Easy Smoked Sausage Skillet
Looking for a quick sausage recipe for dinner? You'll have dinner on the table in no time with this one-skillet sausage and veggie dish served over rice.
Looking for a quick sausage recipe for dinner? You'll have dinner on the table in no time with this one-skillet sausage and veggie dish served over rice.
I used all fresh vegetables, minced the garlic instead of crushed, double the tomatoe sauce, regular rice cooked in chicken broth (no instant) and did more of a layering with the rice, main ingredients and mozzarella cheese topper. Absolutely delicious! :-) It did take longer than the recipe called for, but I don't mind that with the end result being sooo tasty! My husband raved about it and my three year old ate it all! Definitely will make again.Read More
I used all fresh vegetables, minced the garlic instead of crushed, double the tomatoe sauce, regular rice cooked in chicken broth (no instant) and did more of a layering with the rice, main ingredients and mozzarella cheese topper. Absolutely delicious! :-) It did take longer than the recipe called for, but I don't mind that with the end result being sooo tasty! My husband raved about it and my three year old ate it all! Definitely will make again.
Pretty good as written. I always follow the recipes as written the first time before I start improvising. For me, it is the only way to honestly evaluate THIS recipe. I do peek at the suggestions of better cooks than I to get inspired, and maybe next time get creative.
I did alter some of the details of this recipe but kept the spirit of the recipe and it turned out delicious. 1) I at least doubled the tomato sauce, 2) I used fresh vegetables, 3) I used extra garlic and a bit of Cajun spice, and 4) I used regular long grain white rice cooked in chicken broth. I also layered the rice, sausage/veggie/sauce mixture, and cheese, then left in in the pan with the lid on for a bit (10-15 minutes or so?), to heat through and fully melt the cheese. It's been a while since everyone obviously loved dinner around here, but they all raved about this dish-- one of my sons said: "It was great, just needed a little more broccoli, and a little more sausage, and a little more rice . . . wait, never mind. We just should have doubled the recipe for more everything."
As written, this is OK. Here's how I do it to get this to closer to five stars: INGREDIENTS: • 1 TB Olive Oil • 1 TB Butter • 1 Pound Smoked Sausage, sliced into ¼” slices • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, ¼’ diced • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, small diced • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced • ½ tsp Onion Powder • 1 tsp Dried Oregano • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes • 2 Cups Broccoli Florets • ½ cup Chicken Broth (or water) • 1 cup Tomato Sauce • 2 cups Cooked Brown Rice • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar, Grated DIRECTIONS: 1) Add oil and butter to pan and heat over medium-high. Cook the sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pan and set aside. 2) Add the bell pepper and onions and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, onion powder, oregano and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. 3) Add the chicken broth and tomato sauce, and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered. Add the broccoli, cover, and continue to simmer for about four minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender. 4) Uncover pan, add sausage and cook until liquid is almost completely absorbed. Add cooked rice and cheese and stir to combine and warm through and melt cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Easy to make, but bland. I managed to salvage it by adding some salt, pepper, and some Creole seasoning I had in my pantry.
I took the advice of a bunch of reviewers and added seasoning (garlic powder, basil, Cholula) and some spinach, along with the whole 8oz can of tomato sauce. Absolutely delicious!
I used all fresh vegetables and had to improvise some ingredients. I used Hillshire Farms Polka Kielbasa. Instead of chicken broth I used "Better than Bouillon" and a half cup water. Also I used Ragu Pizza sauce and canned Italian seasoned stewed tomatoes. I also threw in a dash of Merlot wine and pepper. I used much more garlic...at least 5 cloves.
I thought I put too much work into it for it to be so bland. I used low salt chicken broth, and I think additional spices (not necessarily salt) would really elevate this dish. Maybe ginger or lemon pepper? IDK,I'm just a beginner in the kitchen. I also agree with another reviewer who said there was too much oil. My daughter liked this, so I will make it again, but next time I will add spices and reduce the oil.
I was not a fan of this. Prior to making this recipe I noticed aside from the garlic there was no other seasoning to this recipe. That said even changing the instant rice to Knorr Spanish rice (which has seasonings included) didn't help the flavor. I appreciated the vegetables this included, but it's not enough for me to make it again.
