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Sausage and Peppers Skillet Recipe

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Our sausage and peppers skillet is a one-pot meal featuring whole peppers and garlic perfectly cooked alongside flavorful Italian sausage.

Sometimes, there are nights when even we don’t feel like cooking. However, that’s not an excuse to run out and pickup fast food.

On nights like that, we usually try to make something quick using as little dishes as possible while still cooking with whole ingredients.

Many times that includes chicken, like our Greek chicken pasta salad.

Other times, it’s something totally different. Today, we’re going to share one of those go-to dinners with you. It’s our sausage and peppers skillet.

Italian sausage and cooked peppers in an iron skillet.

This recipe uses whole Italian sausages to flavor the dish along with fresh garlic, onions, and colorful peppers. Our rosemary Parmesan bread goes great with this meal.

It only takes about 30 minutes to cook and best of all, only uses one pan. The hardest part is dicing and slicing the vegetables.

A collage of photos showing how to make sausage and peppers.

How to make sausage and peppers?

First, start by thinly slicing all the bell or sweet peppers. We used red, yellow, and green varieties. But, use whatever kind you have available.

Next, slice the onions and mince or crush your garlic. Now, you can either use a can of organic diced tomatoes or dice 15 ounces of fresh tomatoes.

  • If you use fresh tomatoes, it would be a good idea to add 1/2-cup of beef, chicken, or vegetable broth to the tomatoes to make up for the missing juices in the can.
Five italian sausage links cooking in a skillet.

After that, heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over low to medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

Then, add the Italian sausage links and let them cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Once the casings are browned, remove them and set them aside.

The sausage has been removed and onions and peppers added.

At this point, the pepper and onions need to cook for 3-5 minutes. When they start to soften, you can toss in the garlic.

Stir the ingredients and let everything cook for another 30 seconds. Now, add the diced tomatoes, Italian seasonings, and salt and pepper.

Tomatoes and garlic added to the cooking veggies.

Afterward, stir the ingredients again and then place the sausage links back into the skillet.

Last, reduce the heat to low and let the sausage and peppers simmer in the skillet for 10-15 minutes or until the sausages are completely done.

The sausage links added back to the pan to finish cooking.

That’s it, your Italian sausage and peppers skillet recipe is done. We hope you enjoy the meal and wish you all the best!

What goes with sausage and peppers?

You can serve them over a bed of rice, toss them with pasta noodles like spaghetti or rigatoni, serve them in buns like sandwich or as-is.

A close-up of the peppers and sausage in the pan.

Can’t get enough sausage? Then take a look at our sausage and cabbage skillet recipe, and don’t forget to check out our sausage and peppers skillet story!

Italian sausage and cooked peppers in an iron skillet.

Sausage and Peppers Skillet Recipe

Yield: 5 Sausages plus Peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Our sausage and peppers skillet is a one-pot meal featuring whole peppers and garlic perfectly cooked alongside flavorful Italian sausage.


  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 5 Italian Sausages, any variety
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium White Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced or pressed
  • 15 Ounces Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Heat a 12-inch skillet over low-medium heat. After the skillet gets hot, add the cooking oil and sausages. Cook the sausage for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until the casing is nicely browned. Remove the sausages to a waiting plate.
  2. Add the bell pepper and onion to the same pan used to cook the sausages. Cook over low heat until they begin to soften (about 3 to 5 minutes), then add the garlic. Cook an additional 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Then add the sausage back to the pan. Simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes to ensure the sausages are thoroughly cooked. Serve hot in buns or slice the sausage into pieces and serve over pasta or rice.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 sausage plus peppers. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 717mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 16g

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 1 sausage and about 1/3 a cup of the peppers and onions mixture. Actual calories will vary.

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