Lazy Sunday Casserole

I knew when I spotted this recipe on Pinterest, it was going to be good.  I had no idea how good.  And the rest of the family agrees.  This has become one of our favorite dishes.  Even my picky eaters were gobbling up things they would normally never touch, like carrots and mushrooms.  The broth and vinegar, along with the spices, combine to make a wonderfully flavorful sauce.

Be sure to serve this with some crusty bread to sop up all of the delicious juices on your plate.  You can, of course, switch up the vegetables to your liking.  And don’t tell anyone, but I have made this on days other than Sunday.

Lazy Sunday Casserole

Lazy Sunday Casserole
 
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Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots
  • 1 red pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 8 ounces whole fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, cut into large chunks
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the chopped vegetables in a large roasting pan.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, basil, oregano and fennel seeds.
  4. Pour over the vegetables and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour chicken broth over vegetables. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are just tender.
  6. Meanwhile, brown sausages in a large skillet over medium heat. They do not need to be cooked all the way through, just browned.
  7. Remove from skillet and slice into thirds.
  8. Remove foil from vegetables and add sausages to pan.
  9. Pour in balsamic vinegar and give everything a good stir.
  10. Return the pan to the oven, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, or until everything is browned as the sausages are cooked through.

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Kayotic Kitchen.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Danelle… Do you know that I just repinned this recipe from you, and I said to myself, “Oh, I just got a similar recipe in my email subscrip. from Let’s Dish!” The IT HIT ME. Let’s Dish = Danelle, my pinning buddy from Pinterest!! LOL! How stupid am I?????!!! Well, I have now made the connection! ;)
    Best,
    Gloria
    P.S. This dish looks SO good!

  2. I’m going to try this this week! :)

  3. We made this too — and we LOVED it! Like you said, we knew it would be good, but we didn’t know how good :)

  4. Mmmmm…looks good. This is sure to be a favorite in our house too.

  5. I LOVE how easy this looks!

  6. OK – you sold me on it. Pinning to make soon!

  7. I just made this for dinner. I will be making it again as it was very delicious. I left out the carrots and added butternut squash and brussel sprouts.
    I think my favorite parts of the dish were the mushrooms and the sauce.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. Are you able to make this dish in the slow cooker??

  9. I haven’t tried it in a slow cooker. I think it would work, but you would probably still want to cook the sausages seperately first. And of course, you wouldn’t have that yummy roasted flavor.

  10. Hey Danelle,

    Just wanted to say, I saw this recipe elsewhere first, but when that site went down, I searched again and found yours. I’ve made this dish now twice, and I am bringing it to work today for our Halloween potluck. It’s so good! Excellent job.

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