Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Sausage and peppers with onions. This is one of those classic Italian American street-food, lunch cart dishes.
I used to order sausage, peppers and onions at a hole-in-the-wall lunch counter in Burbank. You know the type of place — where the big loud guy behind the counter works fast and furious, takes your order (you better know what you want!) and barks back “Sausage, Peppers and Onions!” to the guys on the line, and within minutes you have a huge bread roll in your hand holding more sausage and peppers with onions than you think you can possibly eat.
“My family has been using this very simple and delicious recipe for sausage, peppers, and onions for years and years now. For an extra kick, try using half sweet sausage and half hot sausage!”
I think every Italian family makes this dish, with slight variations of course, within their own family traditions. While this is a fairly standard way of making sausage and peppers, my family uses olive oil rather than butter, uses little or no herbs (fresh basil is always nice here), red wine rather than white, and some crushed or diced canned tomatoes, or marinara sauce. Great on Italian rolls or over a sturdy pasta. This is always a treat!
Awesome recipe! My Mom showed me how to make sausage and peppers years ago and while I’m not even Italian I definitely LOVE the food! This is pretty much how my Mom taught me except I don’t add the basil or oregano. I aslo fry the veggies in olive oil vs. butter. This is great as a side for angel hair pasta with fresh marinara sauce and Italian bread!
For an easy, hearty dinner (or breakfast or lunch) buy fresh Italian pork fennel sausages, preferably from an Italian deli or butcher. Pair them with quickly stewed peppers and onions, splashed with vinegar, and fried eggs.
This is the EASIEST sausage and peppers recipe! It is made in one skillet, is so flavorful, and you can use chicken sausage, pork sausage, or any sausage you like! I like to find ones with minimal added ingredients.
You can get creative with how you serve this dish! I love it served over roasted spaghetti squash or cauliflower rice but I bet it would be great with gluten-free pasta or spiralized veggies as well! This sausage and peppers recipe is Paleo friendly, whole30 compliant, dairy-free, grain-free, and no sugar added!
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