This is one of those easy peasy recipes you need around the holidays when you’re having a holiday potluck. You take these few ingredients, cut them up, toss them in a baking dish and let them roast in the oven for a long time while they meld their flavors together.
The following recipe will service 8-10
- 2 packages of Italian sausage. You can use Italian style chicken or turkey sausage.
- 3 Bell Peppers (I prefer red for color and flavor. You can use whichever you prefer). Thinly slice the peppers.
- 2 Onions, thinly sliced
- 1 Eggplant, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
- Olive Oil
- 2 T Salt
- 1 T Pepper
- ¾ Cup of tomato sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make sure you have a large enough baking dish to accommodate the ingredients.
Thinly slice the peppers and onions and cut the eggplant into small chunks. Place these ingredients into a large bowl. Pour about 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. Toss to stir in the olive oil.
Pour this in a large baking dish.
Cut the sausage into bite-size pieces. I use a kitchen knife because it makes it easier to cut through the casings without having the sausage fall out.
Take the cut-up sausages and mix it into the pepper, onions and eggplant.
Mix the tomato sauce into the mixture. Make sure that everything is mixed well.
Place, uncovered, into your oven and set the timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes stir the ingredients. Place back into the oven and cook for another 30 minutes.
Check again after that time and stir. You want the ingredients to cook and be tender. One hour should be sufficient at 375 degrees. The eggplant takes the longest so taste it to check its texture. If it is not yet soft, mix the ingredients again and put the tray back into the oven and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
This meal is great as a sandwich in a nice Italian roll (not a bad Italian roll but a nice one) or with a nice piece of Italian bread on the side. You can also serve it with a side of pasta.