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Mediterranean One-Dish Meal

I came up with this recipe one night while improvising with what I had on hand. I love to make simple, healthful, one-dish meals with lots of vegetables. Feta and Greek olives give this one a depth of flavor people seem to love. —Donna Jesser, Everett, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup Greek olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is browned and onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, olives and oregano; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in quinoa. Top with spinach. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 307 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 845mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Angela
    May 13, 2020

    A delightfully delicious meal. I am used to country cooking so this was totally out of my comfort zone but we'll worth it. I will make this again.

  • rebeccasrecipebox
    Aug 14, 2017

    I normally don't like quinoa, but cooking it in the tomato liquid really imparted a lot of flavor. Definitely a keeper. It took more like 20 minutes after adding the quinoa. We felt that it needed a little kick and added some crushed red pepper which really elevated the flavor. I made with shallot instead of onion. Next time I will incorporate crushed red pepper during cooking and probably add more spinach.

  • Schooster
    May 11, 2016

    This was one of the tastiest and easy meals ever! The kalamata olives and feta cheese really makes this dish so flavorful!

  • knscuba
    Apr 23, 2016

    Delicious! Will make again.

  • robbiejackson
    Apr 18, 2016

    Very good! I doubled the spinach because it didn't seem like enough, and it worked out well. Next time I'll cut the sausage a little thinner but I'll definitely make this again.

  • NoodleNel
    Sep 30, 2014

    Was delicious. I made it for two and we got a couple of meals out of it. I used black olives because I am not a huge fan of olives, but I can stand black olives mixed with other things. It was well-like and I am going to make it again.

  • fnstlug
    Sep 28, 2014

    Easy and pretty tasty. The texture was a little weird for me though. Very meaty.

  • bmlink627
    Dec 1, 2013

    This was pretty good, I will make again.

  • tmitch74
    Oct 3, 2012

    No comment left

  • trayray
    Jun 21, 2012

    Easy & a huge hit with my family!!! So delicious.