September 2, 2011


...I've truly been in love with Italian Sausages I think since first tasting them who know how long ago.  I used to wait until the annual fall county fair to have one - or maybe two.  But last year at the fair they weren't that great so I decided to start making my own. You know the type - smothered in colorful peppers, onion and just a little bit of tomato sauce - on a big old hoagie bun.   Looks something like this in my big old cast iron skillet...

 ...and something like this on my sesame seed bun
Mmmmmmmmmm, smoking!  I'm a glutton for colorful food - I MUST have color on my plate, after all we eat first with the eyes.   

I don't need a recipe for everything, but I do like them for most things.  I modified Pat and Gina's recipe from Food Network - mine has fewer ingredients but I really love the results I get.

Dollhouse Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onion

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage (or flavor of your choice)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large yellow onions, sliced, (or colors of your choice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1- 4 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 5 Sesame seed hoagie rolls (or roll or bun of your choice)
Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and brown on all sides, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from skillet and reserve.
Add onions and peppers to the skillet and saute until tender and golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic. Stir in the tomato sauce. Cook for a few minutes, then add the sausages back to the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is nice and thick, about 10 minutes.
Serve on a nice hoagie roll
NOTE:  I've even gotten brave enough to try this with Beer Brats and they are just as wonderful!, no more waiting until fair time rolls around.

P.S.  I'll be getting some sewing in tonight!!!


  1. Try it sometime with strips of fresh mango added in. That's the way I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh!

  2. I am allergic to peppers, so I cook and eat mine without. Don't worry; they are still wonderful! The best weekend dinner ever!

  3. Yum!See now you're just showing off.

  4. How in the heck will you have any energy for sewing after a great meal like that??? I would be too through for the night!! LOL!! Thanks for the recipe, I love sausage, peppers and onions!!!

  5. Although I just finished my lunch... after seeing your delicious dish, I am hungry.



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