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Sausage and Veggie Skillet

This Sausage And Veggie Skillet is unbelievably easy (thanks to frozen veggies) while being loaded with flavor (thanks to an incredible spice blend)!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword sausage & vegetable skillet, sausage and vegetable skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 481kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $8.57

Ingredients

Instructions

  • VEGGIES: Without opening the packages, add both packages of frozen veggies to the microwave and heat for 2 minutes. Remove to continue thawing while browning the sausage. Open packages and if there are any overly large pieces of broccoli or potatoes, give them a quick coarse chop to be bite-sized. Set aside for now.
  • SAUSAGE: Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet set to medium high. Once the oil is hot, add in the sausage. Let the sausage sear (brown) before crumbling with a wooden spoon and cooking all the way through. While browning, season to taste with salt and pepper. (I add 1/2 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp pepper.)
  • FINISHING: Once sausage is browned through, drain off excess grease (if needed), leaving at least 1 tablespoon behind. Add all veggies to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are heated through and crisp tender-- about 3-5 minutes. Add in the frozen kale, all the seasonings, and minced garlic. Mix until kale is thawed through and the dish smells very fragrant-- about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve. Grate Parmesan on individual plates and enjoy promptly!

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Notes

Note 1: Sausage: Depending on personal preference, use mild or spicy sausage — either works. (When making for my kids, we use mild.) Sausage can come in different-sized packages — as long as you’re in the general ballpark, this recipe will work just fine. We use 1 pound, but if you have a 19-ounce package, throw it all in if you like. You’ll just have a slightly meatier meal. If using Italian sausages with casings, remove the casings before cooking
Note 2: Frozen veggies: This blend of veggies is our absolute favorite -- it has potatoes, red bell peppers, sweet corn, broccoli, and carrots. Occasionally we'll get a bag that has especially large broccoli florets which do need a quick chop to make them more bite-sized. If you can't find this specific blend, grab a similar one!
Note 3: Parmesan cheese: Finely grated Parmesan (off a block) is the perfect finishing touch — it adds a nice final seasoning (Parmesan is salty) and melts nicely into the veggies and sausage. For the perfect super-fine texture, we like to use a microplane and grate it right over the serving plates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 18.5g | Fat: 39.4g | Cholesterol: 86.2mg | Sodium: 868.4mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 3.6g