Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
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Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

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My sister was hosting a birthday party and asked me to bring sausage and peppers. I'd never made them before, so I altered a braised pepper recipe. Now family members request this dish often.—Jeanne Corsi, Arnold, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 pounds Italian sausage links, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 4 medium green peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 224 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 657mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring, occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage and Peppers in 1-2-3 Meal Planner , p104

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 232629
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"Have made this a few times now. Really like the flavor. so simply to make"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 110499
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"I used sweet Italian turkey sausage and it worked out wonderfully. Served with rice and bread. Very simple to put together."

mbtitus User ID: 1691975 177024
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"WOW! Great recipe. This recipe jogged my inner chef so I added fresh garlic, although I figured the reason it was not in the recipe was due to the italian sausage. I also added wine to the sausage mixture. This is going to be a keeper for me."

Lorriloves2bake User ID: 6605901 142982
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012 Edited Feb. 15, 2014

"When I buy Italian Sausage I immediately think of this recipe. I made it for my Son's graduation & everybody raved about it !"

novicecook User ID: 3491266 97484
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"my sister made this it was so good i had to make it!!!!!!!!"

pudlea User ID: 5664813 178064
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"I used Sweet Italian Sausage and it was great. My boyfriend and I finished all of it. It was also pretty inexpensive to make so I will definitely keep this recipe on hand."

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