Sharp cheddar cheese tossed with rice, broccoli florets, roasted red pepper and tender Eckrich Smoked Sausage. Dinner is ready in just 15 minutes! #easydinnerideas #skilletmeals #onepandinner

Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Skillet

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet meals
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 542 kcal

This Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Skillet is so easy to make with rice, sliced sausage veggies and of course, CHEESE! Ready in 15 minutes! 



  • 2 links Eckrich Smoked Sausage , cut into medallions
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups instant rice
  • 1 ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli florets
  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers , drained and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese , shredded


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large cast iron pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Brown sausage medallions, flipping until uniformly seared, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice, tossing with sausage to brown and coat.
  4. Add chicken broth, sea salt and black pepper. Using a spatula, stir and make it even.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cover for 5 minutes. *
  6. Remove lid and stir in frozen broccoli and chopped, drained roasted red pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until broccoli is heated through.
  7. Toss with shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

*Use a sheet of aluminum foil for a quick, disposable lid that doesn’t require any cleaning! Variations: Chopped onion or garlic, onion or garlic powder, scallions, fresh bell pepper, canned tomatoes, drained, hot sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, frozen peas or frozen corn.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 2121mg 88%
Potassium 438mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 24.4%
Vitamin C 118%
Calcium 38.3%
Iron 23.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.