My family absolutely loves anything with the word sausage in it and I love a simple recipe.  This Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers Recipe mets both of these requirements and is perfect if you are following a low carb or keto diet.

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

You will need an Instant Pot for this Pressure Cooker Sausage Peppers and Onions Recipe.

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer.  I use the 8 quart instant pot as I have a large family (8 kids) but my sister has a family of 4 and the 6 quart instant pot works perfectly for her family size.

Since purchasing an instant pot electric pressure cooker, it truly has changed meal time around here. I can pull together dinner in little to no time.

The instant pot is amazing as it takes frozen food and turns it into a great meal in generally less than an hour but it tastes like it has been cooking in a slow cooker all day long.

My pressure cooker often saves the day when I forget to lay something out to defrost for dinner.  It has been a complete game changer for me and my family!

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers: 

  • 2 (19 oz) packages Italian Sweet Sausages (the big links) or any type of Italian sausages will work 
  • 4 red peppers, sliced
  • 4 green peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced – Check out my tips on how to cut onions without crying. 
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

How do I make sausage and peppers instant pot? 

I love simple and easy recipes and this one is no different.  To make this instant pot sausage and peppers recipe combine all the ingredients in the instant pot together.  Put the lid on the pressure cooker and set the valve to the sealing option.

Cook sausage and peppers instant pot on high pressure for 20 minutes.  Do a quick release by moving the valve on the top of the lid to the venting option. 

Only 20 minutes later and this easy instant pot recipe will be ready to serve to your friends and family.

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

How long to cook frozen sausage in instant pot?

My favorite thing about electric pressure cookers is that you can take food from frozen to an amazingly cooked meal quickly.  You can cook frozen sausage in the instant pot as well.

I would increase the pressure cooking time to 25-30 minutes depending on the size of the sausage links that you chose for this recipe.

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

What substitutions can you use to make instant pot sausage and peppers recipe?

You can cook this Keto sausage and peppers recipe with any vegetables that you have in your refrigerator.  Also, any color bell peppers would work in this quick and easy recipe.  

Any time you use the instant pot, you’ll need 1 cup of liquid so the pressure cooker can come to pressure.  If you do not have any chicken broth on hand, you can use 1 cup of water instead.

In addition, diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes will taste great in this recipe if you are out of tomato sauce.

This instant pot sausage recipe is so versatile and can be quickly pulled together with whatever ingredients that you have on hand.

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

This is one of our favorite pressure cooker sausage and peppers recipe and it’s so easy!

The recipe calls for slices of onion and peppers. If you prefer smaller pieces, you can use diced onion and diced peppers.  This might help hide the veggies if you have any picky eaters in your family.

I enjoy using a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop vegetables. This helps me get dinner on the table in no time at all and will allow you to chop the veggies up as small as you would like.

I always chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion or peppers out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save even more time in the kitchen!

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

What do you serve with this sausage and peppers recipe?

I usually serve instant pot sausage and peppers with rice.  You can use instant rice or I love pressure cooking the rice as well.  It tastes like it was made in a rice cooker.  My family loves it when I serve them instant pot sausage and rice for dinner.

I also enjoying serving instant pot sausage peppers and potatoes.  You can throw diced up potatoes (your favorite type) in the pressure cooker with the other ingredients for a great side dish to serve with this quick and easy meal.

However, if you are following a low carb or keto diet, you can serve this recipe by it’s self and it still tastes amazing.  This is a simple and easy keto recipe that will quickly become a regular on your meal planning schedule.

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

This pressure cooker sausage and peppers recipe is frugal and budget friendly!

I always stock up on sausage when they are on sale as I can always find a great price for peppers and onions.  Then I have sausage on hand when I need to make this quick and easy recipe.

If you are interesting in reducing your grocery budget, check out my  8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! By spending a little extra time meal planning, I reduced my grocery budget by 50%.

Plus, being able to throw this together quickly and easily really helps to avoid the temptation of getting take out.  Trust me, this sausage and peppers instant pot recipe tastes better than take out anyway.  

Take out these days is not that fast and costs a small fortune. It is even more if you have 8 kids like I do.  I like to use the extra money I save by meal planning to eat out when we want to instead of when we have to!

