Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skilletis a super-flavourful comfort food. It’s an awesome meal for a busy weeknight dinner, weekend, or game-day party. This recipe is also low-carb, gluten-free, paleo, and whole30.
Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet
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Italian Sausage, Dinner, Skillet
Olivia from Primavera kitchen
It’s not a secret to anyone that I’m a huge fan of one-pan meals or skillet recipes. I use my skillet to cook recipes almost every day of the week, which helps me make delicious and healthy foods in no time. This Italian sausage, onions and peppers is one of my favorite one-pan meals because it is so hearty and filling while still being low carb. The less dishes I have to do on a busy weeknight, the better!
1 lb fresh Italian sausage links
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup white onion sliced
1 cup red onion sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced
1 orange bell pepper sliced
3 garlic cloves sliced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chicken broth (you can use red wine if not on low-carb and whole 30 diets)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 tablespoons fresh basil
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Add the sausage links, and cook for about 2 minutes each side, just until they turn brown. The sausage will not be cooked through.
Place them on a cutting board, slice them, and set aside.
Add the onions, and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Then, add the bell peppers, garlic, salt and black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
Add the chicken broth to the skillet with the peppers and onions, and scrape the bottom of the skillet to release all the brown bits.
Return the sausage back to the skillet, and reduce the heat to medium. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Then, uncover the skillet, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook for 3 more minutes, just until the liquid is evaporated and the sausage is cooked through. Top with parsley and basil. Enjoy!
Sausage is cooked through at 160 degrees Fahrenheit/ 71 degrees Celsius. You can check the internal temperature with an instant read thermometer. Make sure to cut onions and bell peppers to similar sized pieces. This helps ensure they are cooked evenly. Want to serve this with a side? Try Cauliflower rice!