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Hearty Sausage and Rice Skillet Recipe

Hearty Sausage and Rice Skillet Recipe

At the end of the day, who wants a stack of dishes to wash? That’s why we love this entree: It cooks in one skillet and everyone cleans their plates! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice


  • 1. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm. Saute the mushrooms, pepper and onion in oil in the same pan until tender.
  • 2. Return sausage to pan. Stir in the tomatoes, spinach, water, tomato sauce and seasonings.
  • 3. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in rice. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-7 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 5 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.