With five minutes’ preparation, you can have a one-pot hot dinner on the table in about half an hour. And check out the suggestions below for more ideas.
Omit sausages and add a can of drained beans, lentils or chickpeas when you add vegetables. Or stir in grated Parmesan or cheddar or a crumbling of feta or goat cheese.
Instead of basil, stir in 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon each of dry mustard, leaf thyme and garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. For a truly fiery taste, add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Other vegetables that work well in this recipe are frozen corn, peas, stir-fry or mixed vegetables. Instead of sausages, use bacon, ground beef or chicken, strips of chicken breasts or whole chicken thighs. For a great low-fat choice with a smoky taste, stir in cubes of smoked chicken or turkey after the mixture has simmered for 5 minutes.