Grilled Sausage & Pepper Heroes Recipe
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Grilled Sausage & Pepper Heroes Recipe

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Chicken sausage lightens this recipe yet preserves flavor. You'll be the hero if you make this for your next cookout. — Marla Clark, Moriarty, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) roasted garlic Parmesan spaghetti sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers
  • 2 medium sweet yellow peppers
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links
  • 12 brat or hoagie buns, split
  • 12 slices provolone cheese, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 449 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1099 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine spaghetti sauce and pepper flakes. Heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally; keep warm.
  2. Cut peppers in half. Remove and discard stems and seeds. Grill peppers and onion, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes on each side or until tender. Slice peppers. Stir onion and peppers into sauce; heat through.
  3. Grill sausages, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through, turning occasionally. Place buns on baking sheets, cut side up. Top with cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with sausages and pepper mixture. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Sausage & Pepper Heroes in Taste of Home April/May 2013

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"My husband and I loved this. Will definitely make again. He took the leftovers for lunch!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"My family loved this recipe! I will be making this again since it was quick, easy and yummy!!"

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