As much as I enjoy cooking everything from scratch (have you seen my buttermilk cheese recipe?), a busy life means taking shortcuts sometimes. We don’t buy a lot from the freezer section, but there are a few staples (like pre-made phyllo dough) that help make life run a little more smoothly and make meal time less frantic.
Recently, I received samples of the new Johnsonville frozen sliced sausages to try out. In complete 100% honesty, I personally would never have picked these up in the freezer section on my own.
But then, I tried them.
These are pre-cooked, pre-sliced sausages that come in 22 ounce bags found in the freezer section. There’s Hot and Spicy, and Mild Italian.
I’m a total spice wimp, so I found the Hot & Spicy to be too spicy for me (and for my family).
The Mild Italian, however, was delicious.
And, since it was already precooked, it cooked up quickly on the stovetop. I decided to try them out with my super simple Skillet Sausage and Peppers dish.
I love this dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It makes great leftovers, which are fantastic reheated on the stovetop or even the microwave. You can customize this dish to your liking very easily, too: add a fried egg on top for breakfast, add mushrooms, make it with asparagus instead of peppers — the possibilities are endless.
And with the pre-cooked, pre-sliced Johnsonville sausages, I cut my prep and cook time! Those minutes are precious in a mom’s life :)
Skillet Sausage and Peppers
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 1 cup yellow onion sliced or chopped (whatever you prefer)
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 small- to medium-sized baking potatoes cut into small cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups Johnsonville Mild Italian Sliced Sausages
- 1 small red bell pepper sliced
- 1 small green bell pepper sliced
- 1 small yellow bell pepper slices
- salt and pepper
- 2 medium-sized baking potatoes cut into small cubes
- In a medium to large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
- Add onions and garlic and saute lightly for about 1-2 minutes, until the onions are slightly soft.
- Add the potatoes, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika, and mix well. Cook the potatoes, constantly moving them around the pan, for 4-5 minutes, ensuring all potatoes are evenly covered with the oil and spices.
- Add the sausage slices. Saute with the onions, garlic, and potatoes for another 4-5 minutes.
- Add the peppers. Mix ingredients well while sauteeing in the pan for about 5-6 minutes, until the peppers are slightly soft and the potatoes are cooked.
Disclosure: I received product samples that were used in this recipe. No other compensation was received. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own