I’m going to be honest and say I feel a little guilty calling this a recipe because it's ridiculously simple. But in the name of quick and easy recipes here is sausage, peppers & onions! My parents would often make this for a quick weeknight dinner. It was usually made with chicken sausage and served on a bun or over rice. Lately I've been making mine using a plant-based sausage such as Tofurky’s zesty andouille sausage. This is the perfect meal to make when you need a quick tasty dinner that requires minimal planning. This is also a great recipe to have on hand if you are cooking for one or two, as it's convenient to make individual servings.
Recently Kyle and I went to the grocery store (masked) and ready to stock up for the week (my first public outing since mid-March)! As we were walking in an employee told us the store was closing in 5 minutes. Let me tell you, I’ve never shopped faster in my life. I had an entire list carefully planned out so we would be able to maximize our groceries but boy did that go out the window fast. We loaded up on the essential produce we were lacking and got out of there! We still managed to spend $70 in a matter of minutes, but I'm grateful we were able to buy fresh veggies & fruit! Thankfully the plant-based sausage is also in the produce area, otherwise this sausage, peppers & onions recipe would not be here.
First off, slice a bell pepper (any color) and half of an onion (red, yellow, white… whatever you have laying around!) I usually use green peppers (mostly because they seem to be cheaper at the grocery store) and yellow onions because I always have a bag of them in my pantry. Sauté the sliced pepper and onion over medium-high heat in a teaspoon or so of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes or until they reach your preferred level of doneness. I like my peppers to still have a little bite to them.
Next, cook the vegan sausage according to package directions. I usually push the peppers and onions to the sides of the pan and put the sausages in the middle. Plant-based sausages can be over-cooked fairly easily so make sure to read the directions as they will vary depending on the brand.
When the sausage is done, put it on a bun and top with peppers & onions. I add ketchup too because it feels right (and tastes amazing). Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this! If you want to add a side-dish to your meal make sure to check out my chopped rainbow veggie salad, it's delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe, from my table to yours!Print
Sausage, peppers and onions on a bun. This quick and easy meal is sure to become a favorite!
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- ½ yellow onion, sliced
- 1 package of plant-based sausage (4 sausages)
- 4 hot-dog style buns
- 1 tsp olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
- Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onion and pepper with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes, or until your desired level of doneness.
- Cook your plant-based sausage according to package directions.
- Top off a bun with the sausage, peppers & onions. Add condiments of your choosing if desired.
- I recommend following the directions on the package of your plant-based sausage. I like to pan fry mine in with the peppers and onions to keep it to a one-pot meal.
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