Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers with Parmesan Basil Polenta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 15 mins

This Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers dinner is always a hit with the whole family.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 470 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 vidalia onion sliced thin
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 6 4 ounce italian sausage links I use a mix of hot and sweet
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 pound cornmeal instant polenta
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  1. Line the bottom of a slow cooker with the peppers and onions. Sprinkle the peppers and onions with the garlic, tomatoes, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. 

  2. Line the sausages in a row on top of the pepper/onion mixture and cover with the lid.

  3. Cook the sausages on high for 4 hours or low for 6-7 hours or until the sausages are cooked through.
  4. In a large saucepan, bring the water and milk to a boil. Slowly whisk in the polenta and continue whisking until smooth. 

  5. When the polenta starts to thicken and pull away from the sides of the pan, stir in the cheese and basil. 

  6. Transfer to a bowl or serving platter, top with the sausage and peppers and serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers with Parmesan Basil Polenta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 697mg30%
Potassium 564mg16%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1900IU38%
Vitamin C 95.1mg115%
Calcium 317mg32%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.