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Dec 10, 2018

Easy One-Pan Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice Dinner

This roasted peppers with sausage and rice dish is easy to make with just five ingredients, and it takes just a few minutes to cook.

Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice

All you need is roasted red bell peppers, Italian sausage, cooked rice, plus a little fresh oregano and Parmesan cheese for garnish.

I used jarred marinated roasted red bell peppers, which made this dish even easier to make, but you can also roast your your own, especially in the summer when you can usually find sweet locally grown red bell peppers.

How do you roast your own bell peppers?

Here's the easy way I do it (this also works with chiles). Line a baking sheet with foil. Core and split the peppers on one side and flatten them, skin side up on the foil. Place them on the middle rack and broil them until the skin blackens. Wrap them in the foil until they cool and then peel off the skin. 

For this recipe, you would use two large bell peppers. 

Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice Dinner

Just like with a stir-fry, use cold leftover rice for this dish. Make the rice a day ahead of time, and then refrigerate it. Be sure to break up the clumps in the cold rice before cooking. 

What kind of rice works best for this dish?

I think any kind of rice would work, with the exception of glutinous (sticky) rice. I used a long grain rice, which I cooked in low sodium chicken broth (one of my favorite ways to flavor rice). 

Easy One-Pan Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice Dinner

This recipe is from the book Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix: More than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix and Match for Endless Possibilities. Over 700 recipes in 300 pages.

Our inspiration this week is the chapter, Bell Peppers +16 ways. Some of the recipes calling my name were the salsa sofrito, peppers in foil with fish, stuffed, a pepper frittata, and peppers with lamb.

I've been spending the year cooking through sections of Mark Bittman's book with Wendy of A Day in the Life on The Farm and Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. This is the second to last week of recipes from the book.

Check out what Camilla made!

rice, sausage, stir-fry, red peppers, roasted peppers
Dinner, one pan
Yield: 4 servings
Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice Recipe

Easy One-Pan Roasted Peppers with Sausage and Rice Dinner Recipe


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage (I used hot but sweet or mild would work too)
  • 4 cups cooked and chilled rice
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it up as you cook it. When it is cooked, remove it to a plate, leaving the rendered fat in the pan. 
  2. Add the rice to the hot pan and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sausage back into the pan, along with the peppers. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and garnish with the oregano and Parmesan cheese. 

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