The Best Sausage and Peppers - it is a keeper
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The BEST Sausage & Peppers

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 ring of hot Italian sausage
  • 1 ring of sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 bell peppers - sliced (I use assorted colors)
  • 2 large onions - sliced
  • 8 cloves of garlic - thinly sliced
  • 3 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 leaves bay
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese - grated


  • Cut sausage into 2 inch chunks.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Brown sausage over medium high heat. You may have to do this multiple batches to avoid over-crowding the pan.
  • Remove sausage from skillet and add peppers and onions.
  • Saute until cooked through and slightly charred.
  • During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add garlic.
  • Transfer sausage, peppers, onions and garlic to a stock pot.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese and simmer for 10 minutes more.
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