No ImageGrilled Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Arugula

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  1. Lia

    I loved this! It reminded me a summer version of the sausage and peppers recipe on this site. I love that dish, but it’s too heavy when it’s hot.

    No grill for me, so I made this on the stove. I substituted baby mustard greens from the farmers market instead of arugula. Delicious!

  2. Debra

    This was REALLY good. I didn’t alter a thing. But I might add a little Tamari to the glaze next time….and pepper.


  3. Dick Wentz

    If you say grilled sausage shouldn’t there be grill marks?

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Dick, not necessarily. If you are grilling the sausages at a temperature high enough for dark grill marks (high direct heat), you are grilling them at too high of a heat. Sausages should be cooked gently. The grilling provides smoke which infuses the already flavorful sausages with more flavor.

  4. Dee

    Made this tonight but did mine in the oven. Put some cooked, cold quinoa on the arugula and then the roasted mixture. Yummy! Hubby says it is a winner. So good in this hot summer


  5. nancy henderson

    Thanks for the recipe Elise! Great summer recipe! Love the addition of arugula. Can I make a suggestion for what to serve with? Either a creamy cheesy polenta or grilled polenta would go well with these flavours – easy addition and mmm good with grilled veggies :-)

  6. Monique

    This sounds so tasty and quick. I’m also a big fan of arugula. LOVE IT. My question is what would one serve with this? rice? potatoes? bread? just curious if anyone has any ideas. Thanks

    • Nate

      I would say it would depend on how healthy you want to make the meal. You could go healthy and pair it with another green vegetable and maybe a quinoa salad. Or, you could pair it with a pasta if you don’t mind the carbs.

      • Monique

        A quinoa salad sounds good. Thanks, Nate!

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  7. Denise

    Hi Elise,

    Thanks for the shout-out on our Hot Italian Sausage, which is a quick dinner staple around here. I like your recipe as it has the addition of arugula and no bread (trying to cut back), will have to give this a try next time.

  8. Jane H.

    Wow! This is how to be bad, yet good at the same time!

    My husband is a huge fan of sausage and pepper subs. I showed him the picture and the recipe, and he said, “I’d eat that.”


    Question…I’ve never actually HAD arugula (to my knowledge). What’s it similar to, if anything?

    Jane (from right NEXT to Carlisle, MA!)

    • Elise Bauer

      Arugula, otherwise known as “rocket”, is slightly peppery. Like radish sprouts or watercress.

    • DavidB

      It’s tasty- they use the word “peppery” to describe it. I buy it fresh all the time- it needs to be washed thoroughly, because it can be sandy. You can also buy it pre-washed in pastic containers. Either way, it’s a good salad green and is much better than plain lettuce.

      I can see how the juices of the sausage & peppers will nicely flavor the arugala- I am going to make this dish in the next few days.