I substituted green peppers for red peppers this meal is full of flavor and color. I love it
We enjoyed this dish, but it was not a favorite. We weren't as fond of the mozzarella and would likely use a less stringy cheese with more flavor if made again.
It turned out really good. It’s a good base recipe but as it was cooking didn’t seem to have enough flavor so I added more garlic, basil oregano and a splash of red wine. I also cut the rice in half and added more tomato sauce like other reviewers suggested.
This dish was pretty good, but of course I made changes. First, I used Johnsonville roasted garlic turkey sausage because it’s what I had at home. I used the 15 oz can of contadina Italian and herbs tomato sauce instead of the 1/2 cup of regular sauce and minced garlic instead of crushed. I used a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables (red peppers, yellow peppers and onions) and the baby broccoli florets. I followed the regular instructions, but added pepper, garlic powder, seasoning salt and crushed red peppers for seasoning. I used shredded Colby jack cheese, but don’t really know how much.
followed recipe 100%. cheese seemed to overpower the taste of the peppers and broccoli. will omit cheese and add green onions and fresh cherry tomatoes next time
This was very good. I did make some minor changes. I used fresh broccoli and peppers instead of frozen and added it after the meat had simmered in the soup mixture so it still had some crunch. I used regular rice because I don't use instant. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken because that was all I had on hand. I also added a whole can of tomato sauce because it looked too soupy. My kids (11 & 5) cleaned their plates and the husband asked for the recipe to go in rotation! Simple dish with lots of flavor!
Thanks to other chefs, i also made some adjustsments: 1. Minced 4 medium garlic cloves (instead of just 2 crushed cloves) 2. Used an 8oz can of tomato sauce (instead of 4oz) 3. Fresh broccoli 4. Salt and Black pepper to taste (I added about 1/4 tsp each) 5. Added 1/4 tsp oregano 6. Also added 1/4 tsp of red cayenne pepper for a little kick, which I could have omitted w/o losing anything on taste 7. Omitted cheese completely (didn't think it necessary) 8. Simmered everything for 30 mins to allow liquid to thicken but not evaporate 9. Regular rice (not instant) cooked separately NOTE: 2 cups of rice is too much. Unless you're a big rice eater, 1 cup will do, given all the other ingredients. Served a couple of scoops of cooked rice topped by the sausage, etc. I can't wait to try this with the mozzarella, but over pasta (not rice). Think I'll use either thin spaghetti or penne noodles stirred in olive oil, etc.
I make this sort of thing a lot and I would never use frozen anything here. Fresh is actually faster anyway!
Loved this! I had the hot smoked sausage, which added spiciness that we like. Used fresh vegetables, no rice, but added a little spaghetti at the end. Also added cilantro on top, only because I had it and needed to use it. I did taste it first without it, I think this is an awesome dish that is really easy. Definitely making it again.
It was very good. Way toooooo much rice. Make only 1 cup of (dry) rice . Use a LOT!! of red pepper flakes per the family.
I really liked this recipe but I made some tweaks that made it more flavorful. Instead of tomato sauce, I used 1 can of diced tomatoes and then I added some onion powder, chili powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. I really enjoyed it and I'll definitely make it again.
Family liked. Too high carb/cal etc. Used half rice, liquid. Stir fry veggies from freezer were ok.
Used Janet Kirby Zesto suggestions from June 6, 2016. I also added tomato paste and Italian stewed tomatoes 1 can each.
This was amazing! I make it at least once a month.
Really good and a quick meal to make on a busy night!
this recipie was super easy to make and delicious!! will most definitely have to make again
Actually,my ex fiance made it and it was heavenly!!!!
Use Dickey’s smoked cheddar and jalapeno sausage. Delicious.
Made this with garlic powder instead of the real thing. We really enjoyed this dish, it easy to assemble - important as we are real amateurs in the kitchen.
This was a quick and easy dish to make, completed the meal with a salad and delicious! I didn't make hardly any changes, just threw it all in the pan. We really liked it.
