This quick and easy one-pan meal is one of the best smoked sausage recipes for dinner we've come across. Combining sausage, peppers, and onions along with broccoli, rice, and a few delicious extras, it's a simple way to feed your family and friends on short notice. Just 10 min of preparation followed by 10 mins of cooking in a cast iron skillet, and you're ready to serve it up. And when it comes to doing the dishes, there's only one pan to worry about!
This dish makes a great stand-alone dish, but if your guests are extra hungry, you could serve it up with fresh bread (tortillas are great) or mashed potatoes, along with a side salad or some steamed vegetables.
Smoked sausage pairs well with a wide range of flavorful ingredients. If you are looking for some simple ways to up your skillet game here are a few additions you can make to the recipe above:
Switch out some or all of the smoked sausage for a spicier alternative such as chorizo, spicy Italian sausage, or even nduja. For an even bigger kick, add some fresh chopped chili peppers to the pepper and onion mix. Jalapenos are perfect, or for the more adventurous eater, try the hotter habanero peppers.
To make this dish suitable for vegetarians or vegans, all you need to do is substitute the sausage for your veggie alternative of choice. Also, remember to swap the shredded mozzarella for vegetarian or vegan cheese as appropriate.
For a little extra luxury (at the expense of a few extra calories!), try stirring in a couple of tablespoons of butter the end of the cooking process, just before serving. You can also add a little chopped bacon along with the sausage, and try using shallots in place of onions.