Surviving Dinner – Peppers, Onions, & Sausage

Lots of recipes claim they can be cooked in 20 minutes or less.  Some nights are so busy, even that’s too long.  “Surviving Dinner” is a series that is not about good wifeing, mothering, or cooking.  It’s about surviving.  It’s for those nights when you’re tempted to write “fast food” on the menu, but cooking at home will save you a few dollars, a few hundred calories, and loads of mommy-guilt.  Recipes found here can be cooked quickly and have minimal prep and clean-up.  Some may require a little pre-planning, but many won’t.

Hello, fiber & protein!  This is filling, tasty, healthy, and crazy easy.



  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2-3 sausages, sliced*
  • olive oil

*  You have a couple of options for the sausages.  You can use a fully pre-cooked sausage or leftover grilled sausage links from another dinner.  That’s probably the best option because it’s fresh, if you grill it a lot of the fat drips off, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers!  I used a flavor-packed chipotle sausage.  Raw sausage probably isn’t the best option or it should be cooked first to drain the fat off.


1.  Slice onion and peppers.

2.  Heat olive oil in a pan; add veggies and saute.

3.  Add sausage and saute until heated through.

Wondering what I’m doing here?  Learn more about the idea behind Surviving Dinner.


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