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Sausage and Peppers (Slow Cooker)

This classic comfort food recipe is easy in the slow cooker. Loads of colorful bell peppers, sliced onions, Italian sausage simmer slowly in a fragrant tomato sauce. Great for sandwiches or over rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 1 sausage servings
Calories 460kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 6 quart slow cooker


  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 16-ounce package mild Italian sausages uncooked in casings (not loose) 5-6 links
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • ½ medium yellow bell pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • French bread rolls or cooked rice for serving


  • Add the crushed tomatoes and spices (onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper) to the slow cooker.
  • Place Italian sausage links on top of the sauce. Top with a layer of the onions and sliced peppers.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, or HIGH for 2-3 hours.
    Garnish with the fresh chopped parsley and serve immediately in French bread rolls topped with shredded mozzarella or over cooked rice. Enjoy!


Nutrition information does not include French rolls or rice.
Cooked in a 6 quart Crockpot.
Toasting sandwiches
To toast your sandwiches, prepare the French bread rolls with the sausages, top with cheese and line on a baking sheet. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until the bread and cheese become slightly golden. Serve immediately.


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1908mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4174IU | Vitamin C: 300mg | Calcium: 652mg | Iron: 3mg