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Italian Sausage Cacciatore Recipe

This is one of my husband's favorite meals. I came up with this recipe after sampling a similar dish in a restaurant. This one is just as good.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium green or sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links link (about 1/4 pound), casing removed
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2/3 cup tomato juice
  • 15 slices pepperoni, halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • Hot cooked linguine orfettuccine

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Crumble sausage into skillet; cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato juice, pepperoni, oregano, basil and pepper. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and olives. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese. Serve over pasta. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 284 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 1,138 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.