The second item from my Super Bowl menu that I never got to make was Slow Cooker Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers. This worked out well for me because I ended up making it on Wednesday when I had a super busy day. I went in early to work and also decided to go to a Barre class that evening, so I didn’t get to eat dinner until around 8:45 pm. Luckily I prepped everything the night before so when I woke up around 5:45 am all I had to do was throw the ingredients into the slow cooker and press start.
1 package of spicy Italian chicken sausage
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 24 oz. can of fire roasted tomatoes
1 tablespoon of dried garlic powder, oregano and salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme and basil
1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Gluten free pasta, cooked to package directions
Prep all ingredients the night before to make your life easy in the morning. Place the peppers and onion at the bottom of a the slow cooker and place the sausage on top. Cover with tomatoes and herbs. You could also probably use a jarred pasta sauce, but then I would skip all the extra herbs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Cook pasta to package directions right before you want to serve dinner. Serve sauce, sausage & peppers over pasta.
Delicious! This was perfect for a busy weeknight. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. I am hoping to put together some tasty lunches and desserts because my blog certainly seems to be lacking those recipes…