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Upscale sausage with peppers served with parmesan polenta.
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5 from 5 votes

sausage with peppers and polenta

This upscale version of sausage with peppers focuses on clean flavours and simple ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4


  • 4 hot or sweet Italian sausages - how you like it
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion halved and then thinly sliced into half rings
  • 2 red peppers sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 15 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  • Thinly slice onions and red peppers.
  • Heat olive oil in a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients.
  • Add the onions and peppers and cook, over low heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, until onions and peppers and thoroughly softened.
  • Add white wine. Boil to reduce to a syrupy glaze.
  • Add tomatoes and simmer 15-20 minutes.
  • Now is a good time to start to cook the polenta.
  • Place sausages on a sheet pan and roast for 5-7 minutes turning once.
  • Place sausage in the tomato red pepper mixture and simmer until the sausage reaches an internal temperature of 150-160F, around 10 minutes.


Cooking times are approximate. Different sized sausages require different cooking times. Times suggested here work for medium sized sausage. Use your instant read thermometer...