Sausage and pepper bake
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 53 minutes
Serves 6 to 8
This easy recipe comes from J. Merlo of Sacramento who says it's a family winner. Unlike today's other sausage, pepper and onion recipe, this one is baked in the oven.
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
4 teaspoons fresh oregano, lightly chopped
¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound sweet Italian sausages
1 pound hot Italian sausages
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine bell peppers, onions, garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper. Mix in the olive oil and pour into a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Brown sausages in a heavy large skillet over high heat, turning often, about 8 minutes. Arrange on pepper mixture.
Bake until sausages are cooked through and peppers are tender, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.
Per serving, based on 8: 240 calories; 20 grams protein; 8 grams carbohydrates; 14 grams fat (3 saturated, 5 monounsaturated, 1 polyunsaturated, 5 other); 51 milligrams cholesterol; 691 milligrams sodium; 1 gram fiber; 54 percent calories from fat.