|A plate of Quick Italian Sausage Dinner. Look at that color!|
I love the intense color and flavor of this recipe. You’ll love that it’s done in less that 30 minutes. It’s a win win combination for any weeknight meal.
|No these are not beats. They are purple potatoes :0)|
One of the perks of living in Idaho is that we can enjoy an amazing diversity of potatoes.Yes, those really are purple potatoes! Were you as surprised to see purple potatoes as I was? I was very skeptical at first, until I cut into one. I was shocked as deep purple juice dripped onto my cutting board and even more delighted when I opened the potato to reveal an intensely colored flesh. Let me be the first to say they taste great, just like any other potato. I was told to avoid making them into mashed potatoes (the color was unappealing because adding milk, butter, etc. just makes them look grey). Once I knew what to avoid, I decided exactly which dish I would prepare them in. Quick Italian Sausage Dinner!
Quick Italian Sausage Dinner is one of our new favorite weeknight meals.
It’s a savory meat and potatoes dish that is very
quick and easy to prepare. I choose one red bell pepper and an orange or yellow one for a mix of bright colors. The recipe calls for red potatoes, but I wanted to try the purple ones we brought home from the farmer’s market. This recipe makes a lot of delicious sauce too, and I love dipping a thick slice of crusty bread in to sop it up from my dish.
When preparing this recipe, I personally prefer to remove the sausage casings before I cut the meat into chunks. I just take my knife and gently run it down the full length of each sausage and pull it off. If you don’t have an extra minute to do this that’s totally fine. The casing shrinks a bit when cooked and makes the sausages have a bit of an hour glass shape :0)
This is definitely a recipe in which you should prepare all ingredients (chopping, measuring out etc.) before you begin cooking! It goes very fast; but that’s the point right? And of course if you don’t happen to find purple potatoes at your local supermarket, red potatoes will do just fine :0)
Equipment needed: 12-inch frying or saute pan with a well fitting lid, and a microwave safe mixing bowl.
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