Chicken Sausage Lettuce Cups

These low carb chicken sausage lettuce cups are perfect for a quick, healthy lunch. While this recipe is embarrassingly easy to make, some days that’s exactly what you need. Simple, quick and incredibly delicious food, that you can feel good eating and sharing with family. 

Chicken Sausage Lettuce Cups – Healthyish Foods

These chicken sausage lettuce cups are the perfect appetizer for game day too! I used butter lettuce, which is easy to pick up and can hold a decent amount of the chicken sausage mixture. After all, keeping it easy on game day is what it’s all about. 

Chicken Sausage Lettuce Cups – Healthyish Foods

Another great thing about this recipe, is that it comes together in under 20 minutes. Add a few simple ingredients together and you have a healthy, light meal for your loved ones. So, if you need something fast and tasty give this recipe a try! 

Looking for more game day appetizers? Try my plant-based spinach and artichoke dip or my tzatziki snack board!  

Chicken Sausage Lettuce Cups – Healthyish Foods
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Chicken Sausage Lettuce Cups

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken sausage lettuce cups
Servings: 2 people


  • skillet
  • colander


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sized onion white or yellow will work
  • 2 bell peppers I used orange and red
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken sausage links I used Boars Head buffalo style chicken sausage
  • 1-2 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 head of butter lettuce washed and dried


  • Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onion and julienned red / orange bell peppers.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook until the veggies are tender but not too soft.
  • Gently spray a separate skillet with cooking spray and place it over medium heat. Add the sliced chicken sausage. I like to slice my sausage into coins for easy eating.
  • Cook the sausage coins in the pan until they begin to brown.
  • Next, you’ll clean the butter lettuce and tear off the leaves. Making sure it’s completely dry.
  • Combine the tender veggies with the chicken sausage coins and toss everything together.
  • Turn off the heat and top the veggies / chicken with some provolone cheese.
  • Once the cheese is melted, simple spoon some of the mixture into the lettuce cups.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!

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