It’s been a no make-up, hair in pony tail, sporting the yoga pants kind of day. These days are some of my favorite days. Far from lazy, but not chaotic. Just very chill.

Chill days require comfort food. It’s an absolute must. Usually when you think of comfort food you opt for something high in calories. Just the way it is. It doesn’t have to be that way though. I came across a recipe on Kayotic Kitchen for something called a Lazy Sunday Casserole. It’s packed with veggies and sausages roasted in a balsamic sauce. I whipped up the casserole for tonight’s dinner and my goodness it was sooooo good. I’m not even kidding. It’ll be a go to from here on out!

3 or 4 sausages (I used honey garlic italian sausages) 
5 or 6 white potatoes
20-25 baby carrots
1 fennel bulb/anise
2 sweet onions or 1 large onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 red bell pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 and 1/2 tsp italian seasonings
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper (to taste)

Preheat the over to 450F.

Peel the potatoes and cut into 4s.
Cut the stalks and base off of the fennel bulb/anise. Cut the fennel bulb into wedges.
Remove skin from the onion(s) and wedge.
Cut the red bell pepper into slices.
Chop the garlic cloves into bite size pieces.
Layer the vegetables in the casserole dish.

In a mixing bowl combine the chicken broth, italian seasoning and oil. Pour the witches brew over the vegetables. Sprinkle salt and black pepper generously over the vegetables. Cover with foil and place in oven for 45 minutes.

While the vegetables are roasting lightly brown the sausages on stove top. You do not need to cook them through. Cut each sausage in half.

At 45 minutes check on the vegetables. It you can put a fork through vegetables with ease, remove foil. Place sausages on vegetables. Pour balsamic vinegar over the meat and veg. Place back in oven uncovered for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes remove dish from oven rotate sausages and spoon some of the brew at bottom of dish over everything. Place back in the oven for 15 more minutes.

Remove, let stand. Enjoy!

Happy Eating!

8 Comments on Lazy Day Casserole

  1. andra
    March 6, 2012 at 2:56 am (6 years ago)

    Mmm, sounds yummy and easy (my 2 requirements for a meal). Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Just Us Girls
    March 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh that looks so good, love your recipes!

  3. Katrina Brady
    March 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh I love one dish meals! This looks like a fantastic sunday, cold day dinner. Thanks for sharing

  4. Alyssa
    March 7, 2012 at 2:37 am (6 years ago)

    Why do I check out recipes when I am hungry! WoW that looks so yummy AND easy! Thank you for sharing, I’m going to bookmark! 🙂

  5. Sam
    October 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved this! Used my Le Cruesset and it was so pretty and tasty and easy; thank you. Did not have fennel and used fennel seed; cannot wait to try with the bulb.


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