Friday, October 24, 2014

Foodie Friday - Lazy Sunday Casserole

I swear I have shared this recipe on here before, but I can't for the life of me find it. And if I can't find it, how will you be able to find it? So I decided that I would just share it again. Plus, it's so good that it deserves another shout out.

Enter the Lazy Sunday Casserole. <---- Click for link

Best.meal.ever. Seriously.

The flavours are to die for and you just want to eat it all immediately. Which we most definitely did last night. It wasn't a full recipe though, so I'm trying not to feel to guilty for devouring it in one sitting.

The recipe actually calls for a bell pepper that I usually put in because it adds a burst of colour as well as a nice sweetness to the meal. But I froze all my ripe peppers yesterday morning, forgetting that this recipe called for them. Oops!

Once the veggies are cut up and spread in the pan, you pour the liquid and spices over the top of them all.

Oh I also don't put the fennel. Mostly because I don't know what it is. Anyone want to enlighten me?

Once you finish adding the liquid, cover the whole pan up with tin foil and put in the oven until veggies are fork tender. While that's cooking, lightly brown your sausage and then cut up into smaller chunks. My sausages are big, so I cut them into thirds.

After the veggies have cooked for the 45 minutes, add the sausages and balsamic vinegar to them and return to oven uncovered for another 30 minutes. I'm being pretty vague with my instructions because I'm just expecting you to click on the recipe link above and follow that one closely.

Her pictures of everything look way better too. I don't really care though, because mine still tasted awesome. Even if it didn't have any peppers.

So basically, this is the best meal ever. I'm salivating just looking at the pictures and remembering how good it tasted last night. We might just make it again for our company on Sunday. It is called Lazy Sunday Casserole after all.

Anyone make anything good this week? I'm always open to ideas and suggestions.


Foodie Friday Mini Series, Take 2

Week 1: Banana Bread
Week 2: Butternut Squash Soup & Flat Bread 
Week 3: Nutty Chocolate Bark
Week 4: Lazy Sunday Casserole


  1. Yummy! Fennel is a veggie that tastes slightly of licorice and looks a bit like celery mated with dill and turnip! You might want to google for a more accurate description but that's my experience with it. :)

  2. Looks delicious, and looks very much like a roast veggies dish we make here, usually by baking in the oven. Anyway, fennel (or anise) is sort of like celery, but has a bulbous base which is the good part that you eat. You just cut off the tough green stems on the top, and eat the white part cut up like celery - it's like celery with a slight licorice taste (much better than celery actually). So I think anyplace you can use celery in a recipe, you can use fennel (which I call anise, which is the name my Italian in-laws give it. Try it; you might like it.

  3. Jackie - Thanks for the help with describing fennel. The licorice taste may be a turn off for me though.

    Furry Gnome - I think any sort of roast veggie dish is super good, especially this time of year. Thanks for teaching me about fennel! I may try it out sometime.

  4. That looks wonderful! I may need to add that to my list. My husband is getting picky about wanting new things, but then doesn't give me any ideas.

  5. Stasy - You should totally add it to your list. Everyone we feed it to loves it. Pretty quick and easy, so a go to for sure. Try it! And then let me know how you guys like it.