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Thursday, July 05, 2007
Slow Cooking Thursday for July 5
Here's my slow cooking recipe for this week!
ITALIAN SAUSAGE & VEGETABLES
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.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.