Monday, June 3, 2013

Easy Meal Mondays! Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes


Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you are doing well on this Monday Morning.  Today’s recipe is one from my favorite food blogger, Skinnytaste.com.  This summer vegetable, sausage, and potato scramble was pretty easy to make and very yummy.  I usually buy chicken sausage at CostCo in big pack and freeze it back.  This makes the sausage part of the meal pretty inexpensive.  


Ingredients:

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
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) - I used dried herbs for this and used rosemary, thyme, and basil.  
2 cups zucchini, 1/2 inch thick and quartered

Directions:

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. While the potatoes were cooking I chopped all of the vegetables up and got those ready for the next step.  Remove the potatoes from the 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.

Let me know if you make this and what you think.  Jason and I don’t make this very often, but we really like it in the summer months.