One of my favorite go-to recipes is my father’s recipe for Sausage and Peppers. However, while he may just grab whatever sausage he sees, I try to use chicken or turkey sausage – as minimally processed as possible. I use organic peppers and add mushrooms for an extra veggie kick. I made this last Sunday night and it really didn’t take much time. If you’ve got picky kids, you can pull the sausage out of the sauce and wipe the sauce off of it to serve with pasta (my daughter requests that) or pull the peppers out and let them have sauce with sausage and mushrooms (my oldest son requests that) OR just serve the plain pasta or rice with fresh veggies (which is what my youngest son requests).
For the sauce, I added 3 jars of marinara sauce, one 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, and one cube of garlic.
Sausage and Peppers:
I usually buy uncooked sausage, but I picked up cooked chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s.
I usually brown the (uncooked) sausage in the oven. With this fully cooked sausage, I toasted it up in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Then I sliced it up and added it to my sauce.
Serve over whole grain pasta or brown rice.
Chicken Sausage and Peppers
- 1 1/2 lbs Chicken or turkey sausage
- 3 Jars of Marinara Sauce
- 1 can 15 oz Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Cube of frozen Garlic
- 3 Organic Peppers either green, orange, red, or yellow are fine
- Optional: mushrooms
- Add sauce, diced tomatoes, and garlic in a stockpot and put on a low heat.
- Cook 20 - 25 minutes.
- While sauce is simmering, bake sausage at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. If sausage is uncooked, bake for 40 minutes (or until done).
- Slice up peppers, add in while sauce is simmering. Add in mushrooms (optional).
- Serve over rice or pasta.
- This should feed a family of 4 for 2-3 nights.
Reesa Lewandowski says
I have never tried TJ’s sausage! I will have to give it a try! We love sausage & peppers!
I’ve never tried chicken sausage, but it looks great! This recipe sounds delicious 🙂
Melissa Matters says
That sausage looks good and the sauce has a very rich and inviting texture.
Tricia the Good Mama says
Yum! This looks delicious and easy to make. I’m definitely going to give this a try.
My husband loves sausage. This will be a great recipe for him.
You know I love me some trader joes.. i am going to try those sausages! I am always looking for quick dinner recipes that I can prep ahead, so this is perfect!
The Mama Maven says
You can definitely prep this ahead. I made it last night and will serve it for dinner Monday and Tuesday (the babysitter will feed the kids before I get home, but my husband and I will have this when we get home). Definitely healthier than take out and the sauce is always better the second and third day!
Misti Schindele says
Yummy! If only I wasn’t lacking in all cooking skills otherwise I’d give this a try!
The Mama Maven says
This recipe is so easy, Misti.. No skills needed. Just add the ingredients and simmer.
Krista - TheQuinntessentialMommy.com says
I don’t think I’ve ever had chicken sausage, but it sounds delish in this recipe!
Melissa @Married My Sugar daddy says
This looks SOOOO delicious and a great way to sneak some veggies into my very picky nine-year old’s dinner plate!
This is so so so up my carnivorous sausage loving alley 🙂