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Easy Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

When I was a little, my favorite grandmother would come to visit for days at a time.

She would always bring a duffle bag of crochet to work on, gifts for the kids (usually costume jewelry) and a carton of cigarettes to smoke while sipping her instant coffee.

She always stayed long enough to clean our entire house, cook a bunch of meals to freeze for us to reheat after she went back home, and watch at least one Walker Texas Ranger marathon.

I learned so much from her during those visits.

Over the years, I have forgotten so many details about my childhood but I remember everything she has ever told me, in her voice, followed by her distinct laugh which actually sounded like the words Ha Ha.

I also think of her when I cook a meal she taught me to make like this Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Recipe. 

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

We all have that one meal that reminds us of our childhood.

A grilled cheese sandwich reminds me of the many times my siblings and I would toast our bread then add a couple slices of cheese before turning it into a grilled cheese by popping it in the microwave.

This was long before grandma taught me to make her delicious Sausage Peppers and Onions meal.

I didn’t even know it was possible to make grilled cheese in a skillet until I was 13 and met my friend, Amber who taught me the normal way to make it.

Obviously, her way turned out to be superior in both flavor as well as texture and is the only way I would eat one these days but the toaster to microwave method has always popped in my head when frying up a grilled cheese sandwich.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Stir-Fry reminds me of the first time I tried to cook for my husband, I attempted to make a Chinese dish on a whim, something I have never attempted before, way before Pinterest.

It did not go well.

Thankfully that didn’t scare him away and I really admired the way he choked it down although it tasted terrible.

I should have made him this Sausage, Peppers, and Onions recipe because it is so easy and delicious!

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

This Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Recipe is so simple to make and all you need are a few simple ingredients.

Green Bell Peppers, a Red Bell Pepper, a Yellow Bell Pepper, a Sweet Onion, olive oil, 4 Tomatoes, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and 6 Hot Italian Sausages.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

I like to add some cheese and a little mustard to mine when serving it on a bun, grandma never ate hers this way but I think it adds a nice touch to this dish.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Add a drizzle of olive oil to a frying pan and then add sausage. 

Cook sausage on each side until it begins to brown then add the peppers, and onions.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Cover and cook the sausage, peppers, and onions until vegetables soften then add in tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt, and oregano.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Stir the mixture while cooking on low heat.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions


Serve the Sausage, Peppers, and Onions on a hot dog bun, hoagie, or brat roll if desired.

What food reminds you of your childhood? Tell me all about it by leaving a comment and let me know if you have tried this Sausage, Peppers, and Onions recipe.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Easy Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions


  • 2 Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • 1 Drizzle of Olive oil
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Basil
  • Sprinkle of Salt
  • 6 Hot Italian Sausage 


  1. Drizzle olive oil into frying pan.
  2. Cook the sausage until it is browned.
  3. Add in vegetables, cook until they are soft.
  4. Add in tomatoes.
  5. Add in seasoning.
  6. Mix well and serve.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 37Carbohydrates 6gProtein 1g

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Monica Y

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

I was just gifted some sausages and I was not sure how to prepare them. I will go to the store and get some peppers, I love how easy this is to prepare and also adding the veggies to it will make it healthy but something my kid would eat.

Gemille Sleweon

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

What a quick and easy recipe. I don't eat meat, but would love to share this recipe with my friends who do. Thanks for sharing!

Pedro De Pacas

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

When I was just a little hijo, mama made las tortillas con carnitas!

Sue Reddel

Monday 2nd of April 2018

This is one of my all-time favorite meals and your recipe is easy and quick to make. I simply love these Italian flavors together. Aren't memories of meal creation and food just the best? Thanks for sharing your recipe and your memories.

Reesa Lewandowski

Monday 2nd of April 2018

This is my go to recipe when I need something delicious AND easy! Plus, it is so easy to make a big batch of it for pot lucks or company! Now you have me in the mood for sausage, peppers and onions!

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