Sweet Italian Sausage over Bell Peppers

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (12 oz.) Sweet Italian turkey sausages
  • 2 + 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and Sweet Italian turkey sausages. Cook covered for 7-10 minutes and turn every 2 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Transfer to a holding plate to let turkey rest and keep warm.
  2. Keeping the skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, basil, add garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes, and chili flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Add either the whole turkey sausages or the turkey sausage sliced into 1 inch pieces back to the skillet. Gently stir to combine. Cook until sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve in bowls or as a sandwich. Gobble up and enjoy!