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Smoked Sausage Dinner

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Describing himself as a retired house husband, Raymond Bell of Thornton, Colorado treats his wife to this well-seasoned, nourishing meal when she comes home from work. The V8 gives it a really unique flavor, he says.
Smoked Sausage Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 1-1/2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Minced fresh oregano, optional


  1. In a large skillet, saute the sausage, green pepper, onion, oregano and basil in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in V8 juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened and heated through, 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with rice. If desired, garnish with fresh oregano.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 603 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1518mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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