Spicy Chicken Sausage and Veggies; Yummy, Healthy & Easy

“Cooking is one of the greatest gifts you can give to those you love.”  -Ina Garten

I enjoy cooking and cooking outside as we enjoy our RV is so much fun and allows us to try new things.  We try to eat healthy at home and when we take our RV out, we try to take our healthy habits with us and this recipe is one of my favorites! It’s easy, tasty, and filling, and with the simple base of cauliflower rice, it’s an easy recipe to adapt to your taste.    Try it!  I think your family will love it!

Spicy Chicken Sausage and Veggies

What you need

1 package of Trader Joe’s Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage (use whatever sausage you like or if you prefer, use chicken chopped into bite-sized pieces); sliced in coins.  

Half of a sweet onion, cut into chunks.

Half of a red pepper, cut into chunks.

Add other veggies that you might like such as yellow squash or zucchini. Slice into rounds or half rounds. 

1 bag of frozen riced cauliflower, no need to thaw

1 lemon, juiced (or more to taste)

3 cloves of garlic, diced

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil

Bringing it all together

This recipe is easy to cook and we cook it on our griddle when we camp but at home, I use my cast iron skillet. Use whatever cooking method you prefer.

Preheat a skillet or griddle with olive oil.  Cook the sausage and veggies.  If you would like to use one skillet or don’t have room on your griddle to finish the meal together, remove your sausage and veggies into a bowl and keep them warm.

As the sausage and veggies cook, preheat another skillet or if you have room on your griddle, treat it with olive oil.  Add the whole bag of cauliflower rice, garlic, salt & pepper.  Top with lemon juice and cook until softened, light, and fluffy, about 5 to 8 minutes. 

Serve hot!


I love Trader Joe’s, don’t you?  It’s a grocery store that I love to go into and browse, reading labels and bringing home new things to try.  What I love most about TJ is that, for the most part, their products have ingredient lists that are easy to read with fewer chemicals that I don’t want in our food. The trick for me?  Accessibility to TJ products can be a challenge.   Where I live, Trader Joe’s is not on every street corner like other grocery stores and I need to make a special trip to shop with them.  That means when I go to TJ, I buy multiple packages of my favorite chicken sausages (and other TJ favorites) and place them in the freezer.   

The cutting and chopping of this recipe’s ingredients take the most time.  Once you start cooking, the meal is ready quickly.

I like using our Blackstone Griddle as we travel.  It makes cleaning up quick and easy.  However, if you don’t have a griddle, cast iron works well.

I used to serve the veggies with a wine sauce and over noodles but I have adjusted from the original recipe to the more calorie-light, delicious, and very filling recipe you are reading now!

I hope you’ll let me know if you try it!

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