Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers


This Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers recipe is the easiest way to make tender and flavorful sausage, in less than 20 minutes. This sausage recipe is perfect for topping pasta, sandwiches, or just eating alone!

Hi everyone, Amanda here from Old House to New Home, sharing one of my go-to quick weeknight dinner ideas, Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers.

The Easiest Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

We all need lots of quick weeknight dinner recipes in our arsenal right? I love to cook and will spend hours cooking up a fancy meal. But on a Tuesday, after I’ve worked all day and need to get dinner on the table quickly, I turn to one of my go-to’s.

Sausage is one of those meats that I always seem to have on hand and I always have peppers, onions, and tomato sauce, so it’s a no brainer.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

The Instant Pot speeds up dinner even more, and instead of having to simmer the sausage for hours to get it tender, it pressure cooks in only 18 minutes! Pressure cooking has seriously improved my life. I used to stress about squeezing in dinner after work, but now I have the time to make almost anything in a short amount of time!

what to serve with instant pot sausage and peppers

We love sausage and peppers over any type of pasta. My girls love a big heaping bowl of spaghetti with sausage and lots of fresh parmesan cheese. You can also put this sausage on a roll and make sandwiches or serve it in a bowl with some crusty bread on the side.

A big ladle full of sausage, peppers and marinara sauce.

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How to make instant pot sausage and peppers

This meal is so easy and is a great beginner Instant Pot recipe. You brown your sausage on the saute function, add the onions, pepper, and sauce, and then cook! Let the pressure naturally release then add sauce thickening ingredients and serve.

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Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

This delicious and easy Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers is a great weeknight dinner!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 718kcal
Author: Amanda Dorich


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 Italian sausages cut in half
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 2 red peppers sliced
  • 12 oz pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Turn Instant Pot to saute. Add olive oil. When hot, add sausages. Cook 2-3 minutes, turning frequently to brown.
  • Add onions, pepper, sauce, and water. Turn saute off and turn Pressure Cook High on. Set timer to 18 minutes. Put on lid and seal.
  • Let cook, then naturally release. Once released, open lid and add breadcrumbs and cheese and let simmer until thickened. Serve hot.


Serving: 1sausage | Calories: 718kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1875mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2300IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 4mg
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Easy Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

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