Mouth-Watering Sausage, Pepper and Onion Bake Recipe!

Are you always on the hunt for easy and delicious dinner recipes that won’t require too much of your time and effort? Well, look no further because I have the ultimate solution – Sausage Pepper and Onions Baked Recipe! Trust me when I say this dish will make all those weeknight dinners stress-free and satisfying.

The savory Italian sausage combined with sweet bell peppers and onions make a perfect melody that is both simple yet packed with flavor. This one-pan meal is baked to perfection, resulting in an irresistible aroma that will make your taste buds dance.

Not only is this recipe mouth-watering, but it’s also incredibly versatile. Not a fan of sausage? No problem! You can easily substitute it with chicken, pork or even veggies! With its endless possibilities and minimal prep time, Sausage Pepper and Onions Baked Recipe should definitely be on your weekly rotation.

So why settle for ordinary meals when you can have something extraordinary for dinner tonight? Join me as I guide you through the steps of creating this delicious dish.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sausage Pepper and Onions  Baked
Sausage Pepper and Onions Baked

There are countless recipes out there that claim to be the best, but this baked sausage, peppers and onions dish truly is something special. Let me tell you why you’ll absolutely love it.

Firstly, let’s talk about the combination of ingredients. Sweet bell peppers and sautéed onions match perfectly with savory sausage. Not only does this recipe have a delicious balance of flavors, but the colors on your plate will make for a visually appealing dish.

One of the best things about this recipe is how simple it is to prepare. With just a few easy steps and minimal prep work, you can have a delicious meal ready to go in just 25 minutes. All you have to do is slice your veggies, toss them onto a baking sheet with your sliced sausage and bake!

What’s also great about this recipe is that it’s highly customizable. Not a fan of sausage? Switch it out for kielbasa or chicken sausage instead. Want more veggies? Try adding some diced potatoes or even sliced mushrooms. The possibilities are endless and there’s no shortage of ways to make this recipe fit your personal taste preferences.

As an added bonus, this baked sausage, peppers and onions dish can easily be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat. It’s ideal for meal prepping or for busy weeknight dinners when you need something quick and filling.

Overall, there are so many reasons to love this recipe – from the simple ingredients to the endless customization options. But perhaps the best reason is how tasty it is! This baked sausage, peppers and onions dish will quickly become a household favorite in no time.

Ingredient List

“Savory and satisfying: Sausage Pepper and Onions baked to perfection!”

Here is what you’ll need to gather before you start cooking! Sausage, peppers and onions, and a handful of spices are all you need for this recipe. Nothing too fancy, but with the right prep, you’ll end up with a flavorful and delicious dish that everyone will love.


  • 1 pound Italian sausage (or kielbasa, chicken sausage or polish sausage)
  • 2 medium size bell peppers (green or red), sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary or best with an Italian mixed), chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Don’t hesitate to make some substitutions in type of sausage or even add some potatoes or other veggies to make it your own! Just bear in mind that cooking times may vary depending on the ingredients you choose to use.

The Recipe How-To

Step 1: Preheat the oven

To start, preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C). This temperature ensures that the sausage, pepper, and onion mixture will cook perfectly in a sheet pan.

Step 2: Prep the Ingredients

While the oven is preheating, gather all the ingredients necessary for this delicious recipe. Cut three sweet bell peppers into thin slices and slice two medium onions.

Step 3: Add Olive Oil, Salt and Italian Seasoning

In a bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Once mixed, add your sliced peppers and onions to the bowl. Mix well until everything is evenly coated with the oil and seasoning mixture.

Step 4: Arrange Sausages on Baking Sheet

Line a large baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Place six Italian sausages on the sheet pan, making sure they are spaced out evenly.

Step 5: Add Peppers and Onions

Alongside your sausages, spread your coated peppers and onions evenly over the baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake in Oven

Place your sheet pan in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until sausages are thoroughly cooked through, turning them halfway through cooking time to ensure even browning.

Step 7: Serve Hot

Once your sausage, peppers, and onions are finished cooking in the oven, remove from heat and allow to cool briefly. Now you have an easy one-pan meal ready to quickly serve hot! Enjoy alone or as a compliment to another dish such as a potato bake or even smoked sausage potatoes peppers dish!

Substitutions and Variations

“Looks delicious, tastes even better: Sausage Pepper and Onions is a true comfort food.”

Ahoy there! If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your sausage, pepper, and onion baked recipe, then you’ve come to the right section. Here are some substitutions and variations that can switch up the flavors of this dish.

