Monday, October 1, 2012

Chicken Sausage and Peppers Over Quinoa

On Fridays the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of brain power thinking about what to make for dinner. I'm drained from the work week and usually enjoy sitting on the couch with a glass of wine, Pinterest on my laptop and watching reruns on Food Network.

I was shocked by how fabulous this 5 ingredient dinner turned out. Don't mind the quality of the photo - it was taken on my iphone and pitch black outside - this tastes amazing!

Chicken Sausage and Peppers over Quinoa

1 pound chicken sausage (any flavor you like)
1 bag frozen stir fry mix (multi-colored peppers and onions)
1/4 cup Trader Joe's roasted red pepper and eggplant spread
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup uncooked quinoa

Heat a large pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Slice your chicken sausage into 1 inch pieces and brown all sides. Once browned, add the stir fry mix (you could use fresh peppers and onion slices) and TJ's red pepper spread. Cook for 5-10 additional minutes, until veggies are softened and sausage is cooked thoroughly. While sausage mixture is cooking, add 1 parts quinoa (1 cup) to 2 parts water (2 cups) and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Quinoa cooks similarly to rice - bring to a boil then cover and reduce to a simmer until all water is absorbed.

Serve your sausage mixture over quinoa and that's it!

The countdown is on - 1 month tomorrow until our wedding! Check out my October to-do list if you missed it yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like the perfect easy dinner! I'm a huge fan of quinoa :)