Crockpot Italian Sausage & Peppers
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Recipe type: Dinner
  • 3 bell peppers cut into 1" cubes (mixed colors - I don't use green)
  • 1 small onion cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. hot (or mild, if you're not spicy eaters!) Italian sausage (I like to use ground Italian sausage with no casings...or you can get links and just de-case them and break them up with a spoon)
  • 1 c. marinara sauce (you can use a jar of sauce, but I make my own - see note below)
  • ¼ c. red wine vinegar (less)
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. water
  1. Coat your crock pot with cooking spray. I love to use the crockpot liners - they make clean-up a breeze!
  2. Place your peppers, onion & garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker. Arrange the sausage over the veggies. Combine pasta sauce & vinegar over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 4-5 (sausage needs to be cooked through and the veggies tender). Skim off any fat from the liquid.
  4. Mix cornstarch & cold water in a separate bowl until smooth. Add to crock pot.
  5. Cook 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Serve over pasta. We also love this sauce over polenta, and it would probably make a pretty dang good sandwich on yummy bread, too.
Recipe by A Mom's Take at