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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Microwave: Smoked Sausage Casserole



We're expecting frost this weekend so I'm tasked with a final gleaning of bounty for storage or putting by. Until that's done, suppers will be simple and designed to free the stove for canning kettles and associated paraphernalia. I found this recipe, years ago, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and it's perfect for the needs of the day. It's so simple and delicious that it should, also, be shared with others. This is Eastern European fare come to Oregon via Pennsylvania. My husband loves smoked sausage so this dish was a natural for us. If your family loves hearty, well-flavored food you'll want to give this cold weather casserole a try. The baked apples, topped with caramel sauce, were just a tempting afterthought. They, too, were prepared in the microwave. "Nuff said"!

SMOKED SAUSAGE CASSEROLE

Ingredients:
1 red pepper, cut into 1-inch dice
1 yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch dice
1 green pepper, cut into 1-inch dice
1 large onion, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup heavy cream, half-and-half or whole milk
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley or basil

Directions:
1) Combine peppers, onion, garlic, potatoes, sausage, oil and spices in a large microwavable casserole with a lid. Mix well.
2) Cover. Cook on high power for 20 minutes, stirring ingredients every 5 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through. Stir in cream. Cover and cook another 2 minutes. Spoon into 4 soup bowls. Garnish with parsley and serve. Yield: 4 servings.

7 comments:

Martha said...

Mary --

I'm not much on microwave cooking but this recipe looks really good.

Martha

Prudy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I love to use my micro whenever possible.

Lisa said...

So yummy and easy!

1215656559s20768 said...

I never cook in my microwave except maybe bacon or heationg something up. I will have to try this.

biz319 said...

Oh, that looks so good!

Mary said...

biz319, it really is a good recipe. I hope you'll try it.

Foley said...

Was checking out your butterscotch pudding post and clicked on this to check it out..how did you do the photo montage??? If you have time email me. Thanks!

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