Uncle Al’s Sausage and Peppers Casserole

What do you think of when I say “sausage and peppers”?

My first thought goes to pasta. I will routinely fry up some Italian sausage pieces with some peppers and onions and then serve it with pasta and a bit of red sauce. Easy to make and yummy indeed.

The next thought is pizza. Sausage, peppers and onions on a slice of za is just perfect.

Lastly my mind goes to a sausage link on a bun with red sauce, and grilled peppers and onions.

It looks like onions are the silent partner to the other two.

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This recipe is a different take on the pair (trio). No red sauce, per se, although there are some tomatoes in it.

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The surprising ingredient here are the green beans. You’d think they don’t belong, but they work.

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To speed the process for a weeknight dinner, have two pans going at once.

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The pan gets overloaded once you add in the beans.

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Ready to bake.

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Out of the oven.

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A great combination and will now appear in my “sausage and peppers” list.

Uncle Al’s Sausage and Peppers Casserole

Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 46 min | Makes: 8 servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh turkey sausage (about 8 links), cut in 1/2
  • 1 medium red onion, quartered and separated
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1- inch-wide strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch-wide strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1- inch-wide strips
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and halved
  • 1 (14-ounce) can no-sugar-added diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves, plus some for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms
  • 4 marinated hot cherry peppers, optional
  • Shaved Parmesan, for garnish
  • Equipment: oval gratin dish


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. (Don’t fully cook the sausage, as it will be finished in the oven.) Drain the fat from the skillet.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the mushrooms, cherry peppers, and Parmesan and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 3 minutes.

Combine the sausage, vegetable mixture, mushrooms, and cherry peppers in the gratin dish. Bake uncovered until well browned, about 40 minutes. Serve garnished with basil leaves and Parmesan.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-stella/uncle-als-sausage-and-peppers-casserole-recipe/index.html

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Categories: Cheese2, Low Carb, Turkey, Vegetable2

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Uncle Al’s Sausage and Peppers Casserole”

  1. Chuck
    June 18, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Looks good! I’ll certainly have to give that one a go.


  2. June 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    looks tasty


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