Hot and Sweet Grilled Italian Sausage with Peppers

This low-carb dish is full of bold flavors! I used my grill pan to get a nice char on the sausage, peppers, and onions, but you could roast or saute.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 2 (4 ounce) links hot Italian sausage

  • 4 red bell peppers, or more to taste

  • ½ white onion

  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tablespoon creamy Italian-style salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon banana peppers, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon diced jalapeno pepper

  • 1 dash lime juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill sausages, bell peppers, and onion, turning occasionally until nicely charred, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer sausages and vegetables to a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Combine mozzarella cheese, salad dressing, banana peppers, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and the grilled onions in a bowl. Remove grilled bell pepper tops and slice into strips; add to mixture. Plate sausage and top with the pepper mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Any sweet and/or hot Italian sausage links will work here.

Use any variety of sweet peppers you prefer.

Substitute provolone for the mozzarella if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
26g Fat
19g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 951mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 311mg 1,557%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 805mg 17%

* 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.