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Grilled Sausage & Pepper Heroes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.


12 servings

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
Grilled Sausage & Pepper Heroes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 449 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1099mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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