07 August 2013

Today I've got what I call a "Triple S" recipe for you: a Super Simple Supper.  Three ingredients (four if you want to get fancy and garnish with fresh herbs) served over your choice of starch.  It comes together in about 15 minutes.  I certainly don't mind taking a little help from the store, especially on busy weeknights when dinner has to be on the table quickly because my husband has a meeting or something.  This is adapted from a Better Homes and Gardens recipe.

Smoked Sausage and Yellow Squash with Italian Dressing

14 – 16 oz. smoked sausage, sliced on the bias
2 yellow squash, sliced on the bias
½ cup Italian salad dressing
Cooked pasta, potatoes, or rice to serve
Fresh dill, chopped

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the sausage and the yellow squash.  Cook until both begin to brown and squash begins to soften.  Add the Italian dressing and cook another few minutes, stirring often, until some of the dressing has absorbed into the sausage and squash, and the squash has reached the desired tenderness.  

Serve sausage and squash over your choice of pasta, potatoes, or rice and garnish with fresh dill.

Makes 4 servings.

*This recipe is dairy-free provided your Italian dressing and choice of starch is dairy-free. It is gluten-free if you serve it with rice or potatoes.

Couldn't be easier.  BHG served it over broiled bread, but I thought that sounded kind of weird.  I went with orzo.  I tried a new recipe for the orzo, but as you can see, it didn't turn out so well, so I'll have to tweak that one a bit.  But it would be good served over any kind of pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice.

This is a great recipe for those of you who have an abundance of yellow squash coming from your gardens.  It would be good with zucchini too.

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