Grab your favorite sausage and slow cook them with bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes in this aromatic and flavorful paleo, whole30, and low-carb recipe.
I used to make this a lot in my dutch oven before I got into slow cooking. As with most dutch oven recipes, it converted very easily to a slow cooker. For the sauce I used diced tomatoes but you can use crushed tomatoes, it doesn’t matter. Use what you have.
This is one of those recipes that will have your entire house smelling delicious once it gets cooking. It’s combination of the bell peppers, onion, tomato & spices. The bell peppers are kind of what sparked me to make this. This calls for 3 bell peppers. I used multi-colored to keep it pretty but you do not have to do that. Three regular green bell peppers will achieve the same taste.
I’m leaving the sausage amount a little vague with 1-2 lbs because you can use up as little as 1 and as much a 2. I used 1 1/2 lbs. Whether you use 1 lb or 2, you will not need to double anything else in the recipe. When it comes to the sausage, use your preferred brand. You can slice up the sausages like I did or leave it them whole. For a list of whole30 compliant sausages, see HERE.
It might not look like there is enough sauce but trust me, there is. The food will not be fully submerged when it starts cooking.
See the above pic – plenty of liquid in the slow cooker after it cooks huh? Since the sausage is precooked, this recipe doesn’t take all day to complete. It can be done in a just a couple hours on high.Print
Slow Cooker Sausage, Bell Peppers & Onion (Paleo,Whole30,Low-Carb)
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Main
- 1-2 lbs cooked sausage
- 3 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 15 ounces diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp of oregano
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6 hours.
Nutritional values were calculated WITHOUT sausage
How to serve this? It will all depend on your dietary restrictions. For whole30, paleo, or low-carb I suggest serving this over zoodles or rice/mashed cauliflower. Other options include stirring in some cooked pasta.
Since I have no idea which brand of sausage you will use, nutritional values were calculated WITHOUT sausage. Please take that into consideration.