Italian-Style Sausage and Peppers


In this quick and easy sausage and peppers variation, a mix of flavors is brought together with the ease of just adding Classico® Tomato & Basil Sauce.

close up view of Italian-Style Sausage and Peppers over spaghetti garnished with fresh basil and served with garlic bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage links

  • 3 bell peppers (green, yellow and/or red), sliced

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced into rings

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • 4 fresh Italian sandwich rolls (Optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages; cook until browned on all sides, following cooking instructions indicated on the packaging. Remove sausages from the pan. Drain grease, leaving about a tablespoon for the vegetables.

  2. Cook peppers and onions in skillet over medium heat until they begin to soften. Add garlic, salt, and pepper and cook one more minute.

  3. Stir in Classico Tomato & Basil Sauce. Increase heat until sauce begins to boil; reduce heat and simmer over low heat.

  4. Cut the sausages into 1-inch pieces; add to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce has thickened and the peppers and onions are soft, about 10 minutes.

  5. Serve in bowls or on rolls as sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

564 Calories
32g Fat
48g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 564
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 2170mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 75mg 375%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 502mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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