Sausage & Roasted Vegetable Casserole

 
I've been a piffling melancholy (do people fifty-fifty usage that give-and-take anymore?) for the yesteryear duo of days.  I accept together with thence enjoyed having the iii kids abode for the yesteryear duo of weeks during their wintertime pause together with I together with thence dread sending them dorsum to schoolhouse on Monday.  I wishing I could simply lounge roughly amongst those guys together with snuggle them every day.  But, such is life.  We've been trying to mash inward a bunch of last-minute fun things during these in conclusion days of their break.  I took them swimming at an indoor pool on Friday and later on a halt off at a birthday political party early on yesterday afternoon at our local bowling alley, nosotros nestled inward yesteryear the burn downward for a relaxing even out at home.

This delectable recipe was made.  Hot fudge sundaes were eaten.  We read books.  They tinkered amongst Legos.  We played a few board games. 

It was pure bliss.

I was inspired to brand this recipe from the beautiful Kay over at Kayotic Kitchen.  She calls her version Lazy Sunday Casserole.  I together with thence appreciate together with adore roasted, caramelized veggies of whatever kind.  So, I was drawn to this dish.  However, since I didn't larn inward on a Dominicus together with to amend bring (and capture) the essence of the dish, I decided upon a dissimilar name.  Whatever yous want to telephone telephone it, it's darn tasty together with a perfect recipe to brand on these chilly wintertime days.


Ingredients:
 
3 - v sausages (beef, pork or chicken - whatever variety)
1 pound potatoes
1/2 bell pepper (or several mini sweetness peppers)
two onions
1 fennel bulb
3 - 4 carrots
two garlic cloves
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs (or a combination of like herbs)
Pinch of carmine pepper flakes
1 loving cup chicken stock or broth
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Scallions or fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Directions:
 
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Remove base, stalks together with inwardness of fennel.  Cut into wedges.
 
Peel potatoes. Cut into 4 wedges. Peel onions. Cut into 4 wedges. Seed peppers together with cutting into wedges or slices. (Mini peppers tin live left whole later on stems together with seeds are removed.) Peel carrots. Cut into large chunks. Add all of the veggies into a large roasting pan or casserole dish.
 
In a medium bowl, grate two peeled garlic cloves. Add inward the herbs, carmine pepper flakes, olive fossil oil together with chicken stock/broth.
 
Pour mixture over veggies.
 
Toss/stir to coat veggies thoroughly.
 
Season veggies liberally amongst tabular array salt together with pepper.
 
Cover dish tightly amongst foil. Roast inward oven for 45 minutes or until veggies are fork-tender.
 
In the meantime, scope sausages inward a skillet inward their casings simply until casings are browned - no require to scope all of the agency through.
 
Cut sausages inward half. When veggies are tender (after close 45 minutes), identify the sausages inward the roasting pan amongst the veggies.
 
Drizzle on the balsamic vinegar.
 
Bake uncovered for fifteen minutes. Flip sausages over. Ladle some of the pan juices over the veggies together with sausages. If at that spot aren't a lot of pan-drippings at this time, drizzle on a piffling to a greater extent than olive fossil oil together with chicken stock/broth.
 
Continue roasting uncovered for some other fifteen - 25 minutes or until veggies accept larn caramelized roughly the edges together with sausages are cooked through. Garnish amongst chopped scallions or parsley, if desired.

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