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Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

This delicious sausage and peppers recipe is Greek in origin but using Italian spicy sausage gives it a great Italian flavor too and you can use an Italian red wine to finish it off perfectly. This Italian sausage and peppers recipe is also tasty if you use white wine instead of red wine to make it. The onions, garlic and tomatoes are beautiful together and the spicy sausage adds just the right amount of piquancy to the dish. This recipe is known as “spetzofai” in Greece and this is an authentic spetzofai recipe.

Italian sausage with peppers makes a great appetizer or main meal. If you want to make it go further, serve it with rice or mashed potatoes. Serve some feta cheese and olives on the plate too, to keep the Greek theme. For an appetizer, serve it in mugs or bowls. This hot appetizer recipe is best served piping hot. Perhaps you are looking for ideas for Superbowl party recipes, in which case this is ideal. Chili con carne can be served hot in mugs at Superbowl parties, so why not this delicious sausage and peppers recipe? It is just as warming and flavorful.

You can use whichever kind of peppers you like. Perhaps you would prefer to use a spicy type of pepper in this Italian sausage and peppers recipe, in which case choose a milder sausage to pair with it. Yellow bell pepper is nice in this Italian sausage and peppers recipe because it gives the dish a sweetness which is good with the spiciness. Make extra of this recipe if you want because it is just as nice on the second day and you can reheat it the day after your Superbowl party for a nice, warming lunch.

Warm Sausage and Peppers Recipe with Garlic
Summary: This warm Italian spicy sausage appetizer includes bell pepper, wine, garlic and onion, so you can expect a hearty tasty of Italy in every bite.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Superbowl Party Recipes
Serves: 8
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  • 2 lbs Italian spicy sausage, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red or white wine
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, chopped
  • 1 sliced clove garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 1 finely chopped tomato with juice
  1. Sauté the onion over a medium heat in the olive oil until it is translucent.
  2. This should take about 6 minutes.
  3. Stir it all the time using a wooden spatula.
  4. Add the peppers, tomato, garlic and sausage, stirring well.
  5. Stir in the wine.
  6. Cover the pan and cook the sausage and peppers recipe for about 25 minutes, stirring it a few times.
  7. Serve warm.

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This colorful sausage and peppers recipe tastes as good as it looks. If it is Superbowl party food you are looking for, this is a really flavorful treat. The recipe for this Italian sausage and peppers appetizer is very easy and it is a great hot appetizer for beginner chefs because there is not much that can go wrong with this dish. The best Superbowl party recipes are those which are comfort food, which is why mini burgers, chips and dips, chicken wings and ribs are so popular on the day. This hot sausage and peppers dish is certainly comfort food as well and if you have some left over it is great reheated the following day.

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