Simple One Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Melted Cheese
This super quick and easy one-skillet dish is full of flavor and one meal you and your family will love! Serve over brown rice or with lettuce wraps, flour 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.
Summer and fall are a great time to prepare this meal as the farmer’s markets are overflowing with fresh peppers.
Cheap and Super Easy Dinner of Cheesy Sausage and Peppers
- 1 1/4 lbs. sweet or hot Italian sausage links, sliced thick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 1 medium medium yellow onion, sliced thin
- 1 large large red bell pepper, sliced thin
- 1 large large yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 4-5 slices mild Provolone cheese
- salt and black pepper, to taste
Heat oil in 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). Add garlic near the end of cooking time.
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.
Are Peppers Good For You?
Yes! Peppers are very nutritious and loaded with Vitamin C. Which color is the healthiest? RED! Red peppers are the healthiest because they are left on the vine longer.
How to Get Fresh Peppers Ready to Cook
Wash peppers well in cold water. Slice the tops and bottoms off of the peppers. Scoop or wash out any seeds. Slightly scrape membranes with a sharp knife.
With our without the cheese, this easy one skillet recipe is a keeper for busy nights!
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