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Italian Sausage with Peppers Recipe

Italian Sausage with Peppers Recipe

Local fairs in these parts are famous for sausage and pepper sandwiches. I came up with my own baked recipe so our friends and family could get a taste year-round. —Becki Clemetson, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 Hungarian wax peppers
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 large sweet red pepper
  • 2 medium sweet onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 8 hoagie buns, split

Directions

  • 1. Seed wax peppers if desired; cut wax and bell peppers into 2-in. pieces. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, garlic, bay leaves and seasonings; heat through.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in another large skillet, brown sausages. Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with pepper mixture.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Discard bay leaves. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 507 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1295mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein .

Reviews for Italian Sausage with Peppers

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pajamaangel
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"My boyfriend said this was delicious and he wouldn't change anything. I did add a little mozzarella on top of his sandwich. It just looked like it needed it. I, myself, was not a big fan of the tomatoes with the peppers, but that's only because I don't really liked canned tomatoes. I didn't want to alter the recipe in any way though before we rated it."

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grannynut
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"This is awesome!!! Taste just like it does at fair! Even BETTER! My hubby and I were very impressed...been telling everyone about it everywhere i go! :) gonna try to do ahead and stick in crockpot...hope it works!"

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Lulubo123
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"I was raised near Chicago, IL and have searched for years for a recipe to duplicate what I used to get there - now I have!!! This is by far the best recipe I've tasted outside of Chi Town!!! Thanks so much!"

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bridgettevh
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"Great recipe. We enjoyed it, even with the tomatoes! Why do people feel that they have to mention that they are of Italian Decent, then critisize the recipe? Beckie Clemetson never said she was Italian and this is how it's done! She said it's a fair favorite!"

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bikermamma
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"I agree with salliegadden. So WHAT if you have never heard of making sausage and peppers with tomatoes! So??? Why be so critical? If you don't want to add tomatoes, then don't!!!! That's just being nit picky. That isn't a review."

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natalietom
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"I add Marsala wine to the tomato base and it is very tasty, it does say Italian sausage---with peppers and sauce so people dont be so quick to judge, this is a great receipe, thanks"

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salliegadden
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I make something very similar to this & everyone loves it! Just because you don't want tomatoes in "Italian" cooking, does not mean that no one else will like the recipe. It just says Italian Sausage with peppers, not Italian cooking. I think everyone should give it a chance before pre-judging the tastes."

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batahir
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I have never heard of using tomatoes in the Sausage and Peppers dish. When I make it I use a tablespoon of capers, a dash of balsamic vinegar or a dash of left over red wine and three colors of bell peppers (green, red, and yellow). With the colorful peppers and the onions and the sausage it makes a very pretty presentation at the table."

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xicota
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I've been making a recipe similar to this for many years. My SIL is Italian, and whether you use tomatoes in the recipe or not is entirely regional, according to him. I am Spanish, and I can attest to the wide variety of dishes that vary in preparation according to region. Tomatoes or no tomatoes (I also use a little wine in this), this is so tasty, I do recommend trying it!"

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kerikara
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"My husband is diabetic and I try to be careful with the carbs so I sliced the Italian sausage and cooked it with the peppers. Next time I will try bulk Italian sausage. YUM YUM. Very good with green salad"

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46hillbilly
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"Have made this sort of thing like a Conney Island Dog and this really looks good."

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CHAREL
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I used turkey Italian sausages, just because I prefer them over pork and it was very tasty. The spices complimented the peppers & onions nicely. I did add some low fat cheese...yum. Can't have tomatoes sauce & peppers without cheese!"

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PittsburghblondE415
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"HI!   Saw your review on TASTE OF HOME website about Italian Sausage and Peppers and would LOVE and appreciate how you would cook it, PLEASE!!!   Thank you immensely!

Karen - Pittsburgh PA"

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jr1849
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I have to agree with geeclark! I too have been cooking in an Italian household since marrying my husband 25yrs ago and I learned from my Italian MIL and she NEVER made sausages and peppers with tomatoes! Just peppers and onions sauted in the best olive oil with a little salt and pepper. I do like the idea of adding garlic and the different spices so I will be giving that a try."

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Ma2Dapples
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I have a recipe with just about the same ingredients and it is fantastic so I know this will be too. Plan to make it this weekend. This dish is the main reason I go to the fair!"

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geeclark
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"While I have been cooking in an Italian household most of my 40 years I have never heard of "sausage and Peppers" made with tomatoes. I think that all the ingredients with exception of the tomato base would be exceptional so yes I would make it with the different peppers and onions, garlic and spices."

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123Lon
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"There is a huge amount of sodium in this recipe. Leaving out the salt and using low or no sodium canned tomatoes and tomato sauce/paste would lower the sodium count considerably and doesn't really compromise taste. LAG"

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pccoffee
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"wax peppers around here are banana peppers but have a waxed look to them and a milder taste"

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pccoffee
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"its a old, old spaghetti recipe when you take out the hung.pepper. Its good fixed for eating it anyway you want. I use to take cold sauce sand. to school and work, Thats when I'd eat the hot peppers yum yum"

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marysf
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"Hungarian wax peppers look like banana peppers but are a variety of hot chili peppers, They are long and green and have a real bite. If you don't like hot peppers use a mild banana pepper or just a green bell pepper."

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samsoldies
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"It sounds good but what are wax peppers?"

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