Italian Sausage with Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions

My mom has been making this for years. I have changed it up a bit and made it more my own when I started making it myself. This is an incredibly flavorful dish, and when I have made it for guests they have always been pleased.

Italian Sausage with Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions (serves at least 6)

Italian Pork Sausage, at least 6 links (more if you like)

2 - 3 Bell Peppers, sliced into strips (I prefer yellow, red, or orange)

1 medium Yellow Onions, sliced into strips

3 cloves of Garlic, chopped

¼ tsp of Crushed Red Pepper

2 – 3 Tomatoes from a can (pureed)

2 cups of Dry White Wine

4 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp of Olive Oil

Fresh Oregano or Basil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Crusty Baguette or Italian Bread to serve

First; place the potatoes on a pot of salted water and bring to a simmer until potatoes are tender and cooked through, drain and set aside. Meantime, in a large sauté pan over medium heat add your olive oil onions and peppers and stir them well. Let them simmer until your onions seem to soften. Add your garlic and crushed red pepper and stir.

Next; pre-heat your broiler on low to medium. Add your pureed tomatoes and bring to a simmer at least 5 minutes and then add your wine.  Bring back to a simmer and let it reduce down a bit, but not too thick.

Then; place your sausage on a baking sheet on the upper rack of your oven, under your broiler. Keeping an eye on them, and rotating so that they are browned on all sides and cook all the way through. If it is nice out and you have a grill feel free to grill your sausages until browned and cooked. (Your cooking time will vary on the size of your sausage.) Also, stir your potatoes into your peppers and onions pan and heat  through. Taste and seasonwith salt and pepper as needed.

Finally; in a wide bowl or a deep platter place your potatoes, peppers, and onions mixture. On top of that place your sausages and sprinkle with the fresh oregano or basil. Serve along with crusty bread and eat while warm.

 

Note: I make a vegetarian version by broiling or grilling Vegan Italian Sausage and replacing the Pork Sausage with it. If you have not tried any Vegan Sausage I think you would be surprised to find that they are real flavorful and have a great texture.