One Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Quick and easy Instant pot sausage and peppers recipe, made with simple ingredients. This 30 minute meal is loaded with Italian herbs and peppers.

This is my shortcut way of making the ultimate comfort food meal.

Typically, it’s made on stovetop or baked in the oven but this way is mess-free with almost no splatter and tastes just as good.

Other Instant Pot Meals

Easy Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers Recipe

How to make sausage and peppers recipe in Instant pot or pressure cooker?

  1. Turn on the “Saute” setting and brown sausages.
  2. Slice and keep aside.
  3. Saute onion and garlic.
  4. Mix in sliced sausages, tomatoes, peppers, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, water.
  5. Cover and “Seal.”
  6. Cook on “Manual.”
  7. Release pressure.
  8. Uncover, mix and you are done.

How do you make baked Italian sausage peppers and onions in the oven?

  1. In a large skillet or sheet pan, add sliced sausages, garlic, peppers, onions, herbs and seasoning.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until sausage is cooked through, making sure to mix everything together, halfway through.
  3. Remove from oven and add 1 cup tomato sauce.
  4. Bake for another 5- 10 minutes and you are done.

What sides go well with this meal?

  • Homemade bread
  • Coleslaw
  • Fries
  • Salad
  • Dinner rolls
  • Breadsticks
  • Garlic Bread
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Pasta
Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe (One Pot Recipe)


-Homemade or store-bought Italian seasoning can be used.

-Instead of Italian seasoning, you can use Mexican seasoning or Cajun seasoning for a different flavor profile.

-You can keep sausages whole but I recommend dicing them because they are easier to eat this way.

-Use any peppers of your choice. I like to use a combination of red, yellow and green peppers.

-Don’t use frozen peppers because they release a lot of water during cooking and makes the sauce very thin and watery.

-If the sauce is too thin, cook the sauce for longer on the “Saute” setting, until liquid is reduced to your desired consistency. I prefer it thick and not dripping everywhere.

-If the sauce is too thick, add a little broth or water to thin it out.

-Don’t cut the peppers and onions too thin because then, they will just dissolve into the sauce.


-Sausage, peppers and potatoes– Add 2 diced potatoes (medium size).

-Mix in some boiled pasta to make this an even more filling meal.

-Make sausage pepper sandwiches: Place provolone or mozzarella or any other cheese of your choice on 2 slices of thick crusty bread.
Then, bake for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly and melted. Add the cooked sausage, peppers, onions and tomatoes on one slice. Finally, top off with more shredded cheese and cover with the other slice of bread and enjoy.

Sausage Peppers and Onions Recipe (30 Minute Meal)

Other One Pot Sausage Recipes

Easy Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers Recipe (30 Minute Dinner)
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
4.75 from 4 votes
Rate this Recipe ยป

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy Instant pot sausage and peppers recipe, made with simple ingredients. This 30 minute meal is loaded with Italian herbs and peppers. 
Yield: 6 People



  • Turn on Instant pot to the “Saute” setting and heat oil.
  • Add sausages and saute until golden brown. 
  • Remove sausage to a cutting board and cut into thick slices. Keep aside.
  • Add onions, garlic and saute for about 1 minute. 
  • Mix in sliced sausages, peppers, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper.
  • Pour water and mix everything together.
  • Put the lid on and turn up the the valve to “Sealing.” 
  • Select “Manual” mode and set the timer for 10 minutes. 
  • When the cook time is over, turn the valve to “Venting” and let the pressure release.
  • Mix everything together gently. If the sauce is too thin, turn on the “Saute” setting and cook for 5-10 minutes until excess liquid evaporates and is reduced and the sauce becomes thick. 
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, if you like and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.ย 


Calories: 553kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 1123mg, Potassium: 647mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 58.9mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Calories: 553
Author: Abeer

Happy cooking everyone!

10 comments on “Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers”

  1. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ great recipe similar to my stove version one or two tweaks turned out awesome thank you ๐Ÿ˜Šย 

  2. This was a family favorite! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.ย 

  3. This would be good in a bowl atop a scoop of polenta. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in the family that likes peppers.

  4. I made this with a couple of changes. I used Smoked Sausage and a bag of frozen peppers and onions (fajita style) I cooked these first in the bottom of the instant pot then put them in a strainer to drain well. I went to get a can of diced tomatoes and had none but found a jar of Classico Bruschetta sauce. I figured why not. I think it was 10 oz. I would never have thought to throw this together like this until reading the recipe. I only had smoked sausage. Sometimes you just have to wing it. Great recipe and very versatile.

  5. I made it. It was easy and delicious. I just thought a tablespoon of italian seasoning was too much.

  6. Do you use pre-cooked sausages or the raw sausages? Both can be found at store so this doesn’t specify which you used.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating