Rest assured we have you covered with these 17 ideas on what to serve with sausage and peppers!
When preparing dinner, you can never go wrong with a classic meal of sausage and peppers, but we hope you find something delicious in our curated list!
There are many ways to incorporate sausage and peppers into your meals but enjoying it exactly as is with a few select side dishes will never fail in making a delicious dinner!
Since your meal will be around a filling and satisfying dish, you will be glad in deciding to pair it with something equally comforting.
Whether for yourself or for a crowd, Tomato & Parmesan Risotto or Creamy Polenta will be guaranteed to be a winner!
If you want to incorporate some more vegetables in your meal, Creamed Spinach or Crispy Brussel Sprouts will be a dependable choice in satisfying both your stomach and your tastebuds!
With any of the side dishes on this list, your meal of sausage and peppers will transform from something to eat just to satisfy your hunger into a complete meal that leaves you feeling so full and happy.
There is sure to be something included here to satisfy any kind of taste, even for the pickiest of eaters!
Air fryers completely change the game when it comes to making crispy and tender sides without having to deep fry your foods in tons of oil.
Allowing your sweet potatoes to soak before cooking them and using a small amount of oil will give you such an amazing texture for your side dish.
The sweetness of this will go perfectly with your sausage and peppers dinner!
Crispy and cheesy Zucchini Fritters are an easy side for your sausage and peppers meal, or as a light snack between lunch and dinner.
These are great when made ahead of time and reheated or baked right before dinner, and after being placed in the fridge for a couple of days.
It is very important to try and squeeze out as much water from your zucchini as you can since that will help it hold the best shape while it is baking.
If you happen to run out of Panko, bread crumbs are also perfect for this recipe!
Cajun Dirty Rice could probably be a meal in itself since it features sausage, bell peppers, and onions all within the rice.
Even as a side dish, it does a tremendous job at letting the flavors of your main dish of sausage and peppers shine through without taking away from it.
You could serve this with your sausage and peppers mixed in as one dish, or you could make it as a side with an extra serving of meat in your meal since it features sausage already.
4. Baked Penne
Can you ever go wrong with serving pasta alongside your meals?
When it is baked to a golden color with melty cheese across the top and cream cheese mixed throughout the penne, it is no wonder that this is such a delicious option to serve alongside your sausage and peppers.
Although this recipe has ground beef featured in it, you have all the options in the world on the type of protein you want to use, or even leave out if you prefer vegetarian pasta.
This Creamy Polenta recipe may feature only five ingredients, but each one of those does an amazing job of flavoring the cornmeal side dish.
It pairs beautifully with hearty dishes, so if you know your dinner will be a bit heavier, opt for a side of polenta with it.
To make this recipe, all you need is broth, milk, polenta, butter, and Parmesan cheese.
Optionally, you can add in salt and pepper for a little extra boost!
Considering that this takes only about 20 minutes to prepare and has so few ingredients, this should immediately be added to your weeknight dinner lineup!
6. Onion Bread
A savory piece of bread is the perfect tool for finishing up every last drop of juice that may come from your sausage and pepper dinner.
Vidalia onions are the star of this bread and although it results in a savory loaf of bread, it does add a little bit of sweetness from its mild taste.
You also get some cheese added to your loaf, which is never a bad idea!
Broccoli rapini is a type of broccoli that is very popular in Italian and Mediterranean cooking.
Since this vegetable tastes so good already, there is little that needs to be added to make it an amazing side dish.
Garlic, lemon juice, and EVOO are all you need to add to your rapini, but if you like some extra spice in your dishes, crushed red pepper is a great addition.
This is not only quick but very easy to prepare so even if you are unfamiliar with broccoli rapini, you can take a shot at preparing this and have a great result!
Whenever you are expecting a large crowd for dinner and want to keep everyone happy and satisfied, you can quickly and easily make this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad and pair it with your main dish of sausage and peppers!
This can either be made grilled outdoors or sauteed in a skillet.
There are tons of options on customizing this to make it perfect for you, including adding in salsa, avocado, tuna, or bacon.
Serve this either warm or cold; either way, it will still taste delicious!
Sausage can be added to your risotto or kept on the side for a delectable meal.
You can use ingredients you already have in your kitchen, and make simple adjustments in case you are missing something specific.
Preparing this is a very low-stress process that results in a flavorful and crave-worthy side dish!
Adding one type of cheese to your mashed potatoes is good, but adding two types is glorious!
Between sharp cheddar cheese and cream cheese, you get tons of cheesy goodness plus an added creaminess for your potatoes.
Even if you seem to be missing cheddar cheese, you can switch it with almost any type of cheese such as mozzarella or blue.
Make sure to prepare this right before you are getting ready to sit down and dine since it takes no time to cook and you want it to be fresh!
Simple sides with few ingredients are always a win, especially when you are pairing it with a flavorful and hearty main dish featuring sausage.
Asparagus and quinoa are mixed together with some lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil for a light side that is ready in under an hour and will please everyone!
Asparagus with lemon is such an amazing combination so adding it to your quinoa can elevate your simple grains into something way better.
This is a great way for a little bit of a balanced addition to your meal.
12. Creamed Spinach
Both fresh and frozen spinach is great for this, so use whichever you have on hand at the time.
Whole milk can also be switched with half and half for a richer result.
Garlic, red onion, cheese, and ground cumin are all added in to transform this spinach side into something new!
If you want to get more veggies into you or your family’s meals, this is a great way to encourage them to go for seconds and thirds of spinach!
13. Pasta E Fagioli
This dish’s name translates to pasta and beans but that is definitely an oversimplification of this appetizing stew.
You can add in whichever type of pasta and beans you like best plus tons of fresh vegetables for a satisfying soup to eat alongside or before your dinner.
Unless you are vegan or avoiding dairy, you can add tons of cheese on top for an even tastier stew!
Cooking a vegetable casserole as a side dish for your dinner is one of the easiest ways to get a quick yet delicious addition to your meal.
This Zucchini Casserole features a crispy topping of baked panko with creaminess throughout from the heavy cream and the two types of cheese added in.
There is really nothing to not love about this dish!
15. Vegetable Soup
Rather than serving soup as a side to your sausage, how about sausage as a side to your soup?
This Vegetable Soup is packed full of all types of good stuff like potatoes, tomatoes, corn, green beans, and celery so it is sure to leave you happy and satisfied.
Depending on the time of year, you can use whatever vegetables are in season or you have available.
This makes it so much easier to get an extra serving of vegetables in!
Whether you bake your Brussel sprouts in an oven or cook them through an air fryer, the result is perfectly Crispy Brussel Sprouts!
The dijon aioli is perfect as a dip for this amazingly prepared vegetable.
A side of vegetables is always good to pair alongside your sausage and pepper-based dinner!
The bottom line
Sausage and peppers for dinner are never a bad idea, but when you serve it alongside the right dishes, you get such a delightful meal that will be perfect for everyone to enjoy!
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Zucchini Fritters
- Cajun Dirty Rice
- Baked Penne
- Creamy Polenta
- Onion Bread
- Sauteed Rapini
- Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
- Tomato & Parmesan Risotto
- Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
- Lemon Asparagus Quinoa
- Creamed Spinach
- Pasta E Fagioli
- Zucchini Casserole
- Vegetable Soup
- Crispy Brussel Sprouts
- Jiffy Corn Casserole
- Find your favorite recipe from our What To Serve With Sausage And Peppers list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!