Easy Grilled Sausage and Peppers Recipe

My Philly husband loves sausage and peppers. I’ve adapted the traditional recipe so that it can be the centerpiece of our backyard barbecues. The peppers and onions steam perfectly in foil packs and grilling the sausage bring out the smoky flavor of the hot Italian sausage. We have the perfect sausage and peppers, now if I could just get Cacia’s or Sarcone’s rolls in Florida…


Grilled Sausage and Peppers

Course: dinner, entree, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean, Philly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 627 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

The steam created inside the foil makes this peppers and onions tender, tasty, fragrant and perfectly steamed. 



  • 2 lbs Hot Italian Sausage 8 sausages
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 cups red bell pepper
  • 2 cups green bell pepper
  • 1 cup yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 2 cups vidalia onion
  • 8 hoagie rolls If you are in Philly, pick your favorite, for the rest of us buy the best deli or bakery roll you can find.


  1. Heat grill to about 450 degrees F

Peppers and onions

  1. Slice pepper and onions into strips.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss with olive oil.

  2. Wrap peppers and onions in a double layer of heavy duty tin foil.  You'll probably need to create 2 or 3 packets.

  3. Fold and seal foil into packets.

  4. Cook foil packets on direct heat for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping several times.

  5. Serve immediately with Sausages

Grilled Hot Italian Sausage

  1. Place sausage directly on grates and grill until the sausage casing begins to crisp on the outside.

  2. Remove sausage to a cutting board and butterfly the sausage.

  3. Return the sausage to the grill butterflied inside of the sausage face down on the grill.

  4. Cook until the inside of the sausage begins to char.

  5. Remove from grill and immediately serve on a long roll with peppers and onions.

Recipe Notes


If you are in Philly, pick your favorite Italian bakery roll, for the rest of us buy the best deli or bakery roll you can find. 

The rolls to serve the sausage and peppers on is always our biggest problem.  Florida just doesn't have bakeries like South Philly, and even our Italian delis bread is just ok.  You want a roll that has is crusty on the outside and super tender on the inside. 


Nutrition Facts
Grilled Sausage and Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 1126mg49%
Potassium 478mg14%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Vitamin C 92.1mg112%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 12.4mg69%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Sal

    This is now one of my favorites. Great flavor BBQ’d

  2. Ant

    Tried this at my Labor Day bbq, it is really good and will be in my regular rotation from now on.



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