This healthy Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers in Tomato Sauce is the perfect Italian Meal and with only 215 calories per serving, it's a meal you can feel good about.
A couple weeks ago, the local beach fire pits opened up for the season and we had the best beach picnic with friends. We were in charge of dessert, I brought a blueberry pie, and they were in charge of dinner and brought the most amazing spicy Italian sausages. Since we were cooking over an open fire pit, we weren't able to make the traditional sausage and peppers. Instead they brought spaghetti sauce and cheese and we couldn't have been happier. Since then I have been thinking of this meal and how to recreate a healthier version at home.
After seeing some slow cooker sauasage and peppers recipes, I decided that was the best way to create a tender sausage and impart lots of flavor from the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic. Although I love turkey sausage, sometimes it isn't quite as flavorful as its high fat counterpart, so this cooking method adds lots of flavor. Piled high on a roll with melted cheese, served over pasta or polenta, or lightened up on a bed of spaghetti squash - it's a meal you will make over and over again.
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