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Crockpot Sausage and Peppers – Freezer Friendly

crockpot italian sausage and peppers on a bun with tomato sauce

If you’re looking for a simple, tasty recipe you’ve got to check out this Crockpot Sausage and Peppers recipe!

Perfect for parties and get togethers, a warm and hearty supper at home, and even a field meal!

Or maybe you want a recipe for busy nights and it would be oh so awesome if it’s also something that takes, oh, less than 5 minutes to prep and then cooks itself in your slow cooker!!!

Pinch me, and I dreaming????

How to Make Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

I love, LOVE this recipe because we’re putting sausages in the slow cooker without browning.

Here’s how it’s going down…

Wash and slice two bell peppers – BOOM.

Peel and slice and onion – DOUBLE BOOM.

Now we’ve got crockpot peppers and onions. Next…

Farm friends, sausage and peppers is one of my field meals! Just use a bite size pasta like bowties or penne if you decide to serve it in a bowl. 

Add 1 package of mild Italian sausages or sweet Italian sausage to your crockpot. Add 1 jar of marina sauce and 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning.

If, at this point, you haven’t over exerted yourself, you can grab a pinch of red pepper flakes and throw it into the pot, too. Come on, you can do it!

Put the lid on, set it to low, and go about your lovely day.

Variations to make Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers

  • Substitute tomato sauce for the jarred marinara or use crushed tomatoes instead.
  • Add some beer to the crockpot for a thinner mixture.
  • Keep this recipe gluten free by using gluten free buns or pasta.

I mean, really, it doesn’t get much easier than this. And the smells… If “smellavision” was a thing I would totally share it with you.

When it’s done, you can put it on a nice toasty bun or you can slice it up, add some pasta and eat it with a fork.

Pst…Farm friends, crockpot sausage and peppers is also one of my field meals! Just cut up the sausage and peppers and serve over pasta. Bowties and penne work great! 

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crockpot italian sausage and peppers on a bun with tomato sauce

Crockpot Sausage and Peppers

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 4 Italian Sausages
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, cut into strips
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into strips
  • 1 jar favorite marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

At Cooking Time:

  • 4 Italian or French rolls
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese



  1. Combine sausages, peppers, onion, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes in 4-6 quart slow cooker
  2. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours, or until sausage is cooked through and peppers & onions are tender.
  3. Place on rolls and top with shredded Mozzarella. Enjoy!


  1. Label a gallon sized freezer bag. Add sausages, peppers, onion, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Remove excess air and lay flat to freeze.


  1. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cook as instructed above.


Tip: Make a double recipe and serve the leftovers over penne pasta. You may want to add a little extra sauce to the mix. Two meals in one is a win in my book!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 712Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 16gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 107mgSodium 2181mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 6gSugar 14gProtein 31g

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  • Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    These crockpot and peppers make a delicious weeknight meal! Easy and delicious!

  • Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    This sounds like such an easy and yummy meal! Saving this for later. 🙂

  • Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    This sounds like an easy weeknight meal. I love it whenever I am able to use sausage in any meal just to switch things up a bit.

  • Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Simply amazing and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!

  • Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    This looks like a nice dinner for when you are in a rush

  • Reply
    January 28, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    This is a perfect meal for the upcoming football Sunday. Time to dust the slow cooker and go to the store and buy all the ingredients. Looks amazing!

  • Reply
    September 9, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    It is nice of you to recommend gluten free options. However, beer is not gluten free and should not be used by those with celiac disease unless substituting with gluten free beer. For people just learning to manage this condition the suggestion to use beer and substitute gluten free bread can be miss leading.

    • Reply
      Deanne Frieders
      September 17, 2020 at 2:24 pm

      That’s my mistake Angie. We have a family member with celiac and I totally mispoke on the post. I’ll make an adjustment. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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