Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Recipe

By Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl

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This is another one of those Italian peasant dishes that I so love. It's a family recipe which means there really is no recipe. But I took notes while making it tonight. Just three main ingredients so you really can't go wrong. Enjoy.


1 1/2 - 2 lb
italian sausage out of the casing...i use sweet
medium potatoes
medium onions, sliced
1 Tbsp
flat leaf parsley, fresh and chopped (or you can use dry...but then be sure to use less)
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
black pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp
basil, dried

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown sausage in a very large fry pan breaking it up with a wooden spoon. When it is no longer pink, remove the sausage to a large oven proof casserole dish. Leave the oil from the sausage in the pan.
While the sausage is frying, cut the potatoes into quarters length-wise and then slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place the cut up potatoes into the fry pan and cook on medium/high heat (you can add a tablespoon of oil if necessary). Keep an eye on the potatoes and toss them every few minutes so they don't burn. You just want them to be golden brown.
When the potatoes are half way cooked (maybe about 10 minutes), add the sliced onion and season with the salt, pepper and basil. Mix occassionally and cook until the onion is translucent.
Place the potatoes/onions in the casserole with the sausage and mix.
Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle with a little more fresh parsley and serve.
NOTE: You can have this as a Main Course with a salad and Italian bread or as a side dish. You can also add peas before placing in the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #sausage

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Monique Arnow Monique0a
Dec 31, 2014
Actually made a version of this tonight. My daughter got Italian Sausage because she wanted my spaghetti sauce but neglected to get tomato sauce etc so I did a quick search here for the sausage with ingredients I had on hand and decided to try your recipe. Followed it exactly till the end..LOL! I had doubled it because we had 7 people to feed but it still didn't look like enough so I added egg the last few minutes of frying up the potatoes and onions and then added a few cubes of cheddar cheese to the mixture right as I was putting it in the over. It was WONDERFUL! Wish we had put more cheese in it but we really loved it and will be doing it again:D
Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl
Oct 28, 2013
Hi Amanda - Sorry it took so long for me to respond. I'm not on as much as I used to be. You sure can skip the oven part. Just make sure your sausage and potatoes are cooked through. Enjoy.
Amanda Baker mandamama
Oct 16, 2013
I'm making this tonight. How important is the oven time? Could you just add the sausage back in to the skillet and skip the oven?
Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl
Apr 9, 2013
Hi Lisette - Thanks so much for the comment. Glad you enjoyed. It's a staple in my house. xoxo
lisette rivera lissy12
Apr 3, 2013
My family enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing this recipe=)