Easiest Instant Pot® Italian Sausages – www.instantlydelicious.com – Instantly Delicious

I have another recipe for Italian Sausage Sandwiches on the blog and I believe it is the ONLY recipe that uses the “slow cooker”function on theInstant Pot® on my entire site. That recipe is a family favorite that uses pizza sauce and mushroom gravy as the sauce.  I was going to make it this week for dinner, but I couldn’t find mushroom gravy.  Since it isn’t the healthiest anyway, I decided to update the recipe using the “pressure cooker” function, for a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal.  While I love our old standby, this recipe is faster and uses easy to find ingredients.
I browned up the sausage for a few minutes using the saute function.  Since I didn’t have any fresh peppers, I threw in about a cup of frozen sliced peppers. These Italian Sausages would be delicious sliced and tossed with pasta or on sausage rolls. It is a great recipe to double or triple for a crowd. Leftovers can be frozen for another time. Plus, this dinner is ready in minutes, so it is perfect for busy weeknights.
Easiest Instant Pot® Italian Sausages
Serves 5-6


2 teaspoons olive oil
​5-6 Italian Sausages (hot or mild)
1 – 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 cup sliced bell peppers (fresh or frozen)

1. Set Instant Pot® to saute.  Add olive oil and heat until shimmering.  Add the sausage and brown for 3 minutes/side.  
2. Cover sausages with tomato sauce and peppers, stirring to combine.  Set the Instant Pot® to manual – high pressure for 8 minutes.  Lock lid, making sure the valve is set to sealing.  When finished, do a quick pressure release, by moving the valve to venting.  Serve with pasta or on rolls.



Mark Z
3/7/2018 05:47:57 pm

Thanks for a quick tip. I used onion, instead of peppers (since we didn’t have any at the time) and it turned out great.


4/17/2018 11:52:43 am

Super easy and delicious! Thanks!


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