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
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
46 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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
I was looking for something that was similar to Sausage and Peppers we had at an Italian family dinner. It is really good with a lot less olive oil! Wouldn't change a thing. The only veggies that are critical to the dish are the peppers, onions and canned tomatoes. Leave out what you don't have. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Stumbled upon this recipe and what a treasure I found! Been reading all these "low carb" comments and let me tell you I had no idea this was a healthy dish. Taste as good as the best S&P Ive ever had from grandma or any great restaurant. A definite winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simply delicious. I used sweet Italian sausages and did not use the red pepper flakes or hot cherry peppers as we cannot tolerate HOT spices. This makes quite a bit so be sure to use at least a 4 quart casserole. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated and are just as delicious. This is a winner !!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm relatively a beginner and I thought this dish was quick and easy to make. My husband loved it. We're donig low carbs, but I think this dish would be great with a side of rice or even pasta. I will definitely make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish,(without the hot peppers) and it was really tasty! Even if you don't do low-carb, you can add a few baby reds to the casserole and it will come out perfectly. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish came out awful for me! What a huge waste of money. The peppers, sausage, and green beans were not cheap, and they all went in the garbage. It wasn't even edible, I had 2 bites and gagged, kids wouldn't touch it, husband hated it. Take my advice and find something else to make for dinner. I followed the directions, so it wasn't anything I did to it, just a bad recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definately a winner!! My fiancee saw me making this dish and just knew that he wouldn't like it, due to all of the vegetables and everything, but suprise suprise! He said this is one of his favorites! I am low carb-ing so I ate this by itself, but made rice for him and my daughter. I halfed the recipe and it turned out great! I used the full amount of all of the spices though, garlic, basil, etc. We both really think the fresh basil on top was what put this dish over the top! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I definitely felt healthy after eating this casserole. I just wasn't completely sold on it. I probably wouldn't make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this all the time now because my husband and I both love it. I leave out the hot peppers and sometimes the green beans if I don't have them on hand and it's always tasty!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is really delicious and not complicated to make. I thought my husband would eat until he exploded. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use low-fat smoked sausage and all fresh veggies to make an excellent fast meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I felt the dish was very tasty and easy to make. It filled my family up and there was plenty for leftovers or as my family calls them hangarounds because if they dont hangaround long before they are eaten. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night for the first time and my husband raved about the fantastic flavors. He said that the hot peppers "made" the dish. My only caution would be to watch the cooking time if you "half" the recipe as I did. It was a little over cooked, so next time, I will adjust the oven time accordingly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't print from the screen. Cut and paste into 'word' and then you can save it also. Haven't made this yet, but looking forward to it. Very much like one I make for my husband and he just loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That word means this recipe was scrumptous and delish at the same time!!! Used a little extra garlic and topped with 6oz mozzarella while baking and WOW, my family LOVED EACH BITE!!! GEO...YOU ARE A MASTER IN THE KITCHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome flavors! My husband loved it! Great way to put together fresh veggies from a local farmers market! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is so simple and very tasty.! item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick, easy and my husband loves it item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe four times in as many months and it just tastes better each time. My wife was not a sausage person but now she will pick up the sausage and tell me to get busy. Just spicy enough and it can be adjusted to a smaller amount easily. Uncle Al? thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
do not like the advertising on recipe page, wastes ink and paper item not reviewed by moderator and published
Impressed even the wife!!! Usually doen't go for seasoned meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
eating low carb can be a real challenge to find something everyone will like that doesn't taste low carb. This recipe by far surpassed all expectations. Everyone LOVED it and it tasted GREAT! Also It made enough for 2 meals. Thanks for this, it's a real gift! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband asked me to make this when he saw George fixing it on TV. I used turkey Italian sausage and it was terrific. We will be having this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband & I really enjoyed this recipe. While watching its preparation on TV, we knew we would really like it! The prep time is a little extensive (because I made sure everything was ready to go) but I am sure to make it again (& again). I made a tomato/mozzarella/basil/XVOO salad & whole artichokes as sides & we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. My husband REALLY loved this entree. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is my all-time George Stella favorite! It is even better the next day for lunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
MY HUSBAND IS A HARD SELL BUT HE LOVED THIS DISH...GREAT HOME-STYLE RECIPE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for my coworkers who are not on low carb and they loved it so much! I had never had turkey sausage before so I was wonderfully surprised at how good it was. I highly reccomend this recipe. The only drawback was that it made so much I had to split it into 2 dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was a little greasy and heavy tasting from the sausage, but the fresh ingredients did help to balance it out. The only thing different I'd do next time is throw in more veggies, not just onions and peppers, to lighten it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not change and thing and the family loved it. Thanks for an wondefully tasty alternative! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not on a low carb diet....could have just sliced open the Italian bread with this dish but I didn't need it...I really enjoyed making sausage and peppers this way. The only thing different I did was that I added fresh thyme to the veggies when they were frying up. A keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this last night and the wife and I loved it. Will use this again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievably good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A good hearty dish with lots of flavor. Be sure to follow his suggestion to have everything ready when you start to cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare and as delicious as can be! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe last night. It was a terrific one dish meal. All you really need is a low carb desert and/or a salad and you'll be happy as a clam. I used fresh chicken sausage...couldn't find turkey sausage....and doubled the garlic and oregano. The sausage can be a little bland but the vegetables and spices enhanced it perfectly. Definitely a keeper recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It looked delicious on tv and tasted even better when I made it at home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a delicious meal! It makes a large quantity so we actually got dinner and a few lunches from it. It will be a favorite in our house from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe sounded so good when I watched it on the show. The only problem I had with it was I don't like turkey. So I used hot Italian sausages, which had 1 carb per serving. It is delicous! I also used 14 oz. of my own canned tomatoes. Outstanding flavor and just another way to make this life style change so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After watching the show I decided to give it a try. The recipe is very straight forward and simple to perpare. I decided to finish it off in a slow cooker instead of the oven. The results were excellent. Even my skinny wife who is not watching her carbs loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to make and very pleasing. It only took a few mins. to prepare and the flavor lasted for a long time. Not only did I enjoy it but my famiy as well. It really hit the mark. Yea for Uncle Al. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very flavorful and really hit the spot for this low carb lady! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand how your family did not like this...unless they are not vegetable eaters (or you did do something wrong). item not reviewed by moderator and published