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Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake

Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake is easy and delicious for a quick dinner that will be a hit with everyone who likes sausage and peppers! Use Casserole Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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I first made this Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake last year during January when lots of people are wanting more carb-conscious meals. It took a couple of tries to get the combination of ingredients and photos I was satisfied with, and I didn’t get the keeper version until February.

But this recipe is so easy, so quick, and so delicious that it’s actually perfect for a low carb dinner any time of year.  And even if you’re not watching carbs, if you like Italian sausage and peppers I bet you’ll love this for an easy meal.


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How to make Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. I liked this best with a whole pound of brown Cremini mushrooms.  Saute mushrooms in a little olive oil.
  2. While you’re cooking the mushrooms, brown the turkey Italian sausage in a different pan. 
  3. When mushrooms are cooked layer than in the bottom of a large baking dish.
  4. Then saute red and green pepper strips until they’re barely starting to soften and layer them over the mushrooms in the baking dish. 
  5. Season the peppers and mushrooms with spices and black pepper.
  6. When sausage is brown, cut into half-slices and brown again on the cut sides. 
  7. Add a layer of sausage in the baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with a generous amount of grated Mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake at 375F/190C about 25 minutes, or until the dish is bubbling hot and the cheese is melted and nicely browned. 
  10. Serve hot and enjoy! This will stay good in the fridge for several days and it reheats well.

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Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Sausage, Ground Beef, and Mozzarella ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Beef, Sausage, and Cabbage ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake

Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake is easy and delicious for a quick dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 16 oz. brown Cremini mushrooms, washed and cut in thick slices
  • 19.5 oz hot or mild turkey or pork Italian sausage (see notes)
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into thick strips
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into thick strips
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian herb blend
  • 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (or use any all-purpose seasoning blend if you don’t have Spike.)
  • fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Mozzarella (more or less as desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C.  Spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray or olive oil.
  2. Wash mushrooms and cut into thick slices.  Heat a little olive oil and saute the mushrooms.
  3. Heat a little olive oil in another large non-stick pan and start brown the sausage over medium-high heat, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.  (If you’re using pre-cooked sausage you can skip this step and just cut sausage before you brown it.)
  4. When mushrooms have released their liquid, liquid is evaporated, and mushrooms are lightly browned, transfer mushrooms to the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. Trim away stem and seeds of peppers and cut into thick strips.Heat about 2 tsp. more olive oil in the same pan you cooked the mushrooms in and saute peppers over medium high heat just until they’re starting to soften, about 4 minutes.  (They will cook more in the oven, so don’t overcook if you prefer them slightly crisp in the finished dish.)
  6. Layer the peppers over the mushrooms in the baking dish. Season the peppers and mushrooms with spices and black pepper.
  7. When the sausage is lightly browned on all sides, remove to a cutting board and let cool enough to slice.  Then cut sausage in half lengthwise, cut into thick half-slices, reheat the pan, and brown the sausage again on the cut sides.
  8. Layer the browned sausage over the mushrooms and peppers and sprinkle with desired amount of grated mozzarella.
  9. Bake about 25 minutes, or until all ingredients are sizzling hot and the cheese is melted and nicely browned.
  10. Serve hot.

Notes

I used Jenni-O Hot Italian Turkey Sausage for this recipe which is low in carbs and gluten-free. Use pork sausage if you prefer more fat. Leftovers of this can be kept in the fridge for a day or two and reheated in a toaster oven or in the microwave.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 6g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 407mg Carbohydrates: 8.1g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 13g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake should be a good choice for most Low-Carb or low-glycemic eating plans, even Keto. If you’re making this recipe for the South Beach Diet, they would recommend lean turkey Italian sausage and reduced-fat mozzarella.

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    29 Comments on “Sausage, Peppers, and Mushrooms Low-Carb Cheesy Bake”

  1. would like the nutrition facts.  How many carbs, fiber and fat?  

    • I wish there was an easy way for me to make that happen. This post talks about my efforts after I switched my blog from Blogger to WordPress and had to edit 2,000+ recipes. I have been working on that for nearly two years now, while trying to keep up with the blog. I am planning to add nutritional information, but not until the editing project is done.

      If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. That’s all I am able to do at this time, although we are getting quite close to being ready to start adding nutritional information!

  2. I added cilantro!

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  4. Made this tonight and I haven’t had much luck with Keto low carb meals for taste. We loved this. I added onions with the peppers and a layer of baby spinach (could use more if wish), plus I may add cauliflower next time as well. I had honey garlic sausages so used those. Very tasty!
    Do you know how many carbs in this recipe?

    • So glad you enjoyed it. I am not currently able to calculate nutritional info. More than a year ago I switched my site to WordPress, which created the need to edit by hand to add more than 2,000 recipes to the preferred format for google. I have been working on that (with three assistants) for more than a year, so there is no possibility of me being able to calculate nutritional information until that project is completed. And I know that once I start doing nutrition info on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe, which is why I have decided to keep these two projects completely separate.

      If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. That’s all I am able to do at this time.

  5. I saw at the bottom of the recipe that this will keep for up to two days in the fridge for leftovers. I was wondering if it would keep for five days? I like to cook my meals on Sunday and then eat them throughout the week since I’m a very busy college student. Thanks!

  6. There isn't anywhere in the printable recipe that says to chop sausage up into chunks after browning.. i just put the half links into the pan.. maybe add that for Pinterest? It's in the oven now.. we'll see how it goes!

    • So sorry; I can't figure out how that happened because I copy the recipe and post it with no photos to make the printable recipe, but obviously I messed up somewhere. I just fixed the printer-friendly recipe; thanks for telling me!

  7. I really love this post having so much in one blog.. Really a visual treat.

  8. This is tasty. I will make it again. I might swap onions for the mushrooms or add them in as extras. This would be really good on tortillas but, alas, I'm trying to cut my carbs. Thanks!

  9. FYI, am making this right now and realize your instructions left out the spices. You might want to add this next time you update the recipe. Looking forward to eating this.

  10. We LOVE everything in this recipe, so I'm sure it will be a hit with my family. I like Lydia's (The Perfect Panty) idea of pouring beaten eggs on top, before baking. I've set aside one evening a week (Tuesdays) when we have 'breakfast for supper', so we'll definitely enjoy this dish then. I'll serve it with buttered whole wheat English muffins, OJ, and coffee. We like to have a 'light' dessert (or snack) later in the evening while watching TV. Thanks so much for a terrific recipe!

  11. I love mushrooms, I love peppers, and I LOVE sausages…this is definitely my ideal casserole!

  12. This sounds absolutely delicious! I'm a huge fan of turkey sausage, which I definitely think is just as satisfying and tasty (in some ways even more so!) as regular, full-fat pork and beef sausages. Mmmmmmm … and I love the addition of cremini mushrooms in with the peppers – great idea! Such a lovely, flavorful, healthy and easy dinner! And I have to smile at your explanation of being a "bad blogger" 😀 – I have so, so many recipes that are just awaiting the right season to be unveiled and published (or … ahem … waiting for me to remember or unearth them from the depths of my folders and notebooks)! ~Shelley

  13. Who could resist sausage and peppers? I might even pour some beaten eggs over this and turn it into a breakfast casserole!