With fifteen inches of snow on the ground the time was right for some fairly substantial winter comfort food. I think this sums it up pretty well. Like almost everything I cook it's fast and easy to put together. Brown the sausages, chop up some onions and peppers, cheat with a couple of bottles of pasta sauce and boil up some water for the gnocchi. It's as simple as that and packs a wonderful tasty punch. Use good quality sausages though, these were chicken but pork would be delicious.
Sausage, Peppers and Gnocchi.
6-8 sausages, chicken or pork
2 red peppers, cored and sliced
2 onions, peeled and quartered
2 bottles of your favorite pasta sauce (I used Rao's)
Salt and pepper
2 packets of store bought gnocchi
Heat the oven to 375 F
In a large saute pan brown the sausages. It's worth taking the time to do this properly, you may have to do it in batches.
Pour the tomato sauce into a baking pan, add the chopped up peppers and onions. Stir to combine.
Add the browned sausages. Cover with aluminum foil. Place the baking pan on a baking tray and place in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile boil the water and cook the gnocchi. Serve with Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.