We, Mealtime Mentors, are huge fans of quick, easy and veggie-filled meals. And, this Cauli-Rice Skillet with Zucchini and Chicken Sausage is all of those things and more! Using one of our new favorites, cauliflower rice, this simple skillet meal offers a comforting, complete meal-in-one.
Cauli-Rice Skillet with Zucchini and Chicken Sausage
¼ cup olive oil, divided
1 pkg. chicken sausage, sliced (like al Fresco Roasted Garlic)
2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise and chopped
1 pkg. fresh cauliflower rice (see note below for using frozen riced cauliflower)
Juice from half a lemon
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 ½ cups frozen peas
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (omit or use Daiya® Cheddar-Style Shreds for dairy free)
- Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add chicken sausage slices and cook until just browned on each side. Remove sausage and set aside.
- Add remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil to now empty pan. Add zucchini and cook five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cauliflower rice; cook for three minutes.
- Whisk together lemon juice, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and Dijon mustard. Stir into cauliflower mixture. Add peas and chicken sausage; stirring until warm. Sprinkle with optional cheese, cover and allow to melt. Serve immediately.
Note: If using frozen riced cauliflower, cook according to package instructions. Add cooked cauliflower rice to skillet with peas and chicken sausage.
Yield: 4 servings
*Per Serving: Calories 390, Total Fat 26g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 740mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 6g), Protein 24g, Vitamin A 35%, Vitamin C 180%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%
*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.
Emily Schwartz is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and certified in the state of Wisconsin.
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