Spicy Italian sauté


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Spicy Italian sauté

Spicy Italian saute recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Only a few fresh ingredients needed: sausage, onion, tomatoes, red pepper and basil. Serve with a nice bottle of red and enjoy!


  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 500 g spicy Italian sausages, cut into 1/2 in. diagonal slices

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced into wedges

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves

  • slices of focaccia bread


  • HEAT a large frying pan over medium. Add oil, then sausages. Stir often, until sausages turn dark golden, about 5 min. Move sausages to side of the pan, then add onion. Cook until onion starts to soften, about 3 min.

  • POUR in wine and cook until wine is absorbed, 2 to 3 min. Add tomatoes and red pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes and peppers are soft, 8 to 10 more min. Stir in basil and season with pepper. Serve on warm focaccia slices.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 294, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fat 20g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 789mg.

Wine Pairings

Spicy Italian sauté

Pair it with: A complex blend of reds. A stylish blend of shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, Clancy's delivers lashings of ripe forest berries, rich mocha and spicy oak. All in all, a great pairing for this sausage and veggie dish. Our pick: Peter Lehmann Clancy's Red Barossa, Australia, $18.