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Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions Recipe

Here’s an easy Italian sausage, peppers and onions recipe that comes in handy to know due to the fact it’s so easy and quick to make.  It makes a great accompaniment to larger meals such as a pasta bake, lasagna, or even with eggplant cutlets (one of my favorite recipes)! 

This recipe will certainly satisfy any meat eater, and since the meat cooks with the onions and peppers, all the flavors mix together and it tastes (and smells) amazing!

Sausage and Pepper Substitutions/Alternatives

Green peppers, sausage, onion, and olive oil are all you need.  But you can make some substitutions if you’d like. For example, you can use both green and red peppers.   Many people like the sweetness red peppers have.   

You can also opt out of pork sausage. 

If you are concerned with using pork sausage, I can relate.  Although I love the taste of regular sausage, that doesn’t change the fact that it is really hard on the digestive system and loaded with saturated fat.

So what I’ve done in the past is make a simple variation/substitution which is slightly healthier by using chicken sausage or turkey sausage.  However, make sure to still go with organic brands to avoid the unnecessary use of chemicals, nitrates and the like.

Regardless, this recipe holds its own with its easy preparation, simple ingredients, and quick cooking. 

 The steps are below for you to follow.  I grew up with my mother making this recipe and there were never any leftovers!  I’ll bet it will be the same with you!

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Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions and Recipe

Here's one of our Italian family recipes for sausage, peppers and onions. It's so easy to make and is great for parties, side dishes, and holidays. Goes great with pasta and has lots of flavor!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sausage, peppers, onions
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2-3 green peppers chopped
  • 1 package sausage depends on how much you want to make
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped in large chunks


  1. Wash peppers thoroughly
  2. Cut peppers in strips
  3. Fry in olive oil 5 - 10 minutes
  4. Add onion
  5. Remove peppers
  6. Add sausage and fry until brown and cooked through

  7. Mix everything together in baking pan
  8. Bake 375 for 10 minutes

Recipe Notes

Tip: This is a great recipe for cookouts and picnics. It is magnifico!

How to Make Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions Recipe