Thanks to my misreading of this recipe title it has forever been renamed in my mind. Via pinterest I found the recipe for Lazy Sunday Casserole from Kayotic Kitchen. My sister made it before I could and told me it turned out amazing. I bumped it up on my dinner list and away we went. I knew it was going to make a large quantity, after adding a few extra potatoes. I ended up with a 10 x 15″ glass baking dish full of goodness.
I made a quick phone call to my grandma and asked if they wanted us to bring dinner to them. We ended up feeding five adults and two small children, just about licking the dish clean. My grandpa whose appetite is usually small, went back for thirds. No one besides me had eaten fennel bulb before but the only complaints came from Mr.Picky, shocking I know.
I did adapt the recipe slightly, I used Yukon gold potatoes and did not peel my potatoes. Also I think I would add a parsnip or two, sliced to the size of my carrots.
Lazy Day Casserole:
- 4 raw sausages, I used italian brats
- About 1 pound of new or Yukon gold potatoes
- 1/2 pound carrot, peel and medallion or use baby carrots
- 1-2 parsnips, peel and medallion
- 1/2-1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 pound fennel bulb, stems removed and cut into wedges
- 1 large sweet onion
- 2-4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- fresh pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 4 Tbs balsamic vinegar
Cut potatoes, fennel, and onions into wedges. Pepper into thin strips, carrots and parsnips into medallions. Place in a roasting pan.
Combine oil, herbs, broth, and garlic. Pour over vegetables and toss around a bit to coat.
Season with fresh ground pepper and salt, cover with foil tightly.
Bake at 450 degrees for 45 minutes.
While vegetables are baking, brown sausages on all side but do not cook through. Slice each sausage in half and set aside.
Remove foil from vegetables and place sausages over the vegetables, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.
Return to oven uncovered for 25-30 minutes. Serve nice and hot!