Do you ever dream of a recipe? I find that I often dream about food.
I just so happened to dream up this recipe for Italian Sausage Bake. Since most of the time you only remember about 1% of an actual dream, this is what I would like to think the dream was about.
I dreamed I was in the kitchen and craving Italian food. I wanted a hearty meal for a Sunday supper and I wanted to use up quite a bit of produce I had on hand. I also wanted to give my husband the evening off from doing dishes, so I knew I needed to make this a one-pot meal.
Get where I'm going with this dream? A hearty one-pot meal fit for any weekend supper. To be honest, my Spicy Italian Sausage bake doesn't have to be reserved for a weekend supper. It can be cooked on a week night. That's when I made this dish: after a busy day at the office. We may or may not have eaten dinner around 9 that night (but let me just tell you it was well worth the slow-roasting wait).
The baked sausages taste just as good as my Grilled Italian Sausage with Grilled Sweet Peppers. Oh, and did I mention that the flavors develop even more if you happen to use leftovers. Both the first and second time I made this recipe it was just my husband and I dining on this baked gem.
Each time we ate more than our share in servings, leaving us with a small amount of leftovers for work the next day. Whether you are entertaining or just want a simple meal, my spicy Italian sausage bake is sure to please any crowd!
(NOTE: For a similar meal, check out this Paleo sausage and cauliflower rice recipe!)