What's Cooking with linda Yuengel: Something easy for tonight!

Crock Pot Italian Sausage
Crock Pot Italian Sausage

Sometimes I just want to open a few cans and drop in some spice and let my dinner simmer. Easy is the way to go on a lot of busy evenings!

Don Lasowecky, Fleetwood, shares this recipe for Crock Pot Italian Hot Sausage. I’m not a good one for “hot” sausage, so I made this recipe with “sweet” sausage and enjoyed it very much. Set your crock-pot on low and take a break from the kitchen clean up one night – you won’t regret it!

Crock Pot – Italian Hot Sausage

1 – 24 oz. Jar – Tomato & Basil Spaghetti Sauce


1 – 8 oz. Can – Tomato Sauce

1 – 14 oz Can – Diced Tomatoes

1 – 6 oz. Can – Tomato Paste

1 – 4 oz. Can – Mushrooms, stems & pieces

2 T – Oregano

2T – Basil

2T – Fennel Seeds

3T – Brown Sugar

1 – large green bell pepper – julienne sliced

1 – large Vidalia sweet onion – thinly sliced

3-4 Garlic cloves – minced

Italian Sausage 1-3 lbs. Depending on need

Put all ingredients in slow cooker for 5-6 hours.

Linda Yuengel is a resident of Fleetwood.