Who doesn’t love a wonderful one pan meal in the heat of summer? My family and I are huge fans of one pan meals because they’re so fast and simple to make and hey, it also saves some time on the dishes after dinner! Can I hear an “oh yeah!” from all the wives and mothers out there who do the dishes around the house?!
If you have a grill you could always throw this meal into a cast iron skillet and cook it on the grill. Now wouldn’t that be wonderful?! Looking for a great camping recipe? This would also make a wonderful dish to serve up around the campfire! Just follow the listed cooking instructions and cook over a campfire.
This recipe has become a fan favorite on Instagram and it’s no wonder with the delicious flavors of the Maple Apple Chicken Sausage blending with the earthy tones of the zucchini and potatoes.
As you know, every food blogger has a story about how their recipe came about. I usually don’t share too many of my “food stories” so as not to bore anyone to death but this food story is too good to pass up. Have any of you ever been to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri? If you haven’t been there it is a charming place to go and makes for a unique experience. It is an amusement park that has the typical rides that most amusement parks have, except this park is set back in the Wild West era of America and all of the employees wear the traditional clothing worn in the 1800’s and all buildings and shops inside the park reflect that time period.
I grew up visiting this park regularly as a child since Missouri wasn’t too far from my home state (Oklahoma) and I still enjoy visiting now as an adult! One of my favorite restaurants in Silver Dollar City as a child was one that was an outdoor vendor style place with the biggest cast iron skillet you’ve ever laid eyes on (I’m not even kidding – 5 adults could stand in that thing!) and they always served a dish similar to the one I have recreated here. I would beg for this dish every single time we visited Silver Dollar City. It was so good!
Now that I’ve grown up and married, my husband and I visit Silver Dollar City with our son and I drag them along every year to this restaurant for this particular skillet that tastes just as scrumptious as it did when I was a child. It so happens that my husband loves this dish as much as I do and since we can’t travel to Missouri every time we have a hankering for it, I decided to recreate the dish at home! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!
And if you’ve never been to Silver Dollar City but you’re interested in taking your family there, stay tuned because I have 2 blog posts coming up this year where I will be giving you the details of our vacation there this summer and winter and will list all the best places to eat, shows to see, and rides to ride!
Chicken Sausage and Veggie Skillet
Delicious one-pan meal that's fast, easy, clean, and Weight Watcher friendly! Only 5 Smart Points per serving.
- 1 package (7 links) Al Fresco Organic Maple Apple Chicken Sausage
- 3 zucchini squash
- 2 small sweet potatoes
- 2 small russet potatoes
- 2 tsp fresh minced garlic
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp Tony's Creole Seasoning
- 2 tbsp olive oil or non stick cooking spray
Wash, zucchini squash and slice into rounds. Peel both potatoes and slice/dice.
Slice chicken sausage into rounds or on the diagonal.
Place olive oil in a large cast iron skillet and heat on medium heat until a bit of water sprinkled into the pan sizzles.
Add chicken sausage and veggies into the heated skillet and add in all seasonings.
Stir well and cover with a large lid, checking frequently to stir.
Cook until veggies are tender and chicken sausage is browned.
Serve hot and enjoy!
If using a teflon or nonstick skillet in place of a cast iron skillet, the olive oil can be omitted for nonstick cooking spray - this will also reduce the calories and Smart Points value.