I read the reviews before I made this so I did make changes. This is very bland. Here's what I did. I used beef sausage because my husband prefers it. Instead of chicken broth I used Knorr's beef stock. I cooked the instant rice in beef stock. I used 1 cup of tomato sauce instead of just ½cup. Also I added ½tsp of salt(you'll need it) and about the same of black pepper. My husband ate a bowl with mozzarella cheese then a bowl with Colby shredded cheese. He preferred the Colby cheese I tried it and I agreed. He also added some fresh ground tellicherry peppercorns to suit his taste. He has requested that this be made again and he ate the broccoli so I'm thrilled with how this turned out.
This is one of my "go-to" quick meals that my husband really enjoys! Sometimes I use orzo instead of rice or cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella, and sometimes I add a little oregano and basil, just for a change of pace. No matter how I prepare it, it's always a hit!
Needs salt, but good
Love the sausage, but not the dish. Kept the broccoli out.
This was great! I added extra chicken broth, spaghetti sauce and ground cayenne pepper for a little kick!
Needed some seasoning help, but a good starter
I decided to make this tonight and we were definitely not disappointed! I did what another commenter did however, and used all fresh vegetables, doubled the tomato sauce and used a mix of jasmine rice and basmati rice made fresh rather than instant. I didn't layer however, but once I put the cheese on I popped it into the oven for a quick few mins on high broil to really melt the cheese and get a bit of a brown going on. My husband loved this dish, and devoured three bowls before I could finish my one, lol it was absolutely delicious! It does need a little something, he says hot sauce though I don't like hot sauce, but something like that just for that extra little punch of flavour. This is definitely a new favorite, thank you!
This is quick, easy, and delicious. I've made it several times, I use regular rice cooked separately, and I put garlic and a boullion cube in the water, great dish!
My 5 year old loved this, not a common thing. Thanks for the recipe!
Pretty easy to make and very tasty. Will for sure make this again.
It was tasty. I had no tomato sauce on hand so used marinara sauce instead. It was tasty. I used regular rice. Only one cup of rice would have been fine.
Very good and easy. Cleanup was a breeze!
Used whole cup of tomato sauce. Added some salt and pepper and used shredded colby jack cheese on top. This is a quick, and very delicious meal idea!
This recipe was very good, I would make it again but next time I believe I would put a small jar of mild salsa in it. I like my food to have a little more spice. This recipe was a little to bland, Also if your a first timer to make this, chop up everything first and make your rice then cook the meat last because it does tend to burn easily when your doing other things while the meat is cooking.
Easy, Quick and delicious. My family loves it!
This came out deliciously. My whole family loved it. I used raw hot sausages instead of Hillshire smoked sausages so it took almost a 1/2 more too cook. I also used regular rice, not the instant. Spending the extra time was worth it.
Really easy and very good! I used fresh broccoli and sausage that I had on hand. I followed the recipe exactly otherwise. It was delicious!
Didn’t have actual garlic, but it was simple and delicious. Will make again
Made as written and the one thing I would change is to cut back on the oil and red bell pepper. Other than that this is perfect and great for getting dinner on the table in a hurry. The best part is that it is all done in one pan making clean up a breeze. Hats off Hillshire Farm!
Having used chicken basil sausage, complementing it with a little salt, I cooked as directed. It was fine, but I got no real raves. In the future, in order to avoid any sogginess, I might stir-fry the vegetables separately, then add them to the sausages and stir in a little pasta sauce.
We liked this (and add salt and pepper ) but I think the amount of oil can be cut in half. I also used long grain rice as that is what I prefer. Thanks for a quick meal choice !
I was skeptical at first, but this is really good!
Cooked in a 5 qt pot instead of skillet. Used all fresh vegetables, my red bell pepper was soft, so I used a green and a yellow. Made brown rice and I am glad I did since I covered to simmer all the other ingredients and it came out super soupy, so the rice would have been mushy if it weren’t brown. Needed some spice since it was rather plain other than the smoked sausage. Still a pretty tasty dish. I did not read any reviews until after I was done, otherwise I would have followed some others and added more spice.
Delicious, family loved it.
Delicious and easy.
