Summer Vegetable & Sausage Skillet

This is a winner.

I mean, like first place. It was realllllllly delicious. I basically took a bunch of vegetables that I had in the fridge and tossed them with cooked, smoked turkey sausage and voila! I, of course, paired this meal with cooked quinoa but you can really add it to pasta, rice, couscous or just eat is out of the skillet with a spoon. No judgment here.

Summer Vegetable & Sausage Skillet
Serves 2 – 4

1 small onion, cut julienne
2 garlic cloves, chopped
– zucchini
– corn (I had corn on the cob that I roasted at 400F for 15 –  20 minutes but you can use frozen corn)
– mushrooms
– tomato
1 cooked, smoked turkey sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces (find this in the pre-packaged deli section of your supermarket)
1/2 14.5 can crushed tomato (wondering what to make with the other half? Check out this recipe)
Fresh basil, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil

Add olive oil or cooking spray to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and stir until the start to brown.

Next, add the sausage and brown for about 5 minutes.

In the mean time you can chop your vegetables. Make sure you cut all the vegetables you will be using about the same size so they all cook at the same time.

Next, add the vegetables, if you are using frozen corn you can add it now, too.

Crank up the heat to high and stir until everything starts to caramelize. Stirring is important so noting burns, specifically the garlic.

When everything is looking nice and brown, turn heat down to medium-low and pour in the crushed tomato. This is also about the time my corn was cooked so I cut it off the cob and dropped it in the skillet.

Add salt and pepper to taste and stir until the sauce is heated through. DONE.

This dish is so versatile! You can use any veggies you want, any meat you want (or keep it vegetarian!) and pour it over anything you want! Do you see a pattern here? You can even fill a tortilla with this and call it lunch. OH! OR you could pour it into lettuce cups! OR you could add this to an omelet and call it breakfast. Shall I go on?


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