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Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet

Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet is a super-flavourful comfort food. It’s an awesome meal for a busy weeknight dinner, weekend, or game-day party.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Italian Sausage, one-pan, sausage, skillet meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 337kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh Italian sausage links
  • 1 cup white onion sliced
  • 1 cup red onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup chicken broth (you can use red wine as well if you are not on low-carb and whole30 diets)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the sausage links, and cook for about 2 minutes each side, just until they turn brown. The sausage will not be cooked through.
  • Place them on a cutting board, slice them, and set aside.
  • Add the onions, and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Then, add the bell peppers, garlic, salt and black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the chicken broth to the skillet with the peppers and onions, and scrape the bottom of the skillet to release all the brown bits.
  • Return the sausage back to the skillet, and reduce the heat to medium. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Then, uncover the skillet, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook for 3 more minutes, just until the liquid is evaporated and the sausage is cooked through. Top with parsley and basil. Enjoy!



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Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g