Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lazy Sunday Casserole

What do you think of when you think about Sunday dinners? For me Sunday dinners take me back to  my son's high school days where sports, the school newspaper, friends and studies often brought him home past dinner time.  Sunday's however were our night to always have a sit down dinner and watch X Files!! I don't remember many of the meals I made but this hearty casserole would have been a perfect dinner! This is real comfort food!! Don't miss a drop of the delicious sauce, serve with a crusty loaf of bread.

Lazy Sunday Casserole Recipe Courtesy of Let's Dish
 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

Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all of the chopped vegetables in a large roasting pan. Whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, basil, oregano and fennel seeds. Pour over the vegetables and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Pour chicken broth over vegetables. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are just tender. Meanwhile, brown sausages in a large skillet over medium heat. They do not need to be cooked all the way through, just browned. Remove from skillet and slice into thirds. Remove foil from vegetables and add sausages to pan. Pour in balsamic vinegar and give everything a good stir. Return the pan to the oven, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, or until everything is browned as the sausages are cooked through.

I am linking this to On the Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday.


  1. This is a great recipe to make when you want a laid back dinner. I love all the great flavors in this casserole!!!!
    Thanks for sharing it ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  2. Sounds like a nice hearty meal! Love roasted veggies:@)

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  4. Sunday dinners always create a special connection in me-I try but am not always successful in enjoying Sunday Supper with friends and family.

    Roasting veggies is one of my favorite ways to enjoy my veggies.

    Thanks for sharing with us.


  5. This sounds like such a flavorful meal with lots of veggies and wonderful herbs!!

  6. yum! i love lazy sundays:) thanks for sharing!

  7. Sausages and roasted veggies...yum! I roasted sweet potatoes today and they really hit the spot. Thanks Julie...happy June!

  8. Oh my this is my kind of dinner!

  9. The lazy part definitely got my attention and then I saw Italian sausage as an ingredient and was hooked!

  10. I know this will be a hit with my husband; Italian Sausage with anything he find good; this really looks wonderful. I saw something very similar in Jacques Pepin's Fast food.

  11. My family used to watch the X files together also! It was my father's favorite show. Great sunday dinner!

  12. Love the colors of the casserole ... it must've been really yum!

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  13. I love Sunday dinners. It was always the one day where we all sat down together. Your casserole looks delicious and perfect for Sunday dinner!

  14. I love it! I'm gonna give it a try this week :)

  15. Awesome idea!!! Can't wait to try this!

  16. My family never had big Sunday dinners. I think my mom just didn't have time after church, but I love the idea of it. This sounds wonderful, but I love anything that invokes sausage.

  17. I miss those high school days! Busy, but so much fun. Now we have grandsons to fill that void :) Also busy and so much fun.

    What a delicious casserole. I'd love to try it when the weather cools down a bit.

  18. I miss those high school days! Busy, but so much fun. Now we have grandsons to fill that void :) Also busy and so much fun.

    What a delicious casserole. I'd love to try it when the weather cools down a bit.


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