Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins
Caught this recipe on Every Day Italian and looked so good I had to try it. It is absolutely delicious! The sauce is slightly sweet and the onions caramelize really nicely. The original recipe puts the final product into crusty Italian buns, but I prefer it with pasta. I have tried this recipe with chicken instead of sausage, but make sure the pieces are small enough that they cook evenly and stay moist. Don't worry about the time it takes - it is SO worth it!
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 2 red bell peppers, sliced
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 cup marsala wine
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and drain.
- Keeping the pan over medium heat, add peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add the oregano, basil, and garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes, and chili flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer.
- Cut the sausages into 4 to 6 pieces each, about 1-inch cubes. Add the sausage back to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
- Serve with pasta, or in Italian buns.