Slow Cooker Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl

Slow Cooker Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl-Protein-Packed!

January 12, 2024

Here is a delicious, bariatric friendly Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl recipe for the slow cooker or pressure cooker using hot turkey sausage!

Let’s cut to the chase, where do you find hot turkey sausage?

I always hesitate to share a recipe if an ingredient might have limited availability. I realize some of you are in smaller towns or even other countries and things like this are not an option!

Sharing in this case, felt like the right thing to do. For those who have the privilege of finding Jenny-O® lean hot turkey sausage, this a Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl is great recipe option for you.

If that is not the case for you, this recipe works great with another lean turkey sausage. Still not working? I would use a lean ground beef and play with some seasonings! Use turkey kielbasas sausage as another option. What I am sayin here is, the base of the recipe can work with other lean meats.

Slow Cooker Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl

Recipe bySteph Wagner (Bariatric Food Coach)
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins; Cook Time: 6 hours; Total Time: 6 hours 10 mins


  • 1 lb hot turkey sausage
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 green peppers diced


  1. Brown the turkey sausage in a skillet or in the bottom of a pressure cooker.
  2. Drain and add meat to crockpot or drain and return to pressure cooker.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, onion and green peppers. Stir.
  4. For a slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours. For a pressure cooker, cook for 15 minutes on high pressure. Allow natural release for 10 minutes and then quick release the rest.
  5. Serve in a bowl and eat with a fork. Sprinkle cheese on top as desired but note this is not included in the nutrition label.

Nutritional Info

Calories 241; Carbohydrates 15 grams; Fat 9 grams; Protein 24 grams

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Slow Cooker Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl


Steph Wagner MS, RDN has worked as a dietitian and food coach to bariatric patients since 2009. She is the co-founder with her husband Kevin, a web developer. Together they've built an extensive, user-friendly website and community for post-op patients. Steph also has a published cookbook “Best Fork Forward: Everyday Dinners After Weight-Loss Surgery.” Read more articles by Steph!
Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.