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Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

Crock Pot sausage and peppers are a classic dish that is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Italian sausage, bell peppers, tomato, and onion combine to make a main dish that will become a favorite.

A Delicious Sausage, Peppers, And Onion Recipe

Crock Pot sausage and peppers on a beige plate.

Crock Pot meals are always a favorite because you can add the ingredients and walk away, and dinner will be ready in a matter of hours.

The meat always turns out tender and flavorful and you get a dish that is super flavorful because the ingredients are cooking together all day long.

DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association. As always, the opinions are honest and are all my own. 

Italian sausage and peppers in a Crock Pot.

Pork Is A Way Of Life

I’ve shared before about spending summers on my grandparent’s farm in Tennessee and all of the wonderful memories that I have of my time there.

My grandfather had a handful of hogs on the farm and would make sausage on a regular basis.

He didn’t raise hogs for a living, but they did have a place on the farm and provided for his family in numerous ways including plenty of meals on the table.

Sausage and peppers on a plate with mashed potatoes

Nutrition in Pork

Pork offers a lot of nutrition, and you might be surprised at some of the wonderful nutrients.

Pork is rich in protein and lean, in comparison to other meats. It is heart-healthy and naturally low in sodium.

According to Pork.org, “Pork is an excellent source of protein and provides several important vitamins and minerals. A 3-ounce serving of pork is an “excellent” source of thiamin, selenium, protein, niacin, vitamin B-6 and phosphorus, and a good source of zinc, riboflavin and potassium.”

Pork sausage on a plate with veggies and mashed potatoes.

Pork Farmers

Pork farming has changed quite a bit from the old days and farmers are involved in animal science, animal well-being, sustainability, food safety, public health, as well as swine health.

Porkcares.org is a great site for reading more about pork farmers, practices, principals, and more about the industry.

Farmers care deeply about the health of the pigs, the productions, feeding methods, and so much more.

When you buy pork from the grocery store or a local meat market you are supporting the farmers all across the country!

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make The Italian Sausage And Peppers Recipe?

  • Green, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers.
  • Sliced tomato
  • Diced onion
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Italian sausage (or ground sausage balls with seasonings).

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make The Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers?

  1. Slice the bell peppers and add them to the Crock Pot.
  2. Next, slice the tomatoes and onions and add them to the pot, as well.
  3. Cut the Italian sausage into smaller pieces and place in the Crock Pot with the other ingredients.
  4. Finally, pour the spaghetti sauce over the ingredients and stir to combine everything.
  5. Replace the lid and cook on low for eight hours. Serve when done.

How To Make Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

Green, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers sliced in a slow cooker.

Start by cutting the bell peppers and adding them to the greased Crock Pot.

For color, I used a green, red, orange, and yellow bell pepper. Each color pepper has a little bit of a different taste.

The plants will begin to turn from green to red as they sit on the vine. The taste will also change a little bit as they grow.

They start out a little bit bitter and continue to grow and become sweeter as they get to the bright red color.

Sliced bell peppers and diced onions in black slow cooker.

Next, dice the onions in the Crock Pot.

Sliced tomatoes in a slow cooker with onions and bell peppers.

Cut up the tomatoes and add them in.

Slices of Italian sausage in a black slow cooker.

Cut up the Italian sausage and add it to the pot.

I cut the pieces of sausage about two inches wide.

Italian sausage is one of those foods that is great in so many meals. It’s delicious on top of pizza, in pasta or rice casserole, or in a quesadilla. There are a ton of options.

You can also use ground pork balls in this recipe with seasoning.

Sausage and peppers in a Crock Pot with sauce on top.

Finally, add the spaghetti sauce to the pot.

Spaghetti sauce in a slow cooker

Stir the ingredients until everything is covered with the sauce and cook on low for eight hours.

Using a thermometer to check the temperature of the sausage.

Cooking Pork

When cooking pork, it’s easy to test for doneness with a thermometer. I have a digital thermometer that works great every time.

In this case, I slid the thermometer into the Italian sausage to check the temperature.

Ground pork is done when the internal temperature reaches 160-degrees. Allow the pork to rest for about three minutes after you’ve cooked it.

Italian sausage on a plate with peppers and mashed potatoes.

Crock Pot sausage and peppers taste great in a bowl as a soup or over mashed potatoes or rice.

You can also drain the juice and eat the meal on a hoagie bun.

It’s one of the easiest meals to make and turns out so flavorful.

Mashed potatoes with Italian sausage and bell peppers on top.

Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

Check out the easy sausage and peppers recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great meal.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your dinner on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 8 servings

Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

Pork sausage on a plate with veggies and mashed potatoes.

Crock Pot sausage and peppers are a classic dish that is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Italian sausage, bell peppers, tomato, and onion combine to make a main dish that will become a favorite.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Italian pork sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 bell peppers (any colors)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 24 oz. spaghetti sauce

Instructions

  1. Grease the Crock Pot.
  2. Slice the bell peppers, onion, and tomato and add to the Crock Pot.
  3. Next, cut the Italian sausage into pieces and add to the pot.
  4. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the ingredients, and stir everything together,
  5. Replace the lid and cook on low for 8 hours.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1277mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 24g

Nutrition is approximate.

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