Skillet Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Total Time: 45 Min

Dairy Free
Gluten Free
One Pan

About this recipe

Indulge in the savory goodness of our Skillet Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions. This dish combines tender sausages, colorful peppers, and onions, all simmered in a delightful blend of Holland House® Red Cooking Wine and aromatic spices. It's a perfect combination of flavors and textures for a satisfying and hearty meal.

Prep Time: 15 Min

Cook Time: 30 Min



  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-5 (sweet or hot) Italian sausage links
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 bell peppers, any color, sliced into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup Holland House® Red Cooking Wine
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed


  1. Poke each sausage a few times with a paring knife or fork (this helps release steam as they cook).
  2. In a large skillet with a lid, heat olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add sausages and brown gently and slowly. Cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally to gently brown on all sides. (They should not be fully cooked.)
  3. Once browned, remove sausages to a plate. Set aside.
  4. Increase heat to high. Add onion and pepper slices. Toss to coat in oil and sear vegetables until slightly blackened, stirring often. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Add Holland House® Red Cooking Wine, scraping bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to release blackened bits. Simmer wine until reduced by half.
  6. Add Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine.
  7. Add sausages. Bring to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low.
  8. Cover and simmer until peppers are soft and sausages are cooked through, about 10 minutes.