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Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet

Chock full of Polska kielbasa, zucchini, and flavor, today’s easy Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet is naturally gluten free & low carb!

An easy one-pan dinner, this Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet recipe pairs fresh zucchini, tomatoes, and mushrooms with the salty smoky goodness of Polska kielbasa & Parmesan cheese. You really can’t go wrong with a pan full of smoked sausage + veggies, right?

The contrasting textures and flavors here complement each other beautifully, too. Crisp-tender zucchini, soft & chewy mushrooms, and hearty kielbasa work together to satisfy the pickiest of taste buds.

skillet sausage, zucchini, and veggies in a bowl

Honestly, I didn’t realize until I went to post today’s recipe that I’d recently made another zucchini-heavy skillet: This ground turkey & zucchini pesto pasta skillet recipe from a couple weeks ago. I guess I have been on a zucchini kick lately… but, it really is such the quintessential summer vegetable.

And if you’ve ever grown zucchini in your garden, you’ll know that the more recipes you have on hand, the better! Zucchini primarily takes on the flavor of whatever you season and cook it with. Salty, smoky, garlicky, and just a little bit spicy? Well, plain old zucchini just got a lot more interesting.

Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet

sausage zucchini skillet ingredients

Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
14 oz smoked sausage or Polksa kielbasa, sliced into half-moons
1 medium yellow onion, chopped small
2 medium zucchini (about 20-24 oz total), chopped into bite-sized pieces
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Sea salt, to taste
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
Chopped fresh parsley to garnish, optional

Directions

chop the sausage and vegetables

Cut up the sausage and chop all of the vegetables.

sauteed sausage and onion

Heat the olive oil & butter in a large skillet over medium heat for one minute. Swirl to coat the pan, add the kielbasa and onion, and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

stir veggies into the skillet

Stir in the zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, and spices. Continue to cook everything over medium heat for another 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After 6 minutes, stir the sausage & veggies, cover the skillet, and continue to cook over medium heat for another 13 minutes or until the zucchini is crisp-tender. Check and stir the skillet occasionally.

melt parmesan cheese into the skillet

Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan across the entire skillet, then stir it in to melt. Continue sauteing uncovered for another two minutes, then taste and add more salt if necessary.

Optional: Serve the sausage & veggies garnished with chopped fresh parsley and/or additional Parmesan, if desired.

Note: The skillet will be very full when you add in the zucchini and other veggies, but they’ll cook down fairly quickly, so no worries.

Dinner is done!

Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet is naturally gluten free & low carb!

Look at all that hearty goodness in a bowl: This hearty low carb & gluten free skillet makes a great dinner in and of itself! (If you’re not low carb, though, you can also choose to enjoy your juicy kielbasa & veggies over pasta, rice, or a baked potato.)

Both kids enjoyed this one a lot, although College Guy did pick out the mushrooms. As always, though, that just means more for me. 🙂 Try making this skillet with fresh garden veggies this summer once your tomatoes and zucchini ripen, or take advantage of seasonal sales.

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Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet

Chock full of Polska kielbasa, zucchini, and flavor, today’s easy Smoked Sausage & Veggies Skillet is naturally gluten free & low carb!
Course dinner
Cuisine skillet
Keyword cast iron skillet, gluten free, low carb, mushrooms, polska kielbasa, sausage and veggies skillet, smoked sausage, zucchini
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 14 oz smoked sausage or Polksa kielbasa sliced into half-moons
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped small
  • 2 medium zucchini about 20-24 oz total, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic about 4 cloves
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • Chopped fresh parsley to garnish optional

Instructions

  • Cut up the sausage and chop all of the vegetables.
  • Heat the olive oil & butter in a large skillet over medium heat for one minute. Swirl to coat the pan, add the kielbasa and onion, and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, and spices. Continue to cook everything over medium heat for another 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After 6 minutes, stir the sausage & veggies, cover the skillet, and continue to cook over medium heat for another 13 minutes or until the zucchini is crisp-tender. Check and stir the skillet occasionally.
  • Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan across the entire skillet, then stir it in to melt. Continue sauteing uncovered for another two minutes, then taste and add more salt if necessary.
  • Optional: Serve the sausage & veggies garnished with chopped fresh parsley and/or additional Parmesan, if desired.

Notes

The skillet will be very full when you add in the zucchini and other veggies, but they’ll cook down fairly quickly, so no worries.

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Recipe Rating




Paige

Friday 23rd of July 2021

I think the grated Parmesan was the issue if it was the dried Parmesan? Shredded worked fine for us and melted in the skillet, hope this helps!

Madison

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

I use the Aldi grated Parmesan and it didn't melt correctly during the stir-in step. It just formed a massive ball of Parmesan in the middle of the skillet that had to be scooped out so that the meal could be eaten. This recipe could use some revision based on the quality of all the available materials.

S

Friday 25th of June 2021

Thanks so much for doing these simple yet delicious recipes. I have found a joy in cooking and your recipes have really helped!

rachel

Friday 25th of June 2021

I'm so glad -- it's such a great feeling when cooking can be fun. :)

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