An Italian classic in my family.  In the fall/winter I make this at least twice a month.  In the summer, I use sausage patties and cook everything on the grill instead of the oven.

Oven Roasted Sausage and Peppers


1 package (or 1lb) hot or sweet Italian pork sausage links
1 large onion, sliced
2 bell peppers, sliced (any color)
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
½ cup red wine
Olive oil
Few pinches of dried basil or about a handful of chopped fresh
Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


Preheat oven 400 degrees.  Put sausage, peppers, onions, potatoes, and garlic into a large baking dish.  Then add a few drizzles of olive oil and mix together.  Next add the wine, salt/pepper, basil, and red pepper flakes and combine.  Cover with foil and bake for about an hour.  Then remove foil, turn oven up to 450 and continue baking uncovered for about 15-20 minutes until browned.

Serve with a side salad or this super easy grape tomato salad.  Combine a pint of grape tomatoes (halved), about a tablespoon of grated onion (chop off a small hunk of onion and grate with microplane over bowl) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, salt/pepper.  I make this a few hours ahead of time so the tomatoes have time to marinate in the dressing.