Sausage and Peppers

IMG_0870I probably should have posted this a couple weeks ago with the weather we were having but it still works now. Here is another good recipe for teens to start out with. It’s a simple, hearty meal that is great for cold days.

DSCF09414 small to medium potatoes
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. paprika
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb/500 g mild Italian sausage
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 onion
mushrooms – 1 cup fresh or 1 can sliced (optional)

Cut potatoes into thin wedges. Toss with olive oil, oregano and paprika. Put a single layer in a large casserole dish or 9×13 glass baking dish. Bake at 375F for 30 minutes.

Cut sausage into bite size pieces and fry at low to medium heat. Cut onions and peppers (and mushrooms) into thin slices or small pieces and add to frying pan. Cook till sausage is no longer pink.

Pour sausage and pepper mixture over potatoes and bake for another 25 minutes. Serves 4.

This recipe is easily halved. If you buy a 1 lb package of sausage, freeze half immediately. After cutting up the peppers, freeze half of each. The texture is fine when they are thawed and fried.