This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

You can sign me up for the sheet pan diet. Endlessly versatile, healthy, and the simplest way to make a flavorful meal with only one dish to wash at the end, sheet pan suppers like this Italian Sausage and Peppers in the oven will be your steady weeknight dinner date.

Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Oven garnished with basil and served with rice, pasta, sauce, or as sandwiches

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 (along with this Sheet Pan Italian Chicken) 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 with peppers into sandwiches or finish our sausage and peppers with sauce and cheese.
  • In the winter, we love baked sausage and peppers with potatoes for a cozy meal. (This Slow Cooker Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes is another comforting favorite.)
  • For a version of this recipe with the rice built right in, check out this stovetop Sausage and Rice Casserole.

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 (like these Italian Stuffed Peppers).

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

Baked Sausage and Peppers in the oven is an easy, healthy, and flavorful Italian sausage recipe.

5 Star Review

“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 (like this Crockpot Italian Chicken) is the simplicity of a summer day, turned into a healthy, one-pan dinner.

It features juicy morsels of Italian sausage pan-roasted with strips of sweet bell peppers, savory onions, and Italian spices.


The Ingredients

  • Italian Sausage. Precooked Italian sausage links (I use Italian chicken or turkey sausage) is lean, packed with protein, and makes quick work of this dinner.

Substitution Tip

Whether you are partial to sweet Italian sausage recipes or hot Italian sausage recipes, this dish has you covered. You can use any king of sausage you like, as long as it is precooked. (Don’t miss the other tasty Italian sausage recipes on my site.) For the most mild recipe, use kielbasa.

For a one-pot recipe with sausage in its casings, see this Italian Sausage Skillet with Vegetables.

  • Bell Peppers + Onions. Bell peppers and onions taste spectacular with the Italian sausage (and on these Italian Turkey Burgers). They become tender, sweet, and scrumptious once roasted. PLUS they’re packed with nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. You can use white, yellow, or red onions.

Market Swap

For classic Italian flavor, swap part of the bell peppers and onions for thinly sliced fennel.

  • 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 that necessary Italian flair.

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 on a sheet pan
  1. Toss with olive oil, vinegar, and spices.
Italian baked sausage and peppers in the oven on a baking sheet
  1. Bake the sausage and peppers at 400 degrees F. Peppers and sausages will take about 25 to 35 minutes in the oven. Garnish with fresh basil and ENJOY!

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
  • To Reheat. Reheat gently in the microwave or 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 with rice, pasta, or polenta

How to Serve Sausage and Peppers

  • With Whole Grains. Cooked brown rice, farro, or quinoa would all be tasty. For a low carbohydrate option, swap cauliflower rice.
  • As a Sub. Pile the sausage and peppers inside a toasted hoagie bun and top with a slice of provolone cheese (bonus points for warming it in the oven to melt the cheese).
  • With Pasta. For sausage and peppers with pasta, pile this dish into bowls with whole wheat noodles such as penne and your favorite marinara sauce.
  • For Brunch (or Brinner!). Sauté the leftovers with spinach, then top them with a fried egg. This is yummy with a side of Roasted Potatoes.

What to Serve with Sausage and Peppers

While you could certainly enjoy baked sausage with peppers in the oven as a meal on its own, here are a few sides that go with this easy recipe:

Easy Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Peppers in oven cooked on one pan

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe

  • Baking Sheets. Perfect for making this baked sausage and peppers recipe.
  • Parchment Paper. Helps keep ingredients from sticking to your baking sheet.
  • Spatula. This one is ideal for tossing and flipping.

Who else would like the sheet pan dinner sign-up sheet?

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Sausage and Peppers Gluten Free?

Yes! This recipe, as it is written, is entirely gluten free. Simply choose your favorite gluten free pasta, buns, or sides to round out this healthy gluten free recipe.

Can I Make Sausage and Peppers in a Slow Cooker?

If you’re looking for a slow cooker version, try this Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers recipe.

