Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal in a skillet next to a brown and white towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal

Use what you have in the refrigerator to make an easy sausage and pepper skillet. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner to use up leftover produce.

We all have those meals that come from nothing, right? Well, that’s how I came up with this one. We had nothing planned for dinner. I didn’t even know what was in the pantry. So I started looking around. We had some extra beef sausage from another recipe. I had a green pepper and a bit of a yellow onion. I grabbed those and just started cooking!

The boys weren’t to o sure about this, but Justin and I were surprised at how much flavor the meal had. We tried to convince our picky eaters that the sausage was similar to a hot dog. Spoiler: they didn’t buy it.

This recipe is great because you could sub in any vegetables you have. I used a green bell pepper. But you could use a red or orange bell pepper instead. Or maybe use more than one together. Again, yellow onion is what we had on hand. But a regular white onion would work, too. I also thought about adding shredded carrots but decided against it since that’s one veggie the boys will eat on their own.

Step by Step

Pour the oil into a medium skillet and warm over medium heat. Cut the sausage into pieces about 1/2 inch wide and place it into the pan. Cook the sausage for about 3-5 minutes per side until warm. The sausage should start to brown.

Sausage pieces frying in a skillet on a wooden surface

Add the green pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes, until the pepper and onion are crisp-tender.

Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal in a skillet on a wooden surface

Serve warm.

Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal in a skillet next to a brown and white towel on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Package any leftovers in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator. To reheat, add to the skillet again over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until everything is warm again.

Recipe

Originally Published On: June 15, 2020

Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal in a skillet next to a brown and white towel on a wooden surface

Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, bell pepper, one pan, onions, sausage
Servings: 4
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz beef sausage
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1/4 yellow onion (sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)

Instructions

  • Pour the oil into a medium skillet and warm over medium heat
  • Cut the sausage into pieces about 1/2 inch wide and place it into the pan
  • Cook the sausage for about 3-5 minutes per side until warm and browned
  • Add the green pepper, onion, and garlic
  • Saute for about 5 minutes, until the pepper and onion are crisp-tender
  • Serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 362mg15%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 153IU3%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 thoughts on “Sausage and Pepper Skillet Meal”

  1. I wonder if this would be good with turkey sausage? I love skillet meals. We’ve done a lot of them lately

  2. Delish! Sausage and Peppers is actually one of my family’s favorite go to meals. We love using different kinds of sausage too for different flavors.

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