The Best Italian Sausage and Peppers

The Best Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

One of the most important things in learning how to live naturally is making sure you eat a wide variety of vegetables, and lots of them. I don’t know about you, but when I began this journey my recipe repertoire was fairly limited to the basics: Mac & cheese, sloppy joes, meatloaf, spaghetti, etc. Not a lot of room for extra veggies, hm?

So I had to do some digging for new recipes that pushed me out of my comfort zone. This is the first “cleaner” recipe I made, and it’s one of my favorites! It’s got a permanent spot in the rotation, showing up every couple of weeks. I have adapted the original recipe over time, but you can still view it here.

The Best Italian Sausage and Peppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes          Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 6-8

You Will Need:

  • 3 cups of prepared long-grain brown rice
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green bell pepper; Sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or chopped garlic
  • 12 oz Italian sausage (not ground), sliced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • Dash of paprika (optional but recommended)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Chop up the bell peppers and onion. Set aside for now.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbs olive oil. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add another 1 Tbs olive oil. Add the peppers and onion and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic or garlic powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  6. Add the chicken broth, stir to combine. Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, then sprinkle with paprika. Remove from heat.
  7. Add the Italian sausage and rice back into the pan, stir to combine. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve!

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