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Sausage and peppers with diced tomatoes in a sandwich on a white plate
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Italian Sausage and Peppers

Delicious Italian Sausage sauteed with fresh red and yellow peppers along with onions and spices make a delicious meal! They make a great sandwich! A great weeknight meal, addition to a buffet.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cooking for a crowd, easy main dish, Pot-Luck, Tailgate Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 473kcal
Author Eileen xo


  • 1 -2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 Italian Sausage Links Note 1
  • 2 medium red peppers, seeded and sliced Note 2
  • 2 medium yellow peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup white wine Note 3
  • 14.8 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste


How to Make Skillet Sausage and Peppers

  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Add in the sausages to brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove sausages and cut into 1-inch slice. Set aside.
  • If needed, add the 2nd Tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add in peppers and onions. Saute about 5 minutes to soften the peppers and onions. 
  • Add in garlic and saute another minute. 
  • Pour the white wine into the pan. Use a wooden spoon to loosen any brown bits at bottom of the pan. 
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, black pepper, and salt.
  • Let simmer for about 20 minutes. Sausages should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Check the seasoning. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Serve your favorite way. An Italian Bread hero, pasta, zoodles enjoy!

How to Make Slow Cooker Sausage and Pepper

  • Saute the sausages in a saute pan over medium heat until brown on all sides.
  • Add in garlic and saute another minute. 
  • Remove sausages, evenly slice into 1-inch pieces and place them in the slow cooker.
  • Add white wine to the pan and use a wooden spoon to get up any brown bits.
  • Pour the white wine mixture into the slow cooker.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, black pepper, and salt.
  • Place the sausages, onions, peppers into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Note 1: Your choice of sausage! Pork, Turkey or Chicken as well as hot or sweet. Results will be the same with any of this sausage. The calorie count will differ.  I love a pork sausage when I am indulging! Chicken and turkey sausage are just as delicious! .
Note 2: Use your favorite peppers. I love using the combo of red, yellow and green. 
Note 3: White wine is my favorite to use to deglaze the pan. Feel free to use chicken stock if you don't cook with wine. 
Note 4: As for cutting the sausages, we find it easiest to brown them first and then slice them.
Note 5: Slice the meat the same size to ensure even cooking. 
Note 6: Same for the peppers and onions, cut them the same size.
Note 7: For serving at a party as heros, slice the bread and place on a tray next to the sausage and peppers. Everyone can make their own sandwich
Note 8: The nutritional count is calculating the recipe using pork sausage.the calorie  Please adjust to either turkey or chicken sausage as they are much lower in calories if using them in your recipe.
Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 74.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.9mg