Uncle Al's Sausage and Peppers Casserole

Before starting this recipe, make sure everything is ready-to-go because the cooking moves really fast. By the way, the hot cherry peppers[ are only suggested and NOT for the weak at heart!]

Total Time:
1 hr 1 min
15 min
46 min

8 servings

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh turkey sausage (about 8 links), cut in 1/2
  • 1 medium red onion, quartered and separated
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1- inch-wide strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch-wide strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1- inch-wide strips
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and halved
  • 1 (14-ounce) can no-sugar-added diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves, plus some for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms
  • 4 marinated hot cherry peppers, optional
  • Shaved Parmesan, for garnish
  • Equipment: oval gratin dish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. (Don't fully cook the sausage, as it will be finished in the oven.) Drain the fat from the skillet.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the mushrooms, cherry peppers, and Parmesan and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 3 minutes.

Combine the sausage, vegetable mixture, mushrooms, and cherry peppers in the gratin dish. Bake uncovered until well browned, about 40 minutes. Serve garnished with basil leaves and Parmesan.

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Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds yummy as is, but with a picky, not low carb husband I made a few changes! I used extra peppers and onions, none of the other veggies and pork sausage instead of turkey. I used crushed tomatoes in addition to the diced, poured the mixture over partially cooked farfalle and topped with fresh mozzarella for a one dish dinner. I've cooked it several times to rave reviews! Easy comfort food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Will make again. I found pepper and onion Sausage at my local Sweetbay and it worked out perfectly. I omitted the green beans and used chopped jalapeno, fresh tomato and herbs from my garden. LOVED IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We enjoyed this dish. It would be easy to substitute other ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so yummy!!! quick and easy instead of turkey sausage I used ground turkey turned out great my husband and I both enjoyed will def. be making this again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was FANTASTIC and guilt free...no carbs, sugars, and additional fat (butter etc). Very tasty and easy to make. This will definitely be a staple in my recipe book. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good and the low carbs made it even more satisfying knowing it wasn't hurting my diet. I've enjoyed most of George's recipies that I've tried. I also liked being able to spice it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a yum-fest this was! Was looking for a sausage and pepper dish I could use a Hillshire smoked sausage with. Don't care for green bell pepper, so used red, yellow and orange. Served this over egg noodles, and finished with a bit of olive oil. It looked and tasted wonderful! Was so hungry, forgot about the cheese. That'll be good tomorrow on it I'm sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness! This recipe was beyond delicious. It's not only tasty but with all the colors of the peppers and tomatoes, it was appealing to the eye as well. I will definitely be making this one again and again. Even my 4-year-old son liked it. I thought I would have to bribe him a little just to get him to taste it, but nope. He said "this looks yummy." I also used Mild Italian sausage and Sweet Italian sausage as other reviews had suggested, and I used Italian diced tomatoes and added an extra can because I wanted mine a little juicier. I will be making Texas Toast for the side to soak up all the delicious juices. Yumm yumm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this dish all the time, been cooking it since it first aired on the Food Network! It's one of my favorites!!! I eliminate the cherry peppers and I substitute the turkey sausage with mild and hot italian sausage, but I boil the sausage first then slice about 1/2 inch circles and toss in skillet to crisp before I put in the oven. I usually use red, yellow and orange peppers and eliminate the green pepper out of convenience. My husband loves it and we add penne when we serve it for company. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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