Serve a Simple Skillet Supper

2013-02-28T00:00:00Z 2013-03-07T14:12:05Z Serve a Simple Skillet SupperFamily Features nwitimes.com
February 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Getting dinner on the table fast during a busy week need not cause a panic – or a call for carryout. With this simple recipe and five key ingredients, supper is served in just 20 minutes.

Begin with a pantry staple that can be the starting point for lots of great meals – a can of READ German Potato Salad. This ready-to-serve salad makes a savory side dish to accompany all kinds of entrees, but it’s so much more versatile. Think of it as a base for a hearty soup, a casserole or a skillet meal like Quick Sausage and German Potato Salad Skillet.

Thinly sliced potatoes, deliciously seasoned with a vinegary-bacon dressing, make a perfect pairing with smoked sausage and a quick sauté of onion wedges and colorful bell peppers. Think of the prep time and number of ingredients saved by beginning with the potato salad. And by choosing pre-cooked sausages, which can be browned and heated in about five minutes, cooking time is greatly reduced.

Add a mixed greens salad, perhaps topped with apple or pear slices, and dinner is done. How quick, easy and appetizing is that?

For more great-tasting, simple recipes made with READ salads, visit www.READsalads.com.

Quick Sausage and German Potato Salad Skillet

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Makes 4 servings

2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil

1 medium red or yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

3/4 pound pre-cooked smoked chicken or turkey sausage links

1 can (15 ounces) READ German Potato Salad

1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Chopped parsley, optional

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add sausages; continue cooking 5 minutes until browned and heated through, turning occasionally. Remove sausages from skillet.

Add potato salad and black pepper to skillet. Stir to combine with onion mixture. Return sausages to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes to heat through. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Note: Other smoked sausage such as Polish or kielbasa can be substituted.

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