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Vegan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Vegan sausage, peppers, and onions. Yes, it’s VEGAN – Beyond Sausage, a plant-based gluten-free, soy-free sausage that looks and cooks like real Italian sausage. This vegan sausage is mildly spice and, in my opinion, doesn’t quite taste like the real thing. However, it is an excellent substitute for my vegetarian and vegan friends and family.  

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Beyond Sausage

What’s in Vegan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions?

Most of my family is vegetarian or vegan. When Beyond Meat introduced their plant-based protein meat substitutes, I couldn’t wait to try them out. It took a while for the different meat substitutes to make their way into my local supermarket. But, a couple of days ago, I spotted this package of Beyond Sausage, hot Italian style. SCORE – Sausage, peppers, and onions for dinner tonight. Much to Farmer Fred’s dismay. Farmer Fred loves meat for every meal.
This recipe is quick and simple with, you guessed it, sausage, pepper, and onions in an Italian tomato base. Done.

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beyond sausage
vegan sausage peppers and onions

How do I make Vegan Sausage Peppers and Onions?  

The short answer is easy! Cut up the sausage into slices and saute them in a cast iron fry pan. Once the sausage is browned, remove the sausage from the pan. Then saute the onion in the oil that is left in the pan. Repeat with the peppers. Add the sausage and onions back into the frying pan. Some recipes add Italian seasoning, and the dish is done, I add a jar of my home-canned Italian style tomatoes. However, a can of Italian style plum tomatoes is almost as good. Pulse the tomatoes in a blender a few times before adding them to the sauteed sausage, peppers, and onions. Simmer until heated through, and your vegan sausage, peppers, and onions are ready to serve.

vegan sausage peppers and onions

Can I Make Ahead and Freeze? 

Vegan sausage, peppers, and onions can be made ahead and frozen. Defrost overnight and reheat. Leftovers make a delicious sausage and peppers grinder on a hard roll.

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Vegan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions with Beyond Sausage

All Vegan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, made with beyond sausage - plant based sausage. So good even a meat lover will love it.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beyond meat recipe, beyond sausage peppers and onions, beyond sausage recipe, easy, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 353kcal


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  • onions medium
  • 3 peppers medium red, yellow, or orange
  • 4 sausages beyond meat sausage
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 cups canned tomatoes Italian style with onions, celery, and peppers
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Slice the beyond sausage into 1/2 inch coins and saute until brown. Remove from the pan
    beyond sausage
  • While sausage is browning, slice the onions, and saute them in the oil left in the pan after browning the sausage. Saute until translucent. Remove from the pan.
  • Slice the peppers and add to the pan. Saute until just tender but not soft.
  • Once the peppers are tender add the onions and sausage back into the pan
    vegan sausage peppers and onions
  • Sprinkle with the flour, add the tomatoes and Italian seasoning. If the tomatoes are whole chop them or blend briefly in a blender.
  • Heat until hot through.
    vegan sausage peppers and onions



Vegan Sausage, Peppers, and Onions can be made ahead and frozen.  Fully defrost and reheat.  
Leftovers are delicious the next day on a hard roll.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Looks really yummy. Will have to try it!

  2. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Very good, thanks for the idea! Just made and served over brown rice.

    1. growwithdoctorjo

      Glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  3. Anonymous

    Very good and my husband asked for the recipe so he could make it

    1. growwithdoctorjo

      This is one of Farmer Fred’s favorite recipes.

  4. Anonymous

    5 stars
    I have to try this. I am thinking of putting it on something other than bread. I think a good pasta would be nice. It LOOKS SO DELICIOUS!!! I want it in my belly, NOW!

    Thanks for the recipe.

    1. growwithdoctorjo

      Thanks for the comments, enjoy.

  5. Anonymous

    1 star
    Not so good.

    1. Doctor Jo

      Sorry to hear it wasn’t to your taste. Thank you for the feedback.

  6. Anonymous

    5 stars
    I have never left a reply for a recipe before but for this I had to. This recipe was so incredible easy and good! I followed the recipe exactly as listed and it was delicious, my husband loved it! I will definitely be making this again!

    1. Doctor Jo

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Anonymous

    Hi there, I was wondering how long these leftovers would last in the fridge?

  8. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Love it!

  9. Anonymous

    5 stars
    This was spectacular! So delicious.
    First time for me trying Beyond Meat sausage and it very much filled some meat cravings for me as I loved sausages so much before cutting out meat and one of the earlier meals in my man and mine’s relationship that I had made was sausage and peppers and onions. So, Thank you for bringing this meal back to us! I will be adding it to our, irregular, meals rotation.
    I used most of a jar of Stefano (Quebecois brand) vegan sausage and mushroom spaghetti sauce as my tomato sauce component and served it on spaghetti squash with Pilsbury biscuits on the side.

  10. Anonymous

    5 stars
    I also wanted to add that next time I would keep the sausage out of the pan at the last step and instead serve it on top, as it lost its crispy-ness once combined with the sauce.


  11. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Came out fantastic!!! and very easy.

    1. Doctor Jo

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it

  12. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Very tasty and comforting. I made it exactly as you instructed. I put it in a Portuguese roll and melted provolone cheese over it. Superb!!!!!! Thank you.

    1. Doctor Jo

      Wow that sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing

  13. Anonymous

    This was so delicious. I made this for dinner tonight. We ate it over some brown rice. My hubby loved it so much he kept complimenting the dish. He usually does not even like peppers! He went back for seconds. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Doctor Jo

      Thank you for the great comment

  14. Anonymous

    Just wanted to say I used the Italian Beyond sausage to stuff large pasta shells. I sautéed peppers and onions, used marinara sauce, stuffed the shells, sprinkled mozzarella shreds on top and put it in the oven for a wonderful dinner!!! I’m going to try them in some mushroom sauce over rice I think! Thank you for the inspiration!

  15. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Me again, the stuffed shells, just wanted to rate your recipe. Thanks Dr. Jo!

  16. Anonymous

    Weekly dish!

    1. Doctor Jo


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