Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sausage & Peppers

Ok trying to incorporate more vegetables in my diet.... forever not just this New Years thing :)  LOL.... They had colorful peppers on sale at the grocery store which I ususally buy for things like fajitas, stuffed peppers, pasta salad etc.  I bought 8 peppers they were orange, yellow & red.  I brought them home and my son goes what are you doing with all of those?  I was like hmm not sure yet but I will find something.  I hate waste and I love to be creative and find uses for food related things (maybe I should be more creative in other areas of my life and dig out all of that "scrapbooking" stuff that I just had to have and NEVER ever use....) I think it would make my husband happy to see that stuff not being "wasted"... LOL anyway back to those peppers....
I was thinking about summer time (with all of this cold, snowy weather here in Michigan who wouldn't),which got me to thinking about my son's upcoming open house and what are we serving, as well as summer fairs, our cabin in Gladwin...lots of things.... then I thought fair food...yummm who doesn't love fair food.... Funnel cakes, french fries, sausage & peppers.... ding...wait a minute... I have all those peppers in the fridge, why don't I make sausage & peppers like at the fair.... So here's how this recipe came about.... enjoy
Use whatever peppers you like, colored ones, or green it doesn't matter... It is still delicious.... Also, you can use whatever kind of sausage that you like, I like the raw kind that has to be cooked in the oven but you can substitute the cooked kind, (just don't forget to reduce the time cooking)... can use turkey sausage , hot or sweet types of sausages whatever YOU like....enjoy

Sausage & Peppers

5 pack of raw Sweet Italian Sausage (can use regular or turkey)
4 peppers (can use colored or green) washed, seeded and thinly sliced
1-2 large onions, peeled cut in half, and cut in thin half moon slices
olive oil
salt & pepper

Hot dog buns for serving
condiments  ( I use mustard & ketchup)
Peppercini (yellow hot peppers)

In 350 degree oven place Sausages on baking sheet drizzle with olive oil and place into oven. After sausages are in oven for about 5 minutes, in large skillet over medium high heat place a couple of tbls. olive oil add peppers and onions and salt & pepper to taste. Stir to coat with olive oil and cook until tender but slight crisp. Cover pan when done After about 15-20 minutes check the sausages and cook until golden and done... I usually turn mine half way thru.  Serve sausages on hot dog buns, with a big spoonful of the peppers and onions, and condiments of your choice.  I usually serve these with peppercini on the side as well. 

** I have also skipped the oven step and put the raw sausages (I usually slice them crossways) in the pan with the raw peppers and onions and have cooked them together that way as well, and serve them on buns... Just make sure that the sausage is done.... enjoy


  1. Sounds yummmmy.....I love fair food, and what a good idea to introduce it during the winter. Warms me right up...

  2. Thanks.... sounded good and something different...

  3. That sound very delicious! Awesome combo!