Sausage Cacciatore

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Choose this hearty Italian Sausage Cacciatore for your next pasta night! Fresh herbs add a kick of flavor to this savory dish.

Sausage Cacciatore

Happy Monday friends! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was filled with drama, overflowing sinks and unopenable locks! Needless to say, we were stressed, looked and smelled GREAT and became pros at breaking and entering. Just a typical weekend for the Brennan’s! HA! By the time Sunday evening rolled around I was exhausted. The last thing I wanted to do was cook a fancy Sunday dinner. So, I kept it simple and whipped up Chicken Cacciatore. Except with sausage. So, Sausage Cacciatore.

I’m great with titles.

To make this fabulously tasty super simple dinner, start off by getting some Sweet Italian Sausages. I used 3. {Anyone else out there who would sell their soul for sausages? No? Just me? Ok.}


Put these into a hot pan and let them sizzle away on both sides until they are finished cooking–10 minutes or so.

Cooking sausages

While the sausages are cooking, chop up some veggies. These ones are pretty typical for a cacciatore. And, I used one big portobello mushroom cap because that’s what I had. Feel free to use the small ones or leave the mushrooms out all together.

Peppers, mushrooms, onion and garlic

Once the sausages are done, take them out of the pan to cool off a bit.

cooked sausage

In that same hot pan, pour in some olive oil.


Saute all those veggies you chopped until they start getting tender–not too long; maybe 3 minutes.

Cooking veggies

Slice up the sausages and toss back into the pot.

Sliced Sausages

Crack open two cans of diced tomatoes too!

Canned tomatoes

Pour in the tomatoes with some spices and a little water or leftover broth.

Thyme, marjoram, bay leaves, salt and pepper in pan with other ingredients

Stir it all together, cover and simmer! That’s it! After 20 minutes, this is done!  See? EASY!

Sausage Cacciatore

While that is cooking away, you’re gonna want to cook some pasta. Or rice. Whatevs.


Serve hot with lots of parmesan! Mmmm….

Sausage Cacciatore

We LOVED this! Sausage Cacciatore is where it’s at! The sausages added a delicious flavor to the entire dish different from chicken cacciatore that I loved! If you have a few Italian Sausage links on hand, give this a whirl tonight! You all will love it to!

Sausage Cacciatore
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5 from 4 votes

Sausage Cacciatore

Choose this hearty Italian Sausage Cacciatore for your next pasta night! Fresh herbs add a kick of flavor to this savory dish.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 Sweet Italian Sausages
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 portobello mushroom cap diced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock or chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram or oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 lb. pasta
  • parmesan cheese {optional}


  • In large skillet, brown sausages on both sides until thoroughly cooked. Remove from pan. Saute onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until they start to soften, 3 minutes.
  • Slice sausages into 1/4 inch coins and add back into pan. Pour in tomatoes, stock and seasonings. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes. In the mean time, boil water and cook pasta.
  • Spoon cooked pasta into serving bowl, top with sausage cacciatore and parmesan cheese, if desired.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1282IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Sausage Cacciatore

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43 Responses
  1. Catherine

    5 stars
    Delicious! Love your comments! Always need a chuckle while cooking. I did add a splash of red wine (always helps with the chuckle). It’s stewing/braising now and my husband and I can’t wait for dinner.

  2. Lisa

    5 stars
    Yum that looks good, I’m looking forward to trying this.
    I love that u are so broken down into steps. I love that ur boy was helping u.
    Would love to know the name of those knives as well.
    Thank you for your blog

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  5. From Valerie's Kitchen

    It’s pretty hilarious that they would say shut up and give me your recipes…still laughing! I assume Mr. or Mrs. Cranky must have been having a particularly bad day? This looks so good Lauren. I love a quick, simple pasta dish after a stressful day and it doesn’t get much better than sausage and peppers. Good combo!

  6. Marilyn Brennan

    I have to laugh at the person who doesn’t care about the blog; it’s my favorite part so don’t change a thing! She can skip the story part; it’s easy to do! But then she’d miss the best part, imo

  7. Marjory Betchkal

    Lauren, the best part of your blog is what you type to tell us about the food. I love it and if they don’t, just as you said, they can “suck a brick”. Keep up the blogs just as you do, it’s wonderful.

  8. Erin

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe someone would write that. I think it’s fun when bloggers write about their life too…if this reader just wants a recipe tell her go to to allrecipes .com or something haha

  9. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    I do love hearing about your life. That is what makes blogs real to me. Hearing about people being real. And, real people do more than just cook and eat. 🙂 I love your positive attitude and the energy that you put into all of your posts.

  10. Deborah

    The reason I read blogs is because of the stories behind the recipes. Gotta love the haters, though, right?!? This dish sounds amazing. And I’d totally sell my soul for sausages!

  11. Kathryn

    I make a far less sophisticated version of this and I love it – I’m going to up the ante and try yours now! Also, I love hearing about your life so nasty people can go jump.

  12. Amanda

    I just found your website through TastyKitchen and I absolutely love it. I have to say that I love reading the background stories behind the recipes. If there wasn’t a story behind your recipes it would be just a boring old cookbook. blah! It’s the reason why handwritten recipe cards passed down in families are so cherished. There is a story behind every good meal. Keep up your stories!!! ( and great food of course too 😉

  13. channing [channingosity]

    this looks absolutely scrumptious! i can literally taste and smell the deliciousness from the gorgeous photos!! channing

  14. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum

    I am seriously in love with sausage. This looks amazing! And of course we do care about your life, and if people don’t they don’t have to read it. Hmmph. I personally enjoy your life stories involving your daughter making a little mess in the bathroom. I seriously laughed for 5 minutes when I saw that. 🙂

  15. Donna Hart

    First time to your blog…LOVE the recipe…and funny on the rude comment. I for one thought it was refreshing to see the humor of your weekend! With a quick glance over, I am happy to follow! 🙂

  16. DessertForTwo

    Ew mean comments suck 🙁 Sorry you had to deal with that! Delete delete delete!

    This looks like a man-pleasin’ dinner if there ever was one! 🙂

  17. Marian Griffin

    I like hearing about people’s lives and reading the recipes…otherwise, I’d just go read a cookbook…some people are just not worth the time…!

    AND this look sooooo yummy! I will be making this soon! Thanks!

  18. Becky {Becky Bakes}

    I enjoy hearing about your life….it’s fun to know the people behind the recipes! Those comment are rare, but if I get one like that I promptly hit delete!! Life is too short:-)
    The recipe looks fantastic….sausage and peppers? Yum!!

  19. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    This looks deeeeelicious! I love me some sausagepastayumminess. And also it’s totally legit to tell mean blog commenters to suck a brick. Especially when you have the terrible, awful, no-good, very bad weekend. Boo!

  20. honeywhatscooking

    oooh.. looks yummy. I don’t eat sausage, but I’ve made vegetarian versions of this dish and love it. it is pretty healthy. 🙂

  21. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    Tell ’em! haha Love it and love this dish. I’m someone who would sell their soul for sausage too (twss?) and bacon, and pancetta, and prosciutto, basically any delicious Italian meat.