Sausage & Peppers is a classic, Italian-American party staple. It’s affordable, easy to make, and feeds a crowd, so it’s not surprising it makes an appearance at so many gatherings of family & friends. Oh right- and it’s really good too!
The combination of sausage, peppers and onions is a winning flavor explosion! These independently simple ingredients blend together and the results are simply delicious.
Growing up in the Italian-American household that I did, I can recall my mother or aunt standing at the stove for what felt like hours pan frying each sausage. The dish was made predominately made on the stove top. Oh and what a mess it would make! The whole kitchen had a grease lick on it when they were done making “old-school” sausage & peppers. There is simply no reason to waste the time, or mess, to make them on the stove top when roasting them results in a better tasting sausage.
Roasted sausage & peppers are delicious and ridiculously easy. Of course you can keep it extra simple and use thing more than sausage, red & green bell peppers and onions, which is what I have done for years. However, I recently discovered a recipe by Ina Garten in her latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food that takes the classic version up a notch. A few twists on the original version and I had a dinner party level dish on a party food classic. It was a mega hit with my feasters!