Another one sheet meal that was healthy and delicious!
1 fennel bulb, cored and sliced into thin slices
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1/2 c. yellow onion, diced
1 T. garlic, minced
1 T. balsamic vinegar
2 t. Dijon mustard
Red pepper flakes
3/4 lb. cooked Italian sausage, cut into slices
3 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 425.
Combine the fennel, peppers, onion and garlic in a large bowl. In another small bowl, combine 4 t. olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir well. Pour this mixture into the vegetable bowl and mix well. Add the sausage and stir to combine. Lay this out on a sheet pan in a single layer.
Roast, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and roast for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes, making sure the vegetables are soft and slightly brown.
This was so easy and delicious.
12 Italian sausages, cut in half
2 large onions, sliced
2 red peppers, seeded and cut into large dice
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 lb. baby new potatoes, quartered
7 oz. white wine
2 T. olive oil
Preheat the oven to convection roast at 400. Place all the ingredients (except for the wine) in a large roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and some Italian seasonings. With your hand, mix it all up so that everything is coated with the oil and spices.
Spread the ingredients out as flat as possible in the roasting pan. Put the sausages on the top, not covered by any vegetables.
Roast for about 35 minutes until golden. Temporarily remove the sausages and mix up all the vegetables and potatoes. Return the sausages to the pan, being sure to turn them to roast the other side.
Pour in the wine and cook for another 20 minutes until browned and the sausages and potatoes are tender.
This was super tasty!
1 lb. shrimp
3/4 t. paprika
3/4 t. cumin
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 linguica link, cut into thin slices
1 pepper, sliced
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Chopped jalapenos, if desired
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
Fresh parsley for garnish
Naan bread for serving
Pat shrimp dry. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder. Make sure shrimp is well seasoned.
Heat a large pan. Add the linguica and brown both sides. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, add some olive oil. Add the peppers and sauté until cooked. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, add more olive oil. Add the shrimp and cook until almost done. Return the linguica and peppers to the pan. Add the jajapenos if using. Toss to combine and cook another 3 minutes or so.
Transfer the contents to a serving bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice and add the red onions and fresh parsley.
Serve with naan bread.
If you’ve got some already made meatballs, this is a snap! A few weeks ago, I had made some smallish meatballs with beef, ground sausage, spices, breadcrumbs, and egg. I made a double dose and froze half of them. I pulled them out for this recipe.
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
3 T. soy sauce
1 1/2 t. sesame oil
1 1/2 T. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 T. water
1 T. chopped green onions
This is so simple, but yet so tasty! It’s a perfect outdoor cooking event!
1 red pepper, sliced into thin rings
1 green pepper, sliced into thin rings
1 yellow onion, cut into rings
1 fennel bulb, sliced
Salt and pepper
Grill the sausages until done. Slice into bite size pieces.
Coat the vegetables with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Grill the vegetables. We used a grill basket for the onions and fennel so that they wouldn’t fall through the slats. When done, cut them into smaller pieces.
Mix everything together and serve.
This was good – a bit plain, but tasty enough. It’s pretty healthy, too! This would be good served over some noodles or rice as well.
1 lb. shrimp
3 Italian sausages, cut up
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 zucchini, chopped
1/4 c. chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes
Dash of seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
1 T. chopped parsley
Cook the sausage until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add some olive oil to the pan. Season the shrimp with the seafood seasoning. Cook until opaque and pink. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add more olive oil if needed. Cook the peppers and onions until soft. Season with salt & pepper. Add the sausage and zucchini and cook until the zucchini softens. Add in the garlic. Return the shrimp back to the pan. Add the chicken broth and red pepper flakes and parsley. Stir well to combine.
This was a great way for me to use up a lot of the leftover ingredients I had in my refrigerator from last week’s paella making adventure!
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
1-2 chorizo sausages, skinned and chopped
1 bunch kale, center rib removed and chopped
1/2 marinara sauce
Polenta, cooked according to package directions
Saute the chorizo and chicken breasts in some olive oil. Once browned, add the kale and the marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until everything is cooked through and the kale is softened.
Serve over polenta!
This is more of a hearty winter meal, but it still sounded good in summer! Make sure you salt your polenta water well – I didn’t and it was a bit “boring”… Also, make the polenta ahead of time so that it hardens a bit and you can cut it into slices. If it’s cold, warm it up either in a frying pan or in the microwave.
3 cups water or broth
1 cup polenta meal
4 Italian sausages – cut up into bit size pieces
2 minced garlic cloves
3 leeks, cleaned and white part finely chopped
Parmesan cheese, grated
Combine water (or broth), polenta and salt into a pot. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Cook until done, about 25 minutes.
While the polenta is cooking, put some hot water in a loaf pan.
When the polenta is done, remove the water from the loaf pan and pour in the polenta. Top with some grated Parmesan cheese. Let it sit in the loaf pan while you make the sausage.
In a frying pan, add some olive oil. Add the cut sausage, garlic and leeks. Cook until the sausages are cooked and the leeks are soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Turn the loaf pan with the polenta onto a plate so that the polenta slides out. Cut the polenta into slices and arrange them on a plate.
Top with the sausage mixture and finish with some grated Parmesan cheese.
Here’s a hearty soup that can be eaten as a light meal or as a starter. It is full of flavor from the sausage and healthy!
1/2 lb. Italian sausage (either mild or hot – your preference) – sliced thin
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 chopped red pepper
1 bunch of swiss chard – leaves chopped small
6 cups water
2 T. Better than Bouillon Chicken flavored
1 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
Salt or salt substitute
Cook the sausage in a sauce pan until they are browned on all sides. If there is an excess of fat, drain it before proceeding.
Add the onions and red pepper and sauté until they are cooked and browned.
Pour in the water, bouillon, garlic powder, and seasonings. Add the swiss chard. Cover and boil until the chard is tender.
Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.