I found a few recipes in the postings for using low-fat sausages in Main Dish recipes and then found that I really didn't have a place in my recipe summary that fits. So, I am starting a new thread and asking all of you to add any recipes you have using sausage (turkey, chicken, low-fat) to this thread. Please do not include egg dishes or soups. Post those into the other threads.
Cabbage and Sausage Stirfry, P1 [posted by Dolly-VA]
Heat a little olive oil in a med skillet. Throw in about 2 cups chopped green cabbage and 1/2 small onion, chopped. Saute a few minutes. Add 1 chicken or turkey sausage (like Aidells or Hanns Brand) cut into thin slices, 1 tablespoon or more seedy prepared mustard and worcestershire sauce to taste. Heat till cabbage is tender and all is hot. This is so good!
Sausage Salsa Cauliflower, P1 [posted by Dolly-VA]
2 cups chopped cauliflower (just use a knife and make little bits)
LF breakfast sausage (a single serving amount or any kind of sausage really)
1/4 - 1/3 cup Sweet Salsa (I have a giant container of Mango Salsa in the fridge from Costco that I use for this)
RF sour cream
Heat oil in skillet. Add cauliflower. Cut sausage into little pieces; add to cauliflower. Pour in salsa. Cover pan and simmer till cooked (about 5 minutes, just test a piece of cauliflower.) Add a couple shakes of worcestershire sauce. Serve with a blop of sour cream and enjoy!
Savoy Sausages, P1 [posted by pixietoes]
(from Cheap Thrills Comics)
It's really easy and yummy. You could start it the night before and just bake it when you get home from work which couldn't be any more convenient. I love this zero starch idea! FWIW, I would double the veggies (including cabbage) to meat ratio, and I would slice up the sausages before putting them on the cabbage.
3 c. savoy cabbage, sliced thin (about half a head)
4 large italian seasoned sausages (could be chicken or turkey sausage)
2 c. sliced mushrooms
1 c. sliced onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 t. fennel seeds
Place cabbage in casserole dish sprayed with Pam. Brown sausages on all sides and lay on top of the cabbage. In the same pan, sautee mushrooms, onion, garlic and fennel seed until onions are tender. Smother sausages and cabbage with mushroom-onion mixture. Cover casserole (I used tin foil) and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve.
Homemade Turkey Sausage, P1 [posted by LadyT]
If you like sausage, you really have to try this recipe! I made this last night and had it for breakfast this morning. It's quick, easy and delicious! I'll never buy the stuff in the stores again!
1lb ground turkey
2 drops liquid smoke
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp sage
1 tsp sugar (I suppose you could also use Splenda)
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Form into patties and cover with plastic wrap OR roll in plastic wrap, forming a chub. Refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to permeate.
To cook: spray a non-stick frying pan with a little cooking spray. Add patties and cook over medium heat, turning once, until browned.
Makes about 6 to 10 patties, depending on size.
Down Home Casserole, P1 (use changes in parentheses) [posted by recipelover]
This is a great all-in-one pan recipe. It is good when you want something easy and have all your vegetables and protein in one dish. I don't measure anymore. I just use whatever vegetables I have and saute them together. Then I stir in the sausages; cover and cook until sausages are hot. Here is the original recipe:
6 slices bacon (use turkey bacon)
4 potatoes - peeled and sliced thin (Omit this or use turnips, cauliflower, etc. instead)
1 large head fresh broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces (use turkey, chicken low-fat sausage)
salt and pepper to taste
In a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat, fry the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon and leave the fat in the skillet (with turkey bacon you may need to add a little olive oil).
Then place the potatoes, broccoli, celery, carrots, and onion, reduce heat to medium and saute for 5 minutes. Place the kielbasa over all, to allow the juices to trickle down over the vegetables.
Saute for 5 to 10 more minutes, or to desired tenderness on the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper to taste, crumble the reserved bacon and return it to the skillet, and stir to combine.
Recipelover's note: I cover the pan and sort of steam the vegetables and then after adding the sausages, I do the same.
Ro-Tel Cabbage and Onions, P1 [posted by Chatty]
1 small head of cabbage, shredded
half of a large red onion, sliced
garlic powder to taste
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
I also put some sliced sausage (brats) in it while it cooked, you could use turkey or chicken sausage if you're cutting fat.
Place all in a large skillet. Cook covered over medium heat until cabbage is tender, about 20-30 minutes.
Apple Maple Chicken Sausage, P2 [posted by pb&j]
Made this up tonight - quite good!
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup onion (or scallions), chopped
1 small apple, cored and diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
Saute the above ingredients in 1 T. canola oil, until golden.
In a bowl, mix up:
1 lb ground chicken breast (could also use lean ground turkey)
1/4 cup SF maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinammon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon grill seasoning (I used Montreal steak seasoning, but a mixture of black & red pepper & salt would do)
To make sausage: add sauteed mixture to chicken mixture, form into patties or links, then broil or grill until chicken fully cooked.
I just made a "crumble": Add chicken mixture to sauteed vegetables, and saute until chicken is fully cooked, crumbling the chicken. If it gets a little dry while cooking, add 1/2 cup low-sodium broth or water to saute.
I had this over spaghetti squash, but it would be great over brown rice, too. enjoy!
Cabbage Jambalaya, P1 or P2 w/rice [posted by smartie]
Use ground beef with a low fat percentage, and smoked turkey andouille sausage for lower fat (and better SBD) ammount. This is great, easy, and tastes even better on day 2.
1 pound ground beef
1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery
1 clove chopped garlic
1 medium head cabbage, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
14 1/2 fluid ounces water (chicken broth or beer)
1 cup uncooked rice (cut back ammount, or leave out)
garlic salt, salt, fresh ground pepper, cajun seasoning - all to taste
In a large stock pot over medium high heat, combine ground beef, smoked sausage, onion, celery and garlic. Cook until beef is evenly brown. Stir in cabbage, tomatoes, water and rice. Season with garlic salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 35 to 40 minutes, or until rice is done.
Sausage & Sauerkraut, P1 [posted by Shotsie]
Here's a winter recipe for you.
1lb german turkey sausage (or other low-fat turkey sausage)
1 tsp olive oil
2 cans sauerkraut -drained
Cut sausage into 4 pieces. saute in a skillet with the onion and oil. until sausage starts to brown. Add kraut and heat together for 10 minutes. Serve with a spinach salad for a great SBD meal!!.
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