Recipe for Sausage and Peppers Crostini

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This recipe for sausage and peppers crostini is a simple appetizer combining the classic flavors of Italian sausage, sweet peppers, and spicy onions, topped with savory mozzarella.

The big game is almost upon us and now is the perfect time for appetizers! However, with the holidays just ending, nobody wants to stand in the kitchen all day just to whip up a quick snack.

That’s why Kim and I are sharing our simple recipe for sausage and peppers crostini.

In less than an hour, you have a delicious, bite-sized app loaded with sweet or spicy Italian sausage, sweet green and red peppers, spicy onions, and savory melted mozzarella cheese.

It doesn’t get much better than this for quick game day eats. We can’t wait for you to try them.

A close-up photo of the finished recipe for sausage and peppers crostini on a cutting board.

Instructions:

First, preheat your oven to 350° F. and slice your baguette, then wash and cut the onions, and peppers into strips. 

Next, saute the Italian sausage in a skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the sausage is almost done.

An aerial view of the ingredients like sweet peppers, italian sausage, and shredded mozzarella.

After that, add the onions and peppers to the skillet and cook everything for an additional 7-8 minutes or until the peppers and onions are soft. 

Now, place the baguette slices on a sheet pan and put them in the oven for 3-5 minutes so the bread can toast. Remove the crostinis from the oven and set them aside.

Top-down shot of the sausage and peppers cooking in large saute pan.

Afterward, slice and layer the sausage, sweet peppers, white onions, and shredded mozzarella cheese on the toasted crostinis.

Last, place them in the oven to bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. Remove the finished appetizer and serve immediately.

The sausage and peppers crostini bites on a sheet pan being topped with mozzarella to bake.

Recipe for Sausage and Peppers Crostini Tips:

  • To reduce the fat in this dish, try using turkey sausage or low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  • When slicing the peppers, make sure to remove all the white portions inside of the pepper. If left in, they will make the peppers taste bitter.
  • For a crisp casing on the sausage, preheat your saute pan for 2-4 minutes before adding the raw sausage. The hot pan will sear the meat, locking in all the juices.
A final photo of the finished recipe for sausage and peppers crostini with melted cheese on top.

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A final photo of the finished recipe for sausage and peppers crostini with melted cheese on top.

Recipe for Sausage and Peppers Crostini

5 from 8 votes
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Author: John
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Italian sausage, links; mild, medium or hot
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded off the block
  • ¼ baguette

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and slice your baguette, then wash and cut the onions, and peppers into strips.
  • Next, saute the sausage in a skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side. 
    2 Italian sausage
  • After that, add the onions and peppers to the skillet and cook everything for an additional 7-8 minutes or until the peppers and onions are soft.
    1 green bell pepper
    1 red bell pepper
    1 white onion
  • Now, place the baguette slices on a sheet pan and put them in the oven for 3-5 minutes for the bread to toast, remove them from the oven and set them aside.
    ¼ baguette
  • Afterward, layer the sausage, peppers, onions, and mozzarella cheese on the toasted crostinis. 
    ¾ cup mozzarella cheese
  • Last, place them in the oven to bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. Remove the finished appetizer and serve immediately.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of two crostinis. Serve the appetizer while it is hot and storage is not recommended as the grease from the sausage will make the bread soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 2crostinis | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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6 Comments

  1. This is a dream meal for me! I love sausage and peppers, and together even more so. My son loves them too. I will come back to your post!

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