Easy One-Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Rice

I’m all about easy, one-skillet dinners that are ready in 30 minutes.

My family is all about flavor and just cares about how something tastes.

Easy One-Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Rice - Juicy sausage, crisp peppers, onions, and rice all cook together in one skillet! Makes cleanup a breeze! Packed with flavor and ready in 30 minutes!!

We were all happy with this dish with and the big flavors. Juicy sausage, sweet Vidalia onions, a hint of garlic, crisp-tender bell peppers, and tender rice.

Rather than yet another chicken and rice dish, I swapped out the chicken and instead used Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Sausage Links.

Easy One-Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Rice - Juicy sausage, crisp peppers, onions, and rice all cook together in one skillet! Makes cleanup a breeze! Packed with flavor and ready in 30 minutes!!

Although I used sausage links for this recipe, Johnsonville also offers Italian sausage in a ground version, which is so convenient if you don’t wish to de-case sausage links. Johnsonville’s links and ground Italian sausage – as well as their meatballs and breakfast sausage – come in a variety of flavors and spices, giving you more flavor and saving you time in the kitchen.

I used hot sausage because I wanted something to stand up and pop against the rice and it wasn’t too hot, but use mild sausage if you prefer.

Easy One-Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Rice - Juicy sausage, crisp peppers, onions, and rice all cook together in one skillet! Makes cleanup a breeze! Packed with flavor and ready in 30 minutes!!

Easy One-Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Rice

I’m all about easy, one-skillet dinners that are ready in 30 minutes. My family is all about flavor and just cares about how something tastes. We were all happy with this dish with and the big flavors. Juicy sausage, sweet Vidalia onions, a hint of garlic, crisp-tender bell peppers, and tender rice. I used hot sausage because I wanted something to stand up and pop against the rice and it wasn’t too hot, but use mild sausage if you prefer.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Sausage Links, de-cased (Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Ground Sausage or mild sausage may be substituted)
  • 2 cups sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 large onion)
  • 2/3 cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 2/3 cup yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 cups minute or instant rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely minced (stems discarded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the olive oil, sausage, onion, and sauté for about 8 minutes over medium-high heat, or until sausage is cooked through and onions are lightly golden browned. Stir and flip intermittently.
  2. Add the peppers, garlic, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir intermittently.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-low, and add the rice, chicken broth, and cook covered for about 5 to 10 minutes or until rice is tender, done, and all liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Turn off the heat, add the parsley, and stir to combine.
  5. Taste dish and add salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Dish will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 days. Reheat gently as necessary.
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55 comments on “Easy One-Skillet Sausage and Peppers with Rice”

  1. How can I use regular rice instead of the instant rice?

  2. I am making this recipe right now. I happened to have some Italian sausage on hand and I did not know what to do with it and I didn’t want to make meatballs and spaghetti cuz that’s so cliche so I Googled Italian sausage recipe and I came to this website and found your recipe and from the looks of it it looks delicious already I did not use fresh green peppers and yellow peppers I used a stir fry blend with the onions and since I’m cooking for men in my family my teenage boys I mean so I double the rice and double the broth use the whole bag of stir fry peppers and onions and I added some tomato bouillon and made extra broth no fresh parsley but I have parsley and for the garlic I had some minced garlic in a jar from the Dollar Tree I can’t wait for the family to eat oh and I made a that of Jiffy corn muffin and I put cheddar cheese in the batter

    Rating: 5
  3. My whole family loved this. Everyone had seconds even my pickiest eater. I did have to tweak the recipe because I did not have instant rice. I used 1 cup of Jasmine rice and 1 and 1/2 cups of broth. Also, we added grated cheddar to the top which was yummy, but it did not need it. Thanks for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  4. Love this recipe! been using it for awhile now and has alot of flavor. And love its all in one pan.

    Rating: 5
  5. I have made this recipe several times now and figured I should leave a review. I have used different kinds of sausages and every time it is delicious! My picky eaters have no complaints and clean up there plates. Thanks!!

    Rating: 5
  6. My husband is very hard to cook for. I had country sausage in the freezer. Zero hour was coming fast so I googled recipes for country sausage and came across this recipe. I used red and green peppers. To my surprise he actually liked it! I will be making it again with sweet Italian sausage. Thanks for a great recipe!

    Rating: 5

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