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Easy Skillet Sausage and Peppers over Rice

Back to School Weeknight Meals: Easy Skillet Sausage and Peppers over Rice

Looking for something easy and delicious to cook on a school night? Check out this easy skillet sausage and peppers recipe overSuccess® Whole Grain Brown Rice. #sponsored

Our first week of school is behind us and with this week, we are settling into our regular after school routine: pick up, snack time, homework, dinner, early bedtime.. repeat again the next day.

I’m exhausted already!

Working from home is not as glamorous as everyone thinks it is because I still have to carve out time to get a wholesome, delicious meal on the table, check 2nd grade homework and work all at the same time.

Talk about doing all of the things!

I miss the easy summer evenings when there wasn’t much to do and I had a bit more time to get a meal on the table. But with school back in session, I don’t have the time to linger over a home cooked meal that takes me hours to cook.

I repeat:I don’t have time. 

I’ve modified a lot of my regular recipes and I do a lot of meal prep on Sundays.  But one of my go to recipes happens to be this easy Skillet Sausage and Peppers over rice.

This easy sausage and peppers recipe is the perfect back to school weeknight meal

This recipe was passed down to me from my Mother, and I have modified it just a bit to make it my own. I love to make this recipe during the week because not only is it one of Pookah’s favorites, it is also SO easy to make.

The steps are easy:

Cut up some sausage

Cut up sausage for this easy weeknight recipe


Chop up onions and green peppers…..

chop up bell pepppers

chop up peppers


Throw them all in a skillet and add a can of stewed tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce.

Easy skillet sausage and peppers over Success rice..perfect for a weeknight meal

There is practically no prep. Or rather,the prep is easy and can be done while you are cooking or the night before if you need to.  It’s easy to chop up the sausage and veggies the night before and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook.

chop up onions and peppers


I admit to prepping while I’m supervising homework!

Once the meal is done, it is easy to serve it up over rice.

But one of the things that I always get hung up on is the rice! I don’t own a rice cooker, and watching rice cook so that I don’t burn it is just not something I have time to do in between working and checking homework. 

Enter Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice…..

Try this easy skillet sausage and peppers over Success Whole Grain Brown Rice

Success® Rice is the ORIGINAL no measure, no mess boil-in- bag rice that cooks perfectly every time, and comes conveniently packaged in pre-measured colander-style bags. And it’s ready in 10 minutes.

TEN minutes.

So while I am prepping/cooking the Skillet Sausage and Peppers, the rice is cooking.  And when I’m’s ready.

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Even if say…I got caught up checking homework or a phone call came in the middle of my dinner prep and I forgot about the rice( that NEVER happens……….)

Success White and Brown rice can sit in hot water after cooked for up to 30 minutes before being served.  This makes it…mom brain proofed.

Success® Rice is convenient, and can be made on the stove or in the microwave without sacrificing its great taste or quality. It’s one of those things that I’ve made a pantry staple because I can use it to make all sorts of meals since it comes in 4 varieties,  including Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success® White Rice, and globally-inspired aromatic varieties of Success® Rice, including fragrant Thai Jasmine or Basmati Rice.

AND Success® White and Brown Rice are complex carbohydrates, gluten-free, cholesterol free and sodium free. Additionally Success Brown Rice is 100% Whole Grain.

Can you say best thing EVER????

So check out my easy sausage and peppers over Success Rice! I know you’ll love it!


5 from 5 votes

Easy Skillet Sausage and Peppers over Rice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author LaShawn Wiltz


  • 1 package of smoked Kielbasa sausage cut into coins
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper chopped
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 1 16 oz can of Stewed Tomatos
  • 1 8 oz can of Tomato sauce
  • 1 bag of Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice I used the Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice in this recipe


  1. In a large non stick skillet, brown sausage.
  2. Remove the sausage and set aside
  3. and add the olive oil
  4. Add onions and green peppers in and stir until veggies are tender. About 5 minutes.
  5. Add one can of stewed tomatoes, scraping the bottom of the pan to get up brown bits of sausage at the bottom of the pan( adds flavor!)
  6. Turn heat down on the veggies and simmer.
  7. While veggies are simmering, cook Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice as directed on packaging.
  8. After 10 minutes, add sausage back in and top with 1/2 can of tomato sauce.
  9. Cook until sausage is warm again.
  10. serve over rice!


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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Reply
    Alli Smith
    August 15, 2016 at 7:10 am

    My family will love your sausage and peppers over rice. It looks like a simple, yet delicious and satisfying meal. I like that it’s easy to make and cleanup will be a snap.

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    August 15, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I’m a huge fan of instant rice lately. It is a huge time saver….my goal is one pan/pot to wash.

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    Mimi Green
    August 15, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I’m holding on to this one for sure. School starts in exactly one week. We have to get back into our school routine and this year that requires us to wake up earlier than usual. The joy!

    Like you I won’t have time to decide on a meal I just need to get it popping. I still have a 9 to 5 and a blog to keep up with. Did I mention I probably don’t even know how to do 7th grade homework these days.

    Oh and then the four year old also needs parenting. Ugh! I’m exhausted already.

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    Megan Elford
    August 15, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I need to look for this rice the next time we go camping – it would be perfect for one of our trips! This recipe looks amazing too, I can’t wait to try it!

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    August 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This looks like dinner for me tonight! I love sausage and rice dishes. This one is definitely no exception.

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    August 15, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Looks so delicious! And also a sneaky way for me to get veggies into the kid who tried to convince me the other day that meatballs and sausages was a perfectly reasonable dinner suggestion xD

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    August 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    This looks amazing. We love sausage in our house so this dish would probably be great for us!

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    August 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    My girls love sausage and peppers as an easy weeknight meal. This skillet recipe sounds so delicious. I can’t wait to try this one for my family.

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    Liz Mays
    August 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Now this sounds great. I’d love to make it for the guys. It would be super easy to whip up.

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    August 15, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I pinned this for later. I am trying really hard to cook more and this is an easy one.

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    August 15, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love sausage! Must try your recipe.

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    Anosa Malanga
    August 16, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Looks delicious! Anything with sausages in and I am there! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will be making this for my lunch this week

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    August 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    We do this dish a lot since it is so easy and tastes really good! I love to add in fresh veggies as well!

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    August 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    That looks really good. We make something like this too with rice. This is a great meal.

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    Nikka Shae
    August 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

    This looks amazing, I will definitely try this in my house.

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    Robin Rue
    August 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This looks like it would be a total win as a week night meal in my house. Back to school season is always so hectic.

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    August 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Sausage and peppers is one of our staple meals – we love it over rice too! Now I’m craving it!!

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    Marielle Altenor
    August 18, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Oh! That looks delicious! I love sausages. Over rice or pasta this would be perfect! I usually prep supper while my son does homework!

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    Chrishelle Ebner
    August 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I love sausage and onions. Your version looks pretty good. I bet it is awesome over rice.

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