These Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes are some serious comfort food! They’re super easy to make, all you’ll need is just 25 minutes!

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Quick and Easy Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes recipe

Traditional Italian sausage and peppers are 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!

Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes

This whole recipe came together in just 25 minutes. I can see folks enjoying this for a quick weeknight dinner or as part of some game day eats!

Cook’s Note – Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes:

  • 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, and brush with butter!

Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes recipe

Cook’s Tools and Ingredients – Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes:

A large fry pan with lid          Marinara sauce in a jar

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Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes - A Quick & Easy Recipe!

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
6 people
These Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes are some serious comfort food! They’re super easy to make, all you’ll need is just 25 minutes!


  • 16 ounces 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 ½ cups marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 ciabatta rolls


  • 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.
  • 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. Next, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the sausage back to the pan and the marinara sauce, and 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.


Serving: 1sloppy Joe | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.37g | Protein: 21.8g | Fat: 28.71g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 7.3g | Vitamin A: 4750IU | Vitamin C: 82.5mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2.9mg

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Makes 4-6 servings.

Looking for more Quick & Easy Sloppy Joe recipes?

Check out my Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes and my Sloppy Janes recipes.

Quick and Easy Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes

This recipe was first published on January 21, 2014. Here are some of the original photos for this recipe.


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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. Adriana Gonzalez says:

    Wow that looks delicious. Im going to try this.

  3. nenasinclair says:

    This looks delicious! My family loves Sloppy Joes!

  4. Amy.Ditmore says:

    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. laura angelus says:

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

  13. artizzanne says:

    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.

    1. I hope you like them. 🙂

  14. grannyamoose says:

    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!

  16. Luci's Morsels says:

    This has to be a quick family favorite! Love it!

  17. Yum! This is comfort food for sure. Love the use of hot Italian sausage (and everything else) in this. The pictures are making me hungry!

  18. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    I love Sloppy Joe’s – and these look amazing! I bet my family would love them!

  19. Pam Greer says:

    I love the use of sausage and peppers for a unique sloppy joe! It’s been way too long since I’ve had a good sloppy joe.