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Sausage and Broccoli Skillet Meal

Sausage and Broccoli Skillet Meal

Looking for a simple skillet meal? This easy sausage and broccoli is a great tasting meal. Made in a cast iron skillet, this sausage recipe is perfect for dinner or made ahead for an easy lunch.

Skillet Meal with Sausage and Broccoli

Skillet meals are easy to make dinner that everyone will love. Cast iron cooking is great when it comes to making simple one-pot meals. Sautee everything in the skillet and then if needed, pop it into the oven to finish it off. When you are eating, these types are great to have in your recipe index. Enjoy this meal tonight.

How to Prevent Sticking When Cast Iron Cooking

A well seasoned cast iron pan should not stick. The food should be able to move around just like cooking in a non stick pan. If you have a cast iron pan it is important to clean it the right way. When cleaning a cast iron pan, you should never use soap, only hot water and a rag. The soap removes the oils that will cause the pan to be nonstick. If your cast iron pan is sticking, you will need to reseason the pan. Start with a 350 degree oven. Add oil to the pan and bake it for an hour. This is the first step to seasoning the pan. When it comes out of the oven, wipe the pan dry with paper towels or napkins. This will make the cast iron pan shiny like a well seasoned pan. Every time you add oil to the pan, like after you have cooked and cleaned it, this adds to the seasoning process.

What are the carbs in cherry tomatoes?

Cherry tomatoes are great for low carb diets. Many people do not realize that they are actually low in net carbs. For this recipe, there are 24 cherry tomatoes in this recipe. For all of the tomatoes in this recipe, the carbs for the tomatoes come to  16.08 carbs. Because there is fiber in tomatoes, which brings down the carb count, the net carbs for the tomatoes in this recipe are 11.28 grams.

How to Store this Skillet Meal

If you find that you have leftovers of this recipe, you will want to store it in the refrigerator. Put the leftovers of the skillet meal into an airtight container. This is a great way to have lunch or dinner the next day. The sausage and broccoli skillet meal will last for about 3 days in the refrigerator. If you decide to freeze this meal, move everything to a freezer bag and store it in the freezer. It will stay good for about 3 to 6 months.

Ingredients for this sausage recipe with broccoli

  • Italian sausage
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli florets
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

How to make sausage and broccoli skillet meal

Step 1. Begin by cutting the Italian sausage into bite sized pieces.

Step 2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 3. Once the skillet is hot, add in the Italian sausage, and cook for 8-10 minutes until completely cooked through.

Step 4. While the Italian sausage is cooking, lightly steam the broccoli on the stove top or in the microwave. You just want it to be crisp tender, so do not overcook.

Step 5. When the sausage has finished cooking, pour off some of the extra grease if necessary. Add the steamed broccoli into the skillet, and gently stir to combine.

Step 6. Add 2 tbsp of unsalted butter to the skillet, and allow it to melt over the meat and broccoli.

Step 7. Mix in ½ tsp of Thyme, and 1 tsp of Basil. Stir to coat the ingredients well.

Step 8. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the skillet. Mix them in well, and then simmer for another minute or two. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.

Step 9. Serve the Italian sausage skillet with a garnish of parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

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Sausage and Broccoli Skillet Meal

Sausage and Broccoli Skillet Meal

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This flavorful Italian Sausage Skillet is an easy, 20 minute one skillet dinner that's packed with proteins and veggies. A great keto meal for busy weeknights and it even reheats well for lunch the next day!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. Italian sausage
  • 24 Cherry tomatoes
  • 4 c. Broccoli florets
  • ½ tsp. Thyme
  • 1 tsp. Basil
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  1. Begin by cutting the Italian sausage into bite sized pieces.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Once the skillet is hot, add in the Italian sausage, and cook for 8-10 minutes until completely cooked through.
  4. While the Italian sausage is cooking, lightly steam the broccoli on the stove top or in the microwave. You just want it to be crisp tender, so do not overcook.
  5. When the sausage has finished cooking, pour off some of the extra grease if necessary. Add the steamed broccoli into the skillet, and gently stir to combine.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of unsalted butter to the skillet, and allow it to melt over the meat and broccoli.
  7. Mix in ½ tsp of Thyme, and 1 tsp of Basil. Stir to coat the ingredients well.
  8. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the skillet. Mix them in well, and then simmer for another minute or two. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve the Italian sausage skillet with a garnish of parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 626Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 35gCholesterol 97mgSodium 1264mgCarbohydrates 17gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 4gSugar 6gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 32g

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