First off, let’s talk about the sausage. The recipe calls for Italian sausage, but you can swap it out for other types of sausage such as kielbasa, chicken sausage or Polish sausage. This will give the dish a different taste altogether.

For those who might not be fans of tomato paste, no worries. You can substitute it with tomato sauce for a milder flavor. And if you want to spice things up with herbs, consider seasoning the dish with fresh herbs like basil, rosemary or thyme instead of Italian seasoning or garlic powder.

If you want to add some veggies into the mix, potatoes are a great choice. Cut them into bite-sized pieces and place them on the baking sheet with the peppers and onions. Smoked sausage and potatoes peppers make for an excellent combination.

For our vegan friends out there, try using Beyond Sausage links or seitan sausage in place of meat. You can also add more vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant.

Are you feeling adventurous? Try making your own sauce recipe by mixing together oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a bowl then adding peppers and onions. Or add balsamic vinegar to the mix for a tangy twist.

And there you have it! With these substitutions and variations, you can turn this dish into a whole new creation. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

Now that you have made this delicious sausage, pepper and onions baked recipe, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it for a complete dinner experience.

This dish pairs well with a variety of sides such as pasta, rice, quinoa or roasted potatoes. I would suggest serving this dish over some linguine or penne pasta for a flavorful and filling meal. You can also serve this on top of some brown rice or quinoa to add an extra punch of protein and fiber to your meal.

Another great side that complements these flavors well is roasted potatoes. The combination of the juicy sausage with the soft and crispy potatoes create a perfect balance in texture and taste.

To add some freshness to your plate, consider making a salad with mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta cheese dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. This adds another layer of flavor that contrasts beautifully with the savory sausage.

When it comes to pairing beverages with this dish, red wine works perfectly well. Bold red wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon complements the bold flavors of the sausages and peppers perfectly. You can also consider a glass of crisp white wine as an alternative option.

Alternatively, if you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, then lemonade or iced tea are refreshing options to choose from. These drinks will balance out the heat from the peppers while also complementing the flavors in the dish.

Whatever you choose to do, keep experimenting with complementary flavors until you find something that works best for you. Bon Appétit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Now that you’ve successfully baked your delicious sausage, pepper, and onion meal, it’s time to plan ahead and ensure your leftovers will be just as flavorful. If you’re planning on consuming the leftovers within the next few days or so, storing is a fairly simple process. Allow the food to cool down before putting it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The leftovers will stay fresh for up to four days.

If you want to reheat the dish after storing it, you can do it in either the oven or on a stove-top by turning up the heat slowly so that it evenly heats from all sides. This helps preserve moisture and prevent overcooking of your meal. You can also microwave individual servings if you’ll be eating alone or in small portions.

For those who know they have busy days ahead and won’t have time to cook anything else, you can quickly whip up this dish beforehand and simply bake it when ready to eat. You could even cut up all of the ingredients beforehand except for the onions which should be sliced right before baking.

When properly stored leftovers last up to a week, however, freezing is still an option if you want them to last longer. Simply wrap them tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store in a freezer-safe bag pushing out as much air out as possible before sealing. They will remain fresh for up to three months.

When reheating from frozen, you can use an oven or stove-top method again but use low heat at first and then gradually adjust them higher. Make sure internal temperature reads 165°F (74°C) or higher before serving.

With these techniques, you can enjoy your scrumptious sausage pepper and onions anytime without having it lose flavor or texture.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you know the steps to create a delicious Sausage Pepper and Onion Baked Recipe, let me provide you with some helpful tips that will guarantee a perfect outcome every time.

First of all, it is important to preheat the oven at the correct temperature as specified in the recipe. Whether it’s 400°F or 425°F, make sure your oven has reached the required temperature before placing your ingredients inside. This will ensure even cooking and prevent any undercooked or overcooked ingredients.

Another tip is to slice your bell peppers and onions into equal bite-sized pieces. Uniform size ensures equal cooking and will create a pleasant texture when biting into your sausage peppers and onions. A simple trick to achieve equal size pieces is to cut the onions and peppers into halves, deseed them, lay them cut-side down on the cutting board before slicing.

While cooking your sausage peppers and onions in a skillet over medium heat before baking is not required, it enhances flavors significantly. Cooking will release flavors from herbs like thyme or rosemary in combination with garlic powder to infuse the ingredients’ rich taste.

