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Instant Pot Sausage Peppers & Onions on a plate with tongs

Instant Pot Sausage, Peppers & Onions

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers served with onions, mustard and relish makes a super easy one pot meal that is ready in just 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Sausage, Peppers & Onions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Pressurizing & Quick Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 385kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 1 pound Sweet Italian Sausages
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 red bell pepper thickly sliced
  • 3/4 orange bell pepper thickly sliced
  • 1/2 large sweet onion thickly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth


  • Heat vegetable oil in Instant Pot on saute setting. Brown sausage on both sides for about 5 -7 minutes.
  • Add broth, peppers and onions to the Instant Pot. Seal and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
  • Perform a quick release as soon as pressure cooking is complete. Remove lid and use and a digital meat thermometer to ensure that sausages have reached an internal temperature of at least 160°F



  • Browning sausage well not only adds flavor, but decreases pressure cooking time.
  • Smaller and faster pressure cookers can cook this recipe in 2 minutes.
  • Larger pots or pots that may be a bit slower to cook take 3 minutes.
  • Thinly sliced peppers and onions will become mushy, but thickly sliced vegetables will hold up well and cook nicely under pressure.
  • If soft vegetables are a concern they can be sauteed in vegetables and removed before cooking sausages.
  • If sausages haven't reached 160°F they can be returned to the pot on the saute setting to finish cooking.
  • Tastes great served with garlic mustard and/or relish.
  • When adding chicken broth to the pot, make sure sausage do not stick to the bottom of the pan to avoid triggering the burn feature on the Instant Pot.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1118IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg