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Go-To Summer Meal: Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage and Pepper Pitas

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Summer vacation has officially begun in Casa Goodman. Last week was our first full week out of school and we kicked off the break with some time at a resort in Orlando using my parent’s time share points. Though it rained mostly every day, it didn’t stop my kids from non stop swimming, sliding, lazy river-ing, playing water volleyball and basketball. I am always amazed at their endless energy and I have to say I am thankful they are at the age they can be in the pool without me physically by their side with them every minute – this mama needed a few lounge chair breaks to regain strength and un-prune her fingers and toes from all the water. I loved seeing them so active all day long, and honestly, the cloudy weather was actually a blessing – the sun came out in full force Saturday and whoa was it hot.

Orange Lake Water Slide

As always, there’s no place like home and we were all happy to get unpacked and back to normal yesterday. Since I didn’t have time to get to the grocery store before family hunger kicked in, I fell back on an ole reliable meal I tend to make pretty often throughout the summer – Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers.

Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers Pita Sandwiches | AggiesKitchen.com #grilling

I pretty much always have a pack of precooked chicken sausages or two in the freezer (I stock up on several of the Aidell’s varieties every time I go to Costco, this time I picked up a new Italian style one from Casual Gourmet) and I usually have at least bell pepper or two along with onions in house too. I love using soft pita bread to hold the final grilled product together as a sandwich as a opposed to a bun, and even throwing on a little feta sometimes to change things up (note: my favorite pita bread is this one from Joseph’s Bakery – only 60 calories, 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber – I have seen it at Publix and Walmart in the deli section). This meal always comes together in under 30 minutes, and I know everyone in the fam will eat it up (minus the peppers for the kids) alongside a salad or some raw veggies and ranch.

A perfect easy summer meal to add to your menu in my opinion! Happy grilling! 🙂

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Print Recipe

Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage and Pepper Pitas

Yield: serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 precooked Italian chicken sausage links
  • 3 bell peppers, any color, sliced thin
  • 1-2 red and yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 soft whole wheat pitas
  • your favorite mustard
  • crumbled feta, optional, for serving

Directions:

  1. Turn grill on to medium heat. Preheat large grilling basket on grill.
  2. Place sliced peppers and onions into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil, add oregano and season well with salt and pepper. Toss peppers and onions until mixed well. Pour vegetables into grilling basket and let cook for 15-20 minutes until soften and slightly charred. Make sure to toss peppers and onions often with tongs while cooking to ensure they are cooking evenly.
  3. Place Italian chicken sausage links on grill, over medium heat, and cook 3-4 minutes on each side. When done cooking, slice each link diagonally and set aside.
  4. Warm pita bread by placing on top rack of grill for just a minute or two on each side until softened.
  5. Assemble your sandwiches with your favorite mustard, sliced sausages, peppers and onions. Top with crumbled feta if you like.

Helpful for this recipe:

Grilling Basket

Tongs

Chef Knife

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31 Responses to “Go-To Summer Meal: Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage and Pepper Pitas”

  1. Kim | Making 40 Fantastic posted June 10, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I made another version of your peppers and sausage and it was a HUGE hit at my house….. Cannot wait to make this with pitas! Headed to Costco today, will pick up the peppers and sausages!!! So so glad your vacation was fun and you are settled back at home ~~ and ready to start summer relaxation! hugs Friend!!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 10, 2013 at 8:13 am

      definitely pick up those sausages – they save me way too often! So great to have in freezer (and they defrost quickly!). Hope you have a great summer week friend!!

  2. Erica posted June 10, 2013 at 7:47 am

    YUM! SO perfect. I think it’d be fun to add hummus and feta for a vegetarian version. Glad you guys are enjoying summer break so far

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 10, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Oh my gosh, yes, would love a hummus and feta version – maybe for lunch (I have some peppers left over!). Have a great week Erica!

  3. Tracey posted June 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Italian sausage is my husband’s favorite grill meal in the summer too! I’ve never thought to serve it on pita bread before, what a fun idea!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

      We love Italian sausages too 🙂 I think slicing it up and serving on the pita makes it feel less heavy, I usually use less than a whole link (sliced) on mine and give him my extra piece or two – he’s happy with that! Hope you are well Tracey!

  4. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted June 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Sounds like such a nice weekend even if it was cloudy. Such simple and perfect recipe! I love how you use the pita for this.

  5. Tieghan posted June 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Sounds like the perfect weekend!
    Love this recipe is also sounds perfect!

  6. Amy @Very Culinary posted June 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Today is our first official day off from school – it felt weird not to have to wake them up and start screaming “get dressed!!!” Triple digits here, so we spent the weekend at the pool also. Tomorrow we’re off to Disneyland and can’t wait! Need a change of scenery. I think I need to stock up on Aidell sausage for our return.

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted June 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I love a simple meal of sausage and peppers – so easy but HUGE flavor! This looks great, Aggie. Perfect for weeknights and summer BBQ’s. Also, that slide is amazing! 😀

  8. Ali | Gimme Some Oven posted June 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Cheers to summer! Love all of the freshness and color in these. Sounds amazing!

  9. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) posted June 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    We have been grilling a lot of sausages as well – usually with cabbage but I am doing peppers and onions next time – sooo good!

  10. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! posted June 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Great meal to keep on hand for those nights when you need to whip something up quick. Those pitas sound great, I will look for them the next time I am in Walmart!

  11. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen posted June 11, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I will have to look for those sausages, so great for hurry up meals. This looks fabulous, I’d really like to have it right now!

  12. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted June 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Love quick and easy summer meals! Looks delicious!

  13. ARCpoint Labs of Grand Rapids posted June 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

    These look great. I like adding peppers into things.

  14. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted June 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

    These look incredible, Aggie! Love the simplicity of the dish and how those flame-kissed flavors shine through!

  15. Paula - bell'alimento posted June 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I would love this for lunch today.

  16. katie posted June 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

    yum! I love sausage and peppers on the grill! It’s the only way I will eat them so I’m sure wrapped up in a pita is even better! Yah for summer vacation!

  17. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted June 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    What a perfect go-to summer meal! Simple but full of flavor is the way to go!

  18. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted June 12, 2013 at 8:26 am

    That looked like the perfect way to kick off the summer, fun!! And what a great summer meal to come home to, I love chicken sausage and grilled peppers!

  19. Debbie posted June 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    What a great idea! I can even do this. It’s good to have a few simple recipes with ingredients I have on hand. Thank you for sharing this.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

  20. TITLE Boxing Club Forest Hills posted June 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Such a easy and simple idea which looks super good. can’t wait to try it out, thanks for sharing

  21. RaZella posted June 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Oh that looks DELICIOUS. I have pinned this and plan on trying this out with the family this summer! Thanks for the idea!

  22. Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts posted June 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Aggie,
    The idea of serving on a warmed pita is wonderful–thanks!
    (Now I have grill envy, as I have a teeny grill and no shelf.)

  23. Angie posted June 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    These little pitas look so good! We love sausage and peppers.

  24. Liane posted June 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    This looks awesome and I LOVE the idea of it being on the grill –especially since hubby usually runs the grill. Thanks for the idea!!!

  25. Carole posted June 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Lovely work, Aggie! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is about all things BBQ? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers

  26. Nutmeg nanny posted June 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Oh yum! Pitas are the best 🙂 especially when filled with sausage!

  27. Shaina posted June 29, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Wonderful meal, and those water slides make me happy just looking at them. (Clearly I am a child at heart.)

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