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Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet

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This Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet is a quick and easy family favorite weeknight dinner made with simple, nutritious ingredients.

What are some of your favorite easy weeknight dinners? Right now ours is this sausage rice skillet because it is soo easy and tasty!

We have also been loving one pot meals and easy pasta dishes. And now that summer is approaching salads are great go-to meals as well!

Meals like this sausage, pepper and rice skillet remind me of home. Growing up my mom made sure a home cooked meal was made for us (a majority of the nights) and that it was a balanced meal. In this recipe I recreated her version of sausage, veggies and rice and think I did pretty darn good. 😉

To make this sausage, pepper and rice skillet you’ll need:

  • Chicken Sausage Links
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • White Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Seasonings: Cayenne, Paprika, salt and pepper
  • Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Parsley (garnish)
  • Optional: jalapeno
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How to make Sausage and Rice Skillet:

  • To make the sausage rice skillet, first cook 1 cup of white rice according to package directions (typically it’s 1 cup rice to 2 cups liquid). You can also use brown rice. Just note, cooking time for brown rice is longer than white.
  • Then, slice the sausage links and cook in a skillet over medium heat with 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil. Cook for about 5-8 minutes and then remove and place on a plate.
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  • Next you will cook the bell peppers and onions together. Let the peppers and onion cook down together, another 5 minutes and then add in the garlic and seasonings. Stir.
  • By this point, the rice should be done. You can add in the rice, chicken sausage, chicken broth and chilies. Stir until combined. Let this mixture heat up, serve warm with parsley on top.
sausage, rice and bell peppers in a cast iron skillet

This Skillet is:

  • A healthy weeknight (or weekend!) dinner.
  • Makes great leftovers for lunch the next day
  • Satisfying
  • Budget friendly
  • Easy to make
  • Loved by many!
sausage, rice and bell peppers in a cast iron skillet

Helpful tips when making sausage and rice skillet:

  • I used a 12 in cast iron skillet for this recipe and it was the perfect size.
  • Make the rice in advance to make this dish even easier to prepare.
  • Switch up the veggies! Broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, or zucchini are all delicious!
  • Be sure to have a nice non-slip cutting board and sharp knife to make cutting the veggies a breeze.

I hope you love this easy weeknight dinner recipe! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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sausage, rice and bell peppers in a cast iron skillet

Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Kroll’s Korner

Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet is a quick and easy family favorite weeknight dinner made with simple, nutritious ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz. chicken sausage, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked, ~3 cups cooked)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • Parsley for garnish, jalapeños optional

Instructions

  1. Cook 1 cup of white rice according to package directions (typically 1 cup rice to 2 cups liquid). You can also use brown rice. Just note, cooking time for brown rice is longer than white.

  2. Then, slice the sausage links and cook in a skillet over medium heat with 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil. Cook for about 5-8 minutes and then remove and place on a plate.

  3. Next you will cook the bell peppers and onions together. Add more olive oil to the pan if needed. Let the peppers and onion cook down together, another 5 minutes and then add in the garlic and seasonings. Stir.

  4. By this point, the rice should be done! You can add in the rice, chicken sausage, chicken broth and chilies. Stir until combined. Place lid on, let the meal get warm and serve with chopped parsley on top.

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  1. If it is cooked in a cast iron skillet, count me in. This is a great dinner for busy weeknights. I would make a double batch and tuck some in the freezer for when I am really in a time crunch.

  2. This is the type of meal I like. Easy and so much flavor. Its got all my favorite ingredients in it so a must try for me

  3. Made the recipe exactly as described and it turned out perfect! Thank you! Also — unrelated — but I love the dress in your profile photo.

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