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Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake

Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake

One-Pan Wonder: Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake

This recipe is a weeknight dream – a simple and flavorful dish packed with protein and veggies, all baked in one pan for minimal cleanup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package sliced Eckrich skinless smoked sausage (about 12 ounces)
  • 8 Yukon gold potatoes, quartered (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Get your oven nice and hot by preheating it to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Prep the Pan: Arrange the sliced smoked sausage, quartered Yukon gold potatoes, and diced peppers in a single layer in a baking dish. Scatter the cubed butter evenly over the top.

  3. Season and Drizzle: Drizzle the ingredients with olive oil and sprinkle them generously with the dried oregano, basil, and black pepper.

  4. Bake to Perfection: Pop the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, covered. The potatoes should be tender and cooked through, and the sausage nicely browned.

  5. Bon Appétit!: Enjoy this delicious and easy bake as is, or take inspiration from the author's tips for variations!

Tips and Variations:

The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility. Here are some ideas to customize your bake:

  • Veggie Extravaganza: Love more veggies? Throw in chopped carrots, zucchini, or broccoli for added color, flavor, and nutrients.
  • Cheese Heaven: For a cheesy twist, sprinkle your bake with shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese before the final few minutes of baking.
  • Ham it Up: Not a sausage fan? Substitute the smoked sausage with diced ham for a different twist.

No matter how you choose to prepare it, this smoked sausage and potato bake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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