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Turkey Sausage, Pepper and Onion Skillet

turkey sausage, pepper and onion skillet Entree Italian
Turkey Sausage, Pepper and Onion Skillet
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Meet weeknight cooking at its best! Combining a few flavorful ingredients (Italian sausage, onions, garlic) with pantry staples (Muir Glen™ crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning) and utilizing a simple cooking technique (grab that skillet), this recipe builds flavor with every step. Here’s what we mean: Onions and peppers are sautéed in the drippings left behind from cooking the sausage. Aromatic garlic and Italian seasoning get added toward the end, so they have time to bloom (open up) without getting overcooked. Acidic tomatoes help release any flavor stuck to the bottom of the pan after the other ingredients have been cooked, to the benefit of the entire dish (and the dishwasher!). So the end result is a single-dish dinner alive with richly spiced sausage, silky cooked vegetables and swimming in a tomatoey pan sauce. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 22, 2019

Ingredients

2
teaspoons olive oil
1
lb Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
1 1/2
cups sliced onions
2
medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into strips (about 2 cups)
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink and completely cooked (at least 165°F). Using slotted spoon, transfer to plate, and keep warm.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium; add onions and peppers to drippings. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in garlic and seasoning; cook 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is fragrant.
  • 3
    Stir in tomatoes and sausage; heat to simmering, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cook uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until completely heated through.
  • 4
    Garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • No time to slice? Make this dish in double-time by purchasing precut onions and peppers from the produce section of your grocery store.
  • Feel free to use any color of bell peppers you desire, or have on hand. A rainbow of colors makes for a beautiful presentation and tastes great!
  • The combination of peppers, onions and sausage is a classic in the Italian-American cooking. We wanted to enjoy these flavors, while also keeping the calories in check. That’s why turkey sausage is used in lieu of pork sausage here. If you enjoy this flavor combination as much as we do, check out Slow-Cooker Italian Sausages and Peppers with Rotini next!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
8g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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