Italian Sausage and Peppers

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I love making this super easy Italian sausage and peppers for a hearty weeknight meal. It’s packed with so much flavor, you’ll want to make this over and over again.

Italian sausage and pepper in a bowl on top of white rice.

Italian sausage and peppers hold a special place in my heart. My dad used to live in little Italy in NYC and every year there was a festival called the San Gennaro. We would always get juicy Italian sausage and peppers subs that were so good!

So every time I enjoy this dish, I think about the street fair.

If you love 30 minute or less recipes, check out my Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta.

How to make Italian sausage and peppers

I love making this Italian sausage and peppers recipe because it’s super simple. First I like to brown the sausages. I prefer to use a mix of sweet and spicy Italian sausages for this recipe.

After browning the sausages, I remove them from the pan and sauté the onions, garlic and peppers until they are softer. While that cooks, I’ll cut the sausages into bit sized pieces.

Once I cut the sausages, I’ll add them back into the pan. Then I’ll season with the sazon, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and bouillon. I don’t use salt and pepper in this recipe because the sazon and bouillon have enough salt. There’s also spice in the red chili flakes so no need for pepper.

Next, I’ll add some water, bring to a boil then reduce to medium low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Once done I’ll serve on top a bed of white rice.

The full recipe with measurements is below on the recipe card.

What goes with Italian sausage and peppers?

I like to have this with wine rice or over pasta. If serving with pasta, I’ll just use marinara sauce. It can also be served in hero bread for a sandwich.

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Italian sausage and peppers in a bowl on top of white rice.

Italian Sausage and Peppers

By August DeWindt
Make this super easy Italian sausage and peppers for a hearty weeknight meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1lb Italian Sausage, sweet or spicy
  • 1/2 yellow onion, large, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers , sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tsp sazon
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon , or 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp red pepper chili flakes
  • 3/4 c water, leave out water if using broth


  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized pan over medium high heat. Pierce a hole in each sausage and brown the sausage in the pan. This should take no more than 3 minutes, you're just browning it on each side.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan. In the same pan add the peppers, garlic and onions. Cook while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. While it's cooking, cut the sausages into one inch round pieces.
  • Add the sausage back into the pan. Season with the sazon, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and bouillon. Stir it up and add the water. If using chicken broth instead of bouillon, add that in now. Bring to a boil, cover and turn on medium low. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, the sausage and peppers will be done. Serve on top of rice, eat and enjoy!


If you would like this with pasta, replace the broth/ bouillon with 1 cup of pasta sauce instead.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2240IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: August DeWindt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 168
Keyword: Easy, pork
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About August DeWindt

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