Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Weeknights

by | Oct 2022

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

Featuring slow cooker Italian sausage and peppers.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers is an easy, four-ingredient slow cooker recipe that is perfect for a busy weeknight. It can be prepped in the morning and is ready to go when you get home. While good on its own, these Italian sausages are also delicious served on hoagies and topped with cheese.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours

  • 2 lbs. mild (or hot!) Italian sausage links
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 red or green bell peppers, stem and seeds removed, and diced
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce (Our favorite is Rao’s Marinara, which I like to buy at Costco.)
  • 8 hoagie buns
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese

Add the sausages, onion, bell pepper and marinara to a slow cooker and stir gently. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Once they are cooked, preheat your broiler. Place the sausages in the hoagie buns along with some of the marinara, onion and pepper mixture. Set them on a baking sheet, and sprinkle them with cheese. Broil for 1–2 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden. Serve and enjoy.

Contributed by Taylor Ellingson, a local cookbook author and food blogger at Find her @greensnchocolate on Instagram.


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