Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal

There are times when you need an easy and healthy recipe. You know, something fast that isn’t a diet-buster. Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal is exactly the go-to dinner recipe. Easy, check.  Healthy, check.  Fast, check check! Fresh zucchini squash, inexpensive chopped cabbage, sweet bell peppers and tangy cherry tomatoes …so good!  Combined with smoked turkey sausage, this one pan recipe will be a hit with your family.

Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal

Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal : One Pan, Healthy Ingredients, Less than 30 Minutes!

Food does not have to be complicated.  Isn’t it funny how sometimes the best recipes are really simple?

This especially holds true with this Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal. So easy!

Fresh tomatoes and vegetables on a wooden cutting board

Our favorite part of this one pan recipe is the bright, colorful and FRESH vegetables.  You can totally make this recipe your own using your favorite vegetables.

We tried to hit all of the colors of the garden by using zucchini, cabbage, bell pepper and tomatoes. But we can so imagine this one skillet meal with yellow summer squash and bok choy.

Smoked sausage sizzling in a skillet

We used smoked turkey sausage to keep this recipe on the healthy-side, but you can use your favorite. Or if you are vegetarian or want a meatless side dish, skip it.

Trust me, the flavors of the seasoned vegetables are delicious.

Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal is full of fresh, healthy vegetables

A few simple seasonings flavor this veggie sausage skillet. Garlic, salt, pepper and basil.  That’s it. Just pile the fresh chopped vegetables on top, cover and simmer.

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Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal

Tip: Don’t overcook the vegetables. You want to them to be crisp-tender so every bite has just a little crunch to it. (No one wants soggy veggies.)

The cherry tomatoes will be bursting.  The juice from the tomatoes combines with the water and seasonings and creates perfect flavor.

A bowl of healthy vegetables and smoked sausage

Plus, this recipe is pretty enough to serve to company. Another reason to file this fast and easy recipe as a keeper.

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Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal
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Veggie Sausage One Skillet Meal

You are going to love this easy (and delicious) this one skillet meal of smoked sausage and fresh, healthy vegetables. Use your family's favorite vegetables to create a nutritious weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 282kcal
Author Buy This Cook That


  • 1 pound smoked sausage beef or turkey
  • 1/2 head of cabbage
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large skillet to medium high. Cut the smoked sausage into 1/2 inch sized pieces. Cook in oil until browned.
  • While the sausage is cooking, chop up the vegetables. Cut the cabbage, pepper, and zucchini to a large rough chop. Peel and cut the onion into wedges. Cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Once the sausage is done, layer the vegetables on top. Add the garlic, basil, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Pour water over everything. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes covered. Uncover and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1415IU | Vitamin C: 71.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.7mg


  1. Sam Monaco says

    I love this recipe and the fact that everything is fresh. Not to mention easy and ready in 30 minutes. I do agree don’t over cook the veggies, crisp is the best. Thanks for a great dinner idea 🙂

    • Teri says

      Thanks, Sam! We make a variation of this recipe all the time around our house. Easy, mostly healthy and everyone in the house will eat it.

      (By the way, love your site, and can’t wait to try that Homemade Meat Marinade you have. Looks great!)

  2. Jenifer says

    This was DELICIOUS! I used Tofurky Italian Sausage. I used about 4 c. coleslaw mix instead of cutting a cabbage (I didn’t measure). I diced the onion instead of wedges. Everything else I did as written. Based on the ingredients, I figured it would be a little bland and boring. To my surprise, it is a new favorite! Thank you!

    • Teri says

      I am so happy you loved it! It is one of my go-to recipes when I want something fast and easy…and super flexible and can change it up. Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback. 🙂

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