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Robust Italian Sausage & Pasta Recipe
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Robust Italian Sausage & Pasta Recipe

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Sit back and let the slow cooker do the hard work with this savory main dish. Since you don't cook the pasta separately, there's one less pot to wash after supper. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links (4 ounces each), halved
  • 1 jar (25.6 ounces) Italian sausage spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 529 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,573 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown sausage links. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, garlic and Italian seasoning.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook on high for 30-40 minutes or until pasta is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Robust Italian Sausage & Pasta in Country Woman April/May 2009, p37

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 529 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,573 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

outstanding!! doctor up as/if you like - excellent slow cooker recipe! thanks!!

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

It was a little spicy

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

YUM! So easy! We threw in extra garlic and used 5 links instead of 4.

~ Theresa

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

This is easy to prepare but the sauce was somewhat runny. I have another Italian Sausage recipe that I prepare in the slow cooker that I like much better.

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

Instead of using the tomatoes with green chilies, I substituted diced tomatoes. This is a wonderful recipe!

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