Casseroles/ Meat Dishes

Oven Baked Thin Sweet Sausages, Red Peppers, and Potato Casserole

Oven Baked Sweet Thin Sausages , by 2sistersrecipes.com

Oven Baked Thin Sweet Italian Sausages, Red Peppers and Potato Casserole.  Sweet Italian sausages tossed with potatoes, red peppers, onions and garlic, all baked at the same time makes a fabulous dinner with an array of flavors in every bite, your mouth will jump for joy!  This quick casserole dish allows no fuss, and allows me time to do something else.

Sometimes I just can’t decide what to make for dinner.  Having no clue – nothing – nada – comes to mind.  But then I started questioning myself, what could I make that doesn’t require a crock pot or the stove-top but just the oven?  The weather has been chilly for the past few days, so I didn’t mind putting something in the oven for dinner.

Yesterday, as I was walking through the aisle at the meat market, I came across thin Italian sausages and bingo!  I haven’t made mom’s classic sausages and peppers in a while.  As a kid, this was my favorite dish, and now it’s my family’s favorite.

Italian sweet sausages filled with basil and cheese are big on flavor and goes perfectly with potatoes, red peppers, garlic, onions, and extra virgin olive oil.  Oh my…. it makes a Delicious Dish!  You can pair this dish with a simple green salad to round out the meal.

It was a perfect dinner!

You can buy any package of thin Italian sweet sausages, either at your local butcher shop or supermarket. They come in variety of flavors. My family prefers basil and cheese filled sausages.

It’s definitely easier if you bake or roast sausages together with the vegetables. But I prefer to bake them separately, so I can remove the excess grease and fat from the sausages. Then I mix them together in a serving platter or casserole dish just before serving. It was a huge hit and relatively easy! And, my family was happy!

Try this recipe!

 

 Oven Baked Thin Sweet Sausages, Red Peppers, and Potato Casserole
  • 2 pounds of Thin Sweet Italian Sausages ( basil and cheese filled)
  • 5 all-purpose potatoes – peeled, chopped
  • 4 red bell peppers – chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves – chopped
  • 1 large onion – peeled, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cooking olive oil spray

Spray a large non-stick roasting pan with cooking oil.  Place all the vegetables together and scatter all seasonings on top.

Drizzle generously extra virgin olive oil over the vegetables.

Preheat oven at 400 degrees.

Spray a second but smaller roasting pan with cooking oil. Place sausage links into roasting pan. Using a fork,  randomly prick the sausages. Bake links on top rack of oven and place the vegetables on the bottom rack.

Bake for 20 minutes or so, until golden brown.  Remove the pan with sausages from oven, and cut links into 2 to 3 inches. Turn them over to brown the other side. Place them back into the oven and continue to bake for another 20 minutes.

Shake both roasting pans every 10 minutes to rotate the vegetables and the sausages.

Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes in total, or until they golden and brown.

Remove from oven and transfer to a serving deep dish or platter mixing both sausages and vegetables together.  And, serve.

Serves 5 to 6

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Anna and Liz

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9 Comments

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    March 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    This would leave my husband screaming for more!

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    Tricia
    September 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Looks pretty terrific to me! I'll have to look for those sausages. Yum!

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    annaliz
    April 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Tricia you can probably find these sausages in most Italian pork stores. But if you don't have one near by, there is a brand called Premio Sausages that are Italian style and sold in most supermarkets.

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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I'm so glad you posted this recipe again. I 've made it a few times and it always turns out amazing. Thanks again!

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    michaelswoodcraft
    September 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    oh wow, looks so delicious, I love Italian sausages 🙂

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    Joanne
    September 25, 2014 at 3:27 am

    We always called these skinny sausages growing up. Love the meal you made with them!

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      annaliz
      September 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      That's so funny! We did too!
      Have a great weekend!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    October 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    This makes me want to run out and find those sausages! What a mouth-watering meal.

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      annaliz
      October 23, 2015 at 3:56 am

      Sue you can also make this using the larger sausage links too, just know that you will need more time to cook them. Or slice them in half and they will cook in the same amount of time.
      Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

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