Sicilian Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and Peppers. A classic Italian dish, our Sicilian Sausage and Peppers is made with 6 ingredients and makes enough to feed a crowd. Loaded with sausage links, colorful peppers, and sweet onions and baked in olive oil until peppers and onions are tender, and caramelized perfectly. An ideal meal your family and friends will love. 

Sausage and Peppers

  • Is a popular Italian dish!
  • An easy hearty meal that never disappoints.
  • Sausage and peppers is a meal that can be served all year round.
  • Even leftovers are great the next day, using a loaf of Italian bread to make sausage and pepper sandwiches. YUM!
  • Great dinner during summer, and on rainy days.

It is SO good!

For this recipe, there are a few steps to pull this dish off and impress everyone at the table.

Best of all? This recipe has to be one of the easiest dinners you’ll serve every time!

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Reasons To LOVE our Sausage and Peppers…

  • The recipe is versatile. You can add more or fewer sausages, onions, and peppers to this recipe, there’s no limit when making this.
  • Sausage and Peppers never get old, only better each time you make it. 
  • Best of all,  it’s inexpensive and super easy to make and bake!
  • Also, the flavorful sweet peppers along with onions slowly cook down to a delicious and juicy texture; they practically melt in your mouth! 
  • And it reheats beautifully! 

Everyone will enjoy every bite!

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How to Make Sicilian Sausage and Peppers?  (*full recipe card below!)

For our Sicilian sausage and peppers recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 large sweet onions- sliced
  • 28 -ounce Mini Sweet peppers, (OR 4 large yellow peppers & 3 large reds) – seeds removed, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 to 10 links of Sweet Italian Sausage ( I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil – divided

Directions To Make Sausage and Peppers…(5 Easy Steps)

STEP 1.  PREP THE VEGGIES: Slice the onions and peppers and transfer them into a large roasting pan.

STEP 2.  BROWN THE SAUSAGES: Next, there are two ways you can brown the sausages on all sides but not cooked entirely through.  

  • One way is to quickly grill the sausage links on your outside grill to brown them, or in a skillet on the stovetop for a few minutes on all sides. 
  • The second way is to place them into a “second” baking pan, and pop them into the oven for a few minutes until they are partially cooked and golden. 
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STEP 3: SLICE THE LINKS: Then, remove and slice them into thirds and toss them into the roasting pan with already chopped onions and peppers.

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STEP 4.  SEASON EVERYTHING: Drizzle extra olive oil over them along with some seasonings, and toss everything to combine.

STEP 5. BAKE IN THE OVEN: Bake for up to 50 minutes, until the peppers are softened and fully cooked.  Then remove and serve!

A Few Good TIPS and NOTES…

  • Partially grilling sausages on the barbecue (or in the oven) helps remove some of the fatty greases; therefore, making this sausage casserole less greasy and tastier. 
  • This will ensure the pork sausages are fully cooked, tastier, and leaner for the whole family to enjoy.
  • The olive oil drizzled into the pan will keep the veggies moist, so if they look a little dry, you can add additional extra virgin olive oil to the pan while they are baking.
  • Keep in mind: Different ovens will vary cooking times, depending on the oven you may have.  So it’s best to keep an eye on them.


  • It’s best to keep any sausage and peppers leftovers in a sealed container, or baking dish (covered with foil wrap), and keep them chilled in the fridge. They will stay fresh for up to 2 days.
  • You can easily reheat them in the microwave, or in a preheated oven for a few minutes until they are warm.
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Your family and friends will love our Sicilian Sausage and Peppers dish! 

This is such a delicious dish.  I bet everyone will rave about it!  It’s a great dish to serve at gatherings too! 

Sausage and Peppers are best served with a loaf of Italian bread and with any of our 28 best summer salad recipes as a side to complete the dinner.


