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Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Oven. An easy, healthy recipe! Use these sausage and peppers to top sandwiches, in pasta, or over rice, on on their own.

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This recipe is loaded with Italian allure, ultra filling, and enjoyable either on its own or as an easy add-on to pasta, sandwiches, and more.

It’s weeknight-friendly and weekend-worthy mixed into one dish.

This recipe has become our go-to weekend lunch when I want to keep it easy and am craving something that’s equal parts healthy and hearty.

In the summer, we turn this Italian sausage recipe into sandwiches or finish our sausage and peppers with sauce and cheese.

In the winter, we love sausage and peppers and potatoes for a cozy meal. (This Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers is another versatile favorite.)

The combination of the spice and juiciness of Italian sausage with the sweetness of bell peppers is the kind of classic, don’t-mess-with-it combo that I prize in Italian cuisine. The sublime is in the simple.

Making this sheet pan sausage and peppers in the oven is unbelievably easy, fast, and versatile enough to please everyone you serve it to!

Italian Sausage and Peppers in the oven. An easy, healthy, and flavorful Italian sausage recipe! Great for sweet or hot Italian sausage.

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“What a fantastic meal! I’m so happy I found this recipe. Not only was it super easy, but it was super yummy too! Also, clean-up was a breeze.”

— Liv —

How to Make Sausage and Peppers in the Oven

This simple Italian recipe is the simplicity of a summer day, turned into a healthy, one-pan dinner of juicy morsels of Italian sausage pan roasted with strips of sweet bell peppers, savory onions, and Italian spices.

Whether you are partial to sweet Italian sausage recipes or hot Italian sausage recipes, this dish has you covered. You can use any type of precooked sausage you like. (Don’t miss the other scrumptious Italian sausage recipes on my site.)


The Ingredients

  • Italian Sausage. Oven baked Italian sausage is delicious (and the easiest and best way to cook sausages in my opinion)! You can use either chicken or turkey Italian sausage for this recipe.
  • Bell Peppers + Onions. Bell peppers and onions taste spectacular with the Italian sausage. They become tender, sweet, and scrumptious once roasted.
  • Red Wine Vinegar. For a touch of acidity and tanginess.
  • Spices. A combination of salt, black pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes gives this dish Italian flair and addictive flavor.

The Directions

Chopped vegetables and sausage on a sheet pan
  1. Arrange the sausage, peppers, and onions on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Meat and veggies being stirred
  1. Toss with the olive oil, vinegar, and spices.
Italian sausage and peppers on a baking sheet
  1. Bake at 400 degrees F. Peppers and sausages will take about 25 to 35 minutes in the oven. DIG IN!

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
  • To Reheat. Reheat gently in the microwave or in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • To Freeze. Freeze leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Easy, healthy sheet pan Italian Sausage and Peppers. Use for a sausage and peppers sandwich, over pasta, with rice, or on its own.

Leftover Ideas

Try this Italian sausage and peppers with rice, cauliflower rice, or inside a toasted hoagie bun with a slice of provolone cheese (bonus points for warming it in the oven to melt the cheese).

For sausage and peppers pasta, serve this dish with whole wheat noodles and tomato sauce.

I also like to sauté the leftovers with spinach, then top them with a fried egg for a tasty brunch (or brinner!).

What Goes Well with Sausage and Peppers

While you could certainly enjoy this meal on its own, here are a few sides that go with sausage and peppers:

Easy Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Peppers. Juicy sweet Italian sausage or hot Italian sausage, bell peppers, and onions, cooked on a single pan!

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  • Baking Sheets. Perfect for making this baked sausage and peppers recipe.
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  • Spatula. This one is ideal for tossing and flipping.

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Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Oven. A flavorful, healthy all-in-one dinner! Use to top sandwiches, in pasta, or serve over rice. Great for family dinners or for a crowd!

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Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Oven. A flavorful, healthy all-in-one dinner! Use to top sandwiches, in pasta, or serve over rice. Great for family dinners or for a crowd!

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Italian Sausage and Peppers in the oven are easy, healthy, and versatile! Serve with rice, as sandwiches, with sauce, pasta, or on their own!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12 ounce package precooked Italian chicken or turkey sausage cut into ½-inch rounds (I used spicy Italian chicken sausage)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced into ¼-inch strips
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced into ¼-inch strips
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced into ¼-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh grated black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes plus additional to taste
  • Optional for serving: thinly sliced fresh basil, chopped fresh parsley, freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. For easy clean up, line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the cut sausage, bell peppers, and onions in the center of the pan.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and red wine vinegar, then sprinkle with the garlic, salt, basil, oregano, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine, then arrange in a single layer.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the peppers are as tender as you like, tossing once halfway through. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Notes

  • TO STORE: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
  • TO REHEAT: Reheat gently in the microwave or in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • I also like to sauté the leftovers with spinach, then top them with a fried egg for a tasty brunch (or brinner!).
  • Additional serving ideas: try this Italian sausage and peppers over rice or cauliflower rice, inside a toasted hoagie bun with a slice of provolone cheese (bonus points for warming it in the oven to melt the cheese), or with whole wheat pasta noodles and tomato pasta sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 4), about ¾ cup cooked sausage and peppersCalories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 14gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1328IUVitamin C: 97mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

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  1. What a fantastic meal! As someone who isn’t a fan of cooking or have tons of time, I still wanted to make me and my boyfriend a delicious meal. I’m so happy I found this recipe. Not only was it super easy but it was super yummy! Also clean up was a breeze thanks to lining the pan with tin foil. I served it with some rice and Sriracha sauce for an extra kick. Will make again for sure. 👌🏼5 stars

  2. I have made all three versions- sandwich, rice, and pasta. All were delicious but I have the say the pasta was my favorite. SO good.5 stars

  3. This is one of my favorites! So EASY and good for you. It’s also so versatile, you can eat it as is or make it into a sandwich with bread and melted cheese or even add an egg for breakfast (or anytime!) This is one of our favorite recipes that I go to often. Also just got my copy of your book Erin, it is wonderful!5 stars

    1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe AND the cookbook, Kelly! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  4. This is one of the easiest and tasty meals we have made. My family loves it, and we make it a couple of times a month.5 stars

  5. Seriously simple! The possible variations and flavor additions are endless. Perfect for meal prep too! My guys loved it over rice.5 stars

  6. This looks super simple. Has anyone tried this leaving the sausages whole? Just picturing the whole thing on a bun… Thanks!

    1. Hi Monica! I’ve never tested the recipe this way myself, but you could experiment with it. The sausages will likely need more time to cook through. If you decide to play around with it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  7. I made th8s tonight. A very demanding person from Argentina said it was the best sausage, peppers and onions he’d had! Such a great way to make this. Just put it in the oven and voilà! This will be my go to for sausage, peppers and onions from now on. I followed this recipe exactly except I may have been a little heavy on the onions. Can that be bad? I used my local grocers own brand of sweet chicken Italian sausage. So good.5 stars

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