of potatoes on the counter, remembered the gravy and luckily had a fridge full of sausage. I have to say, working with Johnsonville this past year as a brand ambassador has really been a highlight. I have learned to use sausage in so many ways, it’s not just for breakfast! And my kids love their stuff so it has been a win-win.

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes lone potato
So I got to work on my quick and easy meal. Because this was going to be a main dish and not a side, I wanted to make my potato skins taste good by rubbing them with olive oil and kosher salt. They come out crisp and tasty.

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes Johnsonville Sausage
I used Johnsonville’s Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage for this recipe. It has a real nice flavor but is mild enough for my kids to eat. You could use any flavor you choose. We love them all.

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes sizzling
I used my grill pan to cook these…can you see the sizzle? The sunlight coming in from the window made it possible to see all the juice flyin’.

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes gravy
I wanted you to see the sausage gravy jar…there it is next to the links!

Print Recipe

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: Serves 4


  • 4 russet baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 jar Heinz Sausage Gravy (I believe it was 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Pierce each potato 8 times with fork. Rub baked potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for one hour or until fork tender.
  • When potatoes have 20 minutes left, begin cooking sausages over medium heat until cooked through. Warm up gravy on the stove in another pan.
  • Slice potatoes open and divide gravy evenly over potatoes. Add 3-4 links of sliced sausages to each potato. Sprinkle with green onions and freshly ground pepper.
  • ~If you have it, I think steamed broccoli would also be a great addition.

Loaded Sausage and Gravy Baked Potatoes 2
We loved this and it required so little prep, perfect with a salad and a quick weeknight meal!

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Disclosure: Johnsonville provided me with the sausage for this recipe. However, all opinions are my own.

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  1. This is such a fun idea, Cathy! I used to order breakfast potatoes with a side of gravy and then pour the gravy over them. This could be considered a “grown up” version of that? Regardless, I am in!

  2. Pam 2

    Oh my… this one has me drooling Cathy! I want this for lunch today.

  3. Well that’s kinda brilliant. Two of my favorite foods together. Love it!

  4. Laura 4

    served for dinner tonight. ZOMG! everyone under the Big Top loved it.

  5. Amanda 5

    Oh my goodness. Never would I have thought to combine the two!!


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