Inspiration: I’m very much in need of some simple, one pot weeknight suppers. Every week, I plan all of these ambitious suppers because I’m always excited about trying new recipes or making old favorites. And inevitably, every week I end up with a couple of nights when I just can’t spend too much time in the kitchen. It usually happens after we’ve been to happy hour at one of our pubs for a few hours, but that’s neither here nor there, is it? :) Regardless, I truly need to have some simple/non-processed/low carb recipes up my sleeve for these occasions! Any suggestions or favorites?
What we Loved: Aside from the simplicty of the cooking method for this dish, I love the simplicity of the flavors, too. The spicy Italian chicken sausage and oregano combine with the sweet bell peppers and Vidalia onions for a nice balance of simple but strong flavors. The peppers and onions have an inherent sweetness that is really pronounced after being sauteed in butter, and we both enjoyed the contrast of that flavor with the classic fennel flavor that is present in Italian sausage. I guess there’s a reason that this is a classic dish!
Helpful Hints: Don’t stir everything around too much as you cook. Letting the sausage and vegetables sit in the pan for a few minutes at a time will help a nice brown crust to form. Also, I’d recommend using a lot of onions! I just love that slightly caramelized flavor and didn’t think that we had nearly enough.
Simple Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers
Source: Inspired by Dine and Dish
4 Italian chicken sausage links, cut into 3/4 inch pieces (I removing the casing before cutting)
2 bell peppers, any color, stemmed/seeded and roughly chopped
2 thick slices onion, cut into quarters (This is what I used, but I recommend using more!)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and black pepper
1-2 tablespoons butter
1. Heat the butter in a saute pan. Add the sausage, peppers, onion, and garlic, stirring to combine. Season well with oregano, salt, and pepper.
2. Saute until the vegetables are softened and the sausage has browned, stirring only occasionally.