Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Quinoa, Sausage & Spinach Skillet

Last month I purchased some Italian sausage not knowing it was vegan. I had used it to make a dish and loved it so much I bought it again. I also obtained some organic spinach, and because I don't eat enough vegetables decided to come up with a new dish.

The sausage comes in a casing which you cut open to remove it. It is then like regular sausage last time I just chopped it up as it was cooking. Well I decided to add some tomato sauce to my dish, and found it easier to chop up the sausage while it cooked in the sauce.

Earlier I had placede the spinach in a strainer, and set on top of a bowl. As it thawed I would walk by and use the spoon to squeeze the water out of it. I have been using this method for a while now and it works so good and takes little effort.

At this time the quinoa was cooking along side it, I choose my seasonings, and added them to the sausage, and tomato sauce, then added my spinach. I had one 17.64 oz box of Pomi tomato sauce, along with a half that was enough. You might want more or less I found this perfect. Once the quinoa was finished I put them altogether, and tasted it to see if I needed to add any more seasoning.

This is the first quinoa dish I have made that picky 14 year old actually would not only taste, but liked. Yeah we have a new dish!!

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Quinoa, Sausage & Spinach Skillet

1 pkg of Field Roast Italian Sausage (contains gluten)
1 cup cooked quinoa
Tomato sauce 
Spinach to taste (Sno Pac frozen)
Sea Salt 
Black pepper
Cajun Spice

All seasonings were added to taste, the Cajun spice is organic Skillet or Grill it seasoning and rub, and it packs some heat, but adds great flavor.


  1. I'll definitely make this. Vegan Sausage? My husband won't know the difference and I'll still be able to eat the "meat"!!!

  2. Looks good! Thanks for sharing the recipe at A Humble Bumble :D