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When it comes to preparing sausages, many kinds of cooking techniques result in a juicy, flavorful result. But cooking sausages in the oven saves you the trouble of constant turning, and keeps your stovetop clean from splattered grease.
Fresh ground sausage requires thorough cooking, until all the pink is gone, to avoid trichinosis. Lightly cured sausages, such as hot dogs or bratwurst, are precooked and need a shorter baking time.
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Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Adjust the temperature to 425 degrees if your oven doesn’t reach a true 400 degrees.
Step 2: Prep Your Sausages
Place sausages in a roasting pan. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil over the sausages to ensure a brown crust.
Step 3: Bake Your Sausages
Bake the sausages for 15 to 20 minutes. Thick sausages may take up to an hour to cook. If you do use thick sausages, turn them once or twice over the course of the hour to ensure they cook through and brown up on all sides.
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Step 4: Test Your Sausages
Pierce the sausages with the tip of a knife or the tines of a fork to test for doneness after 15 minutes. Look for clear juices or cut into one sausage to make sure it is thoroughly cooked with no pinkness remaining.
Step 1: Saute Onions and Peppers
Step 2: Add Seasonings
Add salt, pepper, tomato sauce and two tablespoons of water. Let the mixture cook for an additional five minutes.
Step 3: Finish and Serve
Place the vegetables in a large serving dish and top with the sausages. Sprinkle parsley over the top.