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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sausages

My family loves this recipe. It’s such a good all-around dish, either for sandwiches like these or served with hot cooked spaghetti.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Serve in buns. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 557 calories, 29g fat (9g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1510mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Steve
    Jun 19, 2020

    Great flavor, tender and now one of my favorite!

  • gingerriss
    Jan 27, 2013

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

  • paskeyk
    Jun 19, 2012

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  • buzy1111
    Apr 21, 2012

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  • germanycook
    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.

  • budgick
    Jan 1, 2012

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  • MRPinter
    Oct 22, 2011

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  • ajj0515
    Sep 14, 2010

    Easy to make and very delicious!

  • drose42
    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
    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.