Smoked Sausage Dinner Recipe
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Smoked Sausage Dinner Recipe

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Describing himself as a “retired house husband,” Raymond Bell of Thornton, Colorado treats his wife to this well-seasoned, nourishing meal when she comes home from work. “The V-8 gives it a really unique flavor,” he says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 1-1/2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 603 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1518mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the sausage, green pepper, onion, oregano and basil in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in V8 juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 7-8 minutes or until thickened and heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Sausage Supper in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p13

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MY REVIEW User ID: 1665956 243720
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"This is a great, simple recipe! I didn't use rice, since my husband doesn't care for rice. I boiled some potatoes, and we also had leftover noodles. It's great with both! I also did, what others suggested, and added some carrots, and a little cayenne pepper. I double the recipe for the 3 of us, but next time I'm going to have to doubt THAT, for the sauce part of the recipe. It will defintly become a regular in my home!"

jillenek User ID: 8703839 242055
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"I'm always looking for easy recipes with smaller portions. This one is definitely going in my keeper file. Next time I'm adding a little red pepper flake or using spicy V8."

homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 226328
Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"I made it just like the recipe said but doubled the sausage and used 1 onion and 1 green pepper, regular V8 (2 cups), soup spoon of garlic, 1 tsp each of oregano and basil. Me and my 3 kids loved it!!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 166763
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Down home cooking. We loved it with no changes made and I loved it because it was quick to make."

sunflwerchick User ID: 4096152 209148
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Easy and quick! It tasted great too! I hate V-8 juice and only use it in my tomato soup, but this recipe gave me a use for an extra can I had on hand.

Made a few changes: doubled the recipe to feed the whole family, added a 16 oz can of rinsed red beans, added chopped carrots and celery. Served over rice."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 209147
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"This tasted very good. The changes Imade were to use Smoked Turkey Sausage. I served it overUncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Medley Vegetable Harvest. It turned out very good and fast."

MissMojo3350 User ID: 4761023 153531
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"This was really quick and easy. I only had Spicy V-8 on hand and it turned out great. This had just the right amount of zip to it! Not something I would serve for a dinner party, but just right for a quick, easy, and tasty dinner."

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