All In One Pot Sausage and Steamed Veggies

by | Apr 7, 2011 | Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes

One pot sausage and steamed veggies, couscous, and healthy garlic bread

Our mother had surgery last Thursday. She was supposed to be in the hospital for five to eight days and she came home the very next day. By the time we got her home and settled, and figured out a schedule for who would be doing what and when (they sent her home with tubes and things that needed to be tended to), we realized it was dinner time. We didn’t have anything planned and there were several of us at the house to be fed. Never fear, my sister Nancy came to the rescue with something that was quick and easy, and could feed all of us. For lack of a better description, I’m going to call it “all in one pot Italian sausage and steamed veggies.”

To make this dish she filled the bottom of a large pot with a mixture of Italian sausage. Some were pork and some were chicken with garlic. She cut up broccoli and cauliflower and placed that on top of the sausage. Then she filled the pot with about one inch of water, put the lid on and let the sausages simmer for about 10 minutes.

Put a layer of sausages in the pot

Cover the sausages with a layer of broccoli and cauliflower

While the sausages were cooking I made couscous and she made some garlic bread. The garlic bread was a much heathier version than the butter soaked bread that we all love. To make the bread she used already sliced whole wheat sourdough. She sprinkled the bread with olive oil and put the bread under the broiler until brown. Then she rubbed a clove of garlic on the bread to season it. That was it.

The steam from the sausages boosted the flavor of the steamed broccoli and cauliflower, so it did not require seasoning.

The next time you are looking for something quick and easy, this might be the ticket.