Italian Sausage Skillet with Mini Potato Dumplings

We love grilling season here at Tipsy HQ. But we also love pasta Sunday. I was thinking of a way to combine the two without having to heat up the house too much by turning on the oven. One of Mr. Tipsy’s favorite things on the grill are Italian Sausages, so I decided to try a new recipe and a new cooking technique. The dish came out delicious if I do say so myself. This dish is simple, but does require a cast iron skillet. I recommend Lodge Brand cast iron skillet, because they are durable, easy to season and very cost-effective. Check out their page for all they offer at Lodge Cast Iron.

I also used the mini dumplings from my favorite brand partner, Chateau Foods Inc. I would like to point out that these mini are now available at Jewel-Osco! You can find them in the frozen food section near the potatoes. You can also order them online.  I love using the Mini Potato Dumplings because they are just like gnocchi , but they hold up better and also thanks to Chateau Foods new packaging they are easy to use what you need and store the extra easily.

Follow along for this simple, affordable and grill friendly recipe.


  • 1lb of Italian Sausage links, I used mild
  • 1 Jar of ready Made Marinara, or you can use your own homemade sauce
  • 1 C of Grated Asiago Cheese
  • 2 C of Chateau Foods Mini Potato Dumplings
  • 1 Medium Sized Purple Onion, Quartered
  • Olive Oil for cooking


  • Grill the sausages on all sides until done.
  • Coat the onions in some olive oil and grill until slightly charred.
  • Boil the mini potato dumplings according to the package directions ans place in your cast iron skillet. Toss with some olive oil.
  • Cover the dumplings with the jar of Marinara, fill the jar with water, shake well and pour into the skillet and give it all a stir to coat.


  • Remove the sausages and onions from the grill.
  • Slice each sausage into thirds on a diagonal and quarter the onions.
  • Place sausage and the onions on top of the dumpling marinara mixture.


  • Top the entire mixture with half the asiago cheese.
  • Cover the entire skillet tightly with foil and place on your grill over indirect heat.


  • Bake on your grill for 30 to 45 minutes or until the cheese is melted and delcious.
  • You can cook on the other side of your grill while this bakes.

This is a great recipe that takes on a great smokey grill flavor. Combined with the dumplings it makes a unique addition to any bbq. Use caution making this because your family will be asking for you to make this all the time!


*While this recipe was sponsored by Chateau Foods Inc. all opinions are my own and I love me some dumplings and I love the fact that are 4th generation owned, immigrant started company. Plus they are local!

For another great Chateau Foods Recipe check out my recipe for Asian Inspired Pork Dumplings!