Easy Weeknight Dinners: Sausage & Peppers

It didn’t take me long after being transplanted to Philly to discover the wonder that is Philly Sausage & Peppers.

Easy Weeknight Dinners: Philly Sausage & Peppers

I know, it’s a travesty that I lived 23 years never having this.

I’ve tried several recipes lately and I’ve finally come up with one that we love. One reason I love this meal is that it is so stinkin’ easy. It whips up in less than 20 minutes. Just look at this… are you drooling yet? I can almost smell it just looking at these pictures.

Easy Weeknight Dinners: Philly Sausage & Peppers

Serve this on a hoagie roll* with a side of chips and a beer, and you’ve got dinner.

Easy Weeknight Dinners: Philly Sausage & Peppers

(No, I don’t drink beer, but my husband swears there is no finer accompaniment for Philly Sausage and Peppers. Since he’s the Philly boy, I’ll let him have the final say. I’ll stick with my Chianti, thankyouverymuch.)

*If you’re gluten-free, try this on an Udi’s Hot Dog Roll.

Philly Sausage & Peppers
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
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Serves: 6
A traditional South Philly sandwich, you will wonder how you lived without this recipe!!
  • 6 sweet Italian sausage links
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 sliced yellow onion
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • 1 sliced green pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  1. Brown sausage in a stainless steel skillet over medium heat. I use a little bit of lard because that’s how I roll. Remove from skillet and slice on the diagonal and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in the same pan and saute the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the peppers and season with basil, oregano and salt to taste. Add the wine and cook until the veggies are tender.
  3. Put sausage back in the pan and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve on your favorite rolls. Or, if you’re low-carbing it or have gluten restrictions, it’s just as good served in a bowl.

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14 Responses

  1. Oh yeah! I made this for my Life Group, along with meatball sandwiches and they were all like HUH? This is GOOD! LOL There’s one other guy in my group from Philly, and he was in heaven.

  2. Thanks for the great recipe! I’ve never had this, but I do believe my family would love it. So glad you shared.

  3. This is really close to my fall back, what the heck are we going to eat meal. I occasionally add tomatoes to give it more juice to sop up and sometimes I switch out the wine for beer, but yeah. We love it, too.

  4. This was so simple and so delicious. I’ve yet to try a recipe from your site that my family and I haven’t enjoyed. Thank you!

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