Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Italian Street Food Made Healthy!

This is classic Italian street vendor food. The only difference is that when you purchase it, the quality will never be the same as when you make it yourself. This homemade version uses turkey sausage and is baked instead of fried. You can eat it in a big Italian roll as a sandwich or just as is, either way, I think you'll be satisfied!

Healthy Oven Fried Sausage, Onions and Potatoes

1 package of turkey sausage
1 large onion or 3-4 shallots (which is what I used), sliced
3-4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch cubes
Cooking oil spray
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray with cooking oil. Place turkey sausage on baking sheet and spray with cooking oil. Bake for 20 minutes until brown on all sides, turning every 5 minutes.
Let the sausage cool and slice each into about 4-5 pieces. Set aside.

Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees. Place the sliced onions and potatoes on the baking sheet and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss together to coat everything evenly. Bake for around 20-25 minutes, stirring half way through until golden brown. Remove from the oven. Add the sliced sausage to the potatoes and onions, toss and bake for another 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and toss to evenly coat the entire mixture. Serve as is or in a hollowed out Italian loaf or roll. Serves 4-6


The Cookbook Junkie said...

I love the combination of sausage and potatoes. I've really been craving sausage. I bought some all white meat chicken sausages (with tomato, basil and mozzarella) at Costco and we're having them next week. I can't wait.

Heather said...

This looks great!! I will have to try!