Warm Sausage And Potato Salad Healthy Recipes For Supper

By | August 7, 2009

Warm Sausage Recipe With Bell Pepper And Thyme

Warm Sausage Potato Salad Ingredients

12 ounce smoked turkey sausages
20 ounce fresh potatoes
1 small green bell pepper
2 small leeks
1 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoon mustard, whole grain
2 tablespoon water
4 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Cooking spray


  1. Cook the potatoes in a small amount  of lightly salted boiling water in a covered large saucepan for about 14 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain in a colander and leave aside.
  2. Slice all the white portion and only 1 inch of green portion of the leeks meanwhile. Separate the white leek pieces and green leek pieces and set both portions aside in two different bowls.
  3. Lightly coat a large unheated nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the greased skillet over medium heat. Stir in the smoked turkey sausage and cook in hot skillet for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chopped green pepper and white part of the leeks.
  4. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. To the sausage and vegetables in the skillet, add water, mustard, red wine vinegar and dried thyme. Mix well and reduce heat to medium. Stir in the green portion of the leeks and cook for one minute more, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the cooked potatoes and toss gently so that the mixture in the skillet coats the potatoes well. Remove the mixture in 4 different serving platters or salad plates. Serve warm. This recipe makes 4 servings.

Health Tip:

  • The white portions of the leeks take little time to cook, while the green portion gets cooked much quicker. Thus they are added at different stage of cooking and not together.
  • Sausage and potato salad recipe provides 237 calories, 23 gm carbohydrates, 9 gm total fats and 17 gm proteins per serving.
  • This recipe provides only 45 mg cholesterol and 3 gm saturated fat per serving which can be considered low.
  • However this is a very high sodium recipe as it provides 772 mg sodium per serving, thus it is not a good salad option for people on low sodium diets. To reduce the sodium values of this recipe avoid adding salt while boiling the potatoes.
  • Also make sure that the smoked turkey sausage you use is reduced sodium in nature or preferably salt free. Generally commercially available sausages are loaded with sodium, so if you are on a low sodium diet then make sure to know the sodium value of the sausage before adding it in your meals.