What does down-home mean to you? To us, it’s simple, comforting, and warm. Usually, we pair those feelings with somewhere out in the sticks, but we really think it can be felt anywhere that is home to you! So, the next time you need a little taste of home, no matter where you are, turn to the Down-Home Sausage Bake. Loaded with simple veggies and satisfying sausage, there’s nothing super elaborate about this dish, but that doesn’t make it lack character. The warm herbs and savory flavors just go together and make you feel all cozy inside. It’s the best kind of home cookin’. If you’re missing the slow and cozy ways you love the most, know this Down-Home Suasage Bake will always be there for you!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more, to taste
  • 1 pound link sausage
  • 10 baby carrots
  • 3 bell peppers, colors of your choice, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion, cut into big chunks
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup parmesan, shredded or grated, can substitute mozzarella or Italian blend

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –In a skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the oil and the sausage links and cook until they are browned all over, about 3-4 minutes per side.

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Step 4 –Transfer the sausage links from the heat to cool, then cut them into chunks.

Step 5 –Place the cooked sausage pieces, the carrots, the bell peppers, the tomatoes, and the onions in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Step 6 –In a bowl, add 1/4 cup of the oil, the garlic, the chili flakes, the oregano, the thyme, the rosemary, the basil, and the parsley, and stir to combine.

Step 7 –Drizzle 1/4 of the oil mixture over the sausage mixture.

Step 8 –Pour the chicken broth over the sausage mixture.

Step 9 –In a large bowl, add the potatoes and the remaining oil mixture and toss to combine.

Step 10 –Arrange the coated potatoes over the sausage mixture.

Step 11 –Season the potatoes with the salt and the pepper, then drizzle with the extra oil.

Step 12 –Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes.

Step 13 –Bake the sausage bake until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 45-50 minutes. Cover with foil if the top of the casserole browns too quickly.

Step 14 –Serve.