Crockpot Sausage & Peppers – Tasty Italian sausage is simmered in the crockpot with marinara sauce, bell peppers, onions, and seasoning! This sausage and peppers makes for an easy weeknight dinner served in a hoagie roll or over pasta – it’s also perfect to make a big batch of for game day!
You guys, I’m baaacckkk with another amazing slow cooker dinner!
I’m pretty much obsessed with my crockpot this summer because I need all the help I can get keeping my house cool.
Like, not even considering turning on the oven, because it’s been well over 100 degrees here.
We’re all melting. But, we’ve still gotta eat, right?!
Trust me, if it were appropriate to just have ice cream for dinner every night, I’d definitely go that route at this point.
Since I have to act like an adult (most of the time) I’ll behave, skip the ice cream for dinner, and take a big plate of this juicy, flavor packed sausage & peppers instead!
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO FOR THIS RECIPE BELOW!
You all seem to be on the same page as me with this heat situation, because so far this summer everyone is LOVING my Crockpot Frito Chili Pie!
I can’t say that I blame you. If I can have a big bowl of satisfying comfort food and not heat my house to high heaven, I’m a happy girl.
I think these sausage and peppers are a comfort food classic just like the frito pie!
Except it’s more of an Italian/American kind of delicious mash up.
You’ll notice in the recipe, as well as the video that I make a gigantic batch of this all at once.
I like to get two meals out of this – one on hoagies, one served over pasta. Or, honestly, just the sausage and peppers by it’self is to die for!
Plus, it really is a perfect recipe for game day when you have company.
You can cut this recipe in half if you don’t want two meals out of it.
You can triple it if you have a big crowd coming!
Tasty and versatile, my kinda meal, guys!
If you’re looking for a cool and creamy summer dessert to go along with this recipe, everyone seems to be loving my Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dip!
- 2 Pounds Italian Sausage Links
- 3 Bell Peppers, I use a mix of red and green Seeded and sliced into strips
- 1 Large Red Onion, Sliced into strips
- 2 Cups Marinara Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Each Salt, Garlic Powder, Italian Seasoning
- 1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, Optional
- 1 Cup Shredded Italian Cheese Blend, For serving, optional
- 10 Hoagie rolls
Add the Italian Sausage to the slow cooker. Top with the bell peppers and onions. Sprinkle on the salt, garlic, Italian seasoning, and cayenne if using. Pour on the marinara sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
If desired, toast the hoagie rolls under the broiler for 1-2 minutes. Fill each roll with one sausage and desired amount of sauce. Top with shredded cheese and broil for 1-2 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
NOTE: This full recipe serves 10 sandwiches. This recipe can be cut in half.
I’ve shared this recipe over at The Weekend Potluck!