I really debated whether or not to share this simple recipe for chicken sausage, mashed potatoes, and baby broccoli. Honestly it's not much of a recipe, more of a quick meal idea, but I make it so often I decided that it was worth it to share. It really does come in handy when you need a quick, healthy meal and don't have time to think about what to make or run to the grocery store. I always keep chicken sausage in the house since it is incredibly versatile for quick meals - usually a fresh pack in the fridge and some back-ups in the freezer. I use it all the time.
In terms of the recipe - it's really easy and quick. Start by quickly blanching the broccoli while you chop up your potatoes. One tip, the smaller you make the potatoes the quicker they will cook. Then take out the broccoli and get the cauliflower and potatoes in the boiling water. While they cook, get the sausages browned. Then just mash the potatoes and cauliflower and dinner is ready.
Chicken Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, and Baby Broccoli
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- 4 U chicken sausages
- 1 lb. potatoes, chopped (leave skins on, Paleo use sweet potatoes)
- 4 cups cauliflower
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk (broth for Paleo/Whole30)
- 2 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb. baby broccoli (or regular)
- Salt and pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Remove using a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the potatoes and cauliflower to the boiling water. Cook for 10-12 minutes until potatoes and cauliflower are tender. Drain and return to pot. Add the skim milk, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use a potato mash to mash to desired consistency.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Slice the sausages and add them in one layer to pan. Cook until browned, flip over, and cook on other side until browned. Remove and add broccoli to the skillet. Heat until warmed through. Serve sausages and broccoli over the potatoes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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