The boys and I spent the morning touring a local dairy farm and when our PiggyToes stepped into the market, I laid eyes on the most gorgeous & freshly baked focaccia bread. YUM!
I had to serve it for dinner and decided to throw together this simple sausage dish for the main dish. While you could definitely serve this over pasta, I cooked Organic Brown Rice which was a nice change for us!
1 pound Sweet Italian Sausage
1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 tsp. Garlic, minced
1- 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 small packages Mushrooms, quartered
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. Basil or handful fresh basil, chopped
Parsley (for garnish)
Parmesan and/or Romano Cheese
In large skillet, heat EVOO and brown sausage over med-high heat.
Add garlic and onion. Saute for 3 minutes.
Add mushrooms and tomatoes. Saute for 3 minutes.
Add a little water to can of tomatoes and add to skillet if needed.
Turn heat to med-low / low and saute until everything is cooked together. Let the flavors sit and cook for as long as you can/want; the longer the better. Maybe 15 min.
Serve over brown rice (or pasta)
Garnish with parsley and freshly grated cheese.
Try this dish next time you’re in a time crunch and want a delicious meal with Italian flavors!
PS. Dessert is a no-go tonight… monkeys already had blue ice-cream at the farm ; )