Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4

This simple one-dish meal is made even more delicious with a fried egg on top of each plate; the yolk creates its own creamy sauce. If you can find fresh peas, use them in place of canned.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add celery and next 3 ingredients (through squash); sauté 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/4 cup water and next 5 ingredients (through peas). Simmer 2 minutes or until peas are thoroughly heated. Remove pea mixture from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

Step 2

Return pan to medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Crack eggs into pan; cook 4 minutes or until whites are set. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Place about 1 cup pea mixture onto each of 4 plates; top each serving with one egg. Sprinkle eggs evenly with black pepper.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

May 25, 2014
Interesting and filling, but a tiny bit bland. We subbed a green bell pepper for the celery and used a variety of Aidell's sausages (andouille, habanero & green chile).

SarahRob's Review

September 16, 2012
Excellent homey meal. Will make again. Also added onion.

detailaddict's Review

August 17, 2012
I liked the mix of flavors and veggies in this dish, but thought it could use some improvement. The seasoning probably needs to be doubled, and the tomatoes should be added at the end as the juices released made the other vegetables soggy rather than crisp-tender. With these changes, I would make this again. Out of personal preference I used 6 oz. Aidell's pork andouille sausage, and fresh crowder peas instead of the black-eyes. I served a small green salad with it (roasted corn, black olives and blue cheese crumbles), but next time it will be with cornbread.

Beccaroo73's Review

August 11, 2012
Excellent flavor and quite filling. Will make this again.

pngyas's Review

July 03, 2012
A quick and healthy meal; great for using summer garden bounty.