Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Sausage Pasta Stew

It’s been awhile since I shared a delicious slow cooker recipe with you and this one is soooo good! I will admit that it does require a little more work than a recipe I would normally recommend does but it is worth it and I’ll even share my shortcut tips (in red).

Sausage Pasta Stew

1 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed (did this the night before to save time in the am)
4 cups water
1 jar (26 oz) meatless spaghetti sauce
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces (I asked hubby really really nicely and he did this for me the night before)
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices (I used baby carrots and didn’t bother to cut them up)
1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
1/3 cup chopped onion (I just cut into big chunks and then picked them out later)
1 1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 cup frozen peas (didn’t have any so just skipped but it sure would have looked even prettier with them)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

In a nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and place in a 5 quart slow cooker. Add water, spaghetti sauce, beans, summer squash, carrots, red pepper and onion; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in the pasta, peas, sugar, salt and pepper; mix well. Cover and cook on high for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Yield: 8 servings
Source: Taste of Home Slow Cooker Recipes 2007

Doesn’t that look pretty and colorful and so perfect for fall! Served with delicious homemade bread from the breadmachine, so yummy!Don’t forget to visit Sandra’s place for many more slow cooker recipes.


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15 Responses to Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Sausage Pasta Stew

  1. 1
    Debi says

    Oh, I may have to try this one…my husband would be eternally grateful if I did!

  2. 2
    Becky says

    Sounds yummy!! I have to believe that soup weather is coming soon!!

  3. 3
    mjpuzzlemom says

    This looks good. Thanks for sharing!


  4. 4
    tegdirb92 says

    that sounds absolutely delicious. I’m ready for another fall meal.

  5. 5
    Renee's Ramblings says

    This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 6
    Elizabeth says

    Looks good

  7. 7
    Sandra says

    Definitely trying this one too…….yummy!

  8. 8
    AZMom says

    Okay that is going on MPM next week!

  9. 9
    Susanne says

    This sounds soooo good!

  10. 10
    Jenny says

    I’m trying it next week for sure!!
    I agree about the colours…so pretty!!LOL

  11. 11
    Ter says

    I’m scared of slow cookers…. I don’t know if I’d want to leave the house with it on. Especially now that we have a pup who’s nose will smell it cooking all day.

    My old roommate in college had one and everytime we used it, I would worry all day while in class that I would come home to find out my place had burned down. Are they really that scary? All the recipes I see for them look so good.

  12. 12
    Jen says

    Sounds wonderful…I’m saving this one….

  13. 13
    killlashandra says

    Sounds like a great recipe for the fall. I like the addition of squash. It’s a vegetable I like but often have problems getting the kids to eat. :P

  14. 14
    Michelle says

    yummy that does sound really good.thank you for posting;=)

  15. 15
    Sarah Martina says

    Just set my crock pot! Off to bed! Thanks for sharing! :-)


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