21 January 2009

potato and sausage bake

Not in the count because I've made it before, but this is a great winter dinner!

1 pound small potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
1 large onion sliced into thin rings
1/2 pound baby carrots
1 pound sausage - I use large link mild Italian sausage, and it's browned first.
2 tbl melted butter (or a substitute)
salt and pepper
garlic powder

1. Boil or microwave the potatoes first so they're tender but not too soft and mash-able. If you put them straight into the pan, it takes FOREVER to bake.

2. Toss the potatoes, onion, and carrots with the butter and spices until coated evenly. (I went pretty heavy handed with the thyme, and light on the salt and pepper.)

3. Put vegetables in a 9x13 pan prepped with non-stick spray or oil (or lined with foil - easier cleanup.)

4. Bake vegetables uncovered for 30 minutes at 400. Add sausage, bake for another 15-20 minutes.


stewbert said...

*raises hand* what kind of sausage do you use in this? i've made something similar with kielbasa, and hubby made one with a ... um ... *blank* something else. just wondering.

Abby said...

And here I have a load of white potatoes with nothing to do. I might try this. Thanks!

treen said...

I used just the regular ol' mild Italian sausage that I typically use in my spaghetti meat sauce. It works fine.

april b said...

Sounds yummy! We'll be trying this tomorrow.

Abby said...

Now, are these sausage links chopped up/sliced, or ground sausage browned first?

Also, I'm assuming the butter is Tbsp, not tsp?

treen said...

tbl - tablespoon. Is tbsp the correct abbreviation?

I use the large sausage links chopped/sliced, and yes, I brown the sausage first. I made that edit to the recipe.

Abby said...

Yeah, it's usually abbreviated tbsp, or rather Tbsp, or simply T. It helps avoid confusion with the tsp/t./teaspoon.

Abby said...

This turned out fantastic! The Husband LOVED it and went on and on and on about how great it turned out. Thanks for the recipe!