I hope you all are enjoying my simple & healthy meal ideas. The whole purpose is to give you meal ideas that are delicious and nutritious while at the same time satisfying your family and going from the kitchen to table in less than 30 minutes.

Todays meal, Sausage & Peppers, is one that you can go in many different directions with. Richie loves it over pasta, I’m a huge fan of it stuffed in bread, but you could also serve it over brown rice or even use it as a pizza topping or in a calzone.

Serve with a fresh side salad for a complete meal.

The process is fast and simple:

  1. Prepare grain component if necessary.
  2. Grill or saute sausage, slicing after grilling or before sautéing.
  3. Saute peppers, onions and other vegetables, sliced into bite size pieces.
  4. Top with “extra flavor” if desired.


  • brown rice
  • whole grain pasta (or a whole grain/white blend)
  • sub roll
  • on pizza dough or wrapped in it for a calzone


  • chicken sausage
  • pork or blend sausage
  • veggie sausage


  • bell peppers
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • spinach (thrown in at the last minute to quickly wilt)

Extra Flavor:

  • marinara sauce
  • roasted or canned tomatoes
  • parmesan cheese
  • smoked mozzarella cheese

6 Comments (Reply )

  1. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    For some reason, I never think of making sausage and peppers…I really need to make this soon! Thanks for all of the idea variations!


  2. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Ooh, I like the calzone idea! I love making quick sautees like this- they’re excellent as leftovers for an easy lunch at work the next day!


  3. Chelsea
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    I was just planning a sausage and pepper dinner for tomorrow night (using soy sausage). Yours looks delicious! I love the idea of it on a sub roll.


    • Emily
      Apr 03, 2012 @ 9:30 am

      What kind of soy sausage do you use? I’m on the lookout for a good one!


      • Chelsea
        Apr 03, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

        I’ve found Lightlife ‘Gimme Lean’ Sausage to be the best ground veggie protein so far…it has really good flavor.


  4. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    I am not a huge sausage fan, but Tyler loves it and would love this meal!


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