Recipe: Italian Sausage Holiday Casserole

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Disclosure:  This post has been compensated by Johnsonville. All opinions are mine alone.

Johnsonville Naturals Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole

Are you looking for…

…a dish that you can serve at your holiday meal?

… a meal to serve on Christmas Eve?

…a dish to take to a holiday dinner at someone else’s house?

I have the perfect thing for you! This dish not only tastes absolutely delicious but it looks beautiful. Made with loads of vegetables and new Johnsonville Naturals Sausage, you can feel good about serving this Italian Sausage Holiday Casserole to your family.

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Close Up

Johnsonville is helping us make our fall favorites healthier.  Their new line of Naturals Sausage, is made with 100% all natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives. The Johnsonville Naturals line includes Brats, Italian Sausage and Breakfast Sausage varieties.  When you look for Johnsonville Naturals at the store, check the “Natural, Organic” section.

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Fall Favorite

I was inspired by a recipe for “tian” which is a French classic that takes it’s name from the casserole dish used in the recipe.  You can use any baking dish, but I prefer a round one because of the beautiful look of the colorful ingredients.

Italian Sausage Holiday Casserole


Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Package

1/2 medium onion

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil

8 peppers (red, green, orange and yellow)

2 tomatoes

2 portabella mushrooms

1 package of Johnsonville Naturals Italian Sausage

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup of Italian cheese

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Ingredients


Cook Johnsonville Naturals Italian Sausage according to package instructions.  Slice cooked sausages on the diagonal to get large-surface pieces.  Set aside.  Using a mandolin, slice vegetables into medium-thick pieces.

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Vegetables


Brown onion and garlic in olive oil.  Take dish off stove and layer in other ingredients, alternating each one around the edge of the pan, then fill in center.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Alternate

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Salt and Pepper

Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  Drain any liquid.  Sprinkle Italian cheese on top, cook under broiler to melt and brown cheese.

Holiday Italian Sausage Casserole Johnsonville Naturals Cheese



  1. 1
    Shannon Weel says:

    What a tasty sounding recipe. This is something my entire family would love. I’ll have to try it! :)

  2. 2

    Thank you for food review.

  3. 3
    Jennifer Boehme says:

    I just started eating tomatoes at 40. I wish I could eat the majority of veggies and my body handle spicy foods.

  4. 4

    Yum. This looks really tasty!

  5. 5
    Marcy Meyer says:

    This recipe sounds great and has a nice presentation too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 6

    Looks delicious! Definitely going to give it a try.

  7. 7
    alicia szemon says:

    mmm! i haven’t eaten dinner yet and this is making me sooo hungry!

  8. 8

    I love sausage (I’m Italian!), and this recipe looks yummy. I will be making this soon, thanks!
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  9. 9
    Mark Warren says:

    seems to tasty

  10. 10
    danielle hammelef says:

    I love finding new recipes to try. Thanks for the post!

  11. 11

    Delicious recipe and thanks for the tips. Can’t wait to try

  12. 12
    Mark Warren says:

    tasty! looks delicious!

  13. 13

    Looks delicious. I will try to make this fir our next Sunday family meal.

  14. 14

    This looks delicious and it won’t be long before I make this because I love the Italian sausage and peppers combo.
    It looks like a fabulous casserole to make.

  15. 15
    Shreya Sharma says:

    looks yumm..

  16. 16

    This looks so delicious, I am going to try and make this on the weekend.

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    Ronald Gagnon says:

    I was married to a lady whose family came directly from Italy..and I enjoyed cooking with my mother-in-law. Your use of Johnsonville Naturals Sausage rather than the time consuming home made sausage has made this delicious dish so much easier…thank you

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