Comfort food. A term familiar to most of us which conjures up whatever our own favorite comfort foods are. Mom's spaghetti sauce the day she makes it. Potatoes au gratin on Easter Sunday. Butternut squash risotto on a cool fall evening. Air-popped popcorn with butter and truffle salt. New England Clam Chowder on a cold day in Menemsha. For me - there are so many. My current favorite is this one-pan sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes.
Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes Are a One-Pan Necessity in Life
We all have busy lives and need a few culinary tricks up our sleeves. A dinner-in-a-pinch recipe that will please everyone and take little time and few ingredients. This is that dish. Everyone should know how to whip up a delicious dinner in less than an hour.
I've always found Italian sausage to be very budget friendly. And most of us at least have onions and potatoes on hand in the pantry. If you read my blog regularly, you know I'm a certified potato fiend. Naturally, I have a stockpile of potatoes on hand at all times. They are my favorite food in the world! I know, I know - eye rolls from those tired of hearing me weirdly obsess over potatoes and a little hmmmm... from those who don't know about my love of potatoes yet.
All I'm saying is: potatoes rule. Always and forever. The combination of Italian sausage, potato, onions and peppers makes me weak in the knees.
Once you've chopped everything simply toss the veggies with olive oil and salt. Then add them to a large baking pan with the sausage. That's basically it! Follow the easy steps in my recipe card below.
Cooking With Leftovers in Mind
This one-pan sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes is a fantastic lazy man's dinner. If there is any left, depending on how many people in your household, this reheats great for lunch. You know I'm always cooking with leftovers in mind. If you work from home, you've built in an easy lunch for yourself! More time for relaxing during your lunch hour! If you're just cooking for two and have a morning commute, you can package up individual containers and grab-n-go as you run out the door for work.
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