Italian Sausage and Peppers

Italian Sausage and Peppers is a classic Italian-American dish that features sweet or hot Italian sausages cooked with bell peppers, onions, and sometimes tomatoes. Here’s a description of this flavorful and comforting dish:

Italian sausages, known for their robust flavor and seasoning, are the star of this dish. They can be either sweet or hot, depending on your preference, and are typically made from pork, although variations with turkey or chicken sausage are also common. The sausages are often pre-seasoned with a blend of spices such as fennel, garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes, which gives them their distinctive taste.

Bell peppers, usually green, red, or yellow, add color, sweetness, and texture to the dish. They’re sliced into strips and sautéed along with onions until they’re tender and slightly caramelized. The combination of peppers and onions creates a flavorful base for the dish, complementing the savory sausage perfectly.

Sometimes, diced tomatoes are also added to the mix, providing acidity and depth of flavor to the dish. They’re typically cooked down until they form a thick sauce that coats the sausages and peppers.

Italian Sausage and Peppers is a versatile dish that can be served in various ways. It’s often served as a sandwich, with the sausages and peppers piled onto a crusty Italian roll or baguette. Alternatively, it can be served over pasta, polenta, or rice for a heartier meal. Some variations even include melting cheese over the top for added richness and flavor.

This dish is popular at outdoor gatherings, picnics, and family dinners, as it’s easy to make in large batches and can be served buffet-style. It’s a comforting and satisfying dish that’s sure to please a crowd with its bold flavors and hearty ingredients.


Italian Sausage and Peppers😋

  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 package Johnsonville Naturals Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Add vegetable oil to a large pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add sausages and cook until browned on all sides. Remove sausage from pan and set aside (Note: You do not need to cook it through at this point.)
Add onion and peppers to grease left in pan and cook over medium heat until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Slice sausage into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces.
Return sausage to pan along with all other ingredients.
Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until sausage is cooked through and sauce is thickened.
Serve on hoagie rolls if disered

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