Instant Pot Sausage And Peppers

Sausage cut into half over roasted bell pepper strips with fork on white plate

Spice up dinner with Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers! Quick, flavorful, and a surefire hit. Dive into this recipe and let flavors dance on your plate!

Sweet Italian sausage cut in half over roasted bell pepper strips with fork on white plate

This recipe brings the flavor of ballpark sausage and peppers home.

What Kind of Sausage Should I Use?

Just like the Instant Pot Sausage and Potatoes, for this recipe you can use hot or sweet Italian sausage links depending on your preference.

Hot Italian sausage gets its spice from red pepper flakes, while sweet style sausages usually have sweet basil added to the mix. I personally like to use sweet sausage and add a pinch of red pepper flakes for the best of both worlds!

If you want to diversify, you can try this Instant Pot Bratwurst.

Do I have to use red pepper flakes?

Not at all. You can use any red pepper flakes substitute or just skip it.

What Can I Substitute for Beer?

Using beer adds a ton of flavor to this dish! Some of the alcohol will burn off in the cooking process, but not all of it. If you want to avoid using alcohol, you can absolutely substitute an equal amount of water, chicken stock, or non-alcoholic beer.

How to serve?

This pressure cooker sausage and peppers recipe is excellent over pasta or rice, or just by itself.

If you are looking for a complete meal, check out What To Serve With Sausage and Peppers and find 20 delicious recipes you can make as well.

Can I use it for a sandwich?

Just like Instant Pot pulled pork or shredded chicken, this recipe is good as a main dish on a plate or on a sandwich.

Sure! Feel free to serve the Instant Pot sausage And peppers on sub rolls.

In this case, just remember to use a slotted spoon to remove excess liquid.

Start by sautéing the sausages in olive oil. Cook, turning every few minutes, until they’re well browned on all sides.

Remove sausages and set aside. Add a splash of beer or stock to the pot and use a wooden spoon to scrape up all the flavorful browned bits. Add the peppers, onions, tomato paste, and spices, then return the sausages to the pot and pour remaining liquid over top.

Lock the lid and set your Instant Pot to high pressure cook for 8 minutes. After it’s done, allow pressure to release naturally for about twenty minutes.

Serve warm, topping with shredded fresh mozzarella if using.

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This sausage, peppers and onions loaded dish is bursting with delicious flavors.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, international
Keyword: bell peppers, chicken sausage, Italian sausage, sausage
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • 2 yellow onions sliced
  • 3 bell peppers red, orange, yellow sliced
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • ¼ tbs salt
  • ¼ tbs black pepper
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • Pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella optional


  • Turn Instant Pot on and select to "saute".
  • Add olive oil and sausages. Cook on saute, turning every few minutes, until browned on all sides.
  • Remove sausages from pot and add a splash of beer or stock to pot. Using wooden spoon, scrape up browned bits.
  • Add sliced peppers, onions, minced garlic, tomato paste, and spices, and saute for about 30 seconds. then
  • Press "cancel" and return sausages to the Instant Pot, nestled on top of pepper and onion mixture. Pour remainder of beer or stock on top.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, allow to natural release for about 20 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Serve warm and top with mozzarella.


Calories: 2379kcal Carbohydrates: 61g Protein: 92g Fat: 191g Saturated Fat: 66g Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g Monounsaturated Fat: 91g Cholesterol: 411mg Sodium: 5874mg Potassium: 2744mg Fiber: 15g Sugar: 30g Vitamin A: 12331IU Vitamin C: 488mg Calcium: 690mg Iron: 11mg
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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Sausage And Peppers

  1. I am a new user of the Instant Pot, but this recipe is so amazing, quick, and easy. It is the Best sausage and peppers that I have tasted so far! Such an excellent and delish flavor!

  2. The photos you have pinned in your recipe are just perfect and compelled me to try them instantly. They turned out delightful and appetizing. The sausages are full of flavor and perfectly tender. I will definitely make this recipe time and again!

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