Sausage Pepper Skillet


'We try to eat healthy, but that can be difficult with our busy schedules,' writes Margaret Kruse from Virginia Beach, Virginia. 'To save time, I freeze chopped onions and peppers to use in entrees like this one. And to cut back on calories and fat. I saute foods in fat-free Italian salad dressing.'

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 large green pepper, julienned

  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned

  • 1 cup sliced red onion

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • ½ cup fat-free Italian salad dressing, divided

  • 1 pound reduced-fat turkey kielbasa, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


  1. In a nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the peppers, onion and garlic in 1/4 cup salad dressing for 5 minutes. Add sausage and remaining dressing; stir-fry for 8-10 minutes or until sausage is heated through and vegetables are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with soy sauce.


Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 222 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 1,556 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 starch.