We love Italian Sausage in this house, sweet being my favorite variety. I wanted to try something new tonight, and we really enjoy sausage and peppers, so I put together several of my favorite ingredients to create dinner. Leeks and garlic for flavor, mushrooms mixed into the sausage for flavor and added vegetable benefits, and potatoes and sweet peppers for body. Topped with a good garlic flavored cheese and this was a delicious and hearty casserole!
You can use your favorite Italian sausage brand, my favorite is Johnsonville. We use their Italian sausage, their bratwurst is the best, and I’ve recently tried their Chorizo as well. Just a really good brand, and they are made right here in southeast Wisconsin. Woot!
I developed this recipe using my freshly roasted tomatoes, but canned tomatoes will work beautifully as well. A little chicken broth and some olive oil really add to the flavors and make this a great comfort food. Serve with a loaf of crusty Italian bread and everyone will leave the table satisfied!
Remove the casings from the sausage and mix it with the minced mushrooms.
Chop and slice everything, cook components.
Mix it up, put it in a casserole and bake, then remove, top with cheese and bake again. Yum!