Sausage Peppers and Onions Recipe

Sausage Peppers and Onions

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This sausage and peppers recipe with onions, garlic, and herbs is simple, delicious, and easy to cook in one pan.

Sausage Peppers and Onions Recipe


  • 6 cups yellow onions (~1½ large onions), peeled and sliced into rings
  • 2 large bell peppers (4 cups) sliced (about ¼ inch thick), i used 1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) package, fully cooked reduced-fat chicken or turkey sausages (4 sausages), i used trader joe’s
  • garlic herb chicken sausages, see shopping tips
  • cooking spray
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  • In a large microwave safe bowl, add the sliced onions and bell peppers. cook on high in microwave for 8-10 minutes, until soft.
  • In the meantime, cut the 4 sausages into thin slices, about ¼ inch thick. coat a large, nonstick pan with cooking spray. add the sausage slices and cook until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. stir often. remove sausages to a plate.
  • In the same pan, coat again with cooking spray. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. add the cooked onions and bell peppers, oregano, basil, a little salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft and slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. if the pan gets too dry, add 1 more teaspoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of water. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and soft, 1 minute. Return the sausages to the pan. Add 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Mix everything together and continue to cook, stirring, until warmed through and well blended, about 2 minutes.
  • Arrange the sausages, peppers and onions on a platter.
  • Serve with mustard on the side and toasted bread or rolls, if desired.

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