Summer Vegetable, Sausage and Potato Skillet

Last week was all about making freezer meals to prep for our little one’s arrival. As much as I wish I had a cavernous freezer, space is limited. So, instead of king-size casseroles, big bags of marinated meats and vegetables are prepped and ready for tossing in the slow cooker! Space saving, and certainly time saving. I hope to share some of those one-bag, one-pot meals with you soon!

Even though I see our time to cook tightening at first, I also see the summer bringing meals like this healthy, scrumptious skillet to the table.

Who can resist cooking with all the season’s beautiful produce, after all?

There’s nothing better than a full meal in one pan, and this skillet definitely delivers. It’s full of colorful, hearty and healthy goodness that’s simple enough for weeknights, or weekend guests over for dinner. Just scoot a green salad alongside (and maybe add a cold glass of rosé), and your summertime dream skillet is served! It tastes oh-so fresh and fabulous with a homemade tzatziki sauce, too.

Grab the ingredients and try it tonight!

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Summer Vegetable, Sausage and Potato Skillet

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups baby red potatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
14 oz. Italian chicken sausage*, cut into 1-inch thick slices
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 large zucchini, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

Add oil to a large, deep nonstick skillet set to high heat. Add potatoes and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Once skillet gets hot and starts to sizzle, reduce heat to low and cover with a tight lid. Cook for 20 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent the potatoes from burning. Remove potatoes to a plate, cover with foil and set aside.

Set skillet to medium heat and add sausage. Sauté until browned but not fully cooked, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers, zucchini, onion and Italian seasoning. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened and sausage is cooked through.

Add potatoes back to the skillet, along with minced garlic, and cook 5 more minutes. Adjust seasonings as desired.

Enjoy!

TIP
You can also use turkey or pork smoked sausage.

Adapted from SkinnyTaste

      

44 Responses to “Summer Vegetable, Sausage and Potato Skillet”

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 19, 2014 @ 6:11 am

    Love the ease and simplicity of this recipe! Sounds like the perfect summer dinner!

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    Julia — May 19, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    I absolutely love a hearty breakfast with sausage and veggies. So tasty and satisfying! I’m so excited to see pictures of your bouncing baby, my dear!!!!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 19, 2014 @ 8:19 am

    Delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated. This looks hearty and comforting.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 19, 2014 @ 9:55 am

    Girl this skillet meal is what my dreams are made of!

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    Monica — May 19, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    I love an easy, healthy skillet meal. You are so smart to prep and tuck veggies and things away in your freezer. It will be very handy real soon! Good luck!

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    Gaby — May 19, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    This looks like my kind of dinner!

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    shashi @ runninsrilankan — May 19, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    “There’s (REALLY) nothing better than a full meal in one pan”!!! Love this colorful scrumptious dish!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — May 19, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    Love bright, colorful meals like this!

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    Nicole — May 19, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    I love this fresh and colorful dish! Perfect for summer, or anytime!

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    cheri — May 19, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Love these kind of skillet meals! Looks delicious Georgia! You seem so organized, I can definitely learn a thing or to from you.

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — May 19, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    I love the bright colors in this skillet meal! I can just taste this! YUM!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — May 19, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    One pan meals are the best! I was just wondering what to do with the chicken sausages I unearthed from the back of my freezer and I think we have a winner with this dish!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — May 19, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    One pan, easy weeknight – this is my kind of skillet.

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — May 19, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

    This looks fabulous! I certainly cannot resist a one pot dinner or one that uses so many fresh veggies! I look forward to seeing some of the one bag to slow cooker freezer meals you’ve made!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — May 19, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

    Nothing could please me more than this comforting meal after a long day of work.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 19, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

    What a gorgeous, colorful skillet meal. I’d inhale this!

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    ami@naivecookcooks — May 19, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    This looks so delicious and those red potatoes are my favorite!! Would love to get a post on meal planning!

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    marcie — May 19, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    I love how this big ole’ delicious skillet meal incorporates so much fresh produce! You’re one prepared mom-to-be, Georgia! This is a great meal to have prepped and ready to go!

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods — May 19, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    You just can’t beat fresh produce. I get so excited to see all the produce come out in the spring. I want to buy everything I see! I love all the colors in this one skillet meal.

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    gloria — May 19, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    I love this plate look delicious!
    Now Im more a savoy girl than sweet:)
    But I love bake!
    Really love this!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 19, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

    Totally love your game plan girlie! Baby girl’s not even here, and you already deserve mom of the year!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — May 19, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

    I love the idea of freezing marinated meat and vegetables instead of the big casseroles, such a space saver! This skillet looks delicious, love all the fresh vegetables!

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — May 19, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    Looks fantastic and love how you’re already planning your meals post-baby Georgia!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — May 19, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    I am horrible about planning meals more than a week ahead, so way to go on all your pre-baby prep! I can’t wait for all of my summer veggies from my garden to be ready so I can make this veggie skillet.

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    Tieghan Gerard — May 19, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    Love all these colors! My kind of dinner!

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — May 19, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    Mmmmmmm Mmmmm!!!!!!!! I loveeee how fresh and simple this recipe is!!!!!!! Dinner is sorted tonight! :D <3

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    Kitchen Belleicious — May 20, 2014 @ 7:03 am

    i don’t think I could get my husband to stop eating this! WoW! A party pleasure for sure

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — May 20, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    Mmmmm…..goodness and health. I bet I could get my kids to eat this and that would make me one happy mama. :)
    Pinning!
    Have a terrific Tuesday!

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    Chantal — May 20, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    This a so yummy and wonderful “poêlée”, this is the french word for meal that which is sauté in a pan!
    I really like this complete meal!
    Chantal

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    Cassie — May 20, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    This is so pretty, Georgia! i love a good breakfast skillet!

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    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — May 20, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    Just look at all those fresh veggies! It’s breakfast time here and I think I could eat this for breakfast! Pinned. :)

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    Pam — May 20, 2014 @ 11:22 am

    Easy and comforting. I love meals like this, especially on busy days. It looks terrific.

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    Angel Reyes — May 20, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    Looks beautiful! Plus you get to taste the best that the season has to offer, and most of the ingredients are often on sale (because they are seasonal) so it works for your budget too.

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    Ashley — May 20, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

    I love this skillet Georgia! So pretty with all the fresh veggies and my husband would also love it with the sausage and potatoes!

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    sue/the view from great island — May 20, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

    So fresh and colorful!

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    Gintare @Gourmantine — May 20, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    What a perfect quick weeknight meal!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — May 20, 2014 @ 3:37 pm

    The bright colors of this really excites me! I can’t wait to try it!!

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    Renee @ Two in the Kitchen — May 20, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    I am loving all the veggies in this one pan meal Georgia! Especially the peppers and zucchini!!

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    Liz — May 20, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    What a terrific, one skillet meal! New moms AND old moms appreciate these kind of recipes. Just popping over to see if you’ve posted any news :) Thinking of you!!! xo

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    Choc Chip Uru — May 20, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    A skillet meal has not looked so inviting for a while, I love the colours and vibrant flavours in it :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 20, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    I can’t wait to see some of these one-bag meals. I’m all about saving time. This recipe screams summer! Pinned.

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — May 20, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

    This is such a beautiful skillet. I can totally have this for breakfast or dinner!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — May 23, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    Wow, were we on the same wave-length! I posted a sausage, potato, veggie bake recently too! Such a great combination. I love your method and the zucchini. Yum!

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    Amy @ The Blond Cook — May 29, 2014 @ 8:49 am

    This skillet looks amazing with all of the fresh colorful veggies. Love everything being in one pan, too!

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