Slow Cooker Hot Italian Sausage Red Sauce
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 5 mins
  • 1 28oz. can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 28oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 package Johnsonville┬« Hot Italian Sausage Links, divided
  • Pasta, cooked to package directions
  1. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, minced garlic,bay leaves,Italian seasoning and sugar to slow cooker, stir to incorporate.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown 3 sausage links for 2 minutes per side.
  3. Remove from pan and add to slow cooker.
  4. Remove casing from 2 remaining sausage links and add sausgae to same pan.
  5. Cook sausage until no longer pink, breaking up the pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  6. Drain and add to slow cooker.
  7. Make sure sausage links are completely covered with sauce.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  9. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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