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Crockpot Sausage and Peppers

This Crockpot Sausage and Peppers is a classic, hearty, kid approved dinner! Italian sausage is slow cooked with peppers and onions in flavorful sauce and served on rolls with melted provolone!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch - Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, hoagie rolls, italian sausage
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Calories: 983kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce plus more for serving, if desired
  • 2 (19 oz) packages Italian sausage links there should be 5 links per package
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 6 hoagie rolls for serving
  • 12 slices provolone cheese for serving


  • Grease a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray then pour half the marinara sauce into the bottom. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once hot, grease with cooking spray then add in sausage links and cook until both sides are nicely seared (if your skillet is small, you may need to do this in 2 batches).
  • Place seared sausages into crockpot.
  • Top with peppers, onions, basil, Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, salt and remaining marinara.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Stir to combine and taste and re-season, if necessary (I sprinkled on more salt).
  • Optional, but highly recommended - remove cooked sausages, slice into coins, then stir back into the crockpot.
  • Preheat broiler, then assemble the sandwiches: slice the hoagie roll in half, place both halves onto a baking sheet, top the bottom half with desired amount of sausage/pepper mixture, then two slices of cheese.
  • Broil until cheese is melted and the top bun is toasted.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Storing information is just for the sausage and peppers mixture. Not for the assembled sandwiches.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 983kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 2923mg | Potassium: 1051mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2156IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 15mg