Italian Sausage Cacciatore

After The White House tour last Saturday, everyone came to my house for dinner. I knew I needed to have something hot and ready. Out came the crockpot for this fabulous dish. I got this recipe, is it even a recipe it’s so easy, from my friend Sheila who really knows how to feed crowds. Italian Sausage Cacciatore is easy and delicious served on soft baguettes of French Bread with slices of pepper jack cheese. Also with a big bag of potato chips and dip, baby carrots, and some Belgian Bornem Beer, we were warmed up in no time. For dessert I baked up some fresh cookies from the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Dough I had mixed up earlier. It was a great day and night.

Italian Sausage Cacciatore
3 red bell peppers, sliced- I used orange, red, and yellow
1 large vidalia or large sweet onion, sliced
20 links Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage, cut in half- I used Sweet
1 4lb 3 ounce container of your favorite spaghetti sauce- I used Prego from Sam’s Club *GASP*

In a large crockpot place the pepper slices and onions. Top with sausage then pour sauce over top of the sausage. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours. Serve on rolls or over pasta. Serves about 20.

Note- If I were using this to serve a crowd I would cook up a few pounds of pasta, like bow ties. That way guests can have it either way.

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  1. avatar Sabrina
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 7:26 AM | Permalink

    I think I will try this at my folks house over Christmas. I’ll let you know.

  2. avatar EAT!
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 8:34 AM | Permalink

    Ahhhh! The crock pot is a lifesaver this time of year.

  3. avatar bobi
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 8:55 AM | Permalink

    Robin I oft times leave a comment for you that falls in the “crack” but I am making one more attempt. This looks so yummy. I’ll have to get my sausage and peppers and make it happen. I taste it already

  4. avatar Linda
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    I am putting this aside for a superbowl party!! Sounds so good!

  5. avatar RecipeGirl
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 10:27 AM | Permalink

    Wonderful idea for superbowl. So easy, and WOW that looks delicious too.

  6. avatar HoneyB
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 10:43 AM | Permalink

    You just told me what we are having for dinner tonight! I’m always looking for “Grumpy friendly” dinners and I’m sure this will work! :) Thanks!

    P.S. I have a big ole jar of the prego in my cupboard, all I need are the rolls because we are having the sandwich – yours looks so delicious!

  7. avatar biz319
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    What a great idea! And I have been known to reach for jarred sauce in my Italian home too!

  8. avatar Karen
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 12:51 PM | Permalink

    Sounds absolutely yummy – and easy after your tour! I *always* make my spaghetti sauce from scratch and having said that… I *always* keep a jar of sauce in the pantry because you just never know :)

  9. avatar Joan Nova
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    Wish I had a bite right now!

  10. avatar PaniniKathy
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 3:32 PM | Permalink

    Always looking for more tasty uses for my slow cooker – this one sounds nice and easy and delicious, works for me!

  11. avatar Dawn
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 5:39 PM | Permalink

    I hate to sound like everyone else, but this really does look so tasty. I love easy crockpot meals. Especially ones that you can leave alone for the day to enjoy at night.

  12. avatar noble pig
    Posted 12/16/2008 at 10:01 PM | Permalink

    Oh my I could gobble that up! it looks so fabulous and saucy! Perfectly heartwarming for winter.

  13. avatar Grace
    Posted 12/17/2008 at 10:45 AM | Permalink

    ooooh, the saucy, oozy goodness of it all. yeah, i’d really like to sink my teeth into a sammich such as this. :)

  14. avatar Robin Sue
    Posted 12/20/2008 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    Sabrina- I hope they like it!

    EAT!- The crockpot was a great invention!

    Bobi- Do make it happen soon!

    Linda- What a great idea for Super Bowl. I’ll have to remember that!

    RecipeGirl- Yup Super Bowl!

    HoneyB- I do prefer homemade suace but prego is great in a pinch!

    biz319- Nothing wrong with the jar sometimes!

    Yup must keep and extra jar around for just in case!

    Joan- Come on over!

    PaniniKathy- This is really delicious, I have eaten it everyday for lunch this week!

    Dawn- I need to get more good crockpot meals for sure!

    noblepig- Delish!

    Grace- Every simple to do!

  15. avatar Jan
    Posted 12/28/2008 at 4:12 AM | Permalink

    That looks so good!!

  16. avatar Kevin
    Posted 12/28/2008 at 4:36 PM | Permalink

    That sandwich looks tasty!

  17. avatar Jensamom23
    Posted 02/13/2011 at 10:44 AM | Permalink

    I made this on Friday and it received RAVE reviews! Thank you!

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