Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce Recipe -
Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce Recipe
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Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce

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"A warm easy meal made even easier in the slow cooker. These sausages may be served in sandwiches, or over rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place the Italian sausage links, spaghetti sauce, green pepper and onion into a slow cooker. Stir to coat everything in sauce.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 hours. Serve on hoagie rolls.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2009

This is a five star recipe IF you simmer the sausages for about 10 minutes before placing in the slow cooker. If you don't the grease is extreme!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 03, 2006

I used this recipe as an idea ONLY. I cannot imagine the grease factor with sausages in a crock pot for hours on end. I used bulk sweet Italian sausage, crumbled into smallish almost walnut sized chunks and browned in a bit of olive oil. I did not use vegies to appease the family's different preferences, I used canned sauce spruced up with a bit of Oregano and Basil. I simmered the drained cooked sausage with the sauce on top of the stove for about 30 minutes. I used 2 pounds of sausage and one jar of sauce, I added a bit more sauce when reheating the leftovers the next night. It was even better leftover. I served it on hard rolls then smothered in cheese{provolone and mozz.}I then placed them in a hot oven{450}for about 10 minutes to soften the inside, crisp up the outside and melt the cheese. I gave this recipe 3 stars because it was a great idea, just not a very good method in my opinion.

Jan 25, 2006

nice flavors with very tender meat. this is the way i normally make hot sausage except for the slow cooker (why didn't i think of that before?). i did boil my sausage for about 20 minutes ahead of time to remove some of the fat. thanks jelly!

Nov 22, 2006

I did not expect much of this recipe but made it because it was easy and I thought the guys at work would like it... HOLY COW! This makes an absolutely delicious sausage sandwich on a hoagie with lots of shredded mozzerella. I added one clove of garlic and I only had 6 sausages, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly.

Sep 28, 2005

Perfect! Easy and delicious. My husband dreams about it at work when he knows it'll be waiting when he gets home. We've had it over rice, mashed potatoes, and spaghetti, then in rolls the next night. I use two onions, two peppers and sweet sausage. Love it!

Jun 24, 2011

So easy and so delicious! Plus it's a great way to beat the summer heat on nights when it's just too hot to grill. I would definitely brown the sausage first to avoid a bunch of grease in the crock pot. I also sauteed a green and red pepper along with a vidalia onion in a bit of olive oil and a bit of garlic just until tender crisp. I had some "Best Marinara Sauce Yet" frozen in a small container so I thawed that and added it vs. using Classico Sauce. I cooked it for 6 hours on low and added the veggies the last hour so they didn't get mushy. When it was done I served it on crusty Italian rolls topped with shredded Parmesan and Romano cheeses - YUM!

Feb 27, 2006

This recipe is really dependent on the sausage and sauce used, so make sure you get something you like. As other reviewers mentioned, it was really could probably double the sausage, onion, and pepper without doubling the sauce. I served this over rice, but I think I'll cut up the leftover sausage tomorrow and serve it over spaghetti instead as it really seemed more like a meaty pasta sauce to me. The taste was good and I'll probably make this again. Thanks for the recipe!

Feb 28, 2008

I used homemade spaghetti sauce plus 1 cup of water, added green peppers and sliced onions. I did boil the sausages a few minutes before placing in the slow cooker to release some of the grease. Very tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 1024 kcal
  • 51%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 88.2 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 57.4 g
  • 88%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 35.5 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 2356 mg
  • 94%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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