Savory Sausage and Pepper Skillet


Indulge in the vibrant flavors of our Savory Sausage and Pepper Skillet. This dish combines juicy sausages with colorful bell peppers, onions, and a blend of aromatic spices. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, this one-pan wonder will bring a burst of Italian-inspired goodness to your table.

Savory Sausage and Pepper Skillet

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 plate (approximately 250g)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 800mg


  • 400g (14 oz) Italian sausage (mild or spicy)
  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, and green), sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Sausages: Cut the sausages into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Heat the Skillet: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the Sausages: Add the sausage pieces to the skillet. Cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Sauté the Vegetables: In the same skillet, add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Cook until they start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add Garlic and Spices: Add the minced garlic, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Combine and Simmer: Return the sausages to the skillet. Stir to combine everything, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes until the sausages are fully cooked and the flavors meld together.
  7. Season and Serve: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Quality Sausages: Use high-quality Italian sausages for the best flavor.
  • Colorful Peppers: Use a mix of red, yellow, and green bell peppers for a vibrant dish.
  • Don’t Overcrowd: Ensure the skillet is large enough to avoid overcrowding, which can steam the ingredients rather than sauté them.
  • Customize Heat: Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to suit your spice preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I use chicken sausage instead? Yes, chicken sausage is a great alternative and will reduce the fat content of the dish.
  2. How do I store leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.
  3. Can I add other vegetables? Absolutely! Zucchini, mushrooms, or cherry tomatoes can be great additions.
  4. What can I serve this with? Serve this dish over rice, pasta, or with a side of crusty bread.

Bring a touch of Italian flair to your dining table with our Savory Sausage and Pepper Skillet. Perfect for those busy nights when you crave something hearty and flavorful, this dish promises to delight every palate. Enjoy the simplicity and satisfaction of a home-cooked meal that’s as delicious as it is colorful.