Campfire Hash is a flavorful and hearty dish that brings together a variety of ingredients to create a satisfying one-pan meal. It is a comforting and enjoyable meal loaded with smoked sausage, potatoes, and vegetables, reminiscent of outdoor gatherings and campfire cooking! I also have a Kielbasa Breakfast Hash you will love!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Potatoes: I prefer russet potatoes in hash recipes. It is up to you if you peel the potatoes or not (I did not). Yukon gold potatoes would also work well. The potatoes will be sprinkled with seasoned salt for added flavor. If you want to save some time in this recipe you can use frozen cubed potatoes which are called “Diced Hash Potatoes” or “Southern Style Hash Brown Potatoes” in your frozen food section of the grocery store. And yes, you can certainly opt for traditional hash browns, which are grated potatoes.
Kielbasa: Kielbasa (sometimes also called ring sausage) is a flavorful, lightly smoked sausage that is pre-cooked. Be sure to check out a variety of other Kielbasa recipes I have, too! You could also use Andouille sausage, Mexican Chorizo, or other sausages as substitutes.
Jalapeno Pepper: Adding a touch of mild heat, a medium jalapeno pepper is seeded and finely diced. The pepper’s subtle spiciness contributes a gentle kick that enhances the overall taste profile without overpowering it. You could leave it out if preferred.
Corn: Drain a can of sweet corn to add to the hash. It brings a natural sweetness and a little crunch to the dish. You could also use fresh corn.
Green Chiles: The chopped green chiles contribute flavor and a mild level of spiciness to the hash.
Variations To Campfire Hash
There are several variations to campfire hash to explore and customize to your preferences. Here are a few ideas you may want to try:
- Omit the kielbasa and replace it with lots of colorful vegetables for a vegetarian hash. Add diced bell peppers (red, green, or orange), zucchini, or carrots, just to name a few!
- Replace or mix in sweet potatoes with the russet potatoes for a slightly sweeter twist.
- Try different kinds of smoked sausage or proteins like turkey or chicken sausage.
- Add cheese! At the end of the cooking time, top the hash with shredded cheese like cheddar or pepper jack.
- Crack a few eggs on top near the end of the cooking time to make this a breakfast hash.
How To Store Campfire Hash
To store leftover campfire hash, first, let it cool to room temperature. Then, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3-4 days. You could also freeze it for up to 2 months. Reheat it in the microwave or in a skillet on the stovetop.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 large Russet potatoes, diced into ¼-inch cubes (peeling optional)
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 ring (13.9 ounces) kielbasa, sliced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded, diced
- 1 can (15.25 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- parsley, chopped for garnish
- To a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add the potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until they are golden and tender. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Remove the cooked potatoes from the pan and set them aside, tenting with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- To the same skillet, add the onion and kielbasa. Cook until lightly browned, 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add garlic and jalapeno pepper. Cook for one minute.
- Add the corn and chiles. Cook until heated through (about 2-3 minutes).
- Return the potatoes to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
We tested this with green pepper first and I love love love the change to jalapeno. It gives off just the right kick to this dish, balanced out perfectly by the sweet corn. This would be great for supper, or add some eggs and serve it up for breakfast!
I LOVED this dish. All of our kielbasa recipes are so flavorful and delicious, and this one was no exception! I went back for seconds AND thirds. Plus, it's made in one skillet! I will be making this at home, for sure.
This is a yummy and easy dish to make. It uses ingredients that you probably already have on hand! I didn't love the corn in it, so I'd probably leave it out. But otherwise it is good!