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Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions

Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.

This Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is a tasty dinner that you can get onto the table in under 30 minutes!

Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.


Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.

I used to work down the street from a little deli that had these big sloppy hoagie rolls piled with the caramelized peppers and onions and the best Italian fennel sausage this side of the Mississippi. Sadly they closed many years ago.

But, we don’t live all that far from The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri, which has some of the best Italian restaurants in the country, actually more than Little Italy in New York (We’ve had good food there as well).

Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.

This recipe is so easy to make at home, and if you’d rather use a turkey or chicken sausage you can swap that out, but I highly recommend a good Italian Fennel sausage from a reputable butcher shop.

We planned ahead with the sausages, while we were grilling something else. I had Mr. Yum toss these on the grill for a couple minutes just to get those smoky, grilling flavors going and put them in the fridge for the next day.

So I finished cooking them in the skillet and tossed all the pepper and onions in the tomatoes, but most people saute them first and use the wine to deglaze the pan then add the tomatoes. So either way is good, I think this way goes a little quicker actually.

Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.


What can you serve with this Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions?

  • You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.
  • A full-bodied Italian red wine would pair up with this Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions very nicely.

Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.

Some tips:

  • Feel free to use your favorite sausages to make this recipe, but I recommend a good Italian sausage.
  • If the weather is cooperating, grill your Italian sausages ahead of time. Not only will it speed up making this Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions, but the extra flavor from grilling will take things to the next level.

If you LOVE this Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions recipe, try this Sweet Corn, Zucchini, & Sausage Casserole OR this Zucchini Pizza Lasagna!

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Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions

Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions

Yield: About 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup Marsala wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown on both sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain.
  2. Keeping the pan over medium heat,  Add the Italian seasoning, basil, and garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes, tomato paste and stir, add chili flakes, if using.
  4. Add the peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  5. Return sausage to skillet with the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes, noodles, polenta, cauliflower rice or, if serving as a sandwich, split the hoagie rolls in half lengthwise. Hollow out the bread from the bottom side of each roll, being careful not to puncture the crust. Fill the bottom half of the roll with sausage mixture.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 251Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 23mgSodium 1166mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 14g

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Quick, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! This recipe for Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions is so versatile. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich.

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Tracy

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Made this tonight! Turned out great. Didn't have enough Masala wine, added a cup Of red wine instead. Thanks for the recipe!

Jammer

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Absolutely yummy! I followed the recipe to the letter, minus the can of chopped tomatoes ... it was awesome! I love the sauce it made too ... I had mine over mashed potatoes and my hubby had his on a hoagie bun. We'll definitely be having this again! *I'd love to share the photo l took of our dish.

P SMELTZER

Saturday 8th of August 2020

lovely dish but I added 1 pound of chicken thighs to 2 large cut up hot Italian sausages. Also used Clamato juice for flavouring and a richer sauce instead of the marsala wine which by the way is also excellent. would like to see more comments from users instead of just stars, in fact just publish the comments and no stars so we don't have to scroll through so many anonymous user stars with no content. thanks

Mr. Yum

Monday 10th of August 2020

Glad you enjoyed the recipe, and your changes sound yummy as well.

As far as the comments go..we approve them as they come in, there just has not been very many, as we are still a smaller blog.

Joanae

Monday 11th of May 2020

Absolutely loved this recipe. Did a few minor adjustments, and would add more meat next time as there was a lot of sauce and peppers left over. But I love them even without the meat! Definitely will make again. Thanks for sharing this!!

Medley

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Made this last night - it won’t be the last it was Great!

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