This simple sausage skillet has potato, onion and peppers. SO tasty. You can top with an egg or serve with a fruit salad and cottage cheese.
Does anyone else get in a cooking rut in the summer? It’s too hot to put the oven on, but you grilling every night gets old, especially when you’ve been outside in the heat all day. Many days I find myself staring at the fridge, trying to figure out what to make for dinner.
I feel like my meal prep has flown out the window this month! It doesn’t help that my girls eat SO MUCH FOOD. My previous shopping trips would last us all week and now by Wednesday, we’re out of produce. Where do they put their food?!
Some of our freezer staples include chicken, ground turkey or beef, Italian sausage and turkey smoked sausage. We can make a variety of meals with those items and I still get lost for ideas. One super helpful site is the All Recipes. At the top of their page they have an ingredient search which allows you to put in certain foods you have on hand. I always find some great new ideas.
One meal I know we will always gobble up is this Smoked Turkey Sausage skillet. For Brinner nights, we fry up eggs and serve with toast, the other night we had cottage cheese with honey and a fruit salad. If you have sweet potatoes on hand, sub those for the red potatoes. Green beans are also tasty!
- 2 packages Turkey Smoked Sausage , cut into 1/2 inch coins
- 1 Tablespoon canola oil
- 1 large onion , diced
- 4 medium red potatoes , cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 green or red pepper , cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 5-6 minutes until brown. Remove from pan.
Add onion, potatoes and pepper to pan. Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until potatoes are softened.
Add seasoning and stir to incorporate. Cook 3-4 minutes longer.
Return sausage to pan. Stir.
Feel free to sub sweet potato for red potato. You can also add extra peppers or green beans.
This recipe is also great with flavored chicken sausage, traditional beef kielbasa or spicy andouille sausage. I just use whatever is on sale! Part of budget shopping is being flexible with what is on sale, right?
What are some of your go-to simple dinner recipes? How do you cook Smoked Sausage? I’d love to hear any suggestions!
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