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Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

These perfectly seasoned Italian sausages and peppers are made easily in the Instant Pot
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, pressure cooker, under 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 517kcal
Cost: $4


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 6 (4-ounce) links sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup marsala wine or red wine, optional
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté mode and add olive oil. Once heated, add sausages. Cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly soft, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Pour in wine and bring to a boil. Cook about 1 minute or until reduced by half. Add sliced peppers and stir, then place sausage over onion-pepper mixture. Pour in crushed tomatoes, basil, salt, and oregano.
  • Secure lid with valve in sealed position and cook at manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Carefully quick release, stir, and remove to plate and cut into 6-7 pieces per link. Serve over mashed potatoes or on Italian sandwich rolls.


  • Lower carbs: Serve sausage and peppers plain, on low carb bread, or over mashed cauliflower.
  • Bell peppers: You can use your favorite color of bell peppers with this recipe or a combination of several different kinds.


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1386mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2147IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 14g