Italian Sausage Dinner Recipe
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Italian Sausage Dinner Recipe

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My family loves this dish. It’s easy to prepare before I go to work, and it makes the house smell so good by the end of the day. —Kathy Kasprowicz, Arlington Heights, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 2 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 large green peppers, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 287 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. Place the first six ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a large skillet, brown sausages in oil. Reduce heat. Add wine and Italian seasoning, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage Dinner in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p18

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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rwarobick User ID: 890857 244324
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"This recipe was very good, easy & nutritious. I had picked up Italian Sausage at the grocery & looked for a recipe to fit what I had. I made it today for dinner.

Of course, I never do things exactly by the recipe. . . . Deleted the peppers, added diced tomatoes at the table & leftovers, used both wine & broth as I made 2 1/2 x the recipe for most of the ingredients above. I added a little fennel. I will add the garlic suggested by others the next time.
I used my electric pressure cooker to brown the sausage then added everything else. I had put it on "slow-cook" mode for about an hour when I realized I needed it to cook faster as our schedule changed. I locked down the pressure cooker lid & used a "preset" time of 35 minutes. (I'm still learning my pressure cooker. Next time, I will only do 15.) I had a full pot and leftovers for another 4 servings. I will definitely make this again!"

spronovo User ID: 3118526 106649
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"This recipe was great. I also added garlic to the pan with the sausage. Did half the recipe for my husband and I. My husbands only complaint was that there wasn't enough sausage. The zucchini and peppers were a bit mushy. Might be a good idea to wait a couple hours into cooking to add them."

dalbailey User ID: 6814682 174363
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"I added a can of tomatoes red yellow orange peppers a few of each at the end chok boy and have used spinach it was excellent I followed the recipe the first time liked it but expanded on it"

cindy frost User ID: 5734856 106646
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Excellent ! Now if I can only remember to make this in the winter. I, too, would add garlic next time when browning the Italian Sausage . . . it seemed to be missing "a little something"."

Mark9199 User ID: 7169182 190816
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!"

saguarogirl User ID: 5906940 192385
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Also used turkey Italian sausage. This is a a great comfort food recipe!

Next time will add some minced garlic when I brown the meat."

PACountryGirl User ID: 5675087 192381
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"easy to throw together in the crock pot, delicious to eat and it made the kitchen smell great! I will definitely make this again."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 188781
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"easy & yummy! Used turkey Italian sausage and tasted great.

~ Theresa"

judiredi User ID: 2689724 110015
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"My husband loved it. Said it was a keeper. I added spaghetti sauce to it half way thru the cooking time."

jaw2006 User ID: 1618616 174714
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"Our family loved this recipe. The smell of it is great."

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