Semi-Homemade Italian Sausages & Peppers

READY IN: 50mins
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Recipe by jenne

Total comfort food that couldn't be easier!!! Whip it together in 5 minutes and simmer for 45 minutes. Italian restaurants usually serve this on a bun/roll, but we prefer it "as is" (without bun and low carb). Make sure you cook a little extra. . .cut up your sausage, mix back in the sauce, place the sauce overtop pasta noodles, cover with cheese and bake. . .what wonderful leftovers! This freezes very well if you are a good think-ahead kind of cook.

Top Review by lazyme

Yummy! I used hot Italian sausages and red bell pepper - wish I'd had green for a prettier color presentation. I think that I should have thickened the sauce a little more but it didn't impact the flavor at all. My grandson loved these and took all leftovers home with him, lol. Thanks JanuaryBride for a simple, quick and tasty meal. Made for ZWT by a fellow Emerald City Shaker.

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Directions

  1. In a large skillet, mix together spaghetti sauce, peppers, onions (if you are using them) and drained tomatoes.
  2. Set your sausage links in the sauce.
  3. Cover and simmer on med-low for 45 minutes.
  4. If sauce is thick enough for you, move on to the next step. Otherwise, if you prefer a thicker sauce, remove the sausages and thicken your marinara sauce by adding 1 tsp of cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water to your sauce, turn up to med-high heat and bring to a boil, return it to a simmer for 5 more minutes and it should be plenty thick.
  5. To serve, place one sausage on your plate, cover with 1/2 cup of sauce and sprinkle with the cheeses to your liking (cheese will melt immediately). Note that you can serve these in buns/rolls if you like!
  6. ENJOY!

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