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Sicilian Sausage and Peppers

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Sicilian Sausage and Peppers is a classic Italian dish baked easily in the oven, and one your family will love.  This Sicilian sausage and peppers are made with Italian links of sweet sausages and baked with 5 additional ingredients including sweet onions until the peppers and onions are caramelized perfectly.  So delicious! This recipe has to be one of the easiest dinners to serve every time!

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Sicilian Sausage and Peppers is a common dish known as Italian “street food.” 

Like other ‘street foods’ of Southern Italy, so many have turned out to be some of our favorite recipes.  Here are some of those faves, just to name a few…


What I LOVE about this dish!

  • 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.  It also makes a hearty meal for the family, and it’s light enough to serve during summer.

  • 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, you’ll be surprised how flavorful the sausages turn out in this dish when they are baked with colorful peppers and onions.

Everyone will enjoy every bite!

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How to Make Sicilian Sausage and Peppers:  (*Full recipe card below)

1.  Simply slice the onions and peppers and transfer them into a large roasting pan.

2.  Next, there are two ways to cook the sausages:  One way is to quickly grill the sausage links on your outside grill or on the stove-top in a pan for a few minutes, until they are golden. 

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 partically cooked and golden.  Then,  remove and cut them into thirds and toss them into the roasting pan with already chopped onions and peppers.

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3.  Drizzle extra olive oil over them along with some seasonings, toss everything to combine, and bake in the oven for up to 50 minutes, or more.  Then remove and serve!

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.

Cook’s Notes about Sausages: 

  • Partially grilling sausages on the barbecue (or in the oven) helps remove some of the fatty greases; and 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.

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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 parties too!  And it reheats beautifully! 

Sausage and Peppers are best served with a loaf of Italian bread and a green salad on the side. 

The best part?  This dish is easy on the wallet!



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Yield: 6 to 8 serings

Sicilian Sausage and Peppers

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Sicilian Sausage and Peppers are links of sweet sausages grilled just until golden, then cut into thirds and baked in the oven with sweet onions, colorful peppers, and extra virgin olive oil until the peppers and onions are caramelized perfectly. Everyone will go bonkers over this dish!

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


  • 2 to 3 large sweet onions- sliced
  • 28 -ounce Mini Sweet peppers, OR 4 large yellow peppers & 3 large reds - 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 (190.C). 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 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. They will finish cooking in the oven. Or cook them on the stove-top for a few minutes, until they brown.
  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 more extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Place 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 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 4 to 6


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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  xo Anna and Liz

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  • Reply
    February 7, 2020 at 1:46 am

    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.

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      by Anna and Liz
      February 7, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      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!! 🙂

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    July 28, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      July 28, 2019 at 4:56 pm

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

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    2 Sisters Recipes
    July 24, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Thanks so much Susan!

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    July 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

    I’ve had this and it is delicious! Perfect to use fresh summer peppers this time of year.

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    July 15, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    This has to be my most favorite comfort food EVER ~ love those bright colors 🙂

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      July 16, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Mine too! Thanks so much!

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