Scott and I have been together since 2004, but I really didn't start cooking like an adult until 2007. I tore up the internet looking for recipes, and I found this one, changed it up a little from the way I found it, and we had it several times a month. When we moved here in 2010, I completely forgot about it.
Well look who's back!
The thing that really makes this so good are the seasonings that I use. The original recipe called for a much different seasoning, and the sausage they used resembled smoked sausage.
Try it my way just once, you won't be disappointed! I am looking at YOU, Rebecca.
I completely forgot to check that I had balsamic vinegar on hand, so this casserole was missing it, but it's really divine if you add it 45 minutes in.
What I used:
1.5 lb of small red potatoes. You can peel them if you want. I 'm not gonna.
24 oz. of frozen sausage breakfast links.
3/4 a cup of chicken broth.
1 bell pepper. Red is my fav, but they were out. Load it up with your favorite ones!
I quartered a red onion. I wanted the big chunks for flavor, and I wouldn't accidentally bite into one.
1lb of baby carrots. From a bag, yo.
If you actually own real garlic, you can grate some up in here. I never have any on hand, just a jar of minced garlic, and I didn't think that would be good here. A substantial amount of garlic powder was used.
Your basic seasonings, s&p, garlic powder, onion powder, Lawry's, and the most important of all...
Preheat your oven to 450°.
Quarter and rinse your potatoes. Put them in a sprayed 9x13 baking pan. Season them well with whatever tickles your butt.
Add the sliced bell peppers, onion, and carrots.
In a small bowl, add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, half the pack of Zesty Herb seasoning, and (if you have grated garlic insert here), and garlic powder. Mix it all up and pour over the veggies.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
The sausages I put on a paper towel inside of a plastic bowl and cooked them for 5 minutes in the microwave on high. I patted them down, tried to remove all of the grease.
After 45 minutes take the veggies out, add the sausages, (I also used another quarter cup of broth, added more Zesty Herb, and a splash of EVOO and poured all over the sausage/veggies), then from the bottom up spoon all of the juices all over the meat/veggies.
If you have balsamic vinegar, drizzle it all over.
Otherwise, put everything back in the oven, all mixed together, uncovered for 30 minutes.
After 15 minutes or so, flip the sausages around.
After the timer goes off, stir it all up again, and enjoy.
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