This super easy sausage and peppers recipe is sooo good: sautéed bell peppers and onions with hunks of juicy sausage. Extra flavor from Italian seasoning and garlic. Serve with steamed rice for a perfect meal!

sausage and peppers in gray skillet with striped linen

Have you ever been so accustomed to making a specific thing that it just becomes second nature? And maybe you even think it’s nothing special, just a routine habit that you’ve done for years. That was me, so I thought, when I casually shared on my Instagram stories that I was making sausage and peppers one night.

Long story very short, I have never seen so many dm’s in my inbox, ha! People were asking me how I cooked it, where they could find my recipe…so on and so forth. I’ve been cooking sausage and peppers for so long and it never really occurred to me to make it a “blog worthy” recipe. It’s literally so easy and I didn’t think it would be so popular. However, what comes easily to some may not for others, right? So yeah, let’s begin!

sausage and peppers on top of white rice on white skillet

There are so many sausage and peppers recipes floating around the web but this is my take on this Italian favorite. I love the ease + simplicity of it all. Additionally, I love the minimal prep work and how it all comes together in ONE PAN! Plus very few ingredients and no fuss makes it a great weeknight staple. Trust me, I make this recipe at least 2-3x a month in my house. It’s a recipe that everyone is happy to have in rotation.

Easy Sausage and Peppers Ingredients

(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)

  • Bell Peppers
  • Onion
  • Sausages
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper

How To Make This Sausage and Peppers Recipe

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter/olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Then sauté bell peppers and onions together until soft, tender, and slightly caramelized.
  3. Add in sausage rounds and continue cooking until golden brown in color.
  4. Lastly, add in minced garlic and seasonings.

What Kind Of Sausage To Use

Literally any kind of sausage that you prefer! Use smoked sausage, Italian sausage, kielbasa sausage, andouille sausage, and even chorizo sausage! They all work perfectly in this recipe. Just make sure it’s the pre-cooked kind of sausage that you just heat up and not fresh sausage. Most grocery stores will sell commonly found pre-cooked sausage from brands like Hillshire Farm, Johnsonville, and Aidells.

Ways To Serve Up Sausage and Peppers

I almost always serve mine with steamed white rice and it never gets old! This recipe just goes so well with rice to make a complete meal. However, other ways to enjoy this recipe include:

  • Hoagie Rolls: make it a sandwich situation + serve up on a nice soft and toasted hoagie!
  • Broccoli: vegetables work great for a low carb option.
  • Pasta: add it to your favorite kind of pasta or egg noodles.
  • Side Salad: another great healthier side option!
  • Creamy Risotto: make it super fancy and make some risotto.
  • Garlic Bread: these sausage and peppers would be amazing with garlic bread!
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And that’s that on that, y’all! I hope you love this easy sausage and peppers recipe ☺️

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sausage and peppers in gray skillet with striped linen

Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 46 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Italian American

Description

This super easy sausage and peppers recipe is sooo good: sautéed bell peppers and onions with hunks of juicy sausage. Extra flavor from Italian seasoning and garlic.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 large white onion, sliced into half-moons
  • 1213 ounce sausage links, cut into rounds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teapsoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • Optional: steamed white rice, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté bell peppers and onions together until soft and lightly caramelized, about 10-12 minutes. 
  2. Add in sausage rounds, stir together along with peppers/onions, and continue cooking until sausage achieves a golden brown color, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Next, add in minced garlic and sprinkle in seasonings. Stir together again and let cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve hot alongside steamed rice, if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Sausage and peppers will keep for 3-4 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Keywords: easy, one pan, sausage, peppers