Sausage and Zucchini Skillet with Rice

Sausage and Zucchini Skillet with Rice

Sausage and Zucchini Skillet with Rice

A kid-friendly, cheesy one-skillet meal with savory sausage, zucchini and spinach, and rice. Comes together in 30 minutes or less!

Course Main Dish
Keyword one-skillet, sausage, stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1.5 lbs mild Italian sausage (about 6 links)
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2.5 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 medium zucchini shredded in food processor or with box grater
  • 2 cups baby spinach optional


  1. Remove sausage from casings.

  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage until it is just starting to brown. If you’re using a lower-fat sausage, you might want to add a tablespoon of butter

  3. Add onion, garlic, and garlic powder and cook until onion begins to turn translucent

  4. Add rice to skillet and stir to combine. Cook for about two minutes until rice starts to get a bit toasted

  5. Add broth to skillet and set the burner to medium-low. When the liquid starts to simmer, cover and let cook for about 15 minutes

  6. Once the rice absorbs all the liquid, remove the cover and stir in the cheeses, spinach, and zucchini

  7. Cook for another minute or two until the cheese is completely melted. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

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