Meat & Poultry

Roasted Sausages with Peppers (Spentzofai)

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I make this dish at least once every two weeks.  The setup is quick and it allows you to do other chores around the house while it bakes. Yes, it takes about 1 hour at 350 F degrees but is well worth it.  

This delicious combination of roasted bell peppers and Italian sausage can be eaten alone or made into a sandwich.  Use your favorite Keto bread or tortilla of choice.  You can also use chicken-based or beef-based sausage if you don’t eat pork. 

Chop your bell peppers, onions, and garlic.  Lay all your vegetables in your baking pan. 

grilled peppers and sausages

In a bowl, add your olive oil, wine, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, and Aleppo pepper flakes (option) in a bowl and whisk until combined. 

red wine olive oil

Then drizzle all over the vegetables, and mix until combined.  Add your sausages and bake for one hour until your sausages and bell peppers are browned. 

grilled sausages and bell peppers

Enjoy these delicious roasted sausages with bell peppers!

Roasted Sausages with Peppers (Spentzofai)

Roasted Sausages with Peppers (Spentzofai)

I was invited to a friend's house in Athens and they served Spentzofai, which is in essence sausage and green peppers. Specifically, it was with Pelion sausage coming from Pelion, Greece. My version added different colors of bell peppers along with red wine.
prep time
15 min
cooking time
1 hour
total time
1 hour and 15 min


  • Mixing Bowl

  • Baking Pan


  • 1 lb. (500 grams) Mild Italian Sausage, cut to 3-inch pieces

  • 3 Bell peppers, 2-inch slices

  • 1 Onion, 2 inch slices

  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • ½ cup Dry red wine

  • 6 minced garlic cloves

  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste

  • 1 Tbsp. Sweet Paprika

  • 1 Tbsp. Oregano

  • 1 Tbsp. Aleppo Pepper

  • ½ Tsp Black Pepper

  • ½ Tsp Salt

  • 2 Bay Leaves


Preheat oven to 350 F Degrees.
In a bowl, add the olive oil, dry wine, garlic, tomato paste, sweet paprika, Aleppo pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
In a baking pan, add your sausages, peppers and onion. Add the mixture on top of the sausages and peppers and mix well.
Bake for 1 hour and serve hot.
Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Kali Orexi!


This is great for outdoor BBQ parties; your friends will love you and ask for the recipe. You can make it with only Green bell peppers for a more authentic version and you can serve inside a Keto tortilla for a great lunch.

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