We often use what we have in the freezer or what is on sale that week.  By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family is doable.

Everyone in my family loves this sausage and peppers in the instant pot recipe and I hope your family enjoys it as well. 

I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

Print this Sausage and Peppers Instant Pot Recipe Below:

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

4.46 from 11 votes
I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 711
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 19 oz packages Italian Sweet Sausages (the big links)
  • 2 red peppers sliced
  • 2 green peppers sliced
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 oz
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Combine everything in the Instant pot. Add lid and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure (high pressure) to 20 minutes.
  • When it is finished cooking do a quick release to remove the pressure.
  • Slice the sausage and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 711kcal, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 29g, Fat 59g, Saturated Fat 21g, Cholesterol 143mg, Sodium 1401mg, Potassium 855mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 2790IU, Vitamin C 170.2mg, Calcium 65mg, Iron 3.3mg

Pin This Now to Remember It Later

Pin Recipe
I hope you try this low carb and keto instant pot sausage and peppers recipe. This is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe that everyone will love!

You can enjoy Instant Pot Green Beans and Bacon Recipe that taste like they have been slow cooked all day.

If you are doing Keto, you have to try this Keto Cheesecake Fat Bomb Recipe. This is the most amazing recipe that allows you to enjoy creamy cheesecake absolutely guilt free.

If you love bread but are following a Keto diet, you are going to go crazy for this 90 Second Keto Bread Recipe.

If you like this instant pot sausage and veggies recipe, then try these other easy instant pot recipes:

5 Secrets to the Easiest Dinners

We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

Try these other recipes

To All the Moms who Struggle with Dinnertime

Save hours in the kitchen every week and reclaim precious family time without blowing your budget. Join the Lazy Day Cooking Club.

Categories

About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Eating on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. Together we are going to cook real food… for real families.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I just love the photos you shared of this recipe, so I had to try it. It turned out beautifully! The sausages are so tender and infused with flavor when they come out of the Instant Pot. I am saving this recipe to my favorites so I can have it again and again.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this last night in my new pressure cooker and it was SO darn good! I cut red potatoes in quarters and threw them in there with all the other ingredients 20 min and everything was amazing!! Easy as can be and delicious! Can’t wait to try your other recipes:)

  3. Can you use red wine in this? My grandmother used to use it and we have someone who cant eat tomato

  4. This was so incredibly easy! And quick! And it was The Best sausage and peppers by far! So much excellent flavor! Tender. Delish!
    Thank you for posting. Also, it may be unorthodox, but we added it on top of homemade mac and cheese! Amazing!

  5. 5 stars
    My family loves this! I just throw in some pasta sauce instead. Great for leftovers as well.

  6. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. It was very good. Sausage and peppers is one of my favorite foods but it is kind of a hassle to make the sausages on the grill or in an electric skillet. They take forever to cook.

    One small problem was there was a lot of liquid when it was done. Is that normal? I was thinking that the cook time might have been a little long because the peppers and onions cooked down a lot and in some cases disintegrated. It doesn’t really matter because I just drained out some of the liquid and the flavor was fantastic. I know it isn’t keto but I was thinking about having it on a roll.

  7. You need the liquid for the pressure cooker to come to pressure so that extra liquid is normal. I just drain mine off. Thank you!

  8. Can you use a crockpot to make this instead? If so, how long should
    I cook it and on high or low?

  9. Yes, I would cook them on low for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high in the crock pot. Thank you.

  10. Can you cook rice with this recipe at the same time as everything else? If so, would you add additional liquid or increase cook time? I am already cooking for 25-30 minutes as the sausages I have are frozen. Have you ever frozen this recipe as leftovers?

  11. I haven’t tried cooking the rice with this recipe but I think it might work. You’ll want to add equal cups of water to the instant pot as the amount of rice that you add. Then cook on high pressure for 3 minutes with a full natural release (use this cook time instead of the cook time in the recipe). The peppers will be really sauce but they’ll still add a delicious flavor to your rice and peppers.

    Also, I haven’t tried freezing this in the cooked form but think that would work fine too. Let us know how they both turn out!