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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sausages Recipe

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sausages Recipe

My family loves this recipe. It's such a good all-around dish, especially if you choose to eat the sausage on buss or for a heartier meal, with spaghetti.—Ilean Schultheiss, Cohocton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 Italian sausage links (2 pounds)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 large green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 8 brat buns, split
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. Place sausages in a large skillet; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain well.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the spaghetti sauce, water, tomato paste, green pepper, onion, cheese and parsley. Add sausages. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Serve in buns. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 568 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 1,757 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sausages

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gingerriss User ID: 4959883 66789
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Really good. I was suprised how nice the flavor was. It was great slow cooked."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 156084
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"These were excellent! I did them covered, in a 250F oven for about 4 hours, since I don't have a slow cooker, and they were perfect. Served them over spaghetti! Really tender and full of flavour."

ajj0515 User ID: 2921693 79669
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"Easy to make and very delicious!"

drose42 User ID: 4774527 79666
Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"Very good. I used beer brats, didn't brown them-just put everything in the cooker and started it. Put it on high for an hour then low for 3 hours, then on high for the last hour or so. I did have parmesan rinds that I keep from wedges that I added instead of the grated parmesan. I had an Italian blend shredded cheese that we used to sprinkle on top of sandwiches. Will definetely make again. With 4 boys ,I'm always looking for hearty and quick meals and this fits the bill."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 145431
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"These sausages turn out so nicely, my entire family loves them. We make them whenever we want a quick meal or when we're at work and it's cooking while we're gone. They make an awesome dinner and are so easy to make, we're keeping this recipe for a long time to come."

alexismd User ID: 4533558 147737
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"These sausages were soooo good! Truly melted in your mouth. Each bite just dissolved in your mouth with flavor. I only had hotdog buns on hand, but it probably would've been better with hoagie/brat buns since it just seeped through the buns, but still tasty! Definitely a keeper!"

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