Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Veggie Skillet with Potatoes and Chicken Sausage

You know what I loved about this meal?  Besides the fact that the potatoes were out of this world...  and besides the fact that the vegetables were perfect and the chicken sausage was divine.  It's a one pot meal.  I only had one dish to wash, besides a couple bowls to hold the meat and potatoes in.  It was heavenly!

Uz and I both voted this meal a 10 out of 10!  I'm sure we'll have it again soon... and I can't wait to remake it with fall veggies when it's that time of year.

This is also dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free for those of you who look for that.


Summer Veggie Skillet with Potatoes and Chicken Sausage

From SkinnyTaste
Serves: 4 (about 1.75 c.)
Stats: 326 cals

1 lb baby red potatoes, cut in half or quartered
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper
14 oz Italian chicken sausage, sliced 1-inch thick
1 large onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of the knife (do not use jarred minced garlic, you need the real thing!)
1/2 orange bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
1 red bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
2 tbsp fresh rosemary (or other fresh herb such as thyme)
2 cups zucchini, 1/2 inch thick and quartered

Place oil and potatoes in a large, deep non-stick skillet with a tight fitting lid on high heat; season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. When the skillet gets hot and starts to sizzle, reduce heat to low and cook with a tight lid on for about 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent the potatoes from burning. Remove from heat and let them sit 5 minutes without removing the lid.  Set potatoes aside on a dish.

Add the sausage to the skillet and saute on medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until browned but not quite cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season chopped vegetables with salt and pepper. Add onions, peppers, garlic and rosemary to the skillet and mix. Continue cooking stirring occasionally until onions and peppers become slightly browned. Add zucchini and cook an additional 5 minutes, mixing as it cooks until cooked through.

Return the potatoes back to the skillet and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper as needed; cover and cook 5 more minutes.

Makes about 7 1/2 cups. 

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