Sunday, July 7, 2013

Crock Pot Sausage & Peppers

I usually make sausage and peppers on top of
the stove, but sometimes I like to assemble
everything late morning when I have the time
and l know I will be out or busy most of the day.
It's nice not to have to fuss with dinner when 
I arrive home late or tired. I let this 
 slow cook all day and then I just need to boil
the pasta when it's time for dinner while I unwind
 and enjoy a glass of red wine. 
To the crock pot add: the sausage and peppers cut
into bite-size pieces, the chopped onion and garlic,
the seasonings. Add the spaghetti sauce.
 Add a little wine to the jar and swish around.
 Add to the pot and stir it all to combine.
 tip: I love to reuse these Mason jars. HERE, HERE.
 Combine all the ingredients, cover and cook
on low for 6-7 hours. Cook your 1/2 box penne
and stir into the pot before serving.
Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

Crock Pot Sausage & Peppers
  with Penne

3/4- 1lb hot Italian sausage cut into pieces
1 large green pepper, diced
1/2 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, smashed or chopped
1 t Italian seasoning
(1/4 t red papper flakes only 
if using mild sausage)
Pasta sauce, 24-26oz jar 
(they keep changing the size!)
1/2C red wine
Combine all ingredients, adding the wine to the
 empty pasta sauce  jar to swish out all the 
sauce before adding. Cover and cook on low for
 7 hours. Before serving add, 
 8oz cooked penne to the pot and stir
 to combine. serve with parmesan cheese.



  1. This is yummy and confort food for me dear Rita May! Thanks so much for the récipe! Have a great week.

  2. I've been keeping my crock pot super busy this summer. This looks soooooo good. I will give this one a try. Thanks. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. This looks like a wonderful crock pot meal! I'm always looking for new crock pot ideas, and this sounds delicious! Also, I love the Julia Child quote on top of your blog :) So true!

  4. Hi Rita May! I love crock pot meals for busy days and this one looks like a keeper. I am a new follower and am looking forward to looking at more of your blog. Stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit when you get a chance. I am sharing a cool, summer dessert that will go nicely with your crock pot meal!

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