Sausage and peppers is such a simple and flavorful dinner recipe that you will wonder why you haven’t made it sooner! This low carb crockpot recipe is super easy to make and a main dish that everyone will enjoy!
One of the biggest perks to making sausage and peppers is how easy it is to change up the ending main dish. It is super easy to change things up and make this a sausage and peppers sandwich, sausage and peppers pasta dish, or put it over rice. Make it a low carb sausage and peppers with zoodles or over cauliflower rice.
Crock pot sausage and peppers is one of my go to easy recipes for night I know things are going to be busy. Tasty sausage, fresh peppers with a tasty tomato sauce!
Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
Perfect for Busy Nights!
Crockpot meals are my favorite meals for busy school nights. I love that I can toss everything in the crockpot in the morning and then let it cook all day. Come dinner time there is not much for me to do to get dinner on the table. There are also a lot less dishes when I cook with my crockpot, which is a huge benefit and time saver!
Looking for more easy sausage recipes? Check these out!
- Shrimp Boil with sausage
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- Broccoli Sausage Quiche
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- Spinach and Sausage Ziti
How to Serve Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
This sausage and peppers in the crockpot recipe can be put in sandwich rolls to make sausage and pepper sandwiches.
You can turn this easy crockpot dinner recipe into a pasta dish by spooning it over pasta. You can use just about any type of pasta to make sausage and peppers pasts. Just use whatever you have on hand or what ever type is your favorite. If you are wanting to get fancy, then you can totally make homemade pasta if you want to.
To change things up even more, there are lots of times I serve Sausage and peppers over rice. Depending on the time I have and the mood I am in sometimes I make plain rice and other times I make garlic rice. Either way it still tastes great and the family loves it!
If you are low carb you can enjoy it as is or serve it over zucchini noodles.
Make it Low Carb!
This sausage and peppers recipe is super easy to make low carb and keto friendly. Instead of using pasta, rice or a roll top this amazing crockpot sausage recipe over homemade zoodles.
Which is better? Jarred or Homemade Pasta Sauce?
If I don’t have any homemade pasta sauce in the freezer or fridge then I use a jarred pasta sauce. Either sauce will work. There are also lots of times that I use my homemade marinara sauce recipe too.
Can you Freeze Sausage and peppers?
Freezing sausage and peppers is simple and a great way to save time on busy weeks. Some people say that it works to freeze cooked sausage and peppers. Personally I have found that it dries the sausage out when reheating it after it has been frozen. I much prefer to prepare all of the ingredients, freeze them and then cook everything when I am wanting to make the meal.
How to Freeze Sausage and Peppers
To freeze sausage and peppers ahead of time, prep all of your veggies and sausage. Next put the sausage, peppers, onions and diced tomatoes into a Ziploc freezer bag. Zip the bag shut, and squeeze the air out of it and put in the freezer. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months.
Cooking sausage and peppers after you have frozen it is simple. Remove the bag from the freezer and place in the fridge roughly 12 hours before you plan to cook it so it can defrost. Dump all of the ingredients into the crockpot, pour in the sauce and cook on high for 6 hours.
This recipe is a part of my freezer to crockpot cooking series. All of those recipes can be prepped for the freezer to make freezer meals quickly and easily so that you can dump them right into your crockpot when you want to cook them.
Ingredients for Crockpot Sausage and peppers Recipe
- Italian sausage
- green peppers
- diced tomatoes
- pasta sauce
How to Make Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
Spray crockpot with Nonstick Spray or line the crockpot with a disposable liner.
Slice your peppers and onions into thin slice. Next slice your sausage into small bite sized pieces.
Put your sausage, peppers an onions into the crockpot. Pour in the pasta sauce and mix everything well.
Turn crockpot on high and cook for 6 hours.
Serve over pasta, rice or zoodles or make sausage and pepper subs by putting it into fresh rolls and topping with cheese.
Crockpot Sausage and peppers Recipe
- 2 pounds Italian sausage sliced into bite sized circles
- 2 green peppers
- 2 onion
- 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
- 12 ounces pasta sauce
- Spray crockpot with Nonstick Spray or use a disposable crockpot liner.
- Wash and prep your peppers and onions. Slice the peppers and onions into thin slices.
- Slice your italian sausage into bite sized circular pieces.
- Add peppers, onions, chopped sausage to your crockpot.
- Dump the contents of one 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes into the crockpot.
- Stir to mix everything together.
- Turn crockpot on high for 6 hours.
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