Using parchment paper on the baking sheet may be an added step to reduce sticking, while also aiding in cleaning up. You can easily fold it up after use and discard it.

Lastly, if you’re aiming for a smoky flavor or want to add an extra meaty flavor, consider using kielbasa, chicken sausage or polish sausage instead of Italian sausages. Using tomato sauce instead of tomato paste will create more soupy texture than thin film-like results from tomato paste. Whether you use different types of sausages or sauces brings added dimensions while experimenting with this easy sheet pan sausage peppers and onions recipe.

These tips may seem like minor details, but they can affect the final result of your delicious Sausage Pepper and Onion Baked Recipe. Try incorporating these tips into your next batch, and see how it goes!


As you get ready to cook this delicious Sausage Pepper and Onions Baked Recipe, it is common to have questions on how to achieve the best results, what substitutes you can make, or how to store and reheat the leftovers. In this section, I will provide answers to frequently asked questions that may come up as you prepare and enjoy this delightful dish.

How long do you cook sausage in the oven at 350?

When preparing sausage links in a conventional oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, it is recommended to cook them for at least 25 minutes, making sure to turn them over every 10 minutes. However, if you have larger links, do keep in mind that they may require up to an hour to thoroughly cook through.

What is the best way to bake sausages?

Before anything else, we need to get the oven heated to 220C/200C fan forced to make sure our dish will turn out perfect. While it’s heating up, grab a baking dish and line it with baking paper to make for an easier cleanup later on.

Once that’s done, our next step is to place the sausages in the lined dish and bake them for 20-25 minutes, turning them over once halfway through, until they’re beautifully golden and cooked through.

Finally, the best part of it all is serving up those delicious sausages alongside some creamy mash and a fresh and zesty salad. Trust me, it will be a meal you’ll crave over and over again.

How long do sausages take to cook in oven?

When pressed for oven space, sausages can also be prepared in the oven. To get started, preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Next, place the sausages onto a baking tray and cook them for 20-25 minutes until they are fully cooked. Be sure to flip them halfway through the cooking time in order to cook them evenly.

Can you bake sausages instead of frying?

If you’re looking for a simple and efficient way to prepare sausages, you can try oven cooking. Just preheat your oven to 190°C or gas mark 5 and place the sausages on a baking tray with a drizzle of oil. Cook them for around 20-25 minutes, ensuring they’re fully cooked by turning them over halfway through the cooking process. This method will certainly make your sausages juicy and delicious for any recipe or meal you have in mind.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this sausage pepper and onions baked recipe is a simple yet flavorful dish that will undoubtedly satisfy your hunger cravings. I have provided you with all the necessary steps, ingredients, and tips to make this recipe a success every time you try it. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or for others, this dish is sure to impress everyone at the table.

It’s easy to make substitutions and variations to cater this dish to your personal taste preferences. You can use different types of sausage like kielbasa, chicken sausage or polish sausage in place of the Italian sausage. Additionally, you can switch up the type of onion or bell pepper that you use, or even add some potatoes to make it a heartier meal.

When it comes to serving and pairing this sausage pepper and onions baked recipe, it pairs perfectly with some garlic bread or a side salad. This dish can also be prepped ahead of time, making it an excellent option for meal prep or when entertaining guests.

Overall, I highly recommend trying out this delicious recipe! It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and sure to impress everyone at the dinner table. So preheat your oven and get ready to bake some tasty sausage peppers and onions.

Sausage Pepper and Onions Baked

Sausage Pepper and Onions Baked Recipe

The Italian herbs consists of thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley, marjoram which you can mix as you like or buy store prepared mixes.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Easy, European, Meat, One-Dish Meal, Onions, Oven, Peppers, Pork, Spicy, Stove Top, Sweet, Vegetable
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Calories: 148.8kcal


  • 3 sweet bell peppers, sliced use any color
  • 1 hot pepper, sliced
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 6 -8 sausage links
  • 1 tablespoon mixed Italian herbs, dried or 3 tablespoons fresh herbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 ounces tomato paste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large Dutch oven place peppers onions, sausage and bake covered for 1 hour.
  • Place on stove top removing sausage and set aside.
  • To the peppers and onions and juices (there will be lots of liquid) add the remaining ingredients and simmer till a thick consistency.
  • Meanwhile slice sausage lengthwise.
  • When sauce is to desired thickness and the sausage to reheat and serve over pasta or on a fresh roll.

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Serving: 120g | Calories: 148.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 7.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 20.2mg | Sodium: 333.2mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 7.4g

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