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Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.



Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a flavourful dinner recipe the whole family will love.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

This sausage and peppers can be served over rice, pasta or on buns.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

This pressure cooker sausage and peppers recipe takes just under an hour from start to finish and serves four people.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this dinner recipe, I started by dicing some sweet bell peppers into large chunks.

diced red, yellow and orange bell pepper on a cutting board

I also diced some yellow onion.

diced onions on a cutting board

Then I set my Instant Pot to Saute.

I added some olive oil to the pot as it was heating.

olive oil heating in an Instant Pot

Once the pot was hot, I used a fork to poke some holes in some mild Italian sausages and then placed them in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.

raw Italian sausages placed in an Instant Pot

I cooked the sausages until the bottoms were browned.

Then I turned the sausages over to brown the other sides.

browning Italian sausages in an Instant Pot

Once the sausages were browned on both sides, I removed them from the pot and set them aside on a plate.

browned sausages on a plate

I added the diced onions and bell peppers to the pot.

diced onions and sweet bell peppers in an Instant Pot

I stirred well and then cooked the onions and peppers for a few minutes.

stirring diced onions and sweet bell peppers in an Instant Pot

After a few minutes, I turned of the Instant Pot and poured in some chicken broth.

diced onions and sweet bell peppers in an Instant Pot with chicken broth

I stirred well and scraped the bottom of the pot to make sure nothing was sticking to the bottom.

Then I added some marinara sauce to the pot.

marinara sauce on top of diced onions and diced peppers in an Instant Pot

I also added some Thai sweet chili sauce to the pot.

marinara sauce and sweet thai chili sauce on top of diced onions and pepper in an Instant Pot

I placed the sausages on top.

browned sausages on top of diced peppers and onions in an Instant Pot

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on High for 6 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I left it to natural release for 12 minutes.

After 12 minutes of natural release, I turned the steam release handle to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.

I removed the sausages from the pot and set them on a cutting board.

cooked Italian sausages on a cutting board

I stirred the contents of the pot well.

 

Then I set the Instant Pot to saute.

I dissolved some cornstarch in water.

water and cornstarch in a bowl

Once the liquid in the pot started to simmer, I added the cornstarch mixture to the pot.

peppers and onions in tomato sauce mixture after pressure cooking

I stirred well and left the liquid to continue simmering and thickening.

cooked pepper and onions in a tomato sauce mixture in an Instant Pot

I sliced the cooked sausages on the cutting board.

sliced, cooked Italian sausages on a cutting board

Once the liquid in the pot was nicely thickened, I turned off the Instant Pot.

I added the sausage slices to the pot and stirred well.

sliced sausages in tomato sauce mixture in an Instant Pot

I left the mixture to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

I served my sausage and peppers over some rice.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

This tasty dish is the perfect weeknight meal.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

If you are looking for an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe, then you need to try this Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers!

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian sausages
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced large
  • 3 sweet bell peppers, diced large
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp corn starch

How to Make Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers:

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute.
  2. Add olive oil to pot as it’s heating up.
  3. Once the pot is hot, add the sausages to the pot.
  4. Cook until the bottoms are browned.
  5. Then flip the sausages and brown the other side.
  6. Once both sides are browned, remove the sausages from the pot and set on a plate.
  7. Add the diced onions and diced bell peppers to the pot.
  8. Stir well and cook for a few minutes.
  9. Then turn the Instant Pot off and add the chicken broth to the pot.
  10. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing is sticking.
  11. Add the marinara sauce and sweet Thai chili sauce to the pot and do not stir.
  12. Place the browned sausages on top.
  13. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  14. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, leave it to natural release for 12 minutes.
  15. After 12 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.
  16. Remove the sausages from the pot and place them on a cutting board.
  17. Stir the contents of the pot well and set the Instant Pot to saute.
  18. In a small bowl dissolve the cornstarch in the water.
  19. Once the liquid in the pot is simmering, add the cornstarch mixture to the pot.
  20. Stir well and leave the mixture to simmer until the sauce is nicely thickened.
  21. Slice the sausages.
  22. Turn off the Instant Pot and add the sausages to the pot.
  23. Stir well and leave to sit for 5 minutes.
  24. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a delicious dinner recipe loaded with sliced Italian sausages, sweet bell peppers and onions all cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Pressure Cook Time 6 minutes
Coming to Pressure and Pressure Release Time 25 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian sausages
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced large
  • 3 sweet bell peppers, diced large
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute.
  2. Add olive oil to pot as it's heating up.
  3. Once the pot is hot, add the sausages to the pot.
  4. Cook until the bottoms are browned.
  5. Then flip the sausages and brown the other side.
  6. Once both sides are browned, remove the sausages from the pot and set on a plate.
  7. Add the diced onions and diced bell peppers to the pot.
  8. Stir well and cook for a few minutes.
  9. Then turn the Instant Pot off and add the chicken broth to the pot.
  10. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing is sticking.
  11. Add the marinara sauce and sweet Thai chili sauce to the pot and do not stir.
  12. Place the browned sausages on top.
  13. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  14. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, leave it to natural release for 12 minutes.
  15. After 12 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.
  16. Remove the sausages from the pot and place them on a cutting board.
  17. Stir the contents of the pot well and set the Instant Pot to saute.
  18. In a small bowl dissolve the cornstarch in the water.
  19. Once the liquid in the pot is simmering, add the cornstarch mixture to the pot.
  20. Stir well and leave the mixture to simmer until the sauce is nicely thickened.
  21. Slice the sausages.
  22. Turn off the Instant Pot and add the sausages to the pot.
  23. Stir well and leave to sit for 5 minutes.
  24. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1667mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 25g

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Susan

Monday 11th of April 2022

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