Friday, June 13, 2014


Does this look good?  Well, it is. 
Everything is cooked in one skillet.  I use an iron skillet because of the health advantages of cooking with iron over the Teflon coated version of a skillet
An elderly lady friend, who has since passed away, served us this one time at her house.  I asked for the recipe.  She gave it to me and we have enjoyed lots of times since then.

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
1 lb sausage cut in 1/2 inch pieces, diagonally
1 large onion chopped = 1 cup
1 Tbls oil
1 box Au Gratin potatoes
2-1/2 cup hot water
1/4 tsp pepper
4 medium carrots, cut in 2" strips = 2 cups
1 10 oz package chopped frozen broccoli
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cook sausage and onion in oil until tender.
Stir in potatoes, carrots, water and pepper. 
Heat to boiling, reduce heat.
Cover and simmer until tender.
Stir in broccoli and cheese.
Cover and cook until broccoli is heated through and cheese melts,
5 - 10 minutes

Of course, I made variations to our taste.  Only a small bit of onion, baby carrots substitute for strips and turkey sausage is a healthy substitute.  I also put the frozen broccoli in the microwave for about a minute to defrost it a little.  This helps cut down on cooking time. 
Ever had leftovers that taste better the next day?  This is one of those recipes. 
Try it.  You might just like it.