Looking for a healthy meal ready in 30 minutes or less? This 5 ingredient skillet is packed with veggies and tasty breakfast sausage. Eat it for any meal!
The truth? This isn’t the most beautifully photographed recipe you will ever see, but it’s functional and damn delicious! In fact, it’s so good that I got a “carrot noodle lunch is AWESOME” text from Mr. Hungry at work. –> when I get those texts I get unbelievably happy and think yes I fed you something healthy that you enjoyed! <—
As compared to when I get texts that say “you forgot to add salt to my veggies.” –> eyes roll <—
Anyways this recipe all started with one of my favorite items from Butcher Box, their pork sausage which literally has FOUR ingredients. (BTW email subscribers check your inbox for a special BB deal this week!)
Ground meat is one of my favorite ways to make a meal out of nothing, especially one that tastes as good as theirs! If you don’t do pork, feel free to sub breakfast ground chicken or any other ground meat you want!
I actually made this meal TWICE for Mr. Hungry, two weeks in a row and it was a home run! I know it’s the middle of the week, you may have no idea what you are going to cook tonight or if you will have time to cook. Start by adding some chopped onion and garlic to a skillet.
Turn on your skillet and immediately add the pork sausage. It will all cook up together, you don’t need to add any extra fat to the pan.
I use my non-stick ground meat chopper, or whatever the hell that thing is to break up the meat.
Perfect, while that’s simmering and cooking, you have two things to do. First, you’ve got to chop up an apple, because you know that pork sausage and apples are a match made in heaven. Once your sausage is almost cooked all the way through, add them apples to the skillet.
That apple didn’t take you that long to chop, so while you were waiting for the pork sausage to cook you also defrost your carrot noodles. Now here is the thing, I get mine at TJ’s which are frozen so I defrosted them in the microwave. You could defrost it in a skillet, it’s up to you.
You can get all kinds of veggie noodles all kinds of places. I’ve seen zucchini, beet, sweet potato and carrot noodles at tons of grocery stores. You can sub whatever kind of veggie noodle you want here, the world is your oyster!
You can also make your own if you have the time or patience for that sort of thing (I like my small spiralizer). Once you have them, add them to the skillet!
Once everything is hot and fork tender, it’s ready to serve. Just salt and pepper to your liking and you are good to go. You better believe that didn’t take you more than 20 – 30 minutes tops.
What kind of meal is this? Well, I would eat it for breakfast but Mr. Hungry ate it for lunch and loved every bite. That’s why I decided to photograph it in meal prep containers, that’s how he ate so that’s how I photographed it!
This is kind of like the “everything but the kitchen sink” salad or soup but in skillet version. Just throw together what’s on hand and do a little taste when you realize it tastes freaking amazing. So there is your saved your life super fast Wednesday meal, happy hump day!
Definitely, give it a try and share with us how it went! #hungryhobby on social media or share a comment!
5 Ingredient Breakfast Sausage Skillet
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5 Ingredient Sausage Skillet
- 1 small onion chopped or ½ large onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced or chopped
- 1 lb breakfast pork sausage or another breakfast sausage*
- 1 large apple seeded, cored, and chopped
- 24 ounces carrot noodles 2 boxes frozen TJ’s Carrot Noodles
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional garnish with 2 tablespoons chives.
- Add onion, garlic and pork breakfast sausage to skillet. Cook over medium heat until pork sausage is cooked all the way through.
- If you used frozen veggie noodles, defrost them now in the microwave. Or if you are making your own veggie noodles, make them now!
- Add chopped apple and carrot (or other veggie) noodles to the skillet, mix until well combined and hot!
- Add salt and pepper to taste, serve immediately. Add garnish if you wish (totally optional.)
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