Easy Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Elbows

Easy Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Elbows

korilynne 48

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


3 h 35 m servings 573 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 573 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 61g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1181 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 33 Ratings


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 U...

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 u...

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 s...

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 the...

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.

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 ov...

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.

Very easy. I served over rice instead of pasta.

Delicious and easy! Loved this recipe, only I used Whole Wheat rotini.