“Oh my gosh, that looks awesome. I’m not even kidding.”
That from my 11-year-old as he gazed upon this dish waiting for its turn in the oven. Destined for greatness, this was.
I’m a huge fan of Italian sausage, and use the leaner turkey version frequently in a quick stove-top sausage-n-pepper thing that the whole family adores. When my girl, Shirl, mentioned she does a similar version, but in the oven and with potatoes, I went on a search. Turns out there are a gazillion versions of “roasted sausage, potatoes, and peppers” recipes out there. Evidently it’s an Italian staple, and I’m the last to know.
I decided to go with this recipe because I adore both mustard and Parmesan. I thought they might work well with the combo of veggies and sausage.
I love it when I’m right.
What makes this so great? It smells like heaven and is packed with zing and flavor. It’s a bowlful of potatoes, veggies, and meat and is all you need to fill up. One-stop eating at it’s best! Feel free to make a salad to go along with it if want, but you could just park yourself in the La-Z-Boy while it’s cooking, enjoy the heavenly aroma, and catch up with yourself
We (and by “we” I mean me and all the boys) gobbled this up. The 13 and a half year old had seconds and thirds, while his brother groaned in satisfaction at every bite. I don’t need any better endorsement than that! Pay no attention to the dissenting 7-year-old, who thinks even sweet Italian sausage are too spicy. Clearly, she can not be trusted.
Roasted Turkey Sausage with Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions
Adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: ~45 minutes
2) In a bottom of a large mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustard, garlic, Parmesan, spices, salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, onions, and peppers and use a spatula to combine until all pieces are well-coated. Carefully fold in the sausage chunks.
3) Layer the mixture on a baking tray large enough to hold it in a single layer. (I used a cookie sheet with sides). Cook for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Potatoes will be browned and veggies will be softened.