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Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Updated on September 7, 2011

Make This Quick, Easy, and Delicious Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe When You're in a Hurry!

When you're in a hurry and don't have much to choose from, a good, easy Italian meal can be just the thing to save the day. For example, this quick Italian sausage and peppers recipe can be made in just around twenty minutes. All you'll need for this recipe is some bell peppers, precooked sausage, pasta, and tomatoes. Preparation will just take a few minutes, and dinner is served. Read on for directions and the ingredient list!

Ingredients for Homemade Italian Sausage and Peppers

Here's what you'll need to make this classic Italian recipe up...

* 4 Italian sausages, precooked. Try using chicken sausage for lower fat, or vegetable stuffed like portobello mushroom.

* 1 box uncooked pasta

* 1 16 oz can of diced tomatoes

* 1 12 can crushed tomatoes

* 1 teaspoon fresh basil

* 4 whole bell peppers, 2 red, 2 green

* 2 Tablespoons olive oil

* 6 sundried tomatoes, diced

* 1 teaspoon minced garlic

To cut the fat in this recipe,

try using chicken sausage, turkey sausage, and reduce the amount of olive oil by replacing with water. You can also opt for a multigrain pasta for up the fiber intake, and pass on the parmesan cheese on top. This will drastically reduce the calorie count of this meal!

Stock up on your favorite Italian sausage and freeze them so this meal can be made at a whim!

Directions to Make Italian Sausage and Peppers

Make this Italian recipe in a snap with these simple step by step directions!

With traditional Italian sausage and peppers, you would use uncooked Italian sausage as well as onions, with or without tomato sauce. This recipe is a little bit different in that you'll be adding pasta and your own quick sauce to make it an easy meal (which tastes great leftover).


1. Wash and deseed the bell peppers. Cut the peppers into strips, then cut into smaller wedges or squares (not diced, approximately 2" x 2"). Add the olive oil and peppers to a saucepan on medium heat. Saute the peppers and oil for five minutes, then adding the minced garlic.

2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Set aside while the sausage and peppers are cooking.

3. Add the sausage to the pepper mixture, along with the basil. Saute the sausage for 3-4 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Add the crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes to the mixture on medium heat. Simmer the sauce for 8-10 minutes.

4. Combine the sausage and peppers with the cooked pasta. Serve immediately and top with grated parmesan cheese.

The finished product: quick and easy Italian sausage and peppers!

The finished product: quick and easy Italian sausage and peppers!
The finished product: quick and easy Italian sausage and peppers!

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    • sarahrk lm profile image

      sarahrk lm 5 years ago

      I love really good Italian sausage, but it is really not good for you. Maybe I will try your recipe with chicken sausage.

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      bman227 5 years ago

      Wow that stuff looks tasty!

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      GastroStu 6 years ago

      Tasty lens, Italian sausage and peppers is a great combination.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      YUMMY!!!!! Now if we could just get our hands on some Italian sausage here in Kuwait!!!!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Italian sausage is just so yummy. I like red sweet pepper better than the green ones though.

      Great lens. Blessed.

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      EmmaCooper LM 6 years ago

      You're making me hungry ;)

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      My NY version of sausages & peppers is way different. I'll have to try your recipe as yours is much easier & takes hours less time.

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      I do so love quick and easy...add a sprinkle of Angel dust and you're done! :-)

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This looks good. I'll have to give it a try!

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      RuthieDenise 7 years ago


      This looks so good. It makes me hungry. I don't have a recipe like this that I use. So I think I will try yours.