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Italian Sausage and Peppers


Italian Sausage and Peppers

Italian Sausage and Peppers

Cook Time 8-1/4 to 9-1/4

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

3 cups (1-inch) bell pepper chunks, preferably a mix of red, yellow and green*
1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 links hot or mild Italian sausage (about 1 pound)
1 cup pasta or marinara sauce
1/4 cup red wine or port
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
Hot cooked spaghetti
1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

*Look for mixed bell pepper chunks at your supermarket salad bar.

Preparation

  1. Coat slow cooker with cooking spray. Place bell peppers, onion and garlic in slow cooker. Arrange sausage over vegetables. Combine pasta sauce and wine; pour over sausage. Cover; cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Transfer sausage to serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Skim off and discard fat from juices in slow cooker.
  3. Turn heat to HIGH. Mix cornstarch with water until smooth; add to slow cooker. Cook 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring once. Serve sauce over spaghetti and sausage; top with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 1,346 mg
Protein 29 g
Fiber 4 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Saturated Fat 16 g
Total Fat 34 g
Calories from Fat 61 %
Calories 501

Dietary Exchange

Fat 6
Meat 3
Starch 1

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