Quick & Healthy Meal in Under 30 – Sausage & Veggies

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This is one of those quick and easy meals I keep in my back pocket when I’m short on time. It’s healthy, hearty, kid-approved, and excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Quick & Healthy Meal in Under 30 – Sausage & Veggies:
Yields 3 adult sized servings, or 2 adult & 2 kid-sized servings

12 ounces nitrate free chicken or beef sausages, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil, coconut oil, or ghee
1 bunch asparagus, woody ends removed & cut into 1 inch pieces
6 ounces sweet mini peppers, sliced
1/2 cup sliced onion
sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

  1. In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausages until they start to brown and are heated through. Place the sausages on a plate and cover with foil.
  2. In the same skillet, warm the desired fat and then add the asparagus, mini peppers, and onion. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and cook until the veggies start to soften, but are still crisp. This should take no more than 4-6 minutes.
  3. Place the sausages back in the pan with the veggies and toss to combine. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Megan’s Recipe Notes:
If asparagus isn’t affordable or available, you can substitute 3-4 cups of frozen green beans. This is a really versatile dish. Don’t be afraid to bulk it up with more veggies to serve more people.


This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Fat Tuesday.


  1. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts says

    That looks like an awesome meal, Megan! Love how colorful it is, too! :-)


  2. Natosha Zachary says

    Thanks for the recipe! We love sausage and veggies and I love a healthy meal that is ready in under 30 minutes.

  3. Jessica says

    Hello! Do you happen to have any brand recommendations for pork or beef sausages like this? It looks delicious!

    • Megan says

      Hi Jessica,
      I use the Hormel Naturals brand, or Aidells Chicken Apple Sausages (just be careful with Aidells, because a few of their flavors are NOT gluten free).

  4. Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat says

    What a beautiful platter! And so simple and tasty-looking too. I think it is so important to have these types of recipes so we’re always eating well even with limited resources, like time!

  5. Amber says

    Beautiful! Love the colors here, Meg. And I love easy recipes like this. You always know how to inspired me lady! :-)

  6. Miz Helen says

    I really like the addition of the mini peppers to this flavorful recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Tiffany says

    I’ve had keilbasa sausages in my freezer forever now that I didn’t know what to do with. Now they’re all gone. I’ve made a variation of this 3 times in two weeks. Always a hit and I can add as many vegetables as I like to bulk it up. We honestly can’t make enough for the two of us. So healthy! Thanks for being inspired and sharing this with us!

  8. Amanda says

    This looks fantastic! I love the versatility of it. I’m adding this to my shopping list today and will be making it in the next couple of days as it appears here. I cant wait! Thanks for all the delicious recipes. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Lori says

        This recipe was great. Thank you. I’m not much of a meat person but I loved this. Very filling also which I didn’t expect. Thanks for the recipe and keep them coming please. I loved it. Now I’m waiting on my hubby to try it.

  9. lori says

    I’m trying this today. I’m sure it’s as good as e everyone says. I’m trading the asparagus out for green beans cause then my hubby might like it too. He better cause this is going to be our new way of eating. He’s tired of the same boring foods and I’m always trying to get him to eat healthy I think the paleo lifestyles the way to go.


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