This simple, hearty, baked Italian Sausage Potato Casserole, with sausage, potatoes, red and green peppers, onions, and Italian spices is delicious!This simple, hearty, baked Italian Sausage Potato Casserole, with sausage, potatoes, red and green peppers, onions, and Italian spices is delicious!
If you’re looking for an easy to prepare, yet hearty and flavorful main dish to make for those you love, this Italian Sausage Potato Casserole might be just for YOU!

The Italian sausage potato casserole is very simple to prepare (3 easy steps!), and features the flavors of Italian sausage, green and red bell peppers, onions, and Italian seasonings. I stumbled upon it online recently, thought it sounded promising, and made it for my husband and I.

The recipe as written (below in printable recipe card) serves 4. Note: My photos only reflect half of the total amount (I cut recipe in half since we were the only two to eat it!).

How To Make This Italian Sausage Potato Casserole

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. While it is pre-heating, cook the Italian sausage pieces in 2 teaspoons olive oil, on medium heat, until cooked through (and no longer pink).

Italian sausage pieces brown in olive oil in a skillet.

Browned Italian sausage slices, cooking in skillet.

Once fully cooked, drain the sausage on paper towel to absorb the grease, and then place them in a baking dish.

The browned sausage is placed into a baking dish, to begin the casserole.

Cook The Potatoes In The Same Skillet

Drain grease from skillet, then wipe pan with paper towel (do not wash).  Heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in skillet, add potato slices, and cook until they are a light golden brown, and almost tender.

You will need to turn the potatoes as they cook to ensure they brown lightly on both sides.  Once potatoes are finished cooking, place them on top of the Italian sausage in the baking dish.

Sliced red potatoes are cooked in olive oil in skillet.

Cooked red potato slices are placed on top of Italian sausage in baking dish.

Cook the Vegetables In The Same Skillet

Using the same skillet, cook the red pepper, green pepper, and onion slices until they have softened (a few minutes).

Onion slices and red and green peppers are cooked in skillet.

Chopped bell peppers and sliced onions are cooked until golden brown.

Assemble The Italian Sausage Potato Casserole

Add the cooked veggies on top of the potatoes in the baking dish. Pour chicken stock over the veggies, potatoes and sausage.

Peppers, onions, and chicken stock are poured over the Italian sausage potato casserole.

Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir the casserole ingredients gently to combine.

Bake The Italian Sausage Potato Casserole

Cover the Italian sausage potato casserole dish with aluminum foil. Bake the casserole at 400 degrees, for 25 minutes.

Italian Sausage Potato Casserole, after it is baked for 25 minutes.

When done baking, remove foil, and dish the casserole up while it’s hot! That’s it! This “meat and potatoes” casserole tastes great with a side salad and/or a piece of garlic bread.

The casserole is very hot, and is now ready to serve.

Chunks of potato and Italian sausage feature prominently in this casserole.

I hope you have the opportunity to make this delicious, simple Italian sausage potato casserole for those you love. Spending time together enjoying a meal is a gift!  Have a blessed day!

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Recipe Source: www.barbbrinker.blogspot.com/2011/01/sausage-potato-casserole.html

Italian Sausage & Potato Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This simple, hearty, baked Italian Sausage Casserole, with sausage, potatoes, red and green peppers, and Italian spices is delicious!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Italian sausage potato casserole
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 659 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (sweet OR hot), cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium red potatoes , unpeeled (cut in half lengthwise, then into 1/2 inch slices (half moons)
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeded, then roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , seeded, then roughly chopped
  • 1 large brown onion , sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Heat 2 Teaspoons olive oil on medium heat in a LARGE skillet. Add Italian sausage chunks; cook, stirring occasionally until sausages are cooked through and no longer pink (about 6-8 minutes). Remove sausage to a paper towel to absorb grease, then place in 9x13 baking dish. Drain grease from skillet (but do not wash-just wipe it down with a paper towel before cooking potatoes).
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil back into skillet. Turn heat to medium. Add potato slices. Cook potatoes until light golden brown (they will be "almost tender"). You will need to turn the potatoes occasionally as they cook to make sure both sides cook well. When done, remove the potatoes from skillet and place them on top of the sausage in the baking dish.
  4. In same skillet, cook the red and green peppers, and sliced onion until they soften up and lightly brown (about 3-5 minutes). When done, remove vegetables and place them on top of potatoes in baking dish.
  5. Pour the chicken stock over the sausage/potato/vegetables in baking dish, then sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine ingredients. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, uncover, and dish it up while hot!
Recipe Notes

Because I was only cooking for two, I cut the recipe in half. I DID, however, leave the amount of chicken stock exactly the amount as written (1/2 cup). For all other ingredients I cut the quantity in half, and casserole was cooked in a smaller baking dish.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage & Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 659 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 1495mg65%
Potassium 1442mg41%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 84.6mg103%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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