On days when my schedule is overloaded, this easy throw-together recipe is always a hit with my family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
3 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sweet and hot sausages, green and red peppers, onion, and pasta sauce in a slow cooker. Add about 1/2 a jar of water. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours.

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

  • Slice the cooked sausages, then return to the slow cooker. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving the sausage, peppers, and onion over the macaroni.

Nutrition Facts

573 calories; protein 25.5g; carbohydrates 61g; fat 24.4g; cholesterol 54.5mg; sodium 1181mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2011
This is a favorite in our house because not only does it double well (so you can freeze half for another meal or feed a large group) but it's quick to assemble before a busy day. I like to use Uncle Charley's sausages (which is a really good Pennsylvania sausage company), organic pasta sauce and sometimes, I'll throw in a couple drained cans of fire roasted tomatoes. You might want to taste your sauce before you serve it just in case it needs seasonings. Usually, the sausage (and the sauce--so use a good one!) gives the sauce all the flavor it needs. Great goulash. This also is a good sauce for lasagna. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/07/2011
Fatal flaw for me: this cooked up so greasy it was impossible to eat. I put in uncooked sausages and when it was done cooking the sauce was just a greasy mess. Read More
(6)
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2011
This is a favorite in our house because not only does it double well (so you can freeze half for another meal or feed a large group) but it's quick to assemble before a busy day. I like to use Uncle Charley's sausages (which is a really good Pennsylvania sausage company), organic pasta sauce and sometimes, I'll throw in a couple drained cans of fire roasted tomatoes. You might want to taste your sauce before you serve it just in case it needs seasonings. Usually, the sausage (and the sauce--so use a good one!) gives the sauce all the flavor it needs. Great goulash. This also is a good sauce for lasagna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2011
I scaled this down to just two servings and used all hot Italian sausage. Since we love bell peppers (which you might have guessed), I used a mix of green, red, yellow and orange and probably used more than indicated. I also subbed bow tie pasta that was already cooked and in the freezer, for the elbows. I tweaked this just a little by adding some crushed red pepper for some zip, and a little dry white wine, because I couldn’t help myself, lol! Well, this was really good and a snap to make! Hubs and I both really enjoyed it. This is now my go-to recipe for sausage and peppers! Love it! Thank you korilynne for a terrific new recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2011
LOVED IT, but I knew that we would, lol! This took no time to throw together and the slow cooker did all the work. I cooked it on low for about 6-1/2 hrs. and that was perfect. The sausage was so tender and the sauce so flavorful, that it needed nothing else added. I would've never thought to serve this over elbows, but it was a perfect match. Hubby took one bite and said 'this is delicious'! I would make this anytime, wether I'm busy or not...It's just great comfort food~YUM! Thanks, Korilynne for sharing this awesom recipe that I will be using often! :) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/06/2011
Fatal flaw for me: this cooked up so greasy it was impossible to eat. I put in uncooked sausages and when it was done cooking the sauce was just a greasy mess. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2011
Very good easy and makes a lot. I used less sausage--I used smoked turkey sausage and dumped it all in the slow cooker chopped; I didn't bother with putting them in whole and then pulling them back out again. I did use some water but wouldn't next time; I like really thick sauce and I don't like it when it's watery which this was. I added some minced garlic to this (instead of the onion) and served over farfalle pasta. The recipe does make a lot but we'll take portions for lunch during the week and for leftovers later on. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
I've made this recipe before but in a skillet so I was excited to see it done in a crock pot...what a time saver! This is a family favorite of ours though we put the sausage/pepper mixture over angel hair pasta Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I baked the sausage for 30 mins. @ 400 first to get some of the grease out of the sausage. Then I cut the sausage into 1" pieces before adding them to the slow cooker. I used red green yellow and orange peppers along with several green onions. I added 3 large cloves of garlic and used white wine in place of water. I cooked on high for 4 hours and served over rice. The while family loved it and the leftovers were excellent Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
This is so good. I made extra for subs later in the week. I will use this recipe in my monthly rotation. Thanks for sharing the recipe I can use all the help that I can get. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Delicious and easy! Loved this recipe only I used Whole Wheat rotini. Read More
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