Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What's for Dinner [Smoked Sausage and Veggies]

Things have been awfully busy around here with the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer tennis program both quickly approaching.  Sadly, dinner has been at the short end of stick.   Add in the never ending rain and I haven't been to the store in a bit. (Seriously, y'all it rained every day last week and is raining again this morning - some serious flooding, too).  Ultimately, we had a little of this and a little of that on hand, but nothing to make a "true" meal.  As a result, however, we discovered this super easy and super yummy dish.

I really did just clean out the fridge for this one....little bits of bell peppers, part of a zucchini, a hunk of onion, a couple left over potato chunks, you get the idea.  That's just what we happened to have on hand this time, but I can't wait to try it with beans or okra from the garden, brussels sprouts, or broccoli.  Hubby was skeptical as it was going into the oven, but by the end of the meal, agreed that it could definitely go on the permanent rotation. So much so, that he started grabbing bites straight out of the oven - before I could even snap a quick pic.

Smoked Sausage and Veggies

  • 1 pkg smoked sausage (we used turkey)
  • 1 1/2 bell peppers, large diced
  • 1 onion, large diced
  • zucchini, large diced
  • potatoes, large diced 
  • 2 t. dried parsley
  • 2 t. dried oregano
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Chop veggies.  I tried to keep roughly the same size, so they would require a similar cooking time.
  • Slice the smoked sausage into coins.
  • Mix veggies and sausage.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Add spices and mix well.
  • Bake 15 minutes.  Flip/Stir ingredients.  Bake 15-20 minutes longer, until slightly browned.  
  • Top with a sprinkle of  Parmesan cheese, if desired.  
  • Our potatoes were leftovers and previously cooked.  I would parboil any raw potatoes or put in ahead of other ingredients to allow enough time for them to cook.  Red potatoes would be delicious in this recipe!
  • Some sausage pieces were a little toasty.  We like them that way, but if you don't, just put the veggies in first and add the sausage part way through the cooking time.
  • We omitted additional salt because of the sausage and didn't miss it in the end result. 
  • This is the perfect weeknight meal.  While it didn't take much time to throw together, you could make it even easier by prepping all the veggies on Sunday and putting in a ziplock.  Just throw them on the cookie sheet and you're good to go!
Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

  1. Looks so yummy. We made something similar last night, Kielbasa Hash. Super easy!! Hope you are doing well friend. Sorry I haven't been around much. We have been going non-stop since my MIL's passing.


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