Turn a favorite side dish into a main course with turkey sausage, onions, and peppers.
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1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup plain couscous
Juice of ½ lemon
¼ cup fresh basil, sliced into thin ribbons
At a glance:
1. Preheat broiler to high. Broil sausages until cooked, about 10 minutes, turning once. Slice on diagonal, ½ inch thick.
2. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high. Add onion, pepper, and garlic; cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1¼ cups water; bring to a simmer, then stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 7 minutes.
3. Fluff with a fork. Transfer with sausage to a bowl; toss with 2 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, and basil. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
Serves 4. Per serving: 410 cal, 41g carbs, 25g protein, 16g fat, 65mg chol, 810mg sodium, 4g fiber
Total cost: $6.76