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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5 from 3 votes
Italian Sausage and Peppers
Italian Sausage and Peppers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
33 mins

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. 

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 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
  1. 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.)
  2. Add onion and peppers to grease left in pan and cook over medium heat until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Slice sausage into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  4. Return sausage to pan along with all other ingredients.
  5. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until sausage is cooked through and sauce is thickened.
  6. Serve on hoagie rolls if desired.


22 thoughts on “Italian Sausage and Peppers

  1. Great recipe ! looking forward to making this. Just wondering how this would be in a crockpot. Any ideas ? Thanks for your time !

    1. Yes, it can definitely be made in the crock pot. I would brown the sausages first in a pan. Then add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook until the sausage is cooked through. Not exactly sure on the time.

  2. FANTASTIC!!! Have made it a couple times now – as a Canadian, this isn’t a normal recipe we would think of (like chicken and waffles?!?!?!) but EVER SO HAPPY to have found this! DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you!

  3. Can I make this ahead of time and freeze? Sorry, I’ve never actually frozen a prepared meal before ? but am feeding a crowd and looking for recipes I can make in advance. 🙂 Thanks for your time!

  4. Great taste sensation! My husband and I both really enjoyed it over fettuccini! Thank you for the recipe! It will be in our weekly favourites, for sure!

  5. I have been making sausage and peppers for years. However, I really liked adding the garlic, herbs, tomato paste and tomatoes and making a nice sauce. I served this with Italian bread, but next time pasta, rice or anything. Great recipe. It’s a keeper

  6. I love this dish. I added my own spin to it. This is my second time making this dish and let me tell you it is worth it. It is easy, simple, delicious and something different out of the everyday meals. I already added this meal to my list of loves…You should so the same.??? #YUMMYFORYOURTUMMY

  7. My recipe: Sausages (sometimes sliced or quartered) sliced peppers (green and red) sliced onion can of diced tomatoes couple spoonfuls of tomato paste garlic cloves seasoning- basil, garlic powder, onion powder, etc

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