Sausage and Peppers

Total Time45 mins
Course: Can Prepare Ahead, Main Course - Chicken, Main Course - Pork, Sandwiches
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic sliced
  • 2 red peppers sliced 1/2" wide x 3" strips
  • 2 green peppers sliced 1/2" wide x 3" strips
  • 1 medium onion sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1 pound sweet Italian pork or chicken sausage
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch salt


  • Place sausage in a skillet and add water to a depth of about 1/2 inch. Place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, occasionally turning sausages. After water has completely evaporated, continue cooking to brown sausages, turning as they brown. Once completely brown, remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess grease. When slightly cooled, slice.
  • Meanwhile, in a 6-quart pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, cook until brown then discard. Add sliced onions and peppers; cook 2 minutes, stirring. Stir in basil, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium; cover; cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir in sliced sausage.
  • If preparing ahead, reheat in oven at about 350 degrees F.


Save time by cooking sausages and vegetables simultaneously in separate pots. A double batch takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve with rolls or Italian bread for a sandwich.