Once that flavor hit my tongue, I was a goner—this dish owns me now

Recipe: Sausage, Peppers, and Onions in Skillet

Growing up in an Italian-American household, the comforting aroma of sizzling sausage, peppers, and onions wafting through our kitchen was always a sure sign that something delicious was about to be served. This classic dish holds a special place in my heart, as it brings back cherished memories of lively family dinners and the joy of coming together over a hearty, flavorful meal.

Today, I want to share with you my recipe for Sausage, Peppers, and Onions in Skillet, a dish that is not only incredibly satisfying but also incredibly easy to make. So, let this recipe transport you back to your childhood or inspire you to create new memories with your loved ones.


  • – 4 Italian sausages (mild or spicy, according to preference)
  • – 2 bell peppers (preferably a mix of red and green), thinly sliced
  • – 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • – 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • – 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • – 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • – Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 2. Brown the sausages on all sides until fully cooked (about 8-10 minutes). Remove and set aside.
  • 3. In the same skillet, add more olive oil if needed, then sauté bell peppers and onions until tender and slightly caramelized (about 5-6 minutes).
  • 4. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Return the cooked sausages to the skillet.
  • 5. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and stir in Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • 6. Mix well, ensuring sausages and vegetables are coated in the tomato sauce.
  • 7. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes to meld the flavors. Add water or chicken broth if the sauce gets too thick.

Serve and enjoy!

So, take a trip down memory lane or create new traditions with Sausage, Peppers, and Onions in Skillet. With its simplicity, bold flavors, and heartwarming appeal, this recipe is sure to become a cherished favorite in your household. Happy cooking!