Sausages and Peppers Over Mashed Potatoes


Italian sausages and peppers are a treat under most circumstances. They are often served on a crusty bun. Having them as part of a cookout, outside on a summer day, with grease dribbling down your chin is a fun part of the season.

The weather wasn’t great last night, so we planned to eat indoors. Frank suggested that we have the sausages and peppers with mashed potatoes. I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first, but one taste made me a convert. We will definitely have this again!

Basic Method:
Amounts depend on number of people served.

  1. Grill sweet Italian sausages until fully cooked.
  2. Slice onions and red and/or green bell peppers and saute them in olive oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Add some minced garlic when they are close to caramelized.
  3. Add some chopped tomatoes. I used a few canned whole tomatoes and chopped them. Add some of the juice as well. Season with salt and pepper and cook down for a short while. Add shredded fresh basil.
  4. Add the cooked sausages to the mixture and simmer to combine the flavors.
  5. At this point, you can cut the sausages into chunks or leave them whole.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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