Sausage and Peppers...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I've been wanting to share my recipe for Sausage and Peppers
for some time, but kept thinking 
It's Too Simple and Easy.

But this morning I thought, 
"I love SIMPLE and EASY."
And besides,who has time to make a recipe that requires 20 ingredients? 

Sausage and Peppers...

Trust me, it's good.  It's really good.
More importantly,it's really SIMPLE and EASY.


Hot Italian Sausage
Sweet Italian Sausage
Tomato Sauce
Cooked Pasta 

I always purchase sausage when it's on sale at the grocery store...

Bring them home, wrap them in aluminum foil
and place in a plastic bag and freeze until you need them...

Place your FROZEN sausages in your crock pot
with nothing else and cook until they are done.
Discard the juices or oils that gather in the bottom of your crock pot...

Slice your onions and start cooking them in a little bit of oil...

Slice your sausages...

Add them to the browned onions...

Add your peppers.
 I have recently discovered FROZEN peppers at a fraction of the cost of fresh peppers.
AND they come in different colors...

Add the peppers to the sausages and onions...

After a few minutes, add your tomato sauce.
Yes, I always make my own, well, most of the time.
I have been known to keep a few jars in the pantry just in case!

Add a few spoons of sauce to the pan.
How many spoons depends on how saucy you want your sausage and peppers...

Add your cooked pasta, I used Ziti...

Continue to cook a few minutes until your house smells like heaven...

Serve with a nice salad and garlic bread.
Don't forget the Parmesan Cheese!

You could also serve this dish as a sandwich,
without the pasta, using a nice loaf of Italian Bread.

Just writing about this recipe makes my mouth water 
and I'm seriously thinking of changing my menu 
and making this for dinner tomorrow night!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Looks Yummo, I do my a little different, we should have done it together... :)

  2. This looks delicious and I can imagine how good the house smells while it is cooking! I recently bought some Sweet Italian Sausage. All I need to buy is a bag of frozen peppers and I can make this for hubby and me. Thanks, and enjoy your afternoon.

  3. What time did you say we were going to be eating???lol That looks so good and I also like easy.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. This looks perfect for a cold day like today..snowing and blowing here! ;D

  5. Looks soooo good for the winter mealtimes with family!

  6. Oh that looks so delicious! My family would love it! Thanks for the great tip on freezing the sausage.

  7. Okay question - I didn't know you could cook peppers in the crock pot - how long do they take to cook?


  8. No Sandie, it's the sausages I cooked in the crock pot! But, now that I think of it, I'm sure you could cook the peppers in there as well!

  9. This recipe looks so easy and it does sound delish. My hubby would eat it without the pasta. He's funny that way. I love, love pasta.

  10. Snickers popcorn. I have to know what is in that.

  11. This looks and sounds so good! I like anything that has sauted onions and peppers in it. Can't wait to see the Snickers popcorn recipe!
    Have a nice Friday!

  12. I am stopping over from Tiffanee's blog, to say hello. I see you are also from Pennsylvania. I live in Hermitage, near the Ohio border.

    My Hubs would love this recipe, he loves hot sausage.

  13. Oh, Lois, this is so funny, I was lying in bed this morning trying to think of a good recipe worthy of the sausage, a guest brought us, and this recipe is just what I need. Thanks so much,. I love anything with sauteed onions, don't you just love the smell of onions . I have all of the ingredients in my pantry! and freezer Yea!!

  14. Looks so good. I love sausage and peppers.

  15. Hi Lois,
    We would just love your Sausage and Peppers dish, it looks delicious and some real comfort food. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen