One skillet and a handful of basic ingredients is all you’ll need to make this spring-loaded sausage veggie skillet dinner! It’s absolutely out of this world with hot rice.
Let this date forever be known: On April 7th 2016, the first of the many millions of asparagus recipes this year officially hit my blog. And happiness ensued, and lives were made complete.
And most importantly, spring can officially start…NOW! I feel like before now it really just hasn’t felt like spring because of the stubborn weather mostly. BUT! …drumroll…There’s a distinct possibility that Wisconsin may have finally turned a corner and decided to actually pay attention to the calendar.
I wore my flip-flops and one sweater less yesterday, guys, so you KNOW it had to be nice outside.
Okaaaay, can we talk about this skillet now and not my flip-flops? Cool.
Some of you may remember this skillet from sneak peeks/teasing I shared with y’all on Instagram a few weeks ago. Trust me, this is just as good the…fourth time around.
I’m keeping things pretty no-fuss and simple for our very first asparagus recipe of the year. It involves one skillet, like 7 ingredients, and most definitely only 30 minutes tops.
Easy-peasy is just how we roll on 30-Minute Thursday and like all the other days if I have my way. (psssssst…get ‘yo hands on all the recipes from the other bloggers at the end of this post!)
So since simple is the name of the game today, I narrowed the main ingredients in this spring-loaded skillet down to my three favs: Asparagus, sausage, and mushrooms.
Not much else we need besides those winners and few flavor enhancers like onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, ect.
Slightly weird sidenote: I looooove pouring the balsamic vinegar into the skillet. It’s like the most fun part. I use it to deglaze the pan after everything else is already sauteed, and it quickly turns into a flavorful sauce and also brings out the most AWESOME smells in the universe.
The kinda droolworthy smells that have been known to provoke impromptu skillet faceplants immediately following.
Don’t even try to tell me you weren’t already planning yours. 😉
If you’re not the face-in-the-skillet kinda person, no worries. Hot cooked rice does it’s job well alongside a plateful of this spring gorgeousness.
Yes, I have in fact tried both ways, but I’ll just let y’all guess my preferred method of getting this skillet goodness to my mouth in the fastest way possible.
Hint: it doesn’t involve forks, because…well, what good faceplant does?
Before I humiliate myself any further, we should probably just dig in, mmkay?
One-Skillet Balsamic Sausage, Asparagus, + Mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb fresh asparagus ends trimmed and spears cut in half
- 2 cups fresh mushrooms sliced
- 8 chicken or turkey sausages sliced 1/4-in thick
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Hot rice for serving
In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil until shimmery. Add onion, garlic, asparagus, and mushrooms and saute, stirring occasionally until vegetables are just barely tender, about 10 minutes. Add sausage to skillet and saute until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Pour balsamic vinegar into pan to deglaze pan, scraping up browned bits. Season skillet with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with hot rice. Enjoy!
Let’s do MORE 30-Minute Thursday from all these talented blogger ladies!!
Caprese Grilled Cheese from Pumpkin N’ Spice
Sweet Chili Salmon & Broccoli Quinoa Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Chicken Parmesan Burger from Flavor the Moments
Cheesy Burrito Casserole from My Kitchen Craze
Kale and Strawberry Salad with Bacon and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Croutons from Floating Kitchen
Hummus Wraps with Spring Vegetables and Herbed Mayo from She Likes Food
Honey Lemon Chicken and Potato Skillet from The Recipe Rebel
Thai Chicken and Vegetable Soup from Bake.Eat.Repeat
Sweet Potato Noodles with Peanut Sauce from Kristine’s Kitchen