Diabetic Cooking

Italian-Style Sausage with Rice



  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Fresh basil (optional)


Cook sausage in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to break up meat, until cooked through. Drain fat.

Place sausage, beans, pasta sauce, bell pepper, onion, salt, and black pepper in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours or on HIGH 2 to 3 hours.

Serve with rice. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Serving size: 4 to 5 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

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