Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet

Dairy-Free  |  Published Apr 7, 2021  |  Updated Apr 7, 2021  |  By Tawnie

What are some of your favorite easy weeknight dinners? Right now ours is this sausage and rice skillet because it is soo easy and tasty!

We have also been loving one pot meals and easy pasta dishes. And now that summer is approaching salads are great go-to meals as well!

Meals like this sausage and rice skillet remind me of home. Growing up my mom made sure a home cooked meal was made for us (a majority of the nights) and that it was a balanced meal. In this recipe I recreated her version of sausage, veggies and rice and think I did pretty darn good. 😉

Sausage, Peppers and Rice in a large nonstick skillet topped with parsley

Ingredient Notes

ingredients needed for rice skillet
  • Chicken Sausage Links: I like to buy a roasted red bell pepper variety or Italian style, but you can purchase any kind you prefer!
  • Red and Green Bell Peppers: Or you can switch it up and use yellow or orange, too!
  • Seasonings: Cayenne, Paprika, salt and pepper
  • Chicken Broth: can also use vegetable broth

How to make Sausage and Rice Skillet:

  1. Heat the olive oil and saute the bell peppers and onions.
  2. Add in the seasonings and sliced sausage.
  3. Add in the diced tomatoes and rice. Stir. Add in broth, bring to simmer.
  4. Turn heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until rice is done.

This Skillet is:

  • A healthy weeknight (or weekend!) dinner.
  • Makes great leftovers for lunch the next day
  • Satisfying
  • Budget friendly
  • Easy to make
  • Loved by many!
Sausage, Peppers and Rice in a large nonstick skillet topped with parsley

Helpful tips when making sausage and rice skillet:

  • You can use a large nonstick skillet or a cast iron skillet to make this dish.
  • No need to make the rice in advance, it cooks with the meal!
  • Switch up the veggies! Add broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, or zucchini.
  • Be sure to have a nice non-slip cutting board and sharp knife to make cutting the veggies a breeze.

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Sausage, Peppers and Rice in a large nonstick skillet topped with parsley
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Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet

Sausage, Peppers and Rice Skillet is a quick and easy family favorite weeknight dinner made with simple, nutritious ingredients.
4.73 from 29 reviews
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 550kcal


  • Skillet of choice


  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 oz. chicken sausage, sliced (like Aidells)
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1, (14.5 oz. can) petite diced tomatoes
  • Parsley for garnish


  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Then add in the bell peppers and onions. Saute, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper. Stir. Add in the sausage and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and rice. Stir until rice is incorporated.
  • Add in broth, bring to simmer.
  • Turn heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until rice is done. Garnish with parlsey and serve immediately.



  • Use different colored bell peppers or add in different veggies such as broccoli or asparagus!
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1619IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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5 months ago

Can you use white rice instead of jasmine?

8 months ago

I just made this and it was delicious! My husband loved it but said it would be better with shrimp. A great recipe that is easy to tweak to your liking. I will definitely make this again! (with shrimp) 😀

1 year ago

5 stars! This was delicious! I followed the recipe and just changed out my bell pepper colors. Once it was finished cooking I added corn as well and topped my bowl with sour cream. Will definitely be making this again soon.

1 year ago

I am meal prepping for my baby’s birth. What would you recommend for steps to prepare and store in the freezer for dinner at a later time?

2 years ago

Could you share which chicken sausages you used?! 🙂

3 years ago

Made the recipe exactly as described and it turned out perfect! Thank you! Also — unrelated — but I love the dress in your profile photo.

Krissy Allori
3 years ago

I just made this and it was delicious!

Alisha Rodrigues
3 years ago

This is the type of meal I like. Easy and so much flavor. Its got all my favorite ingredients in it so a must try for me

3 years ago

A fantastic dinner and easy clean up is definitely a winner to me! Sounds so flavorful.

Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
3 years ago

If it is cooked in a cast iron skillet, count me in. This is a great dinner for busy weeknights. I would make a double batch and tuck some in the freezer for when I am really in a time crunch.

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