Quick and Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipes
Posted Jun 15 2011 7:30pm
Easy Sausage and Peppers
Sausage and peppers is an Italian-American classic. It’s a quick easy dinner recipe that’s also great when you need to feed a crowd.
You could always count on a big pan or crock-pot filled with sausage and peppers being part of the lineup at parties, buffets and holiday gatherings when I was growing up.
I’ve collected my favorite easy recipes for sausage and peppers here all in one place – two that cook in the oven and one for the slow cooker. I’m sure one of them will be just what you’re looking for.
Feel free to use whatever kind of Italian sausage you like best; pork, chicken and turkey all work well.
This is a quick easy way to serve sausage and peppers when your feeding a crowd. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers they make great sandwiches when served on crusty Italian bread. The recipe can easily be divided in half.
8 sweet Italian sausage links
8 hot Italian sausage links
10 bell peppers or Italian frying peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
2 large onions, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the sausages in a large roasting pan. Add the peppers, onions, garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven for approximately 1 hour, turning occasionally, until the mixture is nicely browned.
Quick & Easy Sausage and Peppers in the Oven Recipe
Another great variation of oven cooked sausage and peppers, this one with spaghetti sauce and mushrooms. This delicious sausage dish can be served on crusty Italian rolls, as part of a buffet or over spaghetti.
16 large green, red or a combination of bell peppers
2-1/2 to 3 pounds Italian sausage links
1 pound fresh sliced mushrooms
1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut up the peppers and sausage into bite sized pieces. Combine in a large (15×10-inch) baking pan. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Remove the foil and stir in the mushrooms and spaghetti sauce. Return to the oven and cook for 30 minutes more.
Easy Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 3 to 6 hours in the slow cooker Yield: 8 to 10 servings Best Slow Cooker Size: 5-quart
This easy sausage and peppers recipe is delicious served on crusty rolls or over pasta. How long this recipe takes will depend greatly on your slow cooker. I find that modern slow cookers, cook at a much hotter temperature (even when set on low) than they used to back in the 1970s, so recipes are often done sooner than expected.
2 to 3 pounds sweet Italian sausage, cut crosswise into 2-inch chunks
1 large onion, sliced
3 bell peppers (red, green, yellow or a combination), sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes or 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on low until the onions and peppers are soft and sausage is cooked through, 3 to 6 hours.