Use what you have in the refrigerator to make an easy sausage and pepper skillet. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner to use up leftover produce.
We all have those meals that come from nothing, right? Well, that’s how I came up with this one. We had nothing planned for dinner. I didn’t even know what was in the pantry. So I started looking around. We had some extra beef sausage from another recipe. I had a green pepper and a bit of a yellow onion. I grabbed those and just started cooking!
The boys weren’t to o sure about this, but Justin and I were surprised at how much flavor the meal had. We tried to convince our picky eaters that the sausage was similar to a hot dog. Spoiler: they didn’t buy it.
This recipe is great because you could sub in any vegetables you have. I used a green bell pepper. But you could use a red or orange bell pepper instead. Or maybe use more than one together. Again, yellow onion is what we had on hand. But a regular white onion would work, too. I also thought about adding shredded carrots but decided against it since that’s one veggie the boys will eat on their own.
Step by Step
Pour the oil into a medium skillet and warm over medium heat. Cut the sausage into pieces about 1/2 inch wide and place it into the pan. Cook the sausage for about 3-5 minutes per side until warm. The sausage should start to brown.
Add the green pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes, until the pepper and onion are crisp-tender.
Package any leftovers in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator. To reheat, add to the skillet again over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until everything is warm again.
Originally Published On: June 15, 2020
Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz beef sausage
- 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
- 1/4 yellow onion (sliced)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- Pour the oil into a medium skillet and warm over medium heat
- Cut the sausage into pieces about 1/2 inch wide and place it into the pan
- Cook the sausage for about 3-5 minutes per side until warm and browned
- Add the green pepper, onion, and garlic
- Saute for about 5 minutes, until the pepper and onion are crisp-tender
- Serve warm