Sausage peppers and onions are delicious when served over curry spiced quinoa. An easy gluten free meal.
We’ve had a crazy couple of weeks here, and I haven’t had as much time or desire to make complicated things for dinner. Actually, who am I kidding, I never have the desire to make complicated things for dinner.
But now that we are having some nicer days, and are outdoors more, I really prefer a simple dinner. We haven’t done a whole lot of grilling yet, because we are having some work done on the patio, but once that gets straightened around, we will be using the grill and that will simplify things even more.
Sausage peppers and onions over quinoa is a really easy meal to make. We usually have sausage peppers and onions with brown rice, but this time I decided to do quinoa, and I wanted to jazz it up a little bit so I added some curry powder for a spicier version. We love chicken sausages, and my favorite type right now is the Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Sausages from Coleman Natural. It can be hard to find chicken sausages that are dairy free, but these do not contain dairy, and they are really tasty.
If you don’t like chicken sausage, just use whatever sausage you like. Darryl is a big fan of bratwurst, so he likes to make those from time to time as well.
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Sausages Peppers and Onions over Curry Spiced Quinoa.
A simple and tasty dinner - chicken sausages, peppers, and onions, over curry spiced quinoa. An easy summer meal.
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa picked over and rinse
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 chicken sausages
- olive oil
- 2 sweet onions sliced thin
- 1 red pepper sliced thin
- 1 yellow pepper sliced thin
In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa, spices, olive oil, and two cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Simmer for 15 minutes until the little ring around each quinoa loosens.
Meanwhile, cook the onions and peppers in a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook until the vegetables are soft and starting to brown. It takes awhile - about a half an hour. Don't raise the heat too high to hurry it along, they will just burn, and that's no good!
In a separate pan, brown the sausages. Drizzle a little bit of oil in the pan and cook them over medium heat until the casings are browned and crisp.
To serve, put a scoop of quinoa on each plate, then add the peppers and onions and a sausage on top.
That’s my easy, go-to meal! What are some of your favorite quick and easy meal ideas?
I made this for my family of six and they loved it!!! 😁
I have food intolerances and my husband made this for me but used Italian turkey sausage with the Peppers and Onions over Curry Spiced Quinoa. DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to try another recipe
So glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know!
Looking forward to trying this tomorrow. Do you have any good ideas for a side?
I think a roasted veggie like broccoli or cauliflower would go well with this!
This looks amazing! I love the idea of curried quinoa! :)
Thank you so much, Jessica!
My kind of dinner! I think my whole family would love this.
Thanks, Pam! We all loved it!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
This is TOTALLY something I would make for dinner! I love grilled sausages. I go nuts at Costco and buy big packs of flavored chicken sausages. They’re just too good!
I love the sausages they have at Costco! Sometimes they have our favorite dairy free ones.