Sausage and Bell Pepper Skillet

Sausage and Bell Pepper Skillet

This Sausage and Bell Pepper Skillet pretty much the easiest of easiest 5-Ingredient weeknight meals. Aside from the minimal ingredient list, the actual process of putting this together and getting it on the table is pretty much the easiest thing ever. 

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Sausage and Bell Pepper Skillet

Sausage and Bell Pepper Skillet
Serves: 2 people
5 from 4 votes
5-ingredient and super easy Whole30 dish!
Cook Time20 mins


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and sliced thin (I use one red and one green. But any are fine)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup store bought marinara
  • 2 cups baby arugula, for serving


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the cut sausages to the skillet and brown on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer brown sausages to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the sliced bell peppers and onions to the skillet with some salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Pour in the marinara and stir to combine. Nestle the sausages into the sauce and let simmer to reheat the sausages, about 3 more minutes.
  • Serve over a bed of arugula, enjoy!


  • Reply
    December 30, 2021 at 3:04 am

    5 stars
    LOVE this recipe! Mouth watering as I prep for my Whole30. Alex, do you have a recommendation for a brand of Italian sausage that’s WHOLE30 compliant?

    Thank you, Jennifer (@doubleportion_htx)

    • Reply
      December 31, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Jennifer,
      Whole Foods actually doesn’t add sugar to their italian sausage (or at least in the past they didn’t!)

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    April 21, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    5 stars
    So good! Do you use cooked sausage or the raw stuff from butcher?

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    Elisa B
    March 3, 2021 at 12:11 am

    5 stars
    So so so so good! I can’t believe how delish it is! I had fresh mushrooms in the fridge leftover from another meal so I threw those in with the onions and bell peppers. Added some extra marinara to compensate. Thank you for a delish and quick meal!

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    January 22, 2021 at 1:09 am

    This is going to sound crazy – but how do the ends of your sausages look so perfectly cut? Mine are literally exploading out of their casings. I used fresh Italian Sausage from the Sprouts butcher counter.

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      May 15, 2022 at 10:01 pm

      I too wondered same! It’s not perfect, but I use kitchen sheers to cut mine, and it is a bit less “exploding” than using a knife. Hope this helps!

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    January 11, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    5 stars
    Made this tonight, so easy! Used beyond sausage for me and was great!

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    January 10, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Excited to make this for my first Whole 30! Me and my bf aren’t huge arugula fans. Any other suggestions what to serve it with? Thanks!

    • Reply
      January 10, 2021 at 11:46 pm

      Spinach or mixed greens would be a good swap or you could also serve over cauliflower rice!

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    Becca Allen
    October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    I feel ridiculous for crushing on this dish as much as I am—because it’s SO easy and simple—but it really is so delicious and filling. It’s now easily one of my go-to’s for meals during the week. Thank you for this whole 5-ingredient series!

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