Spicy Sausage & Peppers Casserole

This is one of my husband and son’s favourite dinners.  A jumble if you will, of all of their favourites… hot sausage, peppers, onions, cheese… what more could they ask for?

It is a very easy to prepare dinner that you can make in the morning and keep covered in the fridge until you are ready to bake it. And if you don’t like spicy, you can use regular Italian sausages and omit the Cajun pepper seasoning at the end.

Sandie


Here is my step by step for making this and below are the ingredients except for the Cajun pepper seasoning, I forgot to include it in my pictures!  Oops!

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The first thing to do is to slice the sausages.  I make sure to slice them while they are still partially frozen, it makes slicing easier and you can slice them evenly (although it sure doesn’t look like that in the picture!)

Now you will chop up the peppers and onion.  As with most recipes, they can be as fine or as large as you want them to be.

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Next step is to chop up the potatoes into bite size pieces.

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This is the big, I am lazy trick!  Toss everything you just chopped into a large freezer bag, seal the bag and shake it all up in the bag until it is pretty much all mixed up.

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Pour the olive oil, grated parmesan, grated cheddar, garlic, dried basil and onion powder into the bag, seal the bag and again, shake it all up until it is all mixed and the spices and grated parmesan are evenly distributed over all the veggies and sausage slices.

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Dump the entire contents of the baggie into your prepared pan and yes, I am lazy and used an aluminum pan for this.  (Isn’t that a nice, colourful looking meal?)

Bake at 375 degrees for about 1 hour – 75 minutes until the veggies are brown and crispy looking and sausages are nicely browned, pulling it out of the oven half way through to mix it and let the ingredients underneath brown too.

Sprinkle the top with the remaining grated cheddar and Cajun seasoning and return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes until it is melted and bubbly.

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I served it with garlic bread made from the Oatmeal Molasses bread I used in Me Vs. Yeast – Part #2


Spicy Sausage & Peppers Casserole

Preparation Time: 2 hours     Serves: 4 – 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Spicy Italian Sausages
  • 1 Red Hot Pepper
  • 1 Orange or Green Pepper
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 4 – 6 Medium Potatoes
  • 2 Tsp. Garlic Powder or fresh garlic
  • 1 Tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheese (I like the Jalapeno Cheddar but plain is fine)
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Cheese
  • 1 Tsp. or more Cajun Seasoning

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. Slice the sausages.
  3. Chop the peppers and onion.
  4. Chop potatoes into bite size pieces.
  5. Toss everything you just chopped into a large freezer bag.
  6. Seal the bag and shake it all up, in the bag until evenly mixed.
  7. Pour the olive oil, grated parmesan, grated cheddar, garlic, dried basil and onion powder into the bag, seal the bag and again, shake it all up until it is all mixed and the spices and grated parmesan are evenly distributed over all the veggies and sausage slices.
  8. Dump the entire contents of the baggie into your prepared pan.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for about 1 hour – 75 minutes until the veggies are brown and crispy looking and sausages are nicely browned, pulling it out of the oven half way through to mix it and let the ingredients underneath brown too.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheddar and Cajun seasoning on top evenly and return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes until it is melted and bubbly.
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