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Zucchini Turkey Skillet

This is a wonderful one pot meal that is cost friendly and very filling.

If you don’t like spice then instead of hot Italian sausage buy mild. I like a lot of spice so I tend to add red pepper flakes. 

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $21.85 as of August 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $13.99.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: About 1 cup

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and prep bowls 

Total time: 20~30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. A fully stocked pantry will give you a savings of about $7.86.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $7.86 as of August 2022

  • olive oil $2.88
  • dried oregano $1.00
  • dried basil $1.00
  • balsamic vinegar $2.98


Total: $13.99 as of August 2022

  • garlic bulb $0.54
  • 2 medium zucchini $1.48
  • 1 onion $0.60
  • 1 yellow peppers $1.38
  • 1 package hot Italian links $6.49
  • banana peppers $1.84
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz $0.78
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz $0.88

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a deep pan. 
  2. Add the turkey sausage and the bowl of vegetables to the pan breaking the turkey into small pieces. Cook until the turkey is cooked through. This takes about 8 – 10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic for 1 minute.
  4. Add and cook for 3 -5 minutes:
    • black beans
    • 1 can tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  5. Spoon into 6 equal servings. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 2 – Family of 2

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