I am super proud of myself for how closely I followed this recipe. This was last night’s supper.
Sausage Skillet Meal Recipe from Taste and Tell Blog
I did not use any onion, because you know, C is a hater. I used frozen broccoli and a fresh zucchini instead of the veggie medley. I did not use any milk, but I did add some plain yogurt and Laughing Cow cheese triangles. Also, parsley is, as my kids would say, “So extra!” I generally leave it out. We don’t need our food to look pretty. We eat way too fast.
I have recently been scouring the tomes of Pinterest for recipes that are carb-free (more often, carb-light) in an attempt to be a little healthier (and lose some of the “winter weight” I acquired). While I want carb-free, C still needs something substantial enough to satisfy a grown construction worker-sized appetite.
I found this recipe on the blog, Primavera Kitchen, for a Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet a while ago, but until this week have been too intimidated to try it. I followed it exactly, except that I omitted the onion and the parsley. Also, I sprinkled C’s with parmesan.
I didn’t take a picture of the finished product, but it seriously looked like the pictures posted with the recipe. Here’s a good one:
C said, “I was concerned when you first described it. But this is a repeat.” LOVE that.
I wanted to share one of our favorite “recipes” with you. I have a hard time calling it a recipe. It’s so stinkin easy, I almost feel guilty. I love HAMBURGER HELPER as much as any American. I do not love the amount of junk in it.
Instead, I came up with another idea.
- Wheat or veggie pasta… I generally cook 2ish cups. This is my favorite brand:
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2-3 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese (My favorite to cook with is the light creamy swiss.)
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 generous handful of mushrooms
- 2 seriously generous handfuls of leaf spinach (I always have a bag in the freezer… Best idea I’ve ever had.)
- Parmesan cheese
- Cook your ground turkey. If you need to, drain it. I try to buy lean and sometimes don’t have to drain it. Add in the mushrooms when it’s almost cooked.
- Cook your pasta. If you’ve used veggie or wheat, know that it cooks faster than regular pasta.
- Dump pasta into the skillet with the ground turkey and mushrooms. Add in your seasoning. (My house season that goes on almost everything is black pepper, cayenne, and onion pepper.)
- Add Laughing Cow wedges. Use 2-3 depending on just how comforting you want this comfort food.
- Add diced tomatoes. You can drain them if you prefer. Sometimes I do, but sometimes not.
- Add spinach.
- Cover for a few minutes. Until your spinach is pretty much wilty and shriveled and hidden.
- Make sure to mush the Laughing Cow with the end of your rubber spatula. You don’t want to get a big bite of just cheese.
- Now you’re done! Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if you want. Also, I sometimes put it under the broiler for a few minutes to get a nice crispy cheese layer on top.
This is our comfort food. After a long week like this one, there likely won’t be any leftovers.