Thus, I present to you my latest kitchen success: Lazy Girl's Sausage and Peppers!
I feel like all of Instagram has been on a sausage and peppers kick, so, by Instagram osmosis, I suddenly had a hankering to create my own dish. I've actually never cooked sausage and peps before, so I went to the grocery store and completely winged it. Luckily, it turned out great.
Like my last recipe (all of my lazy girl recipes are here, for reference!), I feel like a fraud calling this a recipe because it's literally just a few ingredients thrown together, but here it is for all your pinning glory.
Lazy Girl's Sausage and Peppers
- Jennie-O Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage
- Progresso Recipe Starters in Fire-Roasted Tomato
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 large-ish onion
- olive oil
- salt and pepa
- Attempt to slice the sausages before you realize your knife isn't sharp enough. Settle for squeezing the sausage meat of their meat tubes (...gross) and into a pan over medium heat. Use a spatula to break up the sausage into smaller pieces.
- While the sausage is browning, slice peppers and onions into thin strips. Food Network says they should be the same size to the veggies cook evenly, but I failed knife skills 101 so I prefer my cuts to look "rustic."
- Once the sausage is browned, remove it from the pan, leaving the grease (there's not much) in the pan. Add the onions to the pan first, and return to heat.
- One the onions are semi-translucent (2-3 minutes), add your peppers. Salt lightly and pepper generously. I added about 1 TBS of olive oil at this point because the veggies were sticking to my pan, but if your pan is from this century and non-stick (mine isn't), you could probably skip this step.
- Cook the veggies to your desired doneness-- I like mine cooked through but still crisp, which takes about 6-8 minutes.
- Add the can of Progresso and add the sausage back to the pan. Heat until the sauce is bubbly.
Badaboom, that's it! I served mine over brown rice which created a plentiful portion and pretty good nutrition stats. Including my brown rice (Trader Joes' Quick-Cook Basmati Brown Rice), each serving came to 380 calories, 14g of fat, 45g of carbs and 22g of protein. I bet this would be great over roasted spaghetti squash for a lower carb alternative!
Care to share any of your lazy girl cooking tips?