[Fat Tuesday] Pantry Raid Quinoa with Garlic Chicken Sausage and Mozzarella

I was thinking about what to eat the other night when I realized that my freezer was full, my pantry was stocked and yet, I couldn’t think of a single thing to make. So I improvised this tasty little dinner, and it wasn’t bad at all, if I do say so myself.  And Colin kept opening up his trap, insisting “Mouth?” for me to shovel in large bites, so I guess he liked it well enough. It’s even better the next day.

I was using what I had on hand, but if you are looking to add a vegetable beyond the tomatoes, then I would say add some spinach. That would be yummy.

If you are trying to thin out your pantry and freezer, this is a good way to start: Quinoa with Garlic Chicken Sausage and Mozzarella.


1 Cup Quinoa

2 links of Roast Garlic Chicken Sausage

1 can diced tomatoes

1/4 cup of Ciliegne mozzarella balls

*Balsamic Glaze optional (but darn tasty)


In a heated pan, sautee cut sausage links. Cook Quinoa according to package, cutting out 1/2 liquid and substituting diced tomatoes with juices.

Once cooked, combine sausage, quinoa and add mozzarella to top. Garnish with balsamic glaze. Salt and pepper to taste.


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