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Skillet Italian Sausages with Peppers, Onions, and Potatoes


GREAT weeknight meal adapted from America's Test Kitchen!

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage cut into 1 inch lengths
  • 1 pound red potatoes cut into 1 inch wedges
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 bell peppers, cored and sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 teaspoon fresh
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or balsamic vinegar


Servings 4


Step 1

1. Brown Sausages: Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in 12 inch skillet over medium high heat until just soking. Brown sausages lightly on all sides, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to plate and set aside.

2. Microwave potatoes: Meanwhile toss potatoes with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teapoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with platic wrap and microwave on high until potatoes brgin to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Shake bowl without removing plastic halfway through cooking time to toss them.

3.Saute peppers and onions: Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet. Add bell peppers nd onion and return to medium high heat until peppers begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir intomato paste and garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

4. Cook Sausages: Stir in wine, water, and oregano, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom, and bring to a simmer. Nestle sausages and potatoes into the vegetables, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until sausages are no longer pink in center, about 10-12 minutes.

5. Season: Stir in vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve.


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