This was a recipe that was recently featured on the Taste of Home website and submitted by Elizabeth Kelley from Chicago, IL. As I am always looking for a quick delicious meal that can be adjusted to suit my family’s tastes, this skillet recipe appealed to my mind and appetite. The bottom line: I tried it. My family liked it. I will make this hearty, spicy, dish again!
Sausage & Vegetable Skillet Dinner Recipe
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package (12 ounces) fulled cooked Italian chicken sausage links, cut into 1 inch pieces (the one’s I used were cheese Italian)
1 large onion – (raw onion bothers my digestive tract, so I used 1 tablespoon of minced onion instead)
3 garlic cloves, minced – (I didn’t have garlic cloves, so used ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon black pepper – (Note: I may go easy on the red and black pepper as my dish was a bit spicy for my family’s taste)
1 package (10 ounce) frozen corn
2 pounds red potatoes (about 7 medium) thinly sliced. (Yellow potatoes worked well too.)
1 ¼ cups vegetable broth – (I used a 12 ounce can of broth)
2 cups fresh baby spinach – (I used a 5-6 ounce container or bag of spinach)
(Note: I love basil and added a ¼ teaspoon of dried Italian basil to the meat while it was cooking)
In a 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook and stir until sausage is browned and onion is tender. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer.
Add potatoes, corn, broth and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Add spinach; cook until wilted.
Yield: 4 servings.
I served this with some, fresh, chilled tomatoes out of my garden. The cool tomatoes seemed to balance the warm spices in this dish. Also, the next time I cook this dish, I plan to use garlic salt and then use low or no sodium vegetable broth to lower the salt content.
Has anyone else tried this recipe? If so, what did you think? What exchanges did you use to make this dish suit your family needs?