Slow-Cooker Italian Sausages and Peppers with Rotini

Easily enhance jarred pasta sauce with Italian sausages, garlic, peppers and onion.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 6 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
package (19.5 oz) turkey Italian sausages, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup finely chopped sweet onion
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped (2 teaspoons)
2
medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
medium red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
4 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (12 oz)
6
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker liner, mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve sausage mixture over pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker liner, mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve sausage mixture over pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Garlic bread and a crisp green salad make great accompaniments to this hearty meal.

Sausage is available in several different flavors. Try using something other than turkey sausage the next time you make this dish.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
1840mg
1840%;
Total Carbohydrate
86g
86%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
110%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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