Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
This Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes is a classic Italian-style casserole.

Growing up and right through adulthood, this is our family's favorite kind of casserole we never get tired of.

With the added delicious warm Italian crusty bread and you got a match made in heaven.

I just love sausage and peppers and use hot sausage but you can use whatever you like, sweet, hot, or herb-style Italian sausage.

An Italian classic like this one is one of the most comforting meals are the most comforting meals and one of the easiest because it's all in one pan!

Did I say, if there are leftovers they are fantastic in a hoagie sandwich?

Mom made all her sausage homemade so we were lucky and had sausage patties, sausage skewers, and Italian sausage and pasta dishes often.

This simple casserole dish can be on your table in less than one hour.

We make this often and you will too after one bite, scroll down to the printable recipe card and try this classic delicious sausage casserole meal.

Mom and Grandma

I remember my mom and sometimes grandma who lived was us ( dad's mom) would make this dish and the smell would hit you in the face coming through the door.

Seriously one of the best smells to walk into the house with when I came home from school.

That was truly one of my best memories of her cooking besides meatballs of course.

Mom made homemade sausage all the time and dad had the best of the best vegetable gardens in our yard.

We always had the freshest peppers and even homegrown potatoes, I was one lucky girl.

Back in the 1950's money was pretty tight and this fed a large family inexpensively.

We all loved it and even both my grown sons make it often, a real traditional recipe.

Ingredients You Will Need

Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements

  • Sausage
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Salt, Pepper
  • garlic
  • olive oil or other oil

Suggestions and Additions

  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Whole tomatoes
  • Whole Garlic Cloves ( roasted)
  • Hot Peppers
  • Any Other meats, pork chops, meatballs fried if you have leftovers add it to the pan
  • Herbs and fresh spices
  • Greens escarole, spinach, kale, and swiss chard all preboiled first and drained

Check Out Some Of These Delicious Italian Specialities

Pork Chop and Sausage Bake
Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage
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Italian Style Sausage Helper
French Bread Sausage Pizza
Broccoli Rabe Sausage Roll

this is how to make homemade Italian sausage

Just a Few Tips

  1. Use sweet, mild or hot sausage
  2. The best potatoes to use are russet potatoes
  3. The peppers can be Cuban, long hots, or bell peppers.
  4. Use a blend of oil like olive oil and vegetable or canola when baking
  5. This meal can also be done on the stovetop
  6. If you would like to make homemade sausage here is mom's recipe

Pin for later Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes

this is a pin for later baked sausage and potatoes recipe for an Italian casserole

Italian feasts in Utica, New York

If you grew up in my hometown Utica, New York, then you heard of sausage and peppers at local summer feasts.

We would have the best hoagie sandwich with hard-crusted delicious bread stuffed with fried peppers and sausage.

There was something about this being cooked outside that made your mouth water no matter how delicious it was at home, this was a must to eat every year.

All the local church feasts made them fantastic and with love, there weren't any potatoes in that sandwich, but it was fantastic and always etched in my mind as great memory.

Enjoy and let me know how you like this dish in the comments.

Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes

Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes

Yield: 5
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 55 M
Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes is an Italian Classic casserole dish that is perfect with a hunk of Italian crusty bread to complete the meal.


  • Use as much as you need for your family  this is just a guideline:
  • 2 lbs of Italian hot or sweet sausage
  • 3 or 4 Potatoes cut into wedges ( I use russet)
  • 3 or 4 bell peppers, long hots or any kinds you prefer
  • Optional: Onions, mushroom whole, whole tomatoes, escarole or spinach boiled and drained, any other vegetables you like
  • 3 cloves sliced fresh garlic or leave whole to roast in the oven
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or use  fresh herbs (basil, parsley around 3 tablespoons chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper is Optional 
  • oil just to coat evenly: olive oil, canola, vegetable or a combination of two
  • Garnish:
  • Italian seasoning
  • Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • grated cheese
  • olive oil


How to cook Baked Sausage Peppers and Potatoes

  1. In a large oil-sprayed or parchment, lined casserole pan arrange sausages on the bottom. 
  2. Arrange the sausage (cut up and or leave long)   peppers, whatever else you are using IE onions, mushrooms, whole tomatoes,  etc. on the bottom of the pan. 
  3. In a large bowl add all the herbs and spices with 1/4 cup olive oil and toss the potatoes with seasoning and garlic.
  4. Place the potatoes over the peppers and sausage. 
  5. Sprinkle evenly with any other spices you like, the oregano, salt and pepper to taste, cayenne if using.
  6. Generously sprinkle the tops with Italian flavored bread crumbs and grated cheese.
  7.  Bake on 400 degrees hot oven until potatoes are browned and crispy looking around 45 minutes or longer for dark and crispy potatoes. 
  8. We like our potatoes crispy brown.
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Sausage and Peppers Feast Style!

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally posted to this blog in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. This my kind of meal and one I know I would love.

  2. I bet those potatoes taste amazing cooked with sausage and onions!!!

  3. This dinner looks like a firm family favourite Claudia! Thank you for sharing the reicipe.

  4. YUM!! I love baked potatoes so so much.

  5. This looks like great comfort food! I love how easy it is to make this recipe.

  6. I love these kind of 'throw everything together' dishes. Sausages and potatoes are such comfort food. Yum!

  7. I love simple, rustic meals like this for dinner! Perfect for busy families.

  8. Mmm I love hearty one pot meals like this, so delicious and easy too!

  9. My mom would make this all the time growing up

  10. Much of my life was spent with Italian families from Calabria. Sausage and peppers (home grown, of course) where often prepared, but potatoes... Well, THAT is a meal!

  11. You know I"m crazy about Mom's recipes!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful legacy. And, I love the simplicity of Mom's cooking!! xo

  12. I love easy, one pan dinners for any night of the week! I, too, grew up in Upstate NY, and we have a very large Italian community so there is always delicious sausage to be had! Can't wait to try this!

  13. I've always been a meat and potatoes girl! This is perfect!!

  14. What a delicious looking meal, full of flavor and so comforting! Look forward to trying it!

  15. I love the combo of the potatoes, pepper, and sausage. I can't wait to try this. I'll have to make sure I buy the best sausage as I know it can make all the difference. :)

  16. You are talking my husband's language. He absolutely loves Italian sausage and will have me making this recipe ASAP!

  17. Fantastic recipe - it is easy to make, and I bet it taste like it's nobody's business. Yum!

  18. I love one-pan dinners like this and it's so easy to make it veggie too. Jacqueline

  19. Simple and delicious, as always! Perfect easy dinner for weekday night! I love how it's just as easy to cook this meal for two or twenty! Definitely comes in handy when I need to feel a crowd!

  20. Simple dinners like this are always so good and this one was no exception, I loved it!

  21. Such a comfort food classic! I think I need to throw this into our dinner rotation this week :)

  22. This recipe is so simple to make but sooo delicious! My hubby devoured it and is asking to make it again! lol! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  23. Ah... peppers and potato - my favorite combo! I love how easy it is to follow your instructions, too!

  24. It was delicious, and comforting dinner. It was so simple to follow the recipe, my family loved it.

  25. I currently live 15 minutes from Utica (Ilion) and my husband loves sausage and peppers. Riggies, too! Delicious recipe!

  26. Super easy recipe for dinner! The family loved it, thank you for the recipe!

  27. The house smells amazing and my boys loved it.


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