Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner
Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner-chunks of chicken sausage mixed with pearl couscous and collards in a creamy pumpkin sauce.
Welcome to Day 3 of #PumpkinWeek 2017! Our group of dedicated pumpkin fanatics are at it again. Follow the hashtag, #PumpkinWeek for more pumpkin recipes we are posting October 2nd thru the 6th! What kind of recipes, you ask? How about Sweet, Savory, Beverage, Etc. Anything and all Pumpkin!
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I love a good skillet dinner that’s both easy and nutritious. Only dirtying one cook pot works for me.
Creamy pumpkin makes a perfect choice for a sauce thickener. You don’t need a lot to create a smooth, flavorful sauce. The pretty fall orange is an added bonus!
Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner
I removed the chicken sausage from the casing and broke it into chunks. Chicken as a sausage is less greasy than pork so I added a bit of oil to get it started. If you’d rather use turkey or pork sausage, go for it! It’s all good!
Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner
Pearl Couscous adds a bit of texture. I think rice would work just as well.

Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1/4 lb chicken sausage, casing removed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup shredded collard greens
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup pearl couscous
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, brown sausage in oil over medium heat.
  • Add broth and collards. Simmer covered about 5 minutes.
  • Add pumpkin, thyme and couscous. Reduce heat and simmer covered 10 to 15 minutes until couscous is tender and sausage is completely cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
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Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner
Special thanks goes out again to Terri at Love and Confections for bringing us all together!

Enjoy all these tasty ideas brought to you from the bloggers at #PumpkinWeek !

Pumpkin Drink Recipes:

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup from The Nifty Foodie.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Blackened Steak Tacos with Roasted Pumpkin, Sweet Corn and Red Bean Salsa from Bacon Fatte.
Chicken and Pumpkin Curry from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.
Pumpkin Beef Stew from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.

Pumpkin Beer Bread Pudding from Forking Up.

Pumpkin-Poblano Salsa from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pumpkin Risotto with Garlic and Sage from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Sausage Mac and Cheese from Daily Dish Recipes.
Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Pumpkin Walnut Sage Pierogi from The Crumby Kitchen.
Savory Pumpkin Sage Biscuits from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Maple Pumpkin Monkey Bread from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Pumpkin Chess Pie from The Spiffy Cookie.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with a Pecan Oat Crumble from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.
Pumpkin Dump Cake from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Pumpkin-Nut Crumble Cake from Hardly A Goddess.
Pumpkin Pie Cream Puffs from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip from An Affair from the Heart.
Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcakes from The Freshman Cook.
Whipped Pumpkin Pie Honey Butter from Love and Confections.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti from The Redhead Baker.

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9 Responses to Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner #PumpkinWeek

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  3. Wendy Klik says:

    Love this one pot stew like dish
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  6. This is the meal I will be making soon- I love how easy it is and healthy too- pinning to my personal dinner-tonight board!!
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