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Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers are cooked with onions and diced tomatoes in the pressure cooker for a quick and easy dinner everyone loves!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 Italian sausages
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3 large red and yellow bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup water, plus more for deglazing pot


  • Hit SAUTE, and when it reads hot, add olive oil and then, add sausages
  • Cook for about 5 minutes or until brown on both sides
  • Remove sausages to platter, cut into thirds, cover, and set aside
  • Add a little water, if necessary to deglaze pot and scrape up browned bits, then add onions, and cook until slightly soft, stirring frequently
  • Stir in peppers, then hit CANCEL to turn pressure cooker off
  • Add cut sausages over onions and peppers, then top with undrained diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder and pepper
  • Pour water around and over sausages, then add lid, and set vent to sealing position
  • HIt PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes, and allow a natural release for 5 minutes. Then, do quick release, and when pin drops, open lid, and stir well
  • Use slotted spoon to remove sausage, peppers and onions and use for sandwiches. Or, serve as is or with pasta


Recipe was made in 8-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
If you have a 6 quart, you can use ¼ cup water. 
I recommend wearing oven mitts and using stainless steel tongs to turn the sausages, as they may splatter when cooking on saute.


Calories: 350kcal