Empty Cupboard Skillet Hash & Our Allergy Meal Plan

Yes, yes, I have another empty cupboard recipe for you.  Seem like a routine in our house? No, it doesn’t happen very often, but it’s good to have some options when it does.  If you missed last week’s discussion and recipe, just click on Empty Cupboard Beef Stir-Fry.

Today’s recipe for Empty Cupboard Skillet Hash is very versatile to whatever ingredients you have on hand.  I’ve included sausage (any type will do, ground or link) in the recipe, but if you don’t have that, just use beef, turkey, or chicken instead.  If you don’t have kale, use spinach.  Feel free to throw in sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.  And on and on…  It’s not a very pretty recipe, but it does the trick and still remains healthy & allergy safe.

Empty Cupboard Skillet Hash

For those meals when you think there is nothing to eat in the house. Use whatever ingredients you have and want to use up!


  • 1/2 pounds sausage
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cups onion, diced
  • 1/2 cups bell pepper, diced
  • 1 apples
  • 1 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 pounds kale
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper


1. Brown sausage in skillet (use whatever sausage you like: ground breakfast, Italian links, etc.). Remove from skillet to plate.

2. Cook potatoes, onion, bell pepper, apple, & garlic in skillet (add more oil if needed) until browning. Add washed & torn kale (or spinach) to the skillet and cover with lid to allow it to steam. Add a little water if the other vegetables are getting too brown.

3. Add sausage back to the skillet; season with cinnamon, and salt & pepper to taste.

Serve once vegetables are cooked through.

What’s one of your go-to empty cupboard dishes?


October 21-27, 2012

The meal plan is a little different this week as I am headed to my first blogging conference, Allume.  I’m leaving Thursday morning through Sunday.  I’m doing my best to have at least 1 prepared meal and plenty of leftovers for the kids, my husband, and the family who is coming in to help in my absence.  I’m a little nervous about having someone take my place because, to be honest, no one can do it quite like you, the mom, can.  I am praying that all shall be well!!

Sunday:  Round Steak, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Salad

Monday:  Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Tuesday:  Fried Cabbage with bacon, onion & garlic , Spaghetti Squash, Applesauce

Wednesday:  Dijon Tarragon Chicken , Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Thursday:  Taco Soup (made ahead to be heated in my absence)

Friday:  Harvest Party for the kids & husband with chili and snacks.

Saturday:  Refrigerator Round-up

What’s on your meal plan this week?

Shared at Monday Mania, Better Mom Mondays, Meal Plan Monday, Menu Monday.

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One Response to Empty Cupboard Skillet Hash & Our Allergy Meal Plan

  1. Just found your blog from Org Junkie and wanted to say hi! 🙂 I am also doing a Monday Menu link up as well too if you want to link up. 🙂 Have a great day! Erin


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