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Italian Sausage and Peppers

Posted: November 22

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Italian Sausage and Peppers is another entry into the list of food pairings that bring out the best of each other. Italian sausage draws out the sweetness and brightness of the peppers. The peppers, meanwhile, highlight the savory flavors of the sausages as well as the fresh flavors from the anise and fennel. So every bite of Italian Sausage and Peppers is a balance of sweet, savory, and herby flavors for maximum enjoyment. You can practically smell them already!


1 tablespoon olive oil
5 links sweet or hot Italian sausages, casings on
1 tablespoon butter
1 large yellow sweet onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 green bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained


Step 1

In a large skillet over medium heat on the stove-top, heat the olive oil.

Step 2

Once the olive oil is heated, brown the sausages, careful not to cook them completely.

Step 3

Once the sausages have a good brown crust on both sides, remove them from the skillet and set them aside to cool slightly.

Step 4

Slice the sausage into 2-inch slices once they've cooled slightly.

Step 5

In the same pan, melt the butter.

Step 6

Once the butter is melted, add the onion and bell peppers to the pan and cook until slightly softened.

Step 7

Add the garlic, oregano, basil, salt, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes.

Step 8

Return the sausage back to the pan and cook until the sausage is done.

Step 9

Cover for 5 minutes.

Step 10

Serve hot!

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