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Yellow and green peppers, tomatoes and sweet onion come together in the Instant Pot and make this classic sandwich pop with flavor. Cooking sausage and peppers in your Instant Pot makes this even easier for a busy weeknight. While green peppers are classic, any color bell peppers will work well.

Source: EatingWell.com, June 2020


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Select Sauté setting on a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot; times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model). Select Medium temperature setting; heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add oil and sausage to the cooker. Cook until browned, turning halfway through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from the cooker and set aside. Do not wipe the cooker clean.

  • With the heat still on Medium, add onion, yellow pepper and green pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, and cook, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of the cooker to release all browned bits, for 1 minute. Stir in crushed tomatoes and return the sausages to the cooker. Press Cancel.

  • Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn the steam release handle to Sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting. Select High pressure for 5 minutes. (It will take 12 to 15 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  • When the cooking is finished, carefully turn the steam release handle to Venting position and let the steam fully escape (the float valve will drop; this will take 1 to 2 minutes). Remove the lid from the cooker.

  • Using a slotted spoon, evenly divide the sausage, onions and peppers among rolls. Top with basil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 sausage, 2/3 cup vegetables & 1 roll
374 calories; protein 25.2g; carbohydrates 38.9g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 8.9g; fat 12.6g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 65mg; vitamin a iu 620.2IU; vitamin c 83mg; folate 20.5mcg; calcium 104.6mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 14.4mg; potassium 225.1mg; sodium 842.8mg.