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Turkey Sausage Skillet with Mixed Vegetables and Spinach

Serves 6


    This is a simple and delicious, if perhaps unexpected, way to enjoy turkey and all the fixings. Made with turkey sausage and frozen vegetables, this dish cooks up on the stovetop without any chopping but with plenty of flavour. Low in fat and a good source of protein, it works equally well as a side dish or a main course. Double the recipe to feed a crowd.


    Sausage is the spice

    To achieve that “Thanksgiving flavour” alongside the sage and nutmeg spice combination in the recipe, select a mild-flavoured sausage. But feel free to vary the flavours based on your favourite turkey sausage. For example, a hot Italian sausage or mild fennel version would work great here: just omit sage and nutmeg in this case and let the flavourings of the sausage do the work.


    Turkey Sausage Skillet with Mixed Vegetables and Spinach


      • 3 turkey sausages, total weight about 10 oz (300 g)
      • 10 oz (300 g) bag of mixed frozen vegetables
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) low-sodium chicken stock
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) dried sage
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) white pepper
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) nutmeg
      • 9 oz (250 g) frozen chopped spinach


      Per serving:

      • calories122
      • protein11 g
      • total fat5 g
        • sat. fat2 g
      • total carbohydrates10 g
        • sugars3 g
        • fibre3 g
      • sodium363 mg



      Remove and discard sausage casings. With kitchen scissors, snip sausage into pieces approximately 1 in (2.5 cm) thick.


      Heat large cast iron or nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add sausage and brown on all sides. Add mixed vegetables and chicken stock and stir to combine. Lower heat, cover, and cook on medium heat for about 1 minute. Season with spices, add spinach, replace cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more, until spinach is warmed through.



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