ITALIAN SAUSAGE, PEPPERS AND ONION
Sausage and peppers with onions. This is one of those classic Italian-American street food, lunch cart dishes.
Italian sausages cooked with Green peppers, chopped onions, Home made Marinara sauce and garlic. Served on a roll or over pasta.
extra-virgin olive oil, Italian sausage, red or green bell peppers sliced, yellow onions sliced, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, dried oregano, chopped fresh basil leaves, garlic cloves chopped, tomato Sauce, Marsala wine (Optional), red pepper flakes (Optional), Italian sandwich rolls or Pasta choice (Optional)
The word “sausage” originally comes from the Latin word salsus, which means “salted.” There is evidence of it being enjoyed in Italy as much as 2,000 years ago. That it has a long culinary existence isn’t so surprising; sausage is a perfect way of making sure every bit of the animal is used, and deliciously so. Here in the US, the words “Italian sausage” imply a seasoning based on fennel seeds and anise, and can be sold as either mild or spicy.
This simple and delicious Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a breeze to whip up for a family meal. It’s a classic meal that never gets old. Serve it over pasta or stuff it into hoagie rolls for a filling dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Flavorful chunks of Italian sausage are combined with diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, basil, lots of red and green bell pepper and onion. It’s a comforting meal but light enough to be enjoyed on a warm summer day.
This dish is wonderful with sweet Italian sausages as well, you can also use a combination of both sweet and spicy sausages to keep everyone happy.
The traditional recipe in my home is to be baked in the oven but I’ve also made this dish while camping or barbecuing. Peppers can be made on stove top and sausages can be barbecued, either way is delicious.
It’s the quintessential Italian-American classic. Grilled, broiled, or pan-fried Italian sausages, with sautéed peppers and onions. The flavor (and the aroma) are exactly what it means to be Italian-American. It’s the “national” dish of the immigrants from Italy (especially Southern Italy) who made their home here in the “New” World.
For me, sausage and peppers originate on Mulberry Street during the San Gennaro Festival. The length of Mulberry Street is blocked to traffic. Arches of red and green lights shimmer over the pavement. Sidewalks are lined with overflowing food counters cooking and selling pizza, zeppole, cannoli, calzone, and sausage and peppers.