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Savory Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Savory Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

My sister was hosting a birthday party and asked me to bring sausage and peppers. I'd never made them before, so I altered a braised pepper recipe. Now family members request this dish often. —Jeanne Corsi, Arnold, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 4 medium green peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring, occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with turkey Italian sausage) equals 230 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 829 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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