Easy 'Budget Friendly' Dinner Recipe Of The Week ~ Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Rice Skillet


  • 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Saltdivided
  • 1 lb. Kielbasa sausagecut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium zucchinishredded
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt 2 tablespoons of Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the sausage and cook until lightly browned. Add in the onion and garlic salt and cook until onion is tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and cook, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and stir, breaking up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Fluff rice and add in the zucchini and both cheeses. Stir until cheese is melted into rice, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until melted. Serve immediately.


Serving: 4to 6 | Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1714mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 2mg
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