Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
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.
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 (1 ounce) can tomato sauce (plain or flavored) or 1 can pizza sauce or 1 can pasta sauce
- 2 green peppers
- garlic salt
- italian seasoning
- shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
- Put sausage in a pan and cover with cold water.
- Bring to a boil and simmer until no longer pink inside.
- While the sausage is cooking, seed the peppers and cut into one-inch chunks.
- Open the tomato sauce and stir in garlic and seasoning.
- (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.
- Remove casing from sausages and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Place sausage and peppers in oven-proof dish and pour sauce over.
- Bake in 350 degree oven about 30 minutes.
- If desired, sprinkle with mozzarella and return to oven until cheese is melted.
- Can be serves as an appetizer.
- Or over pasta.
It was kind of odd that this recipe didn't have specific measurements for its ingredients, but I thought I'd give it a try. I did not know of 1 ounce cans of tomato sauce, so I used an 8 oz can and just used my judgment with the garlic salt and Italian seasoning. I also added pizza and pasta seasoning to the sauce. Despite all of that, there really wasn't much of a rich flavor to the dish like I was looking for. It still was good and I used it on top of pasta that I did up with garlic, olive oil, spices, and cheese.