Skinny Italian Sausage and Peppers

from ButterYum
makes 3-4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 or 6 Italian sausage links, hot or sweet
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 large bell peppers, sliced (any color)
  • 4 or 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed in the palm of your hand
  • 1 large tomato, diced (optional)
  • fresh chopped parsley and basil (optional)
  • Italian sandwich rolls (optional)


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown sausage links in oil until brown on all sides;  remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Lower heat to medium-low and saute the onions and bell peppers in the same skillet until the onions are translucent.  
  3. Add the garlic, crushed red peppers, and oregano; continue sauteing until the onions start to caramelize.  
  4. Add the sausage links back to the pan (and add the chopped tomato if using); reduce heat to low and cover pan until sausage reaches 165F.  
  5. Serve immediately over pasta, on Italian sandwich rolls, or just place one or two sausages on a plate and top it with a generous helping of the pepper and onion mixture.