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    Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers

    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is one of our favorite summertime cookout meals!

    Not only is the flavor combination spot on, but it only takes about 20 minutes. And once they’re cooked, these sausage and peppers go with a huge variety of sides.

    So fire up that grill, and get ready for a meal the whole family will love to dig into!

    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a super versatile summertime dish that you need to add to your cookout menu!

    Sausage and Peppers is a classic Italian-American dish, usually cooked in a skillet. But when summertime rolls around, I love the combo on the grill.

    Those smoky charred flavors add so much to the already amazing pairing.

    Along with Grilled Chicken, Shish Kabob and Shrimp Foil Packs, it’s one of my go-to dinners in grilling season.

    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a super versatile summertime dish that you need to add to your cookout menu!

    Ingredients Needed

    • Italian sausage – I like hot, but sweet is good too if that’s your preference. You can also use chicken or turkey Italian sausage for a lighter meal.
    • Bell peppers – Any colors work well, but I like the combo of red and green. Red are the sweetest, and green the most savory, so it gives a nice variety of flavors.

    Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

    First, I preheat the grill over medium-high heat, around 450°F.

    I slice the peppers in half from top to bottom, removing the stems and seeds. Then, I brush them with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.

    I place the sausage and peppers on the grill without overcrowding. I close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes.

    Next, I flip the sausage and peppers, close the lid again, and cook for another 4-5 minutes. The peppers are done when they are tender and have nice char marks, and the sausage is done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a super versatile summertime dish that you need to add to your cookout menu!

    Serving Suggestions

    The most common ways to serve sausage and peppers is in a sub, or with pasta. That being said, there are so many other ways we love them.

    Some starchy sides that go great with sausage and peppers are Mashed Potatoes, Steak Fries or Grits (kinda like our version of polenta).

    I also like a nice salad on the side. Caesar, Antipasto, Wedge and Greek salads are all nice pairings.

    If I am having a cookout, I try to pair it with Coleslaw, Macaroni Salad, Grilled Zucchini, or Pasta Salad. For a Italian-Southern fusion, I like Fried Green Tomatoes. It’s a great combination!

    Some other ways to serve sausage and peppers, especially leftovers, is on pizza, in scrambled eggs or an omelet, or even in tacos (yes, I’ve tried it and it’s great!)

    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a super versatile summertime dish that you need to add to your cookout menu!

    Jason’s Tips

    1. Choose Quality Sausage: When I choose sausages, I go for high-quality, fresh Italian sausages. Whether I use sweet or spicy, better quality means more flavor.
    2. Variety of Peppers: I use a variety of colored peppers for a mix of flavors.
    3. Char is Key: I make sure to get a nice char on my peppers and sausages. It adds great depth of flavor.
    4. Resting Time: After grilling, I let the sausages rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving. This keeps them juicy as the juices redistribute inside.
    5. Use Olive Oil Sparingly: I use olive oil sparingly. Too much oil can cause flare-ups on the grill and burn my food.
    6. Safety First: I always make sure the sausages are cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165°F for safety.
    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a super versatile summertime dish that you need to add to your cookout menu!

    Give your next cookout an Italian-American theme with these grilled Italian sausage and peppers. The only question now is, which way are you going to serve them?

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    Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers

    Yield: 4-5 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    My Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is a super versatile summertime dish that you need to add to your cookout menu!

    Ingredients

    • 20oz Italian sausage links
    • 4 bell peppers (we use 2 red and 2 green)
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • salt, to taste
    • pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Preheat grill over medium high heat (around 450°F).
    2. Slice the peppers in half from top to bottom, and remove the stems and seeds. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
    3. Place the sausage and peppers on the grill, without overcrowding. Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes.
    4. Flip the sausage and peppers, close the lid again, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Peppers are done when they are tender and have nice char marks. Sausage is done when internal temperature reaches 165°F.
    5. Allow sausages to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

    Notes

    1. Leftovers: Leftover grilled sausage and peppers refrigerate well in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Make an extra big batch for meal prep, and enjoy them different ways throughout the week. Reheat in the microwave or in an oven preheated to 350°F.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 580Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 35gCholesterol 81mgSodium 1201mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 28g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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