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Quick Italian Sausage Dinner


  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

A savory, delicious dinner you can whip up quick with a package of Italian sausage. A truly great weeknight dinner.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 bell peppers, cored and sliced thin (any combination of red, orange or yellow)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon of sherry or balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat until it’s just smoking. Add the sausage pieces and brown lightly on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. While the sausage is browning, place the potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and add a tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt and ground pepper (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each). Toss to coat, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high until potatoes begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes, shaking the bowl (without removing the plastic wrap) half way through to help the potatoes mix and cook evenly.
  3. Once the sausages have been removed from the skillet, drain off all but one tablespoon of the fat from the skillet. Add the bell peppers and onions and saute over medium high heat until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and garlic, and cook for about 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in the broth, and oregano, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom. (If you are using a nonstick pan there won’t be any.) Bring to a simmer. Nestle sausages and potatoes into the vegetables and cover, reducing the heat to medium low. Cook until the sausages are no longer pink in the middle and the potatoes are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the vinegar and season the entire dish with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with slices of baguette or other crusty bread to soak up the savory sauce.

  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Italian

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