Saturday, November 11, 2017

Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli

Cheesy ravioli, slices of flavorful Italian sausage and delicious tomato sauce make this Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. It's easy to make. Simply toss all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on, and 4 hours later you have a complete meal!

It's finally getting cool here and that means it's time to pull out my slow cooker and start making soups, and stews, and all sorts of delicious cold-weather comfort food. To be honest I use my slow cooker in the summer too because it makes getting dinner on the table so easy, but when the leaves start turning and the air starts getting cooler that's when I start craving comfort food. You know, the kind that cooks in a slow cooker all day filling the house with the best smells, and makes you feel all warm and happy when you eat it.

Hi we are Kat and Melinda from Home.Made.Interest, best pals who share a love for all things creative! We are so exciting to be joining Donna and Chad to share our recipes with you each month on The Slow Roasted Italian!

I have a whole list of slow cooker recipes that I love to make and right at the top this Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli because it is absolutely delicious and super simple to make.

Most slow cooker recipes take a little effort, whether it is browning the meat, or chopping up vegetables, but my Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli is just a few simple ingredients, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian sausage links (you can use mild or spicy whatever you prefer), frozen ravioli, and fresh basil. You can add salt to taste but I usually find it doesn't need any extra. The Italian sausage is sliced into bite-sized pieces and then added, along with the rest of the ingredients, to the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to low, and let it cook for 4 hours, or until the sausage is fully cooked.

When you get home at the end of a long day you have a complete slow cooker dinner waiting for you. The diced tomatoes and tomato sauce cook down into a pasta sauce that takes on a great flavor from cooking with the sausage and basil all day. It coats the cheese ravioli and sausage and make a hearty meal that everyone in the family loves. Garnish it with a little fresh basil and grated Parmesan and then call everyone to the dinner table and watch them dig in. This is one of those easy weeknight dinners that is so good there are never any leftovers.


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Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli

SERVES 6  |  PREP TIME 5 Min  |  COOK TIME 4 Hour

1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into bite size pieces
1 pound frozen cheese ravioli
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Salt to taste
Fresh Parmesan for garnish

Add sausage, ravioli, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and basil to the slow cooker. 

Set slow cooker to LOW for 4 hours, or until sausage is fully cooked.
Salt to taste.

Remove from slow cooker and serve with a garnish of Parmesan cheese.

Recipe developed by Kat Jeter and Melinda Caldwell for The Slow Roasted Italian
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  1. I feel silly now, having used a slow cooker for years and never thought to use frozen pasta in it! Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try it very soon... I will probably saute the sausage a bit first just because I like the browned meat, this it looks delicious! :)

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianNovember 14, 2017 at 6:59 AM

      Enjoy Lisa! Let us know how it goes!

  2. I don't have any basil what so ever will Italian seasoning or oregano seasoning be okay?


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