Can I Make Sausage and Peppers with Raw or Whole Sausages?

I have not personally made this baked sausage and peppers in the oven with raw or whole sausages before. However, a number of readers have reported success doing so by increasing the cooking time slightly (total time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your sausages) and turning them halfway through cooking.

Sausage and Peppers

4.99 from 70 votes
Italian sausage and peppers in the oven are easy, healthy, and versatile! Serve with rice, pasta, as sandwiches, or on their own. One pan!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package precooked Italian chicken or turkey sausage cut into 1/2-inch rounds (12 ounces)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 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.
  • Arrange 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.

Video

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.
  • TO FREEZE. Freeze leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • 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. I also like to sauté the leftovers with spinach, then top them with a fried egg for a tasty brunch (or brinner!).

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 4), about 3/4 cup cooked sausage and peppersCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 14gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 60mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1335IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

Join today and start saving your favorite recipes

Create an account to easily save your favorite recipes and access FREE meal plans.

Sign Me Up

More One-Pot Meals

Did you try this recipe?

I want to see!

Follow @wellplated on Instagram, snap a photo, and tag it #wellplated. I love to know what you are making!

You May Also Like

Free Email Series
Sign Up for FREE Weekly Meal Plans
Each includes a grocery list, budget, and 5 healthy dinners, helping you save time, save money, and live better!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Erin Clarke

Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at wellplated.com and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

Learn more about Erin

Leave a Comment

Did you make this recipe?

Don't forget to leave a review!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




154 Comments

Leave a comment

  1. It was delicious using uncooked Italian sausage, 2 T. EVOO and adding quartered mushrooms. 25 minutes was the perfect cook time5 stars

    1. Hi Cynthia! I’m sorry I really don’t understand the question. Are you wondering if you could use wine in this recipe?

  2. Super easy, flavorful, and filling! I love how versatile this recipe is. We had it over jasmine rice and it was delicious. We used pineapple and bacon chicken sausage. Husband went back for seconds. :) Next time, we’ll try it on hoagie rolls!!5 stars

  3. The flavors of this dish are AMAZING! Even my chicken-nugget-loving-vegetable-hating teenager loves this. I’ve made it weekly since finding the recipe. Super easy. I air fry the brats for a nice char and then slice them before mixing.5 stars

  4. This recipe turned out amazing. I followed it exactly except I added fresh broccoli cut small. Served it with rice. I will be making this again soon. Thank you5 stars

  5. Absolutely amazing and delicious. My favorite chicken sausage are Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods 365 or Al Fresco brand. I also use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. The best for meal prep or and easy weekend night dinner. Great served with roasted potatoes or rice!5 stars

  6. This is so good, even my toddlers loved it! We ate it by itself, but would be so good with rice. My kids made naan tacos with it as the filling. So yummy! Will be making this a lot as it was soooo easy to make and can pre-chop everything to be really quick.5 stars

  7. This is so easy to make & GREAT tasting! I will definitely make it often. So good that I plan on surprising an Italian relative by making this for dinner.5 stars

  8. This made my husband very, very happy. I used smoked beef sausage and served it with rice. The leftovers did not last long!5 stars

  9. I love Italian sausage and bell peppers so I loved this recipe. I usually leave the links long and make it with Rao’s sauce and wanted to try something different. I wish I would have read the serving ideas, it seemed like it was missing something as is. I am going to try the leftovers with spinach and an egg, that sound delicious.4 stars

  10. I have used this recipe several times. Great recipe. Have used sweet Italian sausage in place of precooked turkey sausage, but I cook the sausage about 75% thru. Before cooking it with the peppers & onions. A+ recipe!5 stars

  11. I took this to a feed the family of a friend just out of the hospital. It was an easy, filling, make-ahead meal that was equally enjoyed by her diabetic husband and gluten-free daughter. They raved about how tasty it was with the kick of red wine vinegar and heat of crushed red pepper flakes. It wasn’t expensive for me to make and I felt good about gifting it. Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

Load More Comments