Sausage and Peppers recipe is a delicious, hearty, easy to make sheet pan dinner. With just a few ingredients Baked Italian Sausage & Peppers is quick and simple.
I came up with this recipe about twenty years ago, after overhearing an old friend’s family member talking about a family favorite dish that had similar ingredients. It sounded so delicious that I went home and experimented with different ingredients. After numerous trial and error attempts, I came up with this delicious recipe listed here.
What ingredients to use when cooking Italian Sausage and Peppers
To make Sausage and Peppers recipe you’re going to need:
— Uncooked Italian sausage links (you can substitute the links for ground Italian sausage if you prefer)
— Small red potatoes
— Assorted color bell or sweet peppers
— Italian seasoning
— Minced garlic
— Olive oil
For the peppers you can use a couple of full size bell peppers, or like I did for this recipe, use an assortment of smaller sweet peppers. I like to use colorful peppers, I’ll usually use green, red, orange and/or yellow ones. It gives the dish a nice mix of color.
How to Make Sausage and Peppers in the oven
To start, cut the peppers into approximately one-inch pieces. Take the small red potatoes and cut each into four pieces, approximately one-half inch sized. Add the cut potatoes, sliced peppers, seasonings and olive oil into a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Spray your baking sheet pan with cooking spray and then pour the contents of the mixing bowl onto your baking sheet pan. Place the Italian sausage links on the pan with the rest of the ingredients. (If you plan on using ground Italian sausage instead of the links, make sure to add the sausage to the mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly).
Bake in a pre-heated oven until the sausage is thoroughly cooked, and potatoes are a nice golden brown. Stir the dish about halfway through to make sure all of the potatoes and sausages have a chance to get a nice and golden brown. This will help everything cook evenly too.
Serve warm and enjoy!
What type of Italian Sausage is best for cooking?
There are many types of seasoned Italian Sausage. Mild, hot and sweet are the three main flavors, which can come in either links, ground sausage or patties. For this recipe I like to use sweet, links. But, you can use whatever type/flavor of Italian Sausage you prefer or have available.
Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers
- 1 pound Italian Sausage Links uncooked
- 6 cups Red Potatoes about 2 pounds
- 2 cups Assorted Sweet Peppers red, orange, green
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Basil
- 1 teaspoon Garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut the potatoes into quarters (or about half inch pieces).
- Slice all of the peppers into approximately one inch pieces.
- Add all ingredients, except for the sausage, into a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Spray a baking sheet pan with cooking spray. Pour ingredients from the mixing bowl onto the baking sheet pan. Place the sausage links on the pan with the rest of the ingredients.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the sausage is cooked through and potatoes are a nice golden brown. After about 15 minutes in the oven, stir the potatoes and turn the sausage, so everything browns evenly.
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How to cook Sausage and Peppers with ground sausage:
You don’t have to use Italian sausage links. I have made this recipe with links or ground Italian Sausage. If you do plan on using ground sausage instead of links, be sure to mix the ground sausage with the rest of the ingredients.
Can Sausage and peppers recipe be frozen?
You can totally freeze sausage and peppers recipe! However, before you freeze or refrigerate it first make sure it comes to room temperature, then put the meal in an airtight glass or plastic container. Not allowing it to cool down to room temperature, condensation will build up on the inside of the container.
If you keep your leftovers in the fridge, make sure to eat them within three to four days. If frozen, it should last one to two months.
How do you know when the Italian sausage is cooked thoroughly?
I use a meat thermometer whenever I cook meat, just to be absolutely sure its cooked thoroughly. It is recommended that sausage gets cooked to an internal temperature of 160 – 165ºF. My all-time favorite meat thermometer is the Thermapen. It’s super fast and incredibly durable. Another option is the ThermoPop which is a more basic version that works just as well!
You can still make sure your sausage is cooked thoroughly even if you do not have a meat thermometer. Make sure the outside is golden brown and when you cut into the sausage, there should be no pink or blood. Any juices running off should be clear.
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