Zia Maria

Zia Maria

  • Prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Serving: 6

Zia Maria is a savory blend of Italian sausage, potatoes and bell pepper.  A great addition to a buffet table.


  • 2 pounds mild or hot Italian sausage
  • 8 peppers, red and green, cut in 1 inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 medium red potatoes, slice 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Pierce sausage casing in several places. Cook in large skillet until browned on all sides. Slice in 3/4 inch slices. Set aside.
  2. In same skillet, cook peppers until soft, about 8 minutes. Season with oregano, basil, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in another skillet. Add potatoes and onions; cover and cook gently until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes. Mix sausage, peppers and potato mixture well. Transfer to a casserole dish. Serve with cheese.


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