Simple Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers

Inspiration: I’m very much in need of some simple, one pot weeknight suppers. Every week, I plan all of these ambitious suppers because I’m always excited about trying new recipes or making old favorites. And inevitably, every week I end up with a couple of nights when I just can’t spend too much time in the kitchen. It usually happens after we’ve been to happy hour at one of our pubs for a few hours, but that’s neither here nor there, is it? :) Regardless, I truly need to have some simple/non-processed/low carb recipes up my sleeve for these occasions! Any suggestions or favorites?

What we Loved: Aside from the simplicty of the cooking method for this dish, I love the simplicity of the flavors, too. The spicy Italian chicken sausage and oregano combine with the sweet bell peppers and Vidalia onions for a nice balance of simple but strong flavors. The peppers and onions have an inherent sweetness that is really pronounced after being sauteed in butter, and we both enjoyed the contrast of that flavor with the classic fennel flavor that is present in Italian sausage. I guess there’s a reason that this is a classic dish!

Helpful Hints: Don’t stir everything around too much as you cook. Letting the sausage and vegetables sit in the pan for a few minutes at a time will help a nice brown crust to form. Also, I’d recommend using a lot of onions! I just love that slightly caramelized flavor and didn’t think that we had nearly enough.

Simple Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers
Source: Inspired by Dine and Dish

4 Italian chicken sausage links, cut into 3/4 inch pieces (I removing the casing before cutting)
2 bell peppers, any color, stemmed/seeded and roughly chopped
2 thick slices onion, cut into quarters (This is what I used, but I recommend using more!)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Dried oregano
Kosher salt and black pepper
1-2 tablespoons butter

1. Heat the butter in a saute pan. Add the sausage, peppers, onion, and garlic, stirring to combine. Season well with oregano, salt, and pepper.

2. Saute until the vegetables are softened and the sausage has browned, stirring only occasionally.


13 thoughts on “Simple Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers

  1. Carrie,
    A few days ago I came up with a meal for chicken sausage, Red Bell Peppers (Diced), Red Onion (Diced), Broccoli, Black Olives, Sun dried tomatoes (or Fresh), and Quinoa with this Dressing:
    2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
    1 Teaspoon of Dijon
    1 Teaspoon of Dried Basil
    Salt & Pepper
    Olive Oil to Combine
    INSPIRATION: Left Over broccoli, and a love for quinoa!

    • That really sounds great! I have never actually had quinoa – I need to put that on my list to try soon. I will keep this recipe in mind for when I do!

  2. I hope that Helps!
    BTW, Enjoy your blog. I’ve been trying to get one started myself but have been running into difficultly with blogger and wordpress. Seems a little difficult, although I’m not computer savy. Any suggestions?

    • Thanks :) I have tried both Blogger and WordPress and prefer WordPress….I find it easier to navigate and feel like it has a cleaner look and feel, in general. What kind of issues are you having?

    • Thanks so much for the suggestions, Natalie. All three of those look great (just the kind of ingredients that I love!), but I’m particularly looking at the cilantro lime sweet potato and black bean dish right now….I’m thinking I might try it with salad greens! Maybe with some goat cheese too??

  3. Carrie,
    Thanks for asking! My issue with WordPress and Blogger is that I can’t get anything to load up right. I get to a certain point with both (AKA, Picking out a layout, and entering in a profile), but when I go to set up the page itself, nothing seems to work. Any suggestions??
    Again, THANK U.

  4. Oh my goodness – this was delicious! I bookmarked this post a while back but only just got around to making it tonight. Thank you so much; it was wonderful!!

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