One Pan Smoked Sausage and Rice

5 from 1 vote

Smokey and savory, the perfect easy dinner the whole family will love.

We love one-pan meals, especially nutritious ones, and this one-pan smoked sausage and rice delivers. Turkey is a great source of lean protein, which is important for maintaining a healthy weight and building muscle. Brown rice is a complex carb that’s high in fiber, which helps regulate your blood sugar and your digestion, and keep you full. Broccoli and red peppers are also nutritional powerhouses–they’re packed with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. The best part about this superfood one-pan meal, however, is that it’s delicious. Smoked turkey has a wonderful flavor, while garlic and onion add tangy and tasty layers. The whole family will love this dish–it tastes so good that they’ll never guess it’s also good for them.

5 from 1 vote

One Pan Smoked Sausage and Rice

This nutritious and totally tasty one-pan meal is perfect any day of the week.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces smoked low-fat turkey sausage rope cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup red onion sliced thin
  • 1 cup red bell pepper cut thin
  • 1 cup broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1 cup brown rice parboiled, recommended
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce no sugar added

Instructions

  • In large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat. Add smoked sausage slices and cook until smoked sausage is browned. Stir in minced garlic, onion, pepper, and broccoli. Continue to cook just until peppers and onion begin to soften.
  • Add the chicken broth and rice, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!

Notes

OPTIONAL: Top with shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese for a creamier option.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly

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Turkey is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Try Turkey Sausage Breakfast Muffins, Turkey, Brie, and Peach Panini, and Turkey Meatball Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms to add more lean protein to your diet!

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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10 Comments

  1. I made this last night. My question is – what kind of brown rice did you use? I had a bag of brown rice, followed the directions, but after 50 minutes, the rice was still crunchy and the veggies were disintegrated. Looked nothing like this picture. Next time I would precook the rice, and add it in when they call for it in the recipe.

  2. This was good and easy to make, a family hit. I did add a bit more chicken broth when adding the rice, just to be sure it all got cooked properly and it did! I used instant rice.
    Will make again. 🙂5 stars

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