Summer Vegetable Skillet

Have you ever seen Put a Bird on It? The cast from Portlandia put birds on things. Once you watch this, you will definitely notice how many things have birds on them for absolutely no reason. I have fallen prey (haha, get it?) myself in buying things with random birds on them.

Anyway, I feel like I could do my own skit called “Put an Egg on It”. Eggs are probably my favorite food (at least in the top 5), and I feel like many, many dishes can be easily elevated by putting an egg on it. I put an egg on this summer veggie skillet (SO GOOD), and it was perfection. This skillet dish is also perfect for summer as it doesn’t require you to turn the oven on, which I certainly appreciate. I used some tomato and cheese chicken sausages I had from Costco, but you can use any pre-cooked chicken sausage. Delicious!

Summer Vegetable Skillet
Just the Tip / Inspired by Skinny Taste
Serves 4
10 ww pts+ with 1 egg per serving / 8 ww pts+ per serving without egg / 7 ww smart points per serving without eg

What I used:

  • 1 lb small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper
  • 14 oz chicken sausage, sliced 3/4″ thick
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 2 tbsp finely minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 zucchini, quartered and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 eggs

What I did:

  1. In a large, non-stick skillet with deep sides and a cover, add the potatoes and oil over high heat. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and toss the potatoes around in the oil and seasonings. Once it starts to sizzle, cover the pan and reduce the heat to low for 25 minutes, flipping the potatoes occasionally so they brown easily. Once tender, remove to a plate or bowl.
  2. Add the sliced sausage to the pan and cook for about 10 minutes on medium-low heat, browning on all sides. Remove to the same plate or bowl with the potatoes.
  3. Add the peppers, onions, garlic, and rosemary to the pan and season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peppers and onions are lightly browned.
  4. Add the zucchini and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Add the potatoes and sausage to the pan, cover, and cook for a final 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and serve with or without an egg or two on top. Yum!



2 thoughts on “Summer Vegetable Skillet

  1. gold price says:

    I just made myself one plain, fried over-easy egg and enjoyed the crap out of it. I then realized something: I never seem to just eat an egg by itself any more. It’s always with something – in an omelette, or a sandwich, skillet. Eating this long egg reminded me how fantastic an egg is all by itself. I then started wondering, if I could have this egg with just one or two other things, what would it be?

    • vanessa says:

      Man, I love an egg. I decided today that eggs are my favorite food, toasted and buttered sourdough bread is a close second. Not necessarily eaten together 🙂

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