One-Skillet Cheesy Sausage & Peppers

One-Skillet Cheesy Sausage & Peppers

This super quick and easy one-skillet dish is full of flavor. Serve with lettuce wraps, gluten-free tortillas, or over a bed of steamed cauliflower rice for a satisfying meal. Multi-colored peppers make for a nice presentation. However, any color of bell pepper, including green, work well for this recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people



  • lbs. hot Italian sausage links sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced thin
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ large red bell pepper sliced thin
  • ½ large yellow bell pepper sliced thin
  • ½ large orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 2 T. fresh parsley chopped
  • 4-5 slices mild Provolone cheese



  • Heat a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, approximately 7-8 minutes.
  • Transfer sausage to a platter and carefully drain all but one tablespoon of grease from the skillet, if needed. Add the onion and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to develop some color, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add the sliced peppers. Season lightly with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook, stirring frequently, until the peppers are crisp-tender and start to char, approximately 3-4 minutes. (Do not overcook or the peppers may become mushy).
  • Return the sausage to the skillet and stir to combine. Remove from heat and top with the chopped parsley and Provolone cheese slices. Cover and let sit for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Remove lid and serve immediately with your choice of wraps and/or side dishes. Enjoy!


Time-Saving Tip: Slice the onions and peppers while the sausage is cooking.
Keyword Cheese, Peppers, Sausage