sausage with peppers

ever watch the create channel on local television? it’s actually pretty good… we happened to watch a particularly good episode last night after an all day of eating. the host, lidia, who i considered my dear italian friend by the end of the show made salsiccia con peperoni (sausage with peppers). needless to say the recipe was fresh in my memory this morning. very simple. very good. took all of 5 minutes to prep + cooking time.

adapted from lidia’s italy.

makes 2-4 servings

  • 4 italian sausages, (chicken if you want the meal to be healthier)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups crimini mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 2 yellow peppers, sliced thickly
  • 2 red peppers, sliced thickly

preheat oven to 400. heat olive oil in medium sized pan. cook sausages, turning occasionally, until they have browned. add in garlic cloves and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. remove from heat.

add onions to the pan, and cook for 4-6 minutes. add mushrooms and peppers and cook an additional 5-8 minutes. transfer mixture to a large baking dish. place sausages on top of vegetables and bake for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are soft and sausages are fully cooked.


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