I have made this 3 times for guests and it always gets raves, moans of delight and requests for the recipe. Once I used a combination of Kielbasa, turkey and chicken sausage because that's what I had available. I couldn't tell the difference. I use jarred garlic, and I accidentally used a whole small can of tomato sauce instead of the half called for. I added a few dashes of chili sauce because I love that flavor. I have always gone with fresh broccoli, but next time I want to try frozen. Once I also used a bag of frozen peppers & onions for convenience, just to see if it was as delicious that way. Easier is better if the taste is unaffected. Right? Worked beautifully! Thanks so much for this easy & excellent recipe.
The only change I made was because of not having plain rice so I used a package of rice-a-roni....it was an interestingly different dish and we all liked it....will make again
Wife and child did not like the sausage Otherwise it was ok Might try again with a different sausage
When making a new recipe for the first time, I follow it exactly and then make any changes the next time I make it. It turned out wonderfully. I did double the recipe because there were 7 of us. The only thing that I would do differently would be to cook it in a wok. To keep the sausage from burning you have to stir quite often. Also I like my veggies to have a little crunch to them. Try this recipe, it is very good.
It was simple and easy but like in previous reviews that people wrote must add more sauce!! A different combination but tasty!!
Excellent. Add more time for preparation. I burned garlic while cleaning and cutting pepper and onions. I will also cook rice in advance next time. Added broccoli last so it wouldn't fall apart. Family loved it.
Didn't make any changes. It's a good recipe, but I didn't think it was great.
Made a 1/2 order for two exactly as stated by the recipe but added some fresh green beans, califlower, and sharp cheddar. WOW it was amazing with no added spices. Had the request to make the other half for tomorrow's lunch. Oh, tried a little soy sauce on the last couple of bites.... Heaven.
Easy to make. Used all fresh vegetables
It was ok. Glad I tried it. Nice for one time but nothing to rave about.
I cooked my rice as yellow Puerto Rican style rice and then I cooked the sausage per the recipe but I didn't include broccoli and I used mini sweet peppers, onion and everything else minus the broccoli. The liquid did not absorb as the recipe called for so when I mixed in the rice it made it slightly wet, i sprinkled the cheese and it tasted delicious. My family enjoyed it very much. Definitely adding this recipe as one of my go to quick meals to make.
I made this exactly as described in the recipe. My family thought it was okay but not great. I doubt if I will make it again.
I made a lot of tweaks, but this is a great easy recipe at it's core. Just needed a little extra flavor. Doubled the garlic and tomato sauce and added some cumin, chili powder, and seasoning sauce. Added a few brussel sprouts too. And I substituted pasta for the rice and beef broth for chicken broth.
I dice the pepper rather than having strips since it's easier to eat all together and it looks prettier. Rather than using instant rice, I make my own rice in a rice cooker while I cook everything else and I steam the broccoli separately and put it together after the simmering. I have also used a Premio sausage combination pack of hot and sweet sausage, and I've added cut pieces chicken to it also which was good. I don't add the cheese and it's still great without it. I've been making this usually once a week and doubled the recipe for a family gathering and everyone raved about it. Definitely a crowd pleaser!
Far too much oil and very little flavour! This recipe needs so much help via spices and maybe wine.
This dish turned out DElicious! I used fresh broccoli and instead of minute rice I used pre-cooked regular white rice. What a nice blend of flavors with the kielbasa sausage. This goes into my "must make again" folder.
With the additions listed below , this was real good! I apologize for making changes and then rating, but I think this recipe would have been bland without kicking it up a bit. (I halved the recipe, so the changes apply to that amount. ) First, I used hot Hillshire smoked sausage; doubled the garlic (minced) and used instant brown rice because that's what I had, and used whole box of frozen chopped broccoli. I added 3/4 tsp. of "Paula Dean house seasoning" (I add onion powder in same proportion as garlic powder to the P.D. house seasoning). I used up a little green pepper along with the red pepper. I used some left over diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. I doubled the mozzarella cheese....of course. Will definitely make again.
This was so delicious! I am very pleased and will probably make this again?
