2red bell peppers, seeded and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1large onion, sliced into 1/4-inch thick half moons
4garlic cloves, chopped
1-1/2poundsuncooked Italian-style turkey sausage, cut into 2-inch chunks (sweet, hot or a combination of both)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2poundwhole wheat pasta, cooked (for serving)
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional (for serving)
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 5- or 6-quart.
Coat the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Add the tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic and oregano. Stir well to combine.
Add the sausage and stir again.
Cover and cook on low until the vegetables are very tender, 6 to 8 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
Just before serving, stir in the balsamic vinegar and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Serve over pasta with grated Parmesan, if desired.
Optional additions: 1 tablespoon sugar to balance acidity of tomatoes, 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste if the crushed tomatoes seem really runny. For a spicier sauce add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cup sausage and peppers and 1/2 cup pasta):7*SmartPoints (Green plan)5*SmartPoints (Blue plan)3*SmartPoints (Purple plan)8*PointsPlus (Old plan)Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints without pasta: *3 (blue)
Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup sausage and peppers + 1/2 cup pasta)
Calories 299Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: crock pot Italian sausage dinner, slow cooked sausage with peppers
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