{“progressive one-pot” make-ahead meals : buffalo sausage w/ zucchini, red peppers, and sauerkraut}

22 Jun


this meal was a total inspiration from a co-worker who i spotted eating this on his lunch break at least twice last week. so – i totally begged him to give me the recipe.  i added my own variations, of course… and you can make as much or as little as you want, but the base is simple :

– sausage of choice {i picked buffalo andouille from the buffalo guys – they have great ethics!}

– zucchini {cut into 1-2 inch strips}

– red peppers {also cut into 1-2 inch strips}

– sauerkraut {i chose bubbies brand}

and, i chose to add in a handful of shredded carrots because i had them around… and about a cup of kelp noodles, which i’ve written about here.


the kelp noodles go completely undetected, but add in extra nutrients and trace minerals… the sauerkraut is amazing for probiotic benefits {as well as taste} and a great crunch to the dish. and of course, it compliments the sausage oh-so-well. i love bubbies simply because they are foodies… did you check out her “bubbieisms”?!  too cute.

and this dish is very simple to make. i call this one of my “progressive one-pot meals” – just get out your large skillet and make a big batch at the beginning of your week. it keeps well in the fridge and reheats easily, via stovetop or microwave.

directions :

start with about 2 tablespoons EVOO in a hot skillet on medium to high heat.  toss in red peppers and zucchini and cook until tender. add in carrots and kelp noodles {optional} and cook until also tender, then toss in sausage {typically it’s cooked anyway, so just heat it up – about two minutes or so}… serve with fresh sauerkraut.


this is such a simple, easy, colouful, healthy meal. i love using the andouille sausage because you don’t even need any salt and/or pepper… this dish is loaded with tons of flavour!  so simple, such easy ingredients and no fillers or junk!   {as if i would eat any of that, anyway!}

suddenly and randomly, i’m totally into sauerkraut of all kinds.


the perfect {colourful}  bite : sausage, zucchini, red pepper, carrot, kelp noodles, sauerkraut… nom nom!

9 Responses to “{“progressive one-pot” make-ahead meals : buffalo sausage w/ zucchini, red peppers, and sauerkraut}”

  1. anthony0358 June 22, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    I love this whole One Pot deal,


  2. danistrulytheman June 22, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    man oh man, that looks so freakin’ good!!


  3. Beth Berger June 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    This looks delish! I’d love to make it on the weekend to have on hand for packed lunches. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!


    • cooking with audrey June 22, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

      that’s exactly what i do 🙂 i’m big on batch cooking for lunches during the week. one skillet is even better, and this fits the bill!
      thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  4. maryinline June 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    Better looking, and I’m sure tasting, than anything at Aspen Food & Wine!


  5. Becca's Green Kitchen July 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    Love this! I’m definitely gonna make this (with seitan “sausage” and chickpeas maybe?)! I just had to comment because I AM SUDDENLY OBSESSED WITH KRAUT TOO!!!! Since I was a kid I thought it was the worst substance on earth and now I find myself eating it with a fork. 😉 I’m looking forward to more of your sauerkraut deliciousness! Also can’t wait to see what happens with your TH2!


    • cooking with audrey July 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

      hey becca!! so good to hear from you. let me know how your veggie version of this dish turns out… you love thos chickpeas, don’t you?! i need to incorporate them more often into my meals. so funny that you are into kraut right now, too! i felt the same in my youth – “that stuff is NASTY!” and now i’m thinking of how to possibly make my own so that i always have it around! haa!

      TH2 is looking so good… and OMG wait till you see the shower!! 😀



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