Thursday, July 05, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday for July 5

Here's my slow cooking recipe for this week!


20 ounces (1 1/2 lbs.) Italian turkey sausage, either sweet or hot*, sliced 1 inch thick
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained
2 medium potatoes, cut in 1-inch chunks
4 small zucchini, sliced 1 inch thick
1 medium onion, cut in wedges
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Garlic powder to taste
1 Tblsp. fine dry bread crumbs
Shredded pepper Jack cheese

Place sausages, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini and onion in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add the oregano, basil, red pepper flakes and garlic powder. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until vegetables and sausage are tender.

Stir in bread crumbs. Serve sausage and vegetables in bowls; pass cheese to sprinkle on top.

Yield: 6 servings.

* Turkey sausage is sold in 20-ounce packages.

I adapted and simplified this from a recipe I found in Simple & Delicious magazine. We absolutely love this recipe. It’s been a hit at potlucks, and I have even served it to company.


  1. Anonymous2:27 PM

    This looks good.. .quick question...did you use turkey kielbasa or sweet italian/hot sausage in casing?


  2. Hi mj,

    I used the sweet Italian turkey sausage in casings. The casings just seem to melt away as the sausage cooks.

  3. I have some italian turkey sausage to use up... maybe I'll give this one a try! :) Thanks, Mrs. T!

  4. Hi Arlene,

    Hope you do try this and that you and your hubby enjoy it. We really like this recipe!


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