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Giada’s Italian Sausage & Peppers with Marsala Sauce

After you watch this video you will have  to run out and buy the ingredients for this dish.  It was wonderful to smell it cooking!!

This is so easy!  Anyone who can follow a recipe can do this!  I had to smell this AND take pictures.   I hope you have a Sprouts or Whole Foods store near you.  This was very inexpensive to to make,  I purchased the chicken sausage with Parmesan cheese in it for $2.99 lb and also used 2 Portuguese   spicy sausages from my fridge. I also used 1 red and 1 green pepper instead of 2 red.  I kept the rest of the recipe the same.  I did stop at Bevmo more my Marsala, they suggested “Colombo Sweet Marsala” for my dish, they were not wrong, it was awesome!

Watch Giada and really it is that easy!

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep Time:hr min
Cook Time:  40 min
Level:  Easy
Serves:  4 to 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 4 to 6 fresh Italian sandwich rolls, optional


Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown on both sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain.

Keeping the pan over medium heat, add the peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, basil, and garlic and cook 2 more minutes.

Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes, and chili flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer.

Cut the sausages into 4 to 6 pieces each, about 1-inch cubes. Add the sausage back to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.

Serve in bowls. Or, if serving as a sandwich, split the rolls in half lengthwise. Hollow out the bread from the bottom side of each roll, being careful not to puncture the crust. Fill the bottom half of the roll with sausage mixture. Top and serve sandwiches immediately.

My Pictures

Ready to Saute

Ready to Saute

After sauteing  peppers and onions, then add the chopped garlic and fresh basil and let is cook for another couple of minutes then add all of the other ingredients , stir and I put the sausages in the mixture whole (plus the juice) and buied them with the mixture to cook for another 20-25 minutes.  The smell is heaven!

Cheak out the Steam!

Check out the Steam!

Take a Bite!

Take a Bite!

I served this in Hogie rolls from Sprouts, hollowing out one of the sides before adding the cut-up sausage, peppers and onions.  This was the best sandwich I have had by far!


July 24, 2009 - Posted by | Italian, recipes, Sausage | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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