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Wow! This is about as Italian as it gets. This dish can be made with both the chicken and sausage or just one or the other. I used chicken thighs but chicken breasts will work just fine, and one of my photos shows chicken breasts. Your choice in tweaking little things like that.
Cut onion and green pepper in thin strips and saute in small amount of oil. Brown sausage, if desired. Combine all ingredients in large pan. Add tomato paste, water, and Italian seasonings. Simmer until thick. Serve on hoagie buns.
By Robin from Washington, IA
If you have a recipe that calls for sausage, and you don't have sausage, but do have hamburger, try this: Add 1 pkg. of Italian seasoning dressing mix. You will have it close to tasting like sausage.
By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Cut up sausage while macaroni is cooking. Turn drained macaroni into casserole dish. Add sausage, pasta sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.
Bake covered in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until the mozzarella is melted and bubbly. Serve with garlic bread and salad to round out the meal.
By Jodi from Aurora, CO
By Robin from Washington, IA
Fry sausage and drain. Put tomatoes, peppers, onions and sausage in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Mix in bowl. Slice squash. Put layer of squash in bottom of 9x13 dish.
This page contains sausage soup recipes. Adding your favorite sausage to homemade soup makes for an even heartier main dish meal.
I like Italian sausage cooked with bell peppers and onions. I had to find a healthy way to reduce cholesterol, avoid grease, and I am trying to avoid beef, therefore I use ground turkey or Morningstar Farms meatless products.
Love the Italian sausage in this recipe.
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My parents and I really enjoy sweet Italian sausage. We have very limited ways of preparing it. Normally we fry or grill them and eat them on hotdog buns or bagels. We would really appreciate any casserole dishes or other ways to prepare these sausage. We looked in a couple cook books with no success what so ever.
By Suntydt from Tazewell, TN
What I do is to add the sweet sausage to meat sauce but first I steam my sausage in a fry pan with filled water not covering the sausage and cover the pan leaving a slight opening this way. Here it steams all the fat out and it tastes better then I just add it to my sauce that has already been cooking, it gives the sauce a better flavor and the taste of the sausage with the sauce it quite yummy and you can add meatballs or a thin slice of center cut pork chop (you can just throw the chop in the sauce and it will cook fully in the sauce).
If you take the skin off the sausage or just buy the sausage meat you can also make sausage burgers which are really good too on the grill.
Here's a good recipe for Tuscan sausage soup:
A good one for a casserole:
There are oodles of assorted yummy sounding sweet sausage recipes here by top chefs:
And for kielbasa recipes you were also asking about:
A pretty quick way we always prepare it is to take the Italian sausage links and cut them into coins. Take a 1-2" deep skillet and add about a tablespoon of minced or chopped garlic and enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan and go a bit up the sides and start to heat it up (you can add a pat or two of butter for richness if you like).
Let the pan barely simmer for a little while to blend the garlic flavor into the oil but not burn. Then add sliced peppers and onions and the sausage coins and sauté them all together until veggies are crisp tender and sausage is cooked through. Pour over cooked cheese tortellini or your favorite cooked pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and a bit of crushed red pepper. Stir and add more oil if necessary and serve.
Note - you can also swap out the pasta for brown rice, lentils, barley or quinoa and/or mix up the veggies and seasonings used for something different too. We often add a handful of spinach, chard or kale to the skillet, toward the end of the cooking process, until it's wilted before pouring over the pasta.
You can try going to any sausage makers site and look at their recipes and just swap out your Italian sweet sausage for their sausage. For example you could go to Al Fresco's web site where they have chicken sausage recipes and you would just replace with your type of sausage in the recipe instead. http://www.alfr amp;group=dinner
You can remove the meat from the casings, and use it like ground beef for spaghetti, lasagne, meatloaf, meatballs, etc. I usually mix it with a little gound pork or beef, to stretch the sausage a little.
It adds a different, nice taste to these meals.
An update to my previous answer: I made this dish last night and measured out the olive oil I used in the skillet and it was 3/4 of a cup. Just wanted to put down something a little more difinitive for everyone :~)
We learned from my husband's grandmother to make Italian Sausage and spaghetti. We now love it more than meatballs. Just fry up the sausage and slice. Add the slices to your spaghetti sauce and let it simmer. It's a great change from meatballs or meat sauce. We take it notch up by using Hot Italian Sausage for a little more spice.