Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers

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One of the best Italian sausage recipes that’s oven baked. This recipe has simple meal prep and is easy to clean up. Have a complete low carb meal on your table in under 45 minutes.


  • 2 lbs Italian Sausage (Chicken or Pork)
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Sweet onion
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp dried basil flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes


  • Start by placing sausage links on counter for 20-30 minutes prior to baking.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • While oven heats up, slice the peppers and onions into thin strips and set aside.
  • Mix the spices together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once everything is heated up, add the sliced vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Pour half of the olive oil and half of the seasoning on top. Stir well to combine.
  • Then add the vegetables onto the lined baking sheet. Place sausages on top. Be sure to leave space in between the sausages for the air to circulate.
  • Bake until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees for chicken or 160 degrees for pork. This should take approximately 25-35 minutes.
  • Serve baked Italian sausage and peppers immediately by itself, or on top of a bed of cauliflower rice. 


  • Do not pierce the sausage casings since this allows the juices to escape.
  • Space the sausages apart to allow air to circulate while baking.
  • For a crispy skin, heat in the broiler for the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Use a thermometer to check readiness of sausage. Cutting into the sausage allows the juices to escape.


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