Potato "Risotto" with Sausage and Broccoli

Notes: While not made with rice, this dish achieves a surprisingly creamy, risotto-like texture with frozen shredded potatoes.


Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 475
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Protein 26 g
Fat 16 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 62 g
Fiber 6.5 g
Sodium 757 mg
Cholesterol 79 mg


3/4 pound uncooked chicken-apple sausages
3 cups (about 1/2 lb.) broccoli florets
5 cups frozen hash-brown-cut (shredded) potatoes
1 onion (about 1/2 lb.), peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
2 1/2 cups nonfat milk


1. Discard sausage casings. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over high heat, stir sausages until broken up and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

2. Add broccoli florets; stir until sausages are well browned and broccoli is tender-crisp to bite, 3 to 5 minutes more. Pour into a bowl; keep warm.

3. Add potatoes and onion to pan, reduce heat to medium-high, and stir until onion is limp, 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Add sage and milk to pan, and stir just until potatoes are tender to bite, 8 to 10 minutes more.

5. Pour potato mixture onto a platter; spoon sausage and broccoli mixture over it. Add salt to taste.