(Editor’s Note: Like I mentioned yesterday, this is a re-post.)
This simple and delicious recipe is a re-working of the recipe that that my mother-in-law gave me when Michael and I were married. It is so good, and so simple to make.
Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes
(Not the greatest picture, I know, but it gives you the idea of what it looks like.)
Approx. 2 lbs Italian sausage, cut into medium sized pieces
2 green bell peppers, sliced (I often substitute red or orange bell peppers for added color/taste.)
2 onions, sliced
3-4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
2-3 granny-smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in chunks (optional)
garlic powder, oregano and basil to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss the sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle to taste with the seasonings. Bake for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally so sausage browns on all sides.
If desired, toss in the cut-up apples 20-30 minutes prior to the end of the cooking time. (The apples add a bit of sweetness to the dish, so I almost always add them.) ***You want the apples to be heated through and soft, but have some texture, so don’t put them in too early or they will disintegrate. (Trust me, I learned this the hard way!)
My family loves this recipe! With some crusty bread and/or salad, you have a complete and filling meal. My son devours this whenever I make and, as a matter of fact, will request it if I don’t make it for a while!
(P.S. Because there are only three of us, I usually cut the recipe in half, unless I want leftovers. The picture shows the halved recipe.)
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