Hot Italian Sausage / Peppers and Onions

Cassie *


These delicious sausages are always a hit at any gathering. They are fall apart tender. Just plain yummy.

You can use hot Italian sausage or sweet Italian. There will be none left in the pot, wherever you decide to take them. They will have your home smelling marvelous..

I just took two crock pots of these to potluck at church...not a one left..they were using extra buns to dip in the leftover sauce..

I like them because they are easy to prepare. Make these and you will be the hit of any party.

The recipe is for 2 1/2 pnds..add more peppers and onions,and sauce..if making many.


★★★★★ 6 votes

12 - 14 sandwiches
10 Min
6 Hr


  • 2 - 3 lb
    hot italian or sweet italian sausage links ( about 15)
  • 1 - 2
    sweet onions, cut into slivers
  • 1
    each, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 2 - 3
    jalapeño peppers, sliced ( optional) i use if making the hot sausage
  • 2 jar(s)
    spaghetti sauce., i use 2 quart sized jars of my just want to make sure sausages are covered well
  • 1/2 c
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - salt, pepper, italian seasoning, garlic powder
  • 2 - 3 clove
    whole garlic
  • ·
    oil for browning

How to Make Hot Italian Sausage / Peppers and Onions


  1. Gather ingredients.

    These can be done in the oven. I use the crock pot for convenience. They will be fall apart tender.

    Spray crock pot with vegetable spray.
  2. In a large skillet; brown your sausages in olive or vegetable oil. Remove and drain on paper towels.You can cut these into smaller chunks at this point. Especially if serving over pasta.

    Remove from skillet, add about 2 or more tablespoons of oil. Saute the onions and peppers, just till becoming tender. They will finish cooking in the sauce.
  3. Add the sausages,sauce, peppers and onions, spices, whole garlic and cheese to the crock pot; stir.
    Cook on low for 6 - 7 hours, or on high for 4 - 5 hours.

    These can be served on sausage rolls.

    They are also delicious served over pasta or rice.
  4. I hope you enjoy these delicious sausages as much as my friends and family do..

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About Hot Italian Sausage / Peppers and Onions

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Italian

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