{Classic} Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches

Sharing is caring!

Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches is an old world italian sausage and peppers recipe. This crock-pot sausage and peppers have been remade for the 21st century. Made to perfection using your slow cooker, this sausage and peppers sandwich is full of that classic flavor you will love!



Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches title

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers

am not Italian, but I love Italian foods. Growing up my mom would make Italian hot sausage and meatball sandwiches. They would simmer away all day in the slow cooker. Oh, the aroma that would come from that slow cooker.



Sausage And Peppers Sandwich

When I am homesick, I admit I do make a sausage and peppers sandwich. It because I loved when my mom whould make her crock-pot sausage and peppers.



Sausage Peppers and Onions

Maybe that is why I have a meatball and Italian foods obsession. It comes from that Italian sausage remembrance of my mom cooking those beauties all day. Sausage peppers and onions just make me miss home.


Why? Italian sausage and meatballs are my family’s ritual Chrismas eve dish. Also, a hot sausage sandwich are served on special occasions or  when my mom doesn’t feel like cooking in the kitchen.



Updating the Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches

Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches Overhead view
Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches Iis easy and uses only a few ingredients


It is no secret that I have been improving myself with photography. I knew nothing of SEO when this Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches posted. My photo skills were ok. But my lighting was awful.


Part the problem was the old apartment I lived in. The pig downstairs took over the common area entryway with garbage. So I was unable to open the blinds to get the natural light properly.

Cooking Tip:


hen you grill, pull your steaks out of the refrigerator one hour ahead of time so they can come to room temperature. – Source: FoodNetwok

I could not climb over boxes and garbage. So the photos come out dark. Trust me she was the why I moved out that apartment, who needs to put up with that.
Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches Old photo
The original Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches photo from 7/2016


The New Sausage With Peppers and Onions

I decided I need to makeover several posts on Seduction in The Kitchen. I want to apply what I learned and make old recipe posts becoming new again. Starting with this sausage with peppers and onions recipe. The photos I did now of this slow cooker Italian sausage and peppers does show how far I have come.



Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches

Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches Long pin
Pin this recipe to save for later


As I said, in the beginning, my family likes crock-pot sausage and peppers. My mom starts making this sausage and peppers in the morning by putting it in a slow cooker. She does that so you can eat the crockpot Italian sausage and peppers when you want.



Hot Sausage Sandwich

My mom does use a bottled sauce  for her hot sausage sandwich. I like making homemade sauce for my italian sausage and peppers recipe. So we do differ in this area when comes to the sausage and peppers sandwich.


Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches Long view on table
Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches are very addicting you want at least 2 of these sandwiches!



Slow Cooker Italian Sausage

Many of my patients know I have this food blog, in fact, a few are fans of it. So sometimes I do get recipes off of them. One of my patients is 100% Italian.


In fact, he was born in Italy, then came over to the US. One day we were talking about italian sausage and peppers recipe. He gave me his family’s recipe for this sausage and peppers dish.


Love Recipes?

Check out my recipe collections on Parade's Community Table

Like this one:  12 Sangria Recipes Perfect For Summer Nights


This slow cooker sausage and peppers is his recipe. His Italian sausage  is such a simple recipe. It is the best Slow Cooker  Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches I have ever had.



Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions With Fresh Basil

One the changes I did when I was building this classic Italian sausage sandwich was to add fresh basil to the buns. Why? I love fresh basil, I did it on a whim also. It gave this crockpot Italian sausage and peppers sandwich a wonderful taste.


Check out these recipes from Seduction In The Kitchen:


Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches closeup
Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches You will think you are in Italy with a bite of this sandwich

window.fd(‘form’, {
formId: ‘5ddce5c5e576d10026662935’,
containerEl: document.querySelector(‘#fd-form-5ddce5c5e576d10026662935’)

Yield: 8 servings

Classic Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Classic Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sandwiches is an old world Italian recipe made for the 21st century in the slow cooker.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers cored, seeded and sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers cored, seeded and sliced
  • 4 hot Italian sausages
  • 4 Italian sweet sausage
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed Italian plum tomato with garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups Chianti wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 sausage rolls
  • 16 slices provolone cheese


  1. Heat up the oil in a skillet over medium heat
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring as needed, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add sausages, and cook about 4 minutes more until sausages begin to brown.
  4. In a slow cooker add the tomatoes, Chianti wine, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix it together.
  5. Add the sausage and peppers to the slow cooker.
  6. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours.
  7. Open up a sausage roll, place 2 slices of provolone on the roll.
  8. Add a sausage and some the peppers to the sandwich.
  9. Serve up the sandwiches and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 719Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1312mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 31g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Reccomended Recipes From Other Food Bloggers:

Deanna Samaan
Follow Me
Latest posts by Deanna Samaan (see all)

Sharing is caring!

What do you think?

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

  • Mike T
    March 4, 2016

    You did ask for feedback… 🙂 I would never ever ever put I up a portrait-mode video. I know it will be tough to try to capture the flavor of your blog on video, but please try for us!

    • Deanna Samaan
      March 4, 2016

      This what I want to know 🙂 Thank you!!!

      • Mike T
        March 4, 2016

        I don’t know whether you’re an Apple gal or an Android lady, but there are some great video editing apps too. I swap between iMovie and Pinnacle Pro, depending upon I how much massaging of sound I need to do. Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the old timey video, but I did like the one for The Rail. I’ve been to Great Northern mall many times, but have never eaten at that place. Based on what you thought, I think I will skip it. I would probably slow down the jump cuts.. Give us a few seconds to process the images. If you want to keep the motion, try doing slow wipes or flyins. That way, we can still see the pictures and read the text without feeling like we’re trying to play catch up.

        If you want feedback on any others without posting them for all to see, shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to offer my two cents.

        • Deanna Samaan
          March 6, 2016

          I am an Apple gal, I did these on my iPhone with 2 different apps, one of which was the old time thing. Wanted to see how it would do. I think I got idea, just need to get a phone tripod 🙂 Thanks!

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    February 10, 2018

    This looks super tasty – love that you made it in a slow cooker too!

  • Marie - Not Enough Cinnamon
    February 10, 2018

    I love that this recipe actually came for an Italian – it sounds SO delicious!!

    • Deanna
      February 10, 2018

      It really is! Thank you so much!

  • Pam Greer
    February 10, 2018

    I need to go back and update some photos on my old food posts! This sandwich is classic for a reason! I used to live near an Italian section of St. Louis and I could find the best sausage and pepper sandwiches, but they didn’t look as good as yours!

    • Deanna
      February 10, 2018

      It is interesting when you see how far you come when you do start updating photos 🙂 Thank you!

  • Tracy Koslicki
    February 10, 2018

    Wow! Yes, you certainly have been working on your photography! Not that the first was bad at all but the updated one is amazing! Great work! And I’m right there with you, I’m so not Italian but I LOVE all things Italian!

    • Deanna
      February 10, 2018

      Thank you so much! I been really trying to improve 🙂

  • Helena
    February 10, 2018

    I like Italian recipes a lot! And when I think about sausages I usually think English style. But your recipe brings the world upside down because it shows an incredible way of preparing these puppies! Thanks a lot for sharing it, Deanna.

  • Valentina
    February 10, 2018

    I tend to love all foods that bring me back to memories of my mom cooking. This sandwich looks super delicious!