Italian Sausage Bake

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Raise your hand if you need a break from preparing elaborate meals and washing dishes. My hand is definitely raised! If you’re in search of an easy weeknight meal, try this Italian Sausage Bake recipe. It’s delicious, made with little prep or clean up and is versatile.

How versatile is it? Let’s explore the options. Both our Sweet and Spicy Italian Sausages work in this recipe however this week you might want to try our Sweet Italian since its on sale at most cooperating retailers. When it comes to the vegetables, be creative! Onion, peppers, fennel, potatoes, eggplant—all are great options. Serve it over creamy polenta, fried polenta cakes, or pasta. It’s also great served on a slice of ciabatta bread with mozzarella cheese melted over the top. The possibilities are endless!


  • 1 lb. Firsthand Foods Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 large fennel bulb – halved, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper – seeded, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, sliced
  • 6 large garlic cloves – sliced in half
  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Cut each sausage into three pieces (approximately 2 inches long). Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Arrange the fennel, peppers, garlic, and rosemary around the pan. Drizzle the olive oil over all of the ingredients. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until sausages are firm and thoroughly cooked.
  5. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the sausages and vegetables. Serve with creamy polenta.