Quick One Pot Sausage & Mixed Veggies Recipe

Total Servings: 2

Total Cost for All Ingredients: $18.18

Cost Per Serving: $9.09

Table of Contents

Ingredients & Costs*

8.8 oz whole grain brown rice ($2.18)
1 hot smoked sausage ($3.98)
1 orange bell pepper ($1.48)
1 yellow bell pepper ($1.48)
1 broccoli head ($1.26)
1 can mixed vegetables, drained ($0.96)
Olive oil ($5.78)

Want ALL the Recipes?

Enter your email below to join our Weekly Roundup and receive one convenient email per week with every new recipe that’s added to the site.

*Food costs may vary and can change over time. The prices listed were the current prices of these ingredients when this recipe was made for this post. Almost all our ingredients are purchased from Walmart as we live in a small town without any other options. If you notice a significant price difference, please let us know at hello@freshgains.com we can update this post.

FAQs About This Recipe

Can I use a different type of meat?

This recipe also works great with chicken. If you use chicken instead of sausage, you’ll want to cut it into pieces that are about 1-inch big. You’d want to add the chicken to the olive oil before any other ingredients are added and cook it for about 3 minutes on each side. Then proceed with the remanding ingredients as listed in the recipe.

How should I store this recipe?

We use 3.4 cup glass meal prep containers for this recipe. This recipe will fill them up to the top, so if you’re looking for smaller portions, 2 1/2 cup meal prep containers would work. Just make sure they’re your containers are air-tight and microwave friendly.

Tips From the Kitchen

Keep an eye on the broccoli: This recipe uses precooked sausage, which doesn’t take very long to heat up (and seemingly is impossible to overheat, in my experience). Neither do the rest of the ingredients. The key is to put the broccoli in so that it’s finished to your desired softness by the time. I like broccoli on the softer side, so I put it in the jumbo cooker early. Adjust accordingly.

Consider saucing it up: I also love this recipe as a stir fry using Kikkoman stir fry sauce. Instead of using olive oil, place the full contents of the sauce in the pan, heat it up and add the ingredients as directed in the recipe listed here.

Add some heat: If you want to spice up this recipe, I recommend adding 1 to 2 tsp of cajun seasoning after you add the mixed vegetables. Be warned, adding cajun seasoning to the hot sausage will make this meal considerably hot.

Or remove the heat: I normally use Hillshire Farms hot smoked sausage (which I’ve only been able to find at Walmart for some reason) or Zatarain’s cajun sausage, both of which have some heat/spiciness. If that’s not your thing, use a different type of sausage, the recipe will come out the same without the heat.


Quick One Pot Sausage and Mixed Veggies Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 1.253 kcal


  • 2 Ello 3.4 Cup Meal Prep Containers
  • 1 Large 5+ Quart Cooker Pan with Lid


  • 8.8 oz whole grain brown rice cooked as directed
  • 14 oz hot smoked sausage
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 15 oz can of mixed vegetables drained
  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes drained
  • olive oil


  • Slice the smoked sausage, dice the bell peppers, cut the broccoli into florets, open and drain the cans of mixed vegetables and diced tomatoes.
  • Prepare whole grain brown rice as directed on the product packaging. You can wait until closer to the end to prepare the rice if it's being microwaved.
  • Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add smoked sausage, diced bell peppers, broccoli florets and mixed vegetables until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Mix periodically while cooking.
  • Mix in the diced tomatoes then cook for an additional 5 minutes until heated through. Continue mixing periodically while cooking.
  • Prepare meal prep containers by lining the bottom of each container with 1/2 of the prepared rice. Then add the ingredients from the skillet over top the rice.


Calories: 1.253kcalCarbohydrates: 144gProtein: 43gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 2.087mgPotassium: 1.816mgFiber: 17gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 13.054IUVitamin C: 231mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 9mg
Keyword 15 minute meals, meal prep, one pan, stove top
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!