Come home to a super hearty and delicious one pot meal with this Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Soup with Pasta!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 8hours10minutes
Total Time 8hours20minutes
1poundItalian chicken sausage (mild or hot)
1 mediumred onion, diced
1 cupdiced celery
1 cup diced carrots
1tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp dried Oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1mediumroasted red bell pepper, diced
1(14.5 oz)can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1(8 oz)can of tomato sauce
4cupslow sodium chicken stock
1 1/2 cupsrotini 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.
Pasta cook time could vary depending on what type is used. The Jovial Foods brown rice pasta took between 20-25 minutes.
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.