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Published on November 23, 2021

Italian Sausage and Vegetables

Recipe: Crockpot Italian Sausage and Vegetables

Serve this rich dish on its own or over a bed of quinoa or brown rice if you're in the mood -- this recipe goes great in about any way, as a filling, topping or all by itself.

Crockpot Italian Sausage and Vegetables

Makes about 4 1¼-cup servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ready-to-cook Italian turkey sausage links (about 3 ounces each)
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 16-ounce package of frozen Italian-style vegetables (unseasoned broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green beans and zucchini)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and sauté for about 2 minutes per side or until brown. Remove from the pan.
  3. Layer the green peppers and onions on the bottom of the crock pot.
  4. Place the Italian sausage links on top of the pepper and onion mixture. Pour Italian vegetables on top of Italian sausage.
  5. Pour the diced tomato mixture over the top.
  6. Place the cover on the crock pot. Cook on low setting for 6 hours or until done.

Note: Using turkey sausage cuts calories.

Nutrition: Calories, 245; fat, 11 grams; sodium, 570 milligrams; carbs, 16 grams; fiber, 5 grams; protein, 21 grams.

Lauren Cornay, RD, LN, is a registered dietitian at Avera Heart Hospital. Get more insight on nutrition and health.

Adapted from a recipe by the American Diabetes Association.

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