Italian Sausages with Provolone Recipe

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Italian Sausages with Provolone Recipe
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Italian Sausages with Provolone Recipe

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Here’s an easy recipe everyone will rave about. These tangy sausages with their pepper and onion topping will go quickly. Better make a double batch! —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 10 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 each small sweet red, yellow and orange peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups Italian salad dressing
  • 10 slices provolone cheese
  • 10 brat buns, split

Directions

In a large skillet, brown sausages in batches in oil. Drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the peppers, onions and salad dressing. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 160° and vegetables are tender.
Place sausages and cheese in buns; using a slotted spoon, top with pepper mixture. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausages with Provolone in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 543 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1267mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

  • 10 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 each small sweet red, yellow and orange peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups Italian salad dressing
  • 10 slices provolone cheese
  • 10 brat buns, split
  1. In a large skillet, brown sausages in batches in oil. Drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the peppers, onions and salad dressing. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 160° and vegetables are tender.
  2. Place sausages and cheese in buns; using a slotted spoon, top with pepper mixture. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausages with Provolone in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p47

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 272003
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2017

"These were very tasty and tender! I used mild and hot Italian sausage links (combo), and made Italian salad dressing using the box mix. I didn't saute the onions and peppers in with the sausage because I knew my crock pot would take care of that... and it did. The onions and peppers were nearly mush after 3 hours on low. Next time, I'll throw them in after an hour and a half so they're more firm. I put the provolone cheese on the buns and placed it under the broiler for a couple minutes to toast the bun and melt the cheese. I'm glad I toasted the bun because it got pretty soggy after putting the sausage in (it would have been a big mess if I hadn't toasted first!). I'm not going to use the leftover sausages and make grilled flatbread pizzas. This is such an easy, delicious recipe, I'll be making it again.

Update: I made this again tonight but instead used a Greek vinaigrette. I also didn't brown the sausage beforehand, and cooked the sausage for about 2.5 hours. THEY WERE SOOOOO GOOD! I put the peppers/onion in 30 minutes before it was done so that they weren't mushy. Great recipe to play around with and tweak to suit your tastes!"

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 233499
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"Wow, these were soooo good! I used turkey Italian sausage and a light zesty Italian dressing. When I was browning, the sausages, I also sauted the onion and peppers with a dash of salt so they would be cooked through when the sausages were done in the crockpot. In my crockpot, this took 3 hours to cook. To get the cheese nice and melty, I put the bun with the cheese in the toaster oven for a short time. Turned out perfect!"

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captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 193216
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"very good and easy , dont forget the bun can make or break a sandwich , a must try for all"

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 193215
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"I'll ditto dianeharring.......easy and yummy! We will make this again!"

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mreilly615 User ID: 2340136 194376
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I have made this twice now. It is great. I've made it in the crock pot and I've made it in a skillet. I also used Johnsonville smoked brats the second time I made it and it was every bit as good as the first time. This has become a family favorite. I will continue to make this again and again."

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Ktgoble User ID: 6146553 177244
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"Delicious, there were no leftovers!"

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dianeharring User ID: 3365612 124207
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"easy and yummy!"

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