Keto Sausage and Peppers...and Broccoli!

One of my absolute favorite things is sausage and peppers. I mean really, does it get more delicious than that? Needless to say, cutting down on carbs hasn't lessened my love for the combo. Now, I eat it sans bread or pasta, which actually allows me to get into the flavors more. Today, I share one of my favorite ways to enjoy sausage and peppers.

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage, either in bulk or in links
  • 2 crowns of broccoli
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Chop peppers into slices and broccoli crowns into florets. Finely chop garlic and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss peppers and broccoli with olive oil so they are evenly coated. Start off with 1 tbsp, and add more as necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread broccoli and peppers in an even layer on baking sheet and roast for 20 mins until slightly charred around edges. 
  5. While vegetables are cooking, brown your sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat. This should take 7-10 minutes. How you cook your sausage depends on your preference: if you prefer a more traditional sausage and peppers, feel free to use sausage links and slice your sausage after browning. I usually use bulk sausage and cook as I would ground beef. When finished, drain grease and put cooked sausage in the mixing bowl you previously used for your vegetables. Add chopped garlic to this bowl.
  6. When vegetables are done, remove from oven and add to mixing bowl. Turn oven down to 350.
  7. In addition to garlic, sausage, and veggies, add Italian seasoning and half the cheese. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  8. Put mixture in a greased baking pan or casserole dish and spread so top is even. Top with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  10. Enjoy!