Last week, I had a gluten free friend and her boyfriend over for dinner, so I made marsala chicken with some red potatoes and broccoli. However, when purchasing the potatoes, my frugal-minded husband decided to opt for the 5lb bag.
Great. I thought. What are we going to do with 5lbs of potatoes? I never really cook with them. I mean, I like them fine enough but I’d rather a whole grain like rice or pasta or no starchy side at all. I knew we’d be able to put some into use for our impromptu day-before-Easter dinner for people who’s families aren’t in town, but I couldn’t use all of them.
But that’s when I found the most perfect recipe ever. And by most perfect recipe ever, I mean enough to give me inspiration to the point where my version looks nothing like the original and is probably 10 times better. (Don’t judge. C’est vrai).
This was ABSOLUTELY delicious, Hubs loved it and at only 384 calories a serving, it’s pretty darn reasonable in the health department. This will definitely make an appearance in our home in the future, though not all the time (you know…cuz I’m still not a super huge fan of potatoes).
Yields: 4 servings
2 medium sized red potatoes boiled, then cubed (about 2 cups)
1 package of Eckrich Turkey Smoked Sausage (2 links) chopped (the smaller the piece the better)
2 cups spinach
1 yellow onion chopped
1.5 cups of mushrooms chopped
1 tbs of olive oil
1 cup mild cheddar cheese (2%)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbs Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste (use liberally)
Optional: Red Pepper Flakes (for the perfect kick!)
1. Heat oil and garlic on medium high heat and sauté the onions until a little soft. Then add mushrooms. Sauté together until onions start to get translucent. Add turkey sausage.
2. Add potatoes and seasoning. Mix continuously until potatoes start to lightly brown and achieve desired consistency. (About 10 minutes). Note: It doesn’t have to be crispy or brown all over.
3. Turn heat to low. Toss in spinach and stir until wilted. Top with a cup of cheddar cheese and wait for it to melt. Then serve! Goes great with a side salad.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 384, Carbs: 26, Fat: 22, Sugar: 9