Smoked Mozzarella Sausage with Broccolini
Okay, I’ve been holding out on you. I have a recipe that I know is really good and have been keeping it all to myself. It is fast, it is easy, and it is just what you need on those nights when making dinner seems like climbing Mt. Everest. You only need two ingredients, and the ability to wield a knife. Yes, you could make a more complicated meal, but not tonight.
They sell a big package of fully cooked chicken sausages at Costco. It is made by Sabatini’s, and has smoked mozzarella, artichokes, and garlic. If you pair this with the bag of fresh broccolini that they also sell there, you’ve got yourself a meal.
Slice the sausage into chunks. Slice the broccolini into 2 inch pieces and give it a good rinse. Lightly oil a large frying pan. Add sausage and as it starts to brown, toss in broccolini. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and continue to cook until broccolini is desired tenderness. You may want to add a little water as you continue to cook and stir. Dinner in under 10 minutes!
I keep the sausages in my freezer, so I can make this in a hurry. It is so good you will swear that it should be harder. It is so easy husbands or kids can manage it on their own (as in, “I won’t be there at dinner time tonight. Take these two things out of the fridge and make this!”). Could you use other sausages? Yes, but I think the cheese factor is important here. As the sausages cook, the cheese makes a nice sauce. Could you use other vegetables? Sure. Do whatever time allows and make what sounds good to you. You could also serve this atop pasta, or rice, or potatoes if you wanted, but the broccolini and sausages are just fine as a stand alone, too.
Be prepared to get raves about this. People always think it is something you made and are never wise to the fact that it’s only two things. Company loves it, and so does the person who was eating it out of the pan while I was busy taking this picture. Try it. You’ll like it!