Greek-Style Smoked Sausage Skillet Over Orzo, A Perfect Quick-n-Easy Dinner Challenge

Greek Style Sausage Skillet Over Orzo

When I think about the recipes that I develop, I wouldn’t necessarily describe them as complicated per se; but since I’m definitely someone who loves layers of flavor and often include at least a couple of separate components within most of my dishes, I can understand that a little extra “elbow grease” is usually called for.

Greek Style Sausage Skillet Over Orzo

Greek Style Sausage Skillet Over Orzo

So when I decided to present myself with the little challenge of developing a simple-yet-elegant entree using no more than 5-7 main ingredients, taking no longer than 15 minutes to prepare, it was a perfect challenge to pique my creativity.

Greek Style Sausage Skillet Over Orzo

Now, I’ll admit that these particular parameters were ones that I didn’t typically place upon myself, and I couldn’t help but consider for a brief moment if I’d be able to come up with a delicious dish that was made with fresh, healthy and flavorful ingredients, yet so quick-n-easy to make. But seeing as there’s a huge part of me that has always loved a little challenge, not to mention the idea of sharing a recipe that would be genuinely convenient for folks to prepare, I knew that I’d enjoy every minute of playing around in my kitchen with this one.

Greek Style Sausage Skillet Over Orzo

In our household, we really love sausage. We enjoy adding it into soups and stews (Oktoberfest Lager Stew), sauteing it with veggies (Veggie-Stuffed Baked Potato), or pairing it with potatoes (Hungarian Red Potatoes); it’s the perfect pick for when I’m looking to prepare a from-scratch, richly-flavored and hearty meal using whatever flair that I decide to add to it.

Tasty, easy-to-make meals are what most of us are really looking for, and when it’s good for us too, that’s a bonus, right? When a meal has all of those qualities plus provides the much needed comfort that we long for when we sit down to eat at our dinner tables, then it makes for the ideal meal to prepare and share with our loved ones.

Greek Style Sausage Skillet Over Orzo

This Greek-Style Smoked Sausage Skillet is a “comfort food” with only a handful of ingredients, and yet it packs a big flavor punch. And done in only 15 minutes, it becomes the perfect go-to meal that provides all of the richness and coziness that your belly could growl for, with minimal fuss and prep time.


So when those parameters of “simple and quick” come together with the desire for “comforting and delicious”, and even “healthy”, it’s not only a recipe for a perfectly doable challenge, but a perfectly delectable sausage din-din when all is said and done.

Taste whats good and pass it on.


{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Liz May 30, 2014, 1:20 pm

    Thank you for the nice recipes. Have a nice visit with your family.

    • The Cozy Apron May 30, 2014, 2:29 pm

      Liz, thank you so much! I appreciate that, and thank you for stopping by to peruse the recipes! Have a great weekend… :-)

  • Joanne June 6, 2014, 4:34 am

    15 minutes! Thank you for that! This sounds delicious. Could you tell me more about the sausage? Do you mean kielbasa or is there something else I should look for?

    • The Cozy Apron June 6, 2014, 8:19 pm

      Hi Joanne! Yes, you can just use any smoked sausage you find there in that section of the grocery store—kielbasa is just fine! Hope you enjoy this! :-)

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