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May 13, 2020

Summer Squash Turkey Sausage Hash

Savory ground turkey is seasoned with fresh herbs and tossed with zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers, then topped with fresh basil for the perfect 30 minute meal! Good for gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb diets.

You’d think that as a full-time food blogger, I’m always cooking the fanciest meals and the most indulgent desserts. That’s my kitchen about half the time; the other half is me being so tired from shooting and making food look pretty that I want the easiest fix.

A couple weeks ago, I spent the entire day shooting breakfast and dessert recipes and totally forgot about dinner. I literally grabbed whatever was in my fridge and cooked it in my cast-iron skillet.

I was quite impressed with the result, so I scribbled down some notes and remade it recently.

May I present: Summer Squash Turkey Sausage Hash!

A skillet of turkey sausage hash with zucchini, yellow squash, and red pepper

Simple and Wholesome Ingredients

I guarantee you’ll come back to this dish over and over again, simply because it’s so simple and comes together in less than 30 minutes. You only need 5 key ingredients and a few basic herbs to pull this skillet dinner together:

  • Jennie-O 93% Lean Turkey Sausage: a healthier alternative to ground beef ready to soak up all the fresh herbs and spices in the skillet. This is not sponsored, but Jennie-O is my go-to brand!
  • Ripe zucchini: sautéed in minutes and rich with vitamin A
  • Yellow squash: adds a vibrant color to the skillet, along with vitamin C, folate, and manganese
  • Red pepper: sweet, crunchy, and packed with vitamin A, C, and B6
  • Red onion: balances the sweet veggies and savory meat with a pungent flavor
  • Fresh herbs and spices: for this dish, we’re using oregano, garlic powder, and a touch of chili flakes to season the skillet, then fresh basil leaves to garnish!

Fresh basil leaves

How to Make Summer Squash Turkey Sausage Hash

If you can’t tell by now, this is probably one of the simplest recipes you’ll ever make. In fact, all that stands between you and this delicious dinner is 20 minutes of your time. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Sauté all the vegetables in a touch of olive oil. You won’t need more than a tablespoon to brown the veggies and boost the flavor. Keep that good ol’ cooking spray on hand in case things dry out!
  2. Add the turkey sausage and seasonings. It won’t take more than 6 or 7 minutes to cook the turkey thoroughly. To avoid boiling the meat, keep the heat at medium-high and the skillet greased.
  3. Garnish with fresh basil and a splash of lemon juice. Serve warm and store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days!

A plate of turkey sausage hash

Optional Add-ins or Substitutions

  • Add a few handfuls of spinach with the turkey for an extra servings of greens
  • Serve a fried egg on the side for another portion of protein and heart-healthy fats
  • Wrap the hash in a warm tortilla for an on-the-go meal
  • Try Jennie-O’s Spicy Italian Sausage Links instead of regular turkey sausage!
  • Sprinkle your favorite cheese on top and watch it melt perfectly into the skillet dinner!

A skillet of turkey sausage hash with zucchini, yellow squash, and red pepper

You seriously can’t go wrong with this recipe and I’m so excited to see you make it! Be sure to tag me on social media @kapaicooking and leave a comment and rating below so I know how you liked it!

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Summer Squash Turkey Sausage Hash

Savory ground turkey is seasoned with fresh herbs and tossed with zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers, then topped with fresh basil for the perfect 30 minute meal! Good for gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb diets.

Author:

Brooke Harmer

Prep:

10

min

cook:

20

min

total:

30

min

servings:

4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Jennie-O 93% Lean Turkey Sausage
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1 yellow squash diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. When the pan is hot, add all the vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the turkey sausage and cook on medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season the skillet with all seasonings and toss to combine, then cover with a lid and cook for an additional 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
  3. Garnish with a splash of lemon juice and fresh basil. Serve warm.

Notes

To make this meal for filling, you can add a grain like quinoa or bread.

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1/4 of the pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 pan / Calories: 189 / Fat: 11.6g / Saturated Fat: 3g / Sodium: 488mg / Carbohydrates: 12.2g / Fiber: 3g / Sugar: 3.7g / Protein: 16.4g