Quick and Easy Recipes for Sausage and Peppers

Quick and Easy Recipes for Sausage and Peppers

 

Whether eaten on a bun or by itself, sausage with peppers is a delicious meal to make for you and your family.  My first encounter with this tasty sandwich was at a county fair when I was a youngster.  It basically consisted of spicy Italian sausage, onions, green pepper and a tomato based sauce.  Since then I have tried many different variations of this comfort food favorite.  You can experiment with different sauces, peppers, onions, and sausage to create your own masterpiece.  Here are a couple quick and easy sausage and peppers recipes for you to try, just in time for Football Sunday!

 

 

Sausage and Peppers

What you need:

 

  • 1.5-2 lbs Italian sausage links
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t oregano leaves
  • 2 T olive oil

 

What you do:

 

  • Pour about 1/3 c water into a large skillet.  
  • Add sausage to skillet and cook over med heat until water simmers.  
  • Cover skillet and simmer for 5-7 minutes.  
  • Remove cover and continue cooking, turning often, for about 20 minutes or until sausage is nicely browned.
  • Set aside sausage and add olive oil to skillet.  
  • Heat oil and add all remaining ingredients to pan.  
  • Cook over med heat until vegetables are browned and tender, stirring often.  
  • Add sausage to skillet, cover and cook on low until heated through.

Sausage and peppers are great by themselves or with a side of rice.  They are also delicious on a brat bun or crusty roll with your favorite condiments.

 

 

Low Fat Sausage and Peppers

What you need:

 

  • 14 -16 oz package smoked turkey sausage
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 large red pepper, cut in strips
  • 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t basil
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 t garlic salt
  • 1/8 t black pepper


What you do:

 

  • Heat 1 T olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat.  
  • Add onion, peppers, mushrooms, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to skillet, and cook until vegetables are softened but still crisp, stirring frequently.  
  • Remove vegetables from pan.
  • Heat 1 T oil in skillet.  
  • Cut sausage in half lengthwise, then slice in 1/2 inch pieces.  
  • Add sausage to skillet and cook at med-high heat until lightly browned.  
  • Add vegetables and crushed tomatoes to skillet and mix.  Cook over medium-heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through; serve.
  • If you’re not worried about the fat content, you may use polish sausage or smoked sausage.