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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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183 thoughts on “Italian Sausage and Peppers”

  1. Easy to put together.. Family and friends enjoyed them on the hoagie roll outside on the deck. I prepared ahead which is great when your entertaining family and friends for a casual get together.. I didn’t have a can of chopped tomatoes so I used more tomato paste with about a half cup of chicken broth. Was delicious.

  2. This came out so good. My boyfriend who hates tomatoes didn’t mind the tomatoes and also enjoyed this meal. He said it was a 10/10.

  3. Trying to watch your video….sausage and peppers. Partway through, it gets interrupted by an ad, then when the ad ends, it rolls into a different recipe. WTH?

  4. Delicious. Made exactly as written except I used hot sausage so I eliminated the hot pepper. It’s a keeper! Easy great dish for a big party.

  5. I really liked your Italian sausage and green pepper recipe I’ve been making sausage and peppers for long time I’ll be making this recipe from now on👌

    1. pistondisturbed

      Spicy Italian sausage is simmered with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, oregano, and basil. It’s drift hunters hearty, but not too heavy, so you can have it even on a hot summer day.

  6. Great recipe, I substituted fresh tomatoes and added 1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar to the cut tomatoes along with some salt and pepper and a table spoon of olive oil.

  7. Soooo good!! I doubled the amount of red pepper flakes because I like spice, but other than that, I made the recipe according to the instructions and it was delicious! I put mine over some jasmine rice, and it made enough for about 5 days of meal prep!

  8. I’ve got to say, one of the best S & P recipes I’ve tried. I used 8 spicy Italian sausages and used about 2 1/2 peppers (red & green combo) and 2 1/2 thinly wedged yellow onion. Also used fire roasted garlic diced tomatoes and jarred minced garlic. I also only used a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes. The rest of the recipe was made as written. So quick and so delicious (though it really made a mess on my stove… small price to pay!).

  9. I love this recipe! It’s the only one I use for sausage, peppers and onions. It’s easy to make once you slice all the peppers and onions!

  10. Great recipe & super easy which Is something that id important to me . I used Italian seasoning instead of the various spices and I also used the beyond plant based Italian hot sausages. I think next time I’ll try the sweet Italian ones . It was really good and comforting meal that was pretty simple and straightforward to make !Would definitely recommended!

  11. Beverly Short

    This sounds very much like a sausage and pepper recipe I used to make in the ’80. It was from a Campbell Soup recipe book. Unfortunately, they stopped making the tomato soup that was used in it, it was not your normal tomato soup. I haven’t tried to make it since, but we loved it over rice. I’ll try this one sounds great.

  12. This was a really good recipe. I added a little extra red pepper flakes for the heat. Overall a really good tasty recipe. Worth giving it a try. 💗

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