slow cooker sausage and peppers

slow cooker sausage and peppers
April 12, 2020

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This slow cooker sausage and bell pepper recipe is easy to make in minutes, but you know it’s been cooking all day. I love having an option other than chicken to make in my slow cooker sausage and peppers and this clay pot recipe is a family favorite.

This sausage and pepper pot recipe is simple but still delicious!

slow cooker sausage and peppers
slow cooker sausage and peppers

This recipe takes just a few minutes in the slow cooker and then you will have an amazing dinner ready for that night. I also love serving this quick and easy recipe for parties or game day!

You will need a large slow cooker for this pepper and onion pot recipe.

I cannot survive without my clay pot. It is used every day in my home.

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This Ninja kitchen is my absolute favorite. The good thing about this slow cooker is the stove function that allows you to brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that require it.

It comes in handy just cleaning a tray and the removable insert is non-stick so trust me it’s very easy to clean up afterwards.

Also, I also have this crockpot and I really like it.

My favorite feature is that you can close the lid. I use this slow cooker when I bring food to a party or a lucky event. There are several others for sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable cooker for when I’m not at home all day. I love coming home with a good meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use clay pot liners to make cleaning very easy. It is worth every penny and saves a lot of time during cleaning.

What ingredients do you need to make this sausage and pepper pot recipe?

  • Links of Italian sweet sausage or soft Italian sausage
  • Red peppers
  • Green peppers
  • Onion
  • Italian seasoning
  • Minced garlic
  • Ketchup
  • Chicken soup
  • Hot Dog Buns or Cooked Rice

Although they are only a few ingredients, the combination is delicious!

slow cooker sausage and peppers
slow cooker sausage and peppers

How are Italian sausages and chorizos made?

This recipe is so simple, first cut the vegetables. Then you toss all the ingredients into your favorite clay pot. These steps will take less than 30 minutes!

You can even save moving time on these steps if you already have chopped peppers and onions in your freezer! Freezing chopped onions and peppers saves me tons of time in the kitchen.

How long to cook sausages in a clay pot?

Cover and simmer for 8 hours or you can cook on high heat for 4 hours.

After this cooking time, serve them in buns or serve over pasta or rice to allow it to absorb the delicious sauce. Enjoy!

Can you put raw sausages in a slow cooker?

Yes, definitely! Cooking sausages in the pot is very easy. I love to cook them this way.

You do not need to brown the sausages before putting them in your crockpot. Just toss them with the other ingredients and I promise it will taste amazing.

Can I put frozen sausages in a slow cooker?


Again yes! You can put the sausages in the frozen clay pot and then cook them for 8 hours on low heat. This works great and you no longer have to worry about defrosting anything for dinner. Hurrah!

What about slow cooker sausage and peppers?

This recipe is so hearty that you can serve the sausages in your favorite type of bread and it’s ready for dinner.

I also love serving this recipe with my favorite pasta salad as a garnish. Here are 3 that I love and of course they’re easy to do too!

We also love serving this clay pot sausage and pepper recipe with the best coleslaw recipe for a truly amazing meal!

This slow cooker sausage and bell peppers also tastes great with this easy recipe for baked sweet potato fries. Everyone devours these fries!

What easy substitutions can you make for this recipe?

This recipe is so versatile that there are tons of toggles you can make to work for your family.

What if you don’t have tomato sauce? Don’t worry, you can easily make sausages and crockpot peppers with crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes with green chilies. Either one will taste great in this simple recipe!

If your family doesn’t like tomatoes, you can make sausages and bell peppers without a pot. I’d duplicate the chicken broth so it doesn’t dry out and just leave the tomato sauce out of the slow cooker.

This will also make less sauce so you can have sausages and bell peppers without a pot if you prefer it this way.

Plus, you can make slow cooker sausages, bell peppers, onions, and potatoes. Just put your favorite type of potatoes underneath the sausages in your pot before cook time.

slow cooker sausage and peppers
slow cooker sausage and peppers
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I love making sausages and clay pot potatoes as it is a one-pot meal, which means fewer dishes after dinner. 

You can also create slow cooker sausages, bell peppers, onions, and beer. Just throw in your favorite beer can instead of the chicken broth. Beer adds a unique flavor and makes the meat very tender. Tasty!

If you prefer your peppers and onions to be crispier, I recommend cooking the sausage in the pot and sautéing the peppers and onions in a large skillet with olive oil.

There are many options to alter this recipe to ensure everyone in your family loves it!

Can you freeze this Italian sausage and pepper recipe?

I have a large family, so I cook a lot frozen to make sure I can have dinner at the table every night. This recipe can easily be turned into a frozen meal so we can save even more time in the kitchen.

If you like cooking in the freezer as much as I do, I encourage you to visit our Lazy Day Cooking Club. This club is a freezer cooking meal plan that gives you great recipes, instructions on how to freeze, and all the ingredients you need to get great clay pot recipes.

This club takes the stress out of deciding what’s for dinner and cooks dinner at your table in less time.

I hope you try this sausage and pepper pot recipe soon!

This recipe really is simple and easy. Plus, everyone in your family will be impressed when you serve them this delicious meal.

You can also make instant sausages and peppers if you prefer to use a pressure cooker over a slow cooker. I hope you try this recipe and leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

Print the clay pot sausage and pepper recipe below:

slow cooker sausage and peppers
slow cooker sausage and peppers

Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

Try this simple and quick recipe for clay pot sausages and peppers. Everyone loves this slow cooker Italian sausage recipe and it’s so easy to make!


  • 2
    Packs of 19 oz Sweet Italian Sausages (the great links)
  • 4 4 sliced
    red bell peppers
  • 4 4
    green bell peppers
  • 1
    large onion,
  • 1
    Italian seasoning
  • 2
    teaspoon minced
  • 1
    8 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1
    chicken broth
  • hot-dog bread
    or cooked rice, to serve


  1. Combine everything in the crockpot except the buns or rice.
  2. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 8 hours.
  3. Serve the sausage on hot dog buns, rice, or just slice the sausage and enjoy.

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