{Quick & Easy} Sausage & Peppers Sloppy Joes

Traditional Italian sausage and peppers is some of my favorite comfort food, but it can take ALL day to make with the caramelizing of the onions and simmering of the sauce, etc. For dinner this week I wanted something that would satisfy my craving for sausage and peppers but that was quick AND easy to make, and so Sausage & Peppers Sloppy Joes was born!


This whole recipe came together in less than 30 minutes. I can see folks enjoying this for a quick weeknight dinner or as part of your Big Game eats. quick_easy_sausage_peppers_sloppy_joes
Cook’s Note:

You can use either your favorite jarred marinara sauce or homemade marinara for this recipe.

For an extra flavor punch you can toast the split ciabatta rolls and rub them with a garlic clove.

For this recipe you’ll need a large, deep skillet like the one I used below. I got mine from Amazon for $20 and I use it all the time.


My sausage & peppers mixture all ready for the rolls!

Sausage & Peppers Sloppy Joes

Serves 4-6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
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{Quick & Easy} Sausage & Peppers Sloppy Joes


  • 1 Pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Large red bell peppers, sliced into strips
  • 1 Large yellow onion, sliced into strips
  • 2 Large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 Cups marinara sauce (use your favorite jarred variety or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4-6 ciabatta rolls


Step 1
In a large, deep skillet over medium heat cook the sausage until browned and completely cooked through, 7-10 minutes. Remove from the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Do not turn off the heat.
Step 2
To the same skillet add the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Add the bell pepper and onions and cook until the bell peppers are softened and the onions are browned, about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 3
Add the sausage back to the pan and the marinara sauce. Cook until the mixture is heated through and the sauce is reduced a little, about 5 minutes. Remove mixture from the heat and add the basil. Spoon over split ciabatta rolls, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and serve immediately.

Looking for some more Quick & Easy Sloppy Joe recipes? Check out my Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes and my Sloppy Janes recipes.

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  1. Dawn Rader says:

    omg! This is one I will definitely be trying! sounds absolutely delicious! already Pinned it! thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow that looks delicious. Im going to try this.

  3. nenasinclair says:

    This looks delicious! My family loves Sloppy Joes!

  4. YES!!! I’m trying this tomorrow! I needed something new for a weekday meal and I think my guys will love this! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this with my family.

  6. These look great! I’m going to make these with green bell peppers.

  7. Sara Weekley says:

    This looks like a definite winner. I will be making this this week. Thank you for the recipe. =)

  8. What a simple and delicious recipe, thank you for sharing.

  9. Looks great. I never thought about using sausage.

  10. Melissa Saenz says:

    These looks delicious!

  11. Betsy Barnes says:

    I will be trying this! Been searching for a good sloppy joe recipe, thanks :)

  12. These look fabulous, and perfect for my family. Thank you for the idea!

  13. I do not care for regular sloppy joe’s, but these look wonderful! I love ciabatta, italian sausage, peppers, etc. Definitely going to try, what a wonderful idea.

  14. This looks good!

  15. This looks so easy to make that even I could make it but I think I will still pass it to my hubby to try. I do the baking and leave the dinners to the hubby. We both have our strengths! :-)


    this looks soo good!


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