Dice the pepper
Followed the recipe with only a couple of minor changes. I used fresh broccoli and red pepper that I prepped the night before and 3 Minute Rice ready to serve brown rice cups. It was a hit. I passed the recipe on to a co-worker who also made it for her family a couple of nights later, and she declared it a hit at her house as well, and said it will go into her permanent rotation!
I added a little more of broccoli because the package was bigger which was still not enough, added more of the smoked sausage and 3 cups of brown rice, so so delicious, was just enough for 5 servings, will make it with more of everything next time, love it love it love it! My husband and children loved it! Will make it again soon!
Very nice healthy and hearty meal. Everyone loved. I did add more garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Definitely a keeper.
Fantastic meal! Very, very filling. Add smoked bacon and thyme to the pan when cooking the meats and I promise this dish pops with flavor. Pull the thyme before adding the vegetables and you're all set! Our whole family really loved this dish!
We liked it, but thought it was a little bland. We added Cajun seasoning and a half pound of small shrimpand doubled the tomato sauce. Maybe we will add a can of red beans. We had Joe's Stuff from the New Orleans School of Cooking.
I made this using the Hillshire Farm chicken smoked sausage. I cooked parboiled rice to use because I never use instant. I added the garlic after the sausage and veggies were almost done as to not burn it. Added a little black pepper. It was quite good. It was reminiscent of a Cajun dish so I added Louisiana hot sauce when it was served. It was tasty. I would make it again.
I really liked this dish - I didn't make any changes to it. The kids thought it had too much tomato sauce in it, so I may just leave that out next time, but the hubby and I enjoyed it.
Loved everything about it!!! Delicious delicious delicious!!! I used the Cajun smoked sausage instead cause I love spicy food, so if you do too, I totally recommend it!
So easy, I added my own spices. I recommend hot pepper flakes. My boyfriend LOVES this!
I followed the recipe! This dish is quick, easy and delicious! Winner!!
My family enjoyed this. I always read reviews first so I did double the tomato sauce and added some crushed red pepper. I decided to cook the rice with the rest of the ingredients so added rice and extra liquid to the pan. If you use minute rice, put broccoli in right away. I used basmati so had to cook 18 minutes and added fresh broccoli last 8 minutes. This gave the rice good flavor too. Great 1 pot meal!
A fairly quick weeknight dinner recipe. I doubled the tomato sauce, used vegetable broth instead of chicken, and Tofurky for the sausage. Ended up with a tasty veggie version of this dish
My husband loves this recipe so much he helps cook it. We do use rice cooked in rice cooker and reheated in recipe. Also, we use mozzarella cheese, but also might add grated colby or sharp cheddar. Easy to prepare and very good. Oh, we also use fresh vegetables and cover and cook for about 15 minutes, adding cheese the last five or so.
This is a remarkably good meal. Delicious. We are in Coronavirus lockdown mode, so I keep a variety of frozen vegetables. I used a package of three pepper and onion blend, and a package of broccoli. I used a full 14 oz. can of tomato sauce, and I cooked 3/4 cup of brown rice to add. Like everyone else, I cook with what’s in the pantry. I had no mozzarella cheese, so we used grated Parmesan. This was a low effort but tasty meal.
Very good and easy recipe to follow. I needed something that I could make quickly and it still be fairly healthy. This meal was very enjoyable.
This is one of the best hillshire recipes I've tried. My family loved it!
One of our favorites! I do add some Slap your Momma spice and it's pretty hot, but so good.
I didn’t use the cheese at the end but it was a hit with the kids and husband!
My 12-year old said it was a combination of ingredients that didn't really go together. I agree. I probably won't make this again.
My guy doesn't like rice so I made this with the thin egg noodles. He and I really enjoyed this entrée.
My family really enjoyed this. Best part is I did the prep work in advance and then just threw it together. Fast and delicious.
This recipe turned out really good and it was quick to make, which makes this a great weeknight meal. The flavor was good, and it gets a lot of veggies in. Three out of five people liked it in our house, so I'm sure I will make it again!
I substituted frozen broccoli for fresh and simmered the garlic for an extra long time on medium to begin. Everything had great flavor. Will make again.