Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers

One of my favorite indulgences is sausage and peppers. They simply taste delicious together, and with the instant pot, I can enjoy this favorite dish anytime without much hard work.

To make Instant Pot Sauce & Peppers you will need the following ingredients: Italian sausage, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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While you will need to get prepped to make instant pot sausage & peppers, there’s nothing quite like the quick cooking of the instant pot to make dinner time prep easier. Today I’m going to show you how to make this fabulous instant pot sausage & peppers recipe to serve for a meal one day soon. 

Tips to Making Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers

  • Enjoy over pasta or in a sub roll for dinner or lunch. 
  • You can store cooked sausages for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. 
  • Store your leftover instant pot sausage & peppers in an airtight container. 
  • Use sweet Italian sausage if you’re not looking for a spicy option. 
  • Serve over pasta or white rice as a dinner for the family. 
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Common Questions About Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers:

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How long is cooked Italian sausage good for in the refrigerator?

Cooked Italian sausage is usually well-kept in the refrigerator if placed in an airtight container or sealed Ziplock baggie for 3-4 days. 

Can I use sausage after the use by date?

After you purchase your hot Italian sausages for instant pot sausage & peppers, you can use the sausage for up to 1-2 days after their sell-by date. 

Other Sausage Recipes To Make

A great Cajun Sausage & Red Beans Recipe is an ideal dish for cool nights. Not only will it be hot and hearty over a bowl of rice, it is a great way to kick up the flavor in your menu plan. - Teaspoon of GoodnessPin

Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers

This spicy delicious Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers recipe with a tasty tomato sauce is easy to make and will be enjoyed by all.

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Sausage and peppers made in the instant pot on a white platter.
Yield: 5

Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This spicy delicious Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers recipe with a tasty tomato sauce is easy to make and will be enjoyed by all.


  • 1 (1 pound) package hot italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat electric pressure cooker to “hot” on the saute function. Add olive oil to pressure cooker. Place sausage in olive oil and cook until browned on each side, about 3 to 5 minutes.

2. Pour chicken stock over sausage and scrape any bits from the bottom to deglaze the pot.

3. Mix together the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and basil. Pour over sausage. Top with peppers.

4. Close and set the valve to sealing. Set the pressure cooker to manual or pressure cook on high for 25 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Serve.


Cook’s Note: The hot italian sausage makes this dish a little spicy. If you prefer less heat, use mild italian sausage instead.