Italian Meatballs and Sausages

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Here’s a wonderful nibble for a tailgate or any family function. The snack is so easy to prepare and also very tasty. I’ve doubled and even tripled the recipe for large groups. No matter how much I make, I always come home with an empty slow cooker. —Jan Kasinger, Graham, Washington
Italian Meatballs and Sausages Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1 package (14 ounces) miniature smoked sausages
  • 2 cups medium fresh mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 4-6 hours, stirring every hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 200 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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