Finally, you might enjoy more recipes for sausages:

Sicilian Sausage and Peppers is a typical dish known as Italian “street food.”  Here are a few more “street food” recipes you may enjoy…



Yield: 6 to 8 serings

Sicilian Sausage and Peppers

Sicilian Sausage and Peppers

Sicilian Sausage and Peppers are baked in the oven with sweet onions, colorful peppers, and extra virgin olive oil until the peppers and onions are caramelized perfectly. It is an easy, hearty meal and one your whole family will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 to 3 large sweet onions- sliced
  • 28 -ounces of Mini Sweet peppers, OR 4 large yellow peppers & 3 large reds - seeds removed and sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 to 10 links of Sweet Italian Sausage ( I used Trader Joe's)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil - divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190C). Adjust the racks inside the oven to fit your roasting pan on the center rack.
  2. First, take a large roasting pan and drizzle generously on the bottom with extra virgin olive oil, at least 2 tablespoons. Toss in your sliced onions and colorful sliced peppers. Add salt and garlic powder and set it aside.
  3. Next, remove sausage links from the package and poke each one a few times with a fork. Then place them on your outside grill (or in a skillet on the stovetop) and grill on medium heat. While you grill them (about 5 minutes), squeeze fresh lemon juice over the links. This will help remove the excess fat along with getting rid of some of the gamy taste from the pork. Grill them just until they are golden brown. *NOTE: They will finish cooking in the oven.
  4. Transfer them to a cutting board and cut each link into thirds. Toss them into your prepared roasting pan with onions and peppers.
  5. Drizzle on top with additional extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Place the roasting rack onto the middle rack inside the oven.
  7. BAKE uncovered, for up to 1 hour total. Check on them after the first 1/2 hour of baking and give them a stir to ensure the peppers on the bottom don't burn. Peppers should be moist and juicy.
  8. Remove and transfer to a serving dish. Cover them with foil wrap until ready to serve. Serve warm.
  9. Serves 6 to 8


Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 serving, Calories335, Total Fat 10.3g, Saturated Fat 2.1g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 249mg, Total Carbohydrate 68.1g, Dietary Fiber 27.1g, Total Sugars 2.4g Protein 12.7g, Calcium 442mg, Iron 29mg, Potassium 1305mg.

Nutrition Information:


6 to 8 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 10.3gCarbohydrates: 68.1gFiber: 27.1gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 12.7g

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  1. This is a great Italian dish. I grew up on this and still make it today for my family. We also, at times, will add some quartered potatoes to this, and/or pieces of this in addition to the sausage. I usually do two pans. One with sweet Italian sausage and one with the hot Italian sausage. This is always a crowd pleaser.

    1. Hi Carole! Welcome to our recipe blog, it is so nice to meet you! Yes, we agree this is always a crowd pleaser. And, we love to add in chopped potatoes at times. Our mom made it this way too. I have that recipe on this site as well: So glad you stopped by and thank you for subscribing to us, we appreciate and hope you will continue to enjoy our recipes. Have a great Sunday! 🙂

  2. Great recipe. Been making this for years. Just an fyi, Trader Joe sells Italian sausage, both mild and hot. However, that is not Sician sausage, I have only found Sicilian sausage, like the kind that I ate while in Sicily at specialty Italian stores usually made by the local butcher. And there is a taste difference. Your recipe is not traditional and should not be called Sicilian but darn good.

    1. Hi Manny! Thank you for your comment! Sicilian sausages usually contain other spices such as fennel, and yes you can special order those or get them at your local butcher. However, I do not like the flavor of fennel, and prefer the sweet Italian sausages over the spicy ones. My husband is not only Sicilian, he was born and raised there, and his mom, even in Sicily, always made this recipe using local pork sausages. I understand your thought, my husband has the same thoughts when he hears the words “Sicilian pizza.” There is no such thing in Sicily as a thick dough pizza topped with sauce and mozzarella. In Sicily, thick dough pizza is topped with onions, anchovies and fresh tomatoes, NO cheese! And it’s correct Sicilian name is Sfincione. So glad to hear you enjoy our recipe!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Nicole and welcome to our blog!! So nice to meet you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!