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Semi-Homemade Italian Sausages & Peppers
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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 16
Total comfort food that couldn't be easier!!! Whip it together in 5 minutes and simmer for 45 minutes. Italian restaurants usually serve this on a bun/roll, but we prefer it as is (without bun and low carb). Make sure you cook a little extra. . .cut up your sausage, mix back in the sauce, place the sauce overtop pasta noodles, cover with cheese and bake. . .what wonderful leftovers! This freezes very well if you are a good think-ahead kind of cook.
1 lb italian sausage (will probably be 4 nice sized links)
2 cups cheese-flavored spaghetti sauce
1 small yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into strips
1 small green bell pepper, cored and cut into strips
1/2 cup sweet onion, cut into strips like the pepper (optional)
1 (15 ounce) can italian-style diced tomatoes (drained)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
1. In a large skillet, mix together spaghetti sauce, peppers, onions (if you are using them) and drained tomatoes.
2. Set your sausage links in the sauce.
3. Cover and simmer on med-low for 45 minutes.
4. If sauce is thick enough for you, move on to the next step. Otherwise, if you prefer a thicker sauce, remove the sausages and thicken your marinara sauce by adding 1 tsp of cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water to your sauce, turn up to med-high heat and bring to a boil, return it to a simmer for 5 more minutes and it should be plenty thick.
5. To serve, place one sausage on your plate, cover with 1/2 cup of sauce and sprinkle with the cheeses to your liking (cheese will melt immediately). Note that you can serve these in buns/rolls if you like!