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Easy Italian Sausage

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“This is a variation of Cousin Frank's Family Heirloom Polish Sausage that I came up with when my daughter saw an article about tree-trimming parties in BH & G and insisted we had to have one. (Don't ask ME why a four-year-old was looking at BH & G!) It's been a family favorite ever since. My husband really liked it with pasta, but when the kids were all here, I had to hide some in order to have any leftovers.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sausage in a pan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer until no longer pink inside.
  3. While the sausage is cooking, seed the peppers and cut into one-inch chunks.
  4. Open the tomato sauce and stir in garlic and seasoning.
  5. (If you are using pizza or pasta sauce or a flavored tomato sauce, omit the garlic and seasoning.) Add the peppers to the sausage for a few minutes, just long enough to soften them.
  6. Drain.
  7. Remove casing from sausages and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Place sausage and peppers in oven-proof dish and pour sauce over.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven about 30 minutes.
  10. If desired, sprinkle with mozzarella and return to oven until cheese is melted.
  11. Can be serves as an appetizer.
  12. Or over pasta.

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