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Italian Sausage and Peppers

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Italian Sausage and Peppers


This simple and delicious Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a breeze to whip up for a family meal. It’s a classic meal that never gets old. Serve it over rice or pasta or stuff it into hoagie rolls for a filling dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Flavorful chunks of Italian sausage are combined with diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil, lots of red and green bell pepper and onion. It’s a comforting meal but light enough to be enjoyed on a warm summer day.

Italian Sausage and Peppers


For this Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe I used Johnsonville Natural Italian Sausage. Johnsonville Naturals is a new product line that not only includes Italian Sausage, but 3 flavors of bratwurst too: White Cheddar, Jalapeno Cheddar, and Andouille.

Johnsonville Natural Sausage


They are perfect for lightening up your summer meals.

Italian Sausage and Peppers


Johnsonville Naturals have the great taste you know and love Johnsonville Sausage for, but with a short ingredient list. They have no MSG added, zero grams trans fat, no fillers, and are gluten free.

Italian Sausage and Peppers


Not only is this a meal you can feel good about serving your family, but it can be made start to finish in under 30 minutes, making it great for those busy summer days when you glance at the clock and realize it is 5 pm and you haven’t even thought about dinner yet.

Italian Sausage and Peppers

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Italian Sausage and Peppers

Italian Sausage and Peppers

Flavorful chunks of Italian sausage are combined with diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil, lots of red and green bell pepper and onion for an easy weeknight meal. 
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 28 minutes
TOTAL: 33 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings


  • 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 desired.


Calories: 359kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course

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  3. Despite my recent loss, cooking hasn’t been a priority for me. However, your recipe caught my attention and motivated me to try something new. Thank you for sharing such a simple and delicious dish. Using sweet Italian sausages I had saved, typically reserved for my go-to spaghetti recipe of 43 years, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out. I even shared photos with my sister, who couldn’t attend this year’s Italian festival in New York’s Little Italy. One batch fed us for two meals without feeling heavy afterwards—it was truly delightful! As I look forward, I’m already planning to bring this dish to summer gatherings instead of the usual hotdogs.

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  4. My husband recently passed away, so I have not been in the mood for cooking. I saw your recipe and I felt invigorated to try it. Thank you for this EASY and TASTY, recipe. I made it for my family for dinner using some sweet Italian sausages I had in the freezer saved for the same old spaghetti meat sauce dinner, I’ve made over and over for the past 43 years. I was so proud of how it turned out, that I had to send photos to my sister who could not attend this year’s Italian festival in New York’s Little Italy. One package fed the three of us for two meals and we didn’t feel weighed down afterwards. It was Absolutely Delicious! Thank you! I’ve already made plans to bring some to summer gatherings instead of boring, plain old hotdogs. Thank you so much! GOD Bless.

  5. Sounds good and something I’ll try with a couple mods, like true authentic Italian version, simply using more tomatoes etc, but I’d be making this with said exceptions as more of comfort food, like something out of a crock pot. A single dish recipe served in Soup/Pasta bowls along with fresh sliced French bread. Off the top of my head anyway.

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