A bowl of Italian Sausage soup with pasta.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Soup with Pasta

Come home to a super hearty and delicious one pot meal with this Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Soup with Pasta!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 325kcal
Author Tempie


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian chicken sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium roasted red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups rotini or fusili pasta (I used Jovial Foods brown rice pasta)
  • sea salt to taste


  • Use a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. 
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula as it cooks. Add the onion, carrots and celery to the skillet and let cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies have softened, about 5-6 minutes. Place into slow cooker. 
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes, seasonings, bell pepper and chicken stock to crockpot and stir together. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for about 4 hours. Raise the heat to high, stir in the pasta, re-cover and let cook until pasta is tender, about 20-25 minutes or until pasta is tender. Check seasoning, then serve. 


  1. Pasta cook time could vary depending on what type is used. The Jovial Foods brown rice pasta took between 20-25 minutes.
  2. Pasta soaks up a lot of liquid, so the longer it sits the less soup-like it will be. If you are fine with a thicker consistency, cook the pasta in the crockpot. Or, if you prefer, you can cook the pasta on the stovetop and place your desired amount into a bowl and ladle the soup over it. If you are preparing the pasta on the stovetop, store the pasta and soup separately.