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Sausage & Vegetable Skillet Dinner Recipe

Sausage & Vegetable Skillet Dinner Recipe

I threw this together to use up produce before going out of town. Who knew it was going to be such a hit! It's great when you don’t have much time to cook or wash dishes. —Elizabeth Kelley, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 5 medium), thinly sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach


  • 1. In a 12-in. skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute sausage and onion until onion is tender. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 2. Add potatoes, corn, pepper and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Stir in spinach until wilted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

Health Tip: Italian chicken sausage has less than half the fat of regular. It’s lean, but adds a lot of flavor.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 371 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 715mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Cori User ID: 9238148 272266
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2017

"I just made a few changes - used fresh corn cut off the cob and deglazed the pan with white wine instead of vegetable broth. The wine added great flavor! My mom and I loved it!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 271845
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2017

"We enjoyed this recipe very much. I especially liked it because DH prepared it!!! He used fresh corn off the cob, and roasted garlic chicken sausage. DH said it was easy to prep, and it was ready in the time suggested. It's a keeper!"

Southernutahlady User ID: 8820355 266141
Reviewed May. 20, 2017

"This is very tasty. I used bulk country sausage and frozen spinach because that is what I had, but other than that made as specified and we really liked it."

cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 261679
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

"This wasn't as quick as indicated. Additionally, although we like all the ingredients in the dish, it really lacked flavor. I took what was left over from this dish and added it to some vegetable soup I made and had frozen."

mimirita User ID: 6302531 259497
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2017

"I used Welshire Farms uncured Kielbasa, chicken broth but not as much as recommend, purple cabbage as another person did, and added strips of half a red bell pepper that I had. I forgot the spinach, oops. It was a delicious, and colorful dish. Will certainly make again. So nice that the changing of some ingredients didn't affect the success of the dish."

mumsay User ID: 7742579 255455
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"This was very tasty. I followed the recipe but used sweet italian sausage instead of the one made from chicken and I also used chicken broth. Before serving I sprinkled Smokehouse Maple by McCormick Grill Mates which made a huge difference in the flavor. Delicious!"

JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 235043
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"We liked this as it was, but what is so nice about this is the ease of being able to swap ingredients around, LOVE that."

jeribitney User ID: 4042223 233428
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"This has a wonderful combination of flavors! I used chicken broth because I had it on hand, but used spaetzle instead of potatoes. We served it to others and they raved about it. Thank you for the recipe!"

Dibilaweed User ID: 1491842 222589
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"We liked it. I followed the recipe as written except I used a half a head of cabbage instead if the spinach. I added the cabbage at the same time as the potatoes and they where both done nicely at 15 minutes. This is not gourmet food, but it is hardy and tasty."

tready2 User ID: 2509701 222015
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"We all have our favorite veggies, these are good ones in this recipe. I did a few things differently to suit my tastes. Otherwise a good one to follow."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 196478
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"nice combination and very easy to prepare. I will probably add extra spinach. It got lost."

MissManon User ID: 7415796 198183
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"Did it pretty much as is but for the sausages. I use italian and other kinds. Add a bit more red pepper flakes and use water instead of the broth. And I threw in chunks of tofu for everyone to enjoy. By slicing the potatoes thinner the cooking time is pretty much 15-20 minutes. Very tasty recipe. Everyone had second and third helpings!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 193489
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"I did not use the spinach bc my family doesn't like spinach everything else I followed like the recipe and I did not like it. It had good flavor but I felt that something was missing. Maybe a little more crushed red pepper flakes and shredded cheese would do the trick. It did take closer to 45 minutes to cook so the potatoes weren't undercooked. My son seemed to love it though and he has been going through a picky eater stage so that was good!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 196846
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"Blah! Not worth all the slicing."

Beema User ID: 446601 137492
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"I made this with just two potatoes, more than ample. I added some oregano and paprika, omitted the red pepper. The concept is good, but it needs some work to become a winner in my mind. Took longer to cook (45 minutes) than called for. Tweak as needed."

popoaggie User ID: 2713833 186814
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I added red bell pepper to mine. I had some asparagus that I had on hand in place of the spinach. I also used chicken broth. fresh corn from the grill replaced the frozen corn. It was needing a little more kick."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 212952
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"My husband and I liked it. The kids weren't loving it. I did add cumin and oregano and I topped it with shredded cheese. I also think it took closer to 45 minutes to cook - I don't like undercooked potatoes!"

[email protected] User ID: 77962 120916
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"I thought this was a fairly simply-flavored, plain dish, but my elementary-age son LOVED it, ate 3 helpings, and demands that I make it again! So I shall."

jtermont User ID: 1863534 198182
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"This recipe was tasty. I used russet potatoes instead, because I had a surplus in my pantry. I also used canned corn, rinsed and drained instead of frozen. I don't normally like spinach in certain things, so I used frozen broccoli instead. I also at it with ketchup and mustard because of the meat and potatoes...I enjoyed it!"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 180646
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013 Edited Sep. 11, 2013

"This was good and very quick. Agree with other comments I thought it needed little more. Was really good heated up the next day. Next time I want to use a ground meat, think it would taste better with each bite."

SuellenP User ID: 6961748 186812
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"Very easy to make! I cut my potatoes in wedges and roasted them instead of adding them raw and thinly sliced. I also added some low fat shredded cheese on top to finish it in the oven."

panagirl69 User ID: 887188 195811
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"Very good, I liked it, boyfriend liked it. Does need more spices added to it but a good, quick dinner!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 196477
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"This recipe got mixed reviews in our house. Husband loved it. Kids and I thought it was kinda bland and missing something. I was really excited to try it but I will probably add something different next time like another flavored sausage. I did prepare it as per the recipe."

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 125573
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Another fast & easy dinner. I used turkey kielbasa (I prefer to the taste of sausage) & added zucchini as well. It turned out delicious!"

Susie77 User ID: 98373 196836
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"I made this tonight. Pretty good; husband liked it. It's very hard getting vegetables past his teeth so I was pleased that he ate both corn *and* spinach. Changes I made: I used chicken base instead of vegetable broth since I didn't have any. I also added basil, dill, and Italian seasonings, and salt and pepper to taste. The store didn't have the Italian chicken sausage so I got turkey sausage instead. I make my own smoky-flavored chicken broth by boiling down smoked chicken carcass after we're done with it -- will try it next time with that for the liquid, and smoked turkey sausage for the meat. Nice recipe; recommended if you play with it some."

jblunt4 User ID: 1506399 195810
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"I made this for my hungry family tonight after football practice as I was needing something quick and I had to use up some leftover cheddar brats! My family loved this from the start of it cooking , we added shredded romano cheese and some of us used shredded cheddar its whatever u prefer. Next time I will add fresh mushrooms. This is a mainstay at my house!"

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 119712
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Super quick & tasty too!"

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