This is my goto recipe when I need something quick and tasty to eat and I have that craving for Italian food. This easy instant pot sausage and peppers recipe is super easy and you can have it popped into your Instant Pot and cooking in no time flat. I choose not to make this recipe to complicated….Hence the name “Easy Sausage and Peppers”. It does have all the goodies in there. Onions,Red and Green Peppers and of course EXTRA garlic.
For this version of Sausage and Peppers I choose to use Trader Joes Tomato Basil Marinara. I seem to always have a jar of that in my cupboard. After for prepared sauce its GOOD and its under $2 per jar. I pretty much buy a jar every time I goto Trader Joes.
When it comes to this recipe i take the extra step and give everything a little sauce just for extra flavor. This isn’t necessary but I recommend it cause sausage peppers and onions with an extra sauce you can’t go wrong. But the truth is you can just throw everything in if your in a big hurry and it will still work. Of course you can use and combo of sauce that you would like including crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Just be sure to add about a 1/2 cup of water to avoid the burn warning on the Instant Pot.
I like to serve it over rice but maybe thats just me. Of course it can be served over pasta.
Enjoy it and leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Easy Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers
- 2 lbs Italian Sausage
- 2 Onions Sliced
- 2 Green Peppers Sliced
- 2 Red Peppers Sliced
- 4 to 6 Cloves Garlic
- 1 jar 28 oz. Trader Joes Tomato Basil Marinara (or sauce of choice)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Open your Instant Pot and Hit the Saute button and put on the NORMAL setting. When screen says "Hot" Saute Sausages 2 to 3 Minutes and remove. Saute Onions and Peppers about 4 to 5 minutes. Add Garlic and Sauté 1 minute More. Add Jar of Sauce and Water. Lay sausages on top of sauce and DO NOT STIR. Put lid back on Instant Pot and turn valve to SEAL. Push PRESSURE COOK Button and set timer for 15 MINUTES. When cook time is complete wait 5 MINUTES and then QUICK RELEASE pressure of Instant Pot. Remove Lid and stir and let sit and thicken for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy.