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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.