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Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

Craving a quick sausage and peppers recipe? Try our Instant Pot sausage and peppers! Create a simple and delicious dinner that’s sure to please a crowd.

Here we go, another week is up and running. That means your time is limited. However, you still have a family to feed.

Today, we’re sharing our Instant Pot sausage and peppers recipe.

Italian sausage pressure cooked with sweet peppers, onions, and garlic. Sounds tasty huh? In that case, we’d better get started!

Three servings of Instant Pot sausage and peppers in buns.

How to make Instant Pot sausage and peppers?

First, slice the onions and peppers and mince the garlic.

Go head and open the diced tomatoes but do NOT drain them.

Five Italian sausage links sauteing in the preheated pressure cooker.

Next, turn your pressure cooker onto the saute function and let it heat up.

After that, add the cooking oil and Italian sausage links. Let them saute for about four (4) minutes on each side.

Bell peppers, onions, and garlic sauteing in the Instant Pot.

Then, once the sausages have sauteed, remove them and toss in the sliced peppers and onions. Let them cook for about three (3) minutes.

Now, add the minced garlic and let the mixture saute for another thirty (30) seconds.

The sausage links added to the veggies along with tomatoes.

Afterward, turn off the pressure cooker and place the sausage links back into the pot. Put them right on top of the veggies.

With that done, you can pour in the undrained diced tomatoes. Do NOT stir the mixture.

The pressure cooker sausage and peppers are ready to serve.

It’s time to place the lid on the cooker and seal the valve. Using the high pressure/manual cook button set the cook time for ten (10) minutes.

Last, when the timer goes off, use a towel to open the valve and complete a quick release. Remove the sausage and stir the veggies.

That’s it, your Instant Pot sausage and peppers are ready to serve! Kim and I hope you enjoy the meal and wish you all the best 🙂

One of the sausages in a bun topped with peppers.

Recipe Tips:

  • This meal can be served in buns or over a bed of pasta. You could even cut the sausage into pieces before cooking, if desired.
  • Once cooked and left to cool, the dish could be frozen and stored (in an air tight freezer bag or container) for about two (2) months.
  • Leftovers stored in your fridge, in a sealed container, are good for up to three (3) days.
Yield: 5 Servings

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

One of the sausages in a bun topped with peppers.

Craving a quick sausage and peppers recipe? Try our Instant Pot sausage and peppers! Create a simple and delicious dinner that's sure to please a crowd.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Come to Pressure 7 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 5 Large Italian Sausages, (one ((1)) large package)
  • 1 Cup White Onion, (one ((1)) medium sized, thinly sliced)
  • 2 Cups Bell Peppers, (about three ((3)), any variety, cored, sliced)
  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasonings
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, (or to taste)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper, (or to taste)
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves, (minced)
  • 15 Ounces Tomatoes, (canned, undrained)
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth, (or beef broth or water)
  • 5 Large Hot Dog Buns


  1. Press “saute” to turn on the Instant Pot. Wait for the stainless steel liner to get hot then add the oil and the sausages. Cook the sausages for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until the casings are lightly browned. Remove the sausages from the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the onion, bell peppers, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until the onion and peppers begin to soften then add the garlic. Cook the garlic for an additional 30 seconds then press “cancel” to turn off the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the sausages back into the pot on top of the onion and peppers. Next, pour in the broth, and last, add the diced tomatoes. Do not stir! Close the lid, ensure the valve is set to “sealing,” and press the manual (pressure cook) button. Adjust the time to 10 minutes.
  4. After the ten minutes are up, open the valve for a quick release of pressure. Carefully open the lid, and remove the sausages (place in buns if serving in buns), and stir the remaining ingredients. Place the remaining ingredients on top of the sausages and enjoy.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) sausage link, in a bun, topped with peppers and onions. Actual calories will vary. Leftovers can be stored, in your fridge, in a sealed container for up to three (3) days.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Sausage

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1591mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 22g

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