Sometimes, an easy dinner that tastes really good can make my whole day better.
That was the case recently when I made this dish, which I have cleverly titled Smoked Sausage and Brussels Sprouts.
We were going to order a pizza for dinner, and then I remembered these ingredients in our freezer. The dinner was way tastier and probably at least a little healthier than the pizza plan. Vegetables, for the win.
This dish obviously doesn't require much planning. I've found it's not too hard to slice through frozen smoked sausage (although maybe that's not a good thing? Hard to say), so it doesn't even have to be defrosted first.
Smoked Sausage and Brussels Sprouts
1 14-ounce package smoked sausage
2 12-ounce packages frozen Brussels sprouts
1 onion, diced
1/2 tablespoon olive oil, optional
2 cloves garlic, minced
pepper to taste
If your sausage is frozen, put it in a deep skillet or dutch oven with the olive oil and onions. Saute until cooked through and onions are transparent. (If your sausage is thawed, I'm guessing you won't need the extra olive oil.) Add garlic, cook about 1 minute or until garlic softens.
Add frozen Brussels sprouts, cover and cook until they're thawed and hot all the way through, but not soggy. You'll need to stir them a few times. Ours took about 10 minutes.
Season with pepper or other spices to taste.