This quick and easy Italian Sausage And Peppers recipe is a low-carb lover’s dream dinner!

Savory Italian sausage is cooked with sweet bell peppers and onions in a lightly seasoned tomato sauce. This one-skillet meal is a simple way to turn that Italian sausage into a hearty, healthy and delicious meal. Have this dinner ready in only about 30 minutes!

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Italian Sausage and Peppers

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Easy Skillet Recipe!

  • Make Italian sausage peppers and onions as a quick and easy weeknight meal that’s prepared in one skillet for easy clean-up!
  • Serve this recipe on its own or bulk it up over low-carb zucchini pasta noodles. Add a crispy cherry tomato salad or a cucumber feta salad for a delicious side dish.
  • Meal prep and serve all week for dinner and for energizing workday lunches. Or make it for a crowd and serve with low-carb wraps or cloud bread.

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Ingredients And Variations

SAUSAGE: Italian sausage has savory seasonings like fennel, oregano, and red pepper flakes. However, other flavored sausages like honey garlic would also work.

VEGETABLES: Red, green, and yellow bells make this dish as delicious as it is colorful. Bulk it up by adding other low-carb veggies like onions, mushrooms, zucchini, or black olives.

SAUCE: Choose sugar-free and low-sodium cans of tomatoes. To save time, use a jar of low-sugar marinara (Rao’s is a popular low-carb brand).

How To Make Sausage and Peppers

This one-skillet meal will keep the dinner crowd full and happy.

  1. Cook sliced sausages until browned. Set aside.
  2. Sauté peppers and onion.
  3. Add sausages back to the pan.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, sauce, and seasoning.
  5. Cook until heated through (as per the recipe below).
  6. Garnish with parmesan cheese or crumbled feta, if desired.

process to make Italian Peppers And Sausage


Keep leftover sausage and peppers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Freeze in zippered bags for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop by heating the sausages first and then adding the peppers. Or serve leftovers cold on top of a bed of greens.  Dice up leftovers and add to an oven-baked quiche, a brunch casserole, or to a hearty keto soup.

Tips For Success

Cut bell peppers into equal-sized strips so they cook equally. When slicing the sausages, keep the casings intact so they stay juicier.

Pork sausage should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Sausages with chicken or turkey should be cooked to 165°F.

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Italian Sausage And Peppers

This one-skillet meal is a hearty and savory main dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 4 links Italian sausages sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes with liquid
  • cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  • Heat oil and cook sausages over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Set aside.
  • Add peppers and onion to the pan and cook until tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and sausage.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes or until heated and cooked through.


  • Slice bell peppers and sausage into equal-sized pieces so they cook equally.
  • Keep the casings on the sausages so they stay juicier. 
  • Bring sausage to an internal temperature of 165˚F for safe consumption.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 1 week and freeze in zippered bags for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2089IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. I made the sausage yesterday and my family loved it.