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Greek sliced sausages with spicy peppers and onions in a rich tomato sauce.

Greek Sausages, Peppers in Tomato Sauce (Spetsofai)

Hey, foodie friends,

Spetsofai is a Greek meze prepared with spicy Greek sausages and bell peppers.  combined in a rich tomato sauce.  I came across some country-style spicy greek sausages the other day and I thought why not make Spetsofai?  I sliced, chopped, and tossed all the ingredients into the pot.  Believe it or not, this is actually the first time I’ve ever used a pot and not a pan.

This recipe originates from an area of Greece called Pelion which is in the Southeastern part of Thessaly, Greece.  In the original recipe, one of the main ingredients that are used is aubergine.  Personally, I’ve never added aubergines.   This meze paired with greek feta cheese, fresh crusty bread, and a lovely glass of wine is a great addition to your table.

Kitchen Update:  Nothing to report.   At the moment I am cooking on a two-burner hob. There’s more wait let’s not forget washing oh I am sure you will find this funny, I wash our small pots, cutlery, vegetables, and fruits in the bathroom sink.

I boil, and steam, I avoid frying but how much boiled or steamed food can you possibly eat? I am not really a fan of fried food except for French Fries.  A better option is to go with an air fryer, and I did.

That’s it for now, I hope you enjoy this truly delicious and simple recipe.  Just remember this is my way of preparing this tasty dish. 🙂


I am dedicating this post to Noli my mother law who passed away on July 4th, 2022.  She was a remarkable woman and holds a special place in my heart.

Greek sliced sausages with spicy peppers and onions in a rich tomato sauce.

Greek Sausages, Spicy Peppers in Tomato Sauce (Spetsofai)

Spicy sausage and peppers stewed together in thick tomato sauce. The original recipe calls for Aubergines, if you have some on hand use them.
Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 4 red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 spicy sausages sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves whole
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 onions choppped


  • Slice sausages.
    slices sausages
  • Slice peppers, and chop the onions.
    chopped spicy peppers
  • Add the olive oil into a pot or frying pan. Toss in all the ingredients and give it a gentle mix.
    peppers, garlic clove, bay leaf in a pot
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook on low to medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Once the Spetsofai is ready serve with fresh crusty bread and feta cheese on the side.
    Greek sliced sausages with spicy peppers and onions in a rich tomato sauce.
Keyword appetizers, canape




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  1. Ohh this looks delicious! Lovely photos too, thanks for sharing 😍

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