Turkey Sausage Skillet 

I love easy, one skillet meals. I mean, who doesn’t?  I adapted this recipe from one that I found in a magazine ad for Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage. I substituted Butterball Everyday Smoked Dinner Sausage to lighten it up and also reduced the amount of oil and cheese in the original recipe. I also used brown rice to up the fiber content a bit.

This is a quick dinner perfect for a busy week night. To further reduce the time, you could chop your veggies the night before so that they are ready to toss in the pan.

I used PF Chang’s frozen brown rice because that’s what I had on hand. You can use any instant rice or cooked rice but the key is that the rice needs to be cooked. There is not enough liquid or time involved in this dish to use uncooked.

I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Easy Turkey Sausage Skillet

1 pkg. Butterball Everyday Smoked Dinner Sausage, sliced thin

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin

1 small yellow onion, sliced thin

1 pkg. frozen broccoli (mine was 12 oz)

½ cup water or chicken broth

½ cup tomato sauce

2 cups COOKED rice

¼ cup finely shredded cheddar or cheese of choice


Heat oil and garlic in skillet. Add in sausage and cook until browned, stirring occasionally so that it browns evenly. Then add veggies, water, and sauce and simmer for 10 minutes until veggies are tender and liquid is mostly absorbed. Stir in your prepared rice and sprinkle on top with cheese.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Notes: I added in a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning as well. You can also skip the cheese completely if you would like.


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