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Low Carb Sausage Skillet Dinner

This low carb sausage skillet dinner delivers flavor and nutrition without adding a lot of carbs to your meal. The great thing about this dish is that whole family, even those who aren’t on a Keto diet, will benefit. It’s a delicious meal that you can feel good about serving your family.

plate of low carb sausage and vegetables

Easy Weeknight Dinner

Whether you work from home or somewhere else, you still have a lot to do. That’s why I love having some easy dinners that I can prepare quickly.

pan and plate of low carb sausage and vegetables

This particular dinner is similar to my pork sausage and rice skillet recipe. Of course, the one with rice has more carbs. I also used regular ground sausage that comes in a tube for that one.

It’s also similar to my sausage and peppers dinner, with just a few differences. You can serve either one with rice. But when I want to keep it low-carb, I don’t. 

Or I make cauliflower rice. You can run cauliflower through a grater or food processor. And now it’s available in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

I love the fact that you can choose what type of sausage you like. I prefer smoked sausage with medium heat. However, if you like mild kielbasa, go ahead and use that.

plate of low carb sausage and vegetables

It’s the perfect last minute dish when you forgot to thaw something. No one has to know how quick and easy it is, so you don’t have to tell on yourself.

Ingredients for Low Carb Sausage Skillet Dinner

This list of ingredients is flexible. I’m a big believer in altering any recipe to suit your taste. 

So don’t be afraid to try something a little different. If you love the results, I’d love to hear from you so I can try it your way.

smoked sausage

Here is what I used for this recipe:

  • Smoked sausage
  • Red bell pepper
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Salt (sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, or table salt)
  • Black pepper
onion, bell peppers, and zucchini
package of butter

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

Other ingredients you can add or substitute:

  • Kielbasa
  • Cajun sausage
  • Andouille sausage
  • Chicken sausage
  • Fresh shrimp
  • Chicken tenders
  • Green bell peppers
  • Yellow squash
  • Green beans
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Green cabbage
  • Minced garlic
  • Beef or chicken broth
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cajun seasoning

Most of the time, I like to use a Keto sausage with zero grams of carbs. However, I couldn’t find it this time, so I used regular smoked sausage. Fortunately, it is still low in carbs.

If you need a double batch for a large crowd, simply double the recipe. Just remember that you’ll need a humongous skillet if you do that. 

I don’t believe that there’s only one way to make a recipe, including this skillet sausage recipe. So please experiment and have some fun in the kitchen. That’s how new wonderful recipes are discovered!

Tools You’ll Need

You only need a few kitchen tools to make this one-pan dinner. First of all, you’ll need some type of large pan with a lid. 

Sometimes I use a cast iron skillet or an enamel skillet. This time, I used a nonstick skillet because it’s fairly new. And when I get a new kitchen toy, I like to play with it.

For chopping the sausage and vegetables, you need a sharp knife. You’ll also need a spoon, either solid or slotted, to stir the mixture. 

How to Make Low Carb Sausage Skillet Dinner

First of all, chop the sausage.

cutting sausage on a plate

I like to make bite-size pieces, but I’ve also diced it even smaller in the past.

Next, cut the onions into the size you prefer. I did a rough chop with big pieces, but you can cut them smaller if you want.

Melt the butter in the pan over medium high heat.

sausage and onions in a pan

Toss the sausage and onions into the pan and turn the heat down to medium. 

chopped yellow peppers, red peppers, and zucchini on a plate

While the sausage browns, chop the peppers, zucchini, and whatever else you choose to add. Since this is a one-pan meal, you’ll need to make sure you have everything that satisfies your hunger in that pan.

sausage and vegetables in a pan

After all of the veggies are chopped, add them to the sausage. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients throughout the pan. It’s easy to tell if everything is mixed because of the colors.

With all of the sausage and veggies in the pan, you’ll see why you need a large skillet. If it’s not big enough, it’s difficult to stir.

lid on a pan with sausage and vegetables

Pop the lid on the pan and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and stir again. If there’s too much liquid, leave the lid off. If not, you can put the lid back on. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve hot. You can add rice, but that also increases the carb count for the meal.

How to Store Leftover Sausage and Vegetable Skillet Dinner

If you have any leftovers, either scoop them into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container. It should be good for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Like many one-pan meals, leftovers are wonderful! It’s the perfect meal to enjoy for lunch the next day.

pan and plate of sausage and vegetables

More Easy Weeknight Dinners

As much as I enjoy cooking, I really love quick and easy meals for any busy weeknight. At the end of most days, I don’t feel like standing for hours on end.

Here are some of our favorite weeknight dinners:

Stuffed Manicotti – Make this either with or without meat. Regardless of which you choose, the flavor is amazing!

Eggplant Parmesan – I make this delicious dish with fresh ingredients and without breadcrumbs. And it’s so good I’ll never go back to the old way!

Pasta and Meatballs – Here’s a yummy dish that you can make in your Dutch oven. Start with a few convenience foods that you mix for a whole new flavor sensation!

Hamburger Steaks with Onions Peppers and Mushrooms – This simple but tasty dish from Julia’s Simply Southern will make your weeknight meals a fun and delicious experience!

Smothered Potatoes and Sausage – Anyone who likes comfort food will love this meal! It’s super easy, extremely delicious, and oh-so filling!

plate of low carb sausage and vegetables

Low Carb Sausage Skillet Dinner

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This delicious low carb sausage skillet dinner is packed with nutrients and very filling.

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces smoked sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut sausage and onion into bite-size pieces. 
  2. Melt butter in a large pan over medium high heat.
  3. Put sausage and onions into pan and turn heat down to medium.
  4. Sauté until the sausage browns and the onions are translucent.
  5. While the sausage and onions are cooking, chop the vegetables.
  6. Place the veggies in the skillet and stir. 
  7. Put the lid on the pan. Cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the lid and stir again. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

Notes

Feel free to add your favorite spices and low carb vegetables to this dish.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 239Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 43mgSodium 654mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 9g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Carlee

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

Such a tasty meal. I love how much flavor the sausage adds!

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