Roasted Italian Sausages with Tomatoes and White Beans
However, a 12” or 14” cast iron skillet would also work well for this recipe. If using a larger skillet, check for doneness after 20 minutes and adjust the final cook time accordingly.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
2 T. extra virgin olive
4 large Italian sausages (approximately 1 lb.)
½ medium red onion, sliced into wedges
5-6 large garlic cloves, whole and unpeeled
2 c. cherry or grape tomatoes
1 T. Italian seasoning
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 15-oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
2 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. fresh basil, thinly sliced
Place the top oven rack in the center position
and pre-heat the oven to 400ºF. Place a large cast-iron skillet inside to warm
up while the oven pre-heats.
Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven
and add the olive oil. Gently swirl the oil around the bottom of the skillet until
coated. Arrange the sausages, red onion, garlic cloves, and tomatoes in the
skillet. Season with Italian seasoning and a generous amount of salt and black
pepper, to taste.
Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 20-25
Remove from oven and add the white beans and red
wine vinegar to the skillet and gently stir to combine. Be sure to flip the
sausages so the bottom has a chance to brown evenly.
Return to the oven and cook for another 10-15
minutes or until the sausages are nicely browned.
Remove the skillet from the oven and remove the
whole garlic cloves. Squeeze the roasted garlic into the skillet and top with
the fresh basil. Stir to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!