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Smoked Sausage and Vegetable One-Skillet Meal

A quick and easy meal for any day of the week.

Cooked smoked sausages are great to have on hand for making quick and easy meals.

And with all that smoky flavor to share, it works out well when the sausage is cooked along side vegetables and pasta like in this one-skillet meal.

Cooking all of the ingredients in one skillet not only helps blend the flavors together but also means less pans to wash.  Which is a good thing.

Red and green bell peppers add wonderful flavor, and the squash and broccoli add texture and variety to the mix.

And as an option, capers can be added for a surprise flavor, and just before serving, lemon juice is drizzled on top of the entire dish to add a layer of freshness.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Cooked smoked sausage, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini squash, yellow squash, broccoli, fusilli pasta (or the pasta of your choice), olive oil, ground black pepper, dried oregano and dried parsley flakes and…

…milk (or cream), Parmesan cheese, fresh lemon, and capers (optional)

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Pasta:

In a medium size pot, add water and salt.  Bring to a boil.

Add the pasta to boiling water and cook until it’s al dente (about 7 minutes) or according to package instructions.  Drain and set aside.

TIP – Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it.  When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed.  The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta. 

For the Smoked Sausage and Vegetables:

Slice the green and red bell peppers.

Cut the zucchini.

Then cut the yellow squash.

Cut the broccoli florets.

Next, cut the smoked sausage into pieces about 1 ½ inches thick.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.

Add the bell peppers….

…the broccoli…

…and the sausage to the skillet.

Then add the oregano,

and the zucchini and yellow squash.

Next, add a couple dashes of salt and stir all of the ingredients together.

Stir as the vegetables cook.  Let cook until the vegetables start to lightly brown around the edges (about 7 minutes).

To the pan, add the cooked pasta and stir.

Then add the milk (or cream)…

…the Parmesan cheese…

…pepper…

…the parsley flakes…

…and the capers (optional).

Cook for another 5 minutes and continue to stir all of the ingredients together.

Next,

Smoked Sausage Pasta Vegetables

serve right away while warm and top with fresh lemon juice (a quarter lemon over each serving).

Then enjoy.

So good.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

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Smoked Sausage and Veggie One Skillet Meal

A quick and easy meal for any day of the week.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Smoked Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

For the Pasta:

  • 1 cup uncooked Fusilli pasta
  • 3 dashes salt

For the Smoked Sausage and Vegetables:

  • 7 ounces (about ½ of a 13 ounce package) cooked smoked sausage cut widthwise into 1-1/2 inch thick slices
  • ½ of a zucchini stem removed, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ of a yellow squash stem removed, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ of a green bell pepper stems, seeds removed and sliced
  • ½ of a red bell pepper stems, seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¾ cup milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 dashes Salt
  • 2 teaspoons (heaping) capers optional
  • ½ lemon

Instructions

For the Pasta:

  1. In a medium size pot, add water and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Cook the pasta until it's al dente (about 7 minutes; or according to package instructions).  Drain and set aside. 

  2. Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed. The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta. 

For the Smoked Sausage and Vegetables:

  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the bell peppers, broccoli, sausage, oregano, zucchini, yellow squash, and a couple dashes of salt. 

  2. Stir as the vegetables cook.  Let cook until the vegetables start to lightly brown around the edges (about 7 minutes). 

  3. To the pan, add the cooked pasta, milk (or cream), Parmesan cheese, pepper, parsley and capers (optional).

  4. Stir all of the ingredients together and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve right away while warm.

  5. Squeeze fresh lemon juice from a lemon quarter over each serving.

Recipe Notes

TIP

  1. Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it.  When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed.  The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta. 

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6 Comments

  1. Made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious. I followed the recipe to a T, except I did not have capers. So I added black olives instead. Definitely will be making this again. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Chris, I’m so glad you liked it and what a great idea to use the black olives instead. Thank you for letting me know and have a nice rest of the weekend!

  2. I always mix my mashed potatoes with my corn 🙂 This is a great quick dinner idea, and although I do not eat meat, my family does. Great meal!

  3. Hi Ann, thank you!

  4. Great post, great pictures, great recipe idea